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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Dec 25, 2002 2:54 pm

Would USATF give money to something if it was considered a "development" thing?

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Unread postby lonpvh » Wed Dec 25, 2002 3:38 pm

No that money usually stays in a small circle if you know what I mean. Anyway, looks like Austin is the tenative favorate for the meet. We need to think about when now. Oh yea, it will actually be vaultstock 2, we did the first one last year and it was a HUGE SUCCESS. LB

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Dec 25, 2002 5:20 pm

lonpvh wrote:No that money usually stays in a small circle if you know what I mean.


It's always worth a try. I can talk to Bill Roe about it when you guys get things planned out.

What events does that money go to anyway?

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Unread postby lonestar » Wed Dec 25, 2002 11:51 pm

lonpvh wrote:No that money usually stays in a small circle if you know what I mean. Anyway, looks like Austin is the tenative favorate for the meet. We need to think about when now. Oh yea, it will actually be vaultstock 2, we did the first one last year and it was a HUGE SUCCESS. LB


When is a tough one. There are meets every weekend from January through May. What about sometime in June or July? I guess it would really hinge upon the elites travel schedule, since they would be the main draw to the meet. Toss some ideas out and I'll start researching venues.

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Unread postby lonpvh » Thu Dec 26, 2002 2:18 pm

June July or even early August is really the only option, although unless you want to pay a large amount of money, you won't get the top 7 anyway. I think you can put together a pretty tough field without them. This is sort of the concept anyway. So I wouldn't think of those guys cause even if it were a perfect time. LB

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Unread postby titojumps » Thu Dec 26, 2002 3:12 pm

i think Lon has a good point of excluding the elite chumps. i think vaultstock could be just as successful with out them. the big boys are to picky, cost to much, and have time constraints. i think the meet should be marketed to high schoolers, masters and everybody inbetween. you could even have a section of 1st timers. start the bar at like 2' and work it on up. i think it will be important to have music entertainment. you would want to draw a more diverse crowd then just pole vault enthusiasts. "hippie" kids like to spend money on music. Get on every vault website to advertize. maybe hook up some links to a vaultstock website. ya gotta make it a party though.

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Unread postby lonestar » Fri Dec 27, 2002 2:08 am

Sounds good to me. Come up with a prioritized checklist of logistics that need to be taken care of, and we'll divide up the legwork. Here's a few ideas:

Date
Place
Vaulting equipment needed
Bands
Stage?
Restroom Facilities
Food
Security
Staff
Advertising
Officiating
MC
Merchandise
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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Dec 27, 2002 5:06 am

I will plug it for free on here. :yes: There will actually be more to the website than the message board soon... so I mean I will put stuff up about it on the main if you want :)

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Unread postby lonpvh » Fri Dec 27, 2002 1:43 pm

Yea, we can talk more about it when you come up here in Jan. LON

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Unread postby PVJunkie » Fri Dec 27, 2002 6:12 pm

Im voting for Jackel!!!!!!!!! Heck they already do nothing but street concerts!! Besides no one plays a chainsaw better than them......

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Unread postby titojumps » Fri Dec 27, 2002 10:46 pm

I'll start asking the band guys i know here to see if they're open to the idea of playing for a bunch of fanatical pole vault freaks.

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Unread postby swtvault » Sat Dec 28, 2002 2:32 am

I would be willing to play.....for free. However I have little band experience, but I can play some cool solo stuff. I am a bonafied Monte Montgomery poser. Kris, crash, and BZ can attest. Looking forward to a great time.

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