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Unread postby fink10 » Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:46 pm

i have cleared 10' as a sophmore but i am having trouble swinging through to vertical can anyone help me

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Unread postby Shorty220 » Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:05 pm

rope swing drills over a bungee help muchisimo...but i dont know where any local ones are in nj..

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Unread postby skyin' pimp » Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:45 am

work on your runway some more.. and when you think your runway is good.. keep working on it <whip cracking>
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Unread postby achtungpv » Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:33 am

skyin' pimp wrote:work on your runway some more.. and when you think your runway is good.. keep working on it <whip cracking>


You got that right. What do you think, 95%...maybe 99% of all technical problems stem from the run & takeoff?
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Unread postby skyin' pimp » Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:15 pm

yeah, i'll go with the 99% i'll be at meets and people will ask how to get better off the pole.. i say "runway", and they say, "i think my speed is pretty good, and i take-off pretty well, and i'm using a pole rated at my weight".. hmmmmmm.. yeah, you must be REAL efficient on and off the ground.. for all you dumbasses that think your runway and take-off is good.. i would tend to doubt that.. watch yourself in a 50 meter dash, and then watch yourself with a pole.. if they don't look the same.. then your runway sucks.. period.. (granted, your w/o pole running technique may also suck, but, it's a start)
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Unread postby pv cowgirl » Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:22 pm


i know exactically what ya mean i always mess it up but i i always try to swing up and when i do swing up i mess up i forget to driive my knee or forget to lock out my arm it gets so frustrating but oh well we'll just have to hang in there :rose:
ouch........i fell off again

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Unread postby vaultmd » Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:58 pm

And fire whomever told you to lock out your arm.

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Unread postby lonestar » Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:40 am

vaultmd wrote:And fire whomever told you to lock out your arm.


Agreed :yes:
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Unread postby vaultmom » Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:24 am

remember when you were a kid and you played on the monkey bars... go play on the monkey bars. practice swinging up and going verticle up to the top of the bars. shoulder and arm strength. The runway advice is very good. you cant swing if you cant get enough speed and your approach is wrong.
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Unread postby bball_luvr23 » Sun Aug 08, 2004 8:59 pm

I don't completely agree about not locking your arm at all. I do, but just for a while, then I relax it, and it works once you get the timing down.
But then again I've only been vaulting for 5 months, and bending for 2 1/2, so take it for what its worth.

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Unread postby jhesch » Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:37 pm

tell me the last time you saw an elite vaulter lock their bottom arm

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Unread postby Skyin' Brian » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:05 pm

skyin' pimp wrote:.. for all you dumbasses that think your runway and take-off is good.. i would tend to doubt that..

ha, yeah, i remember thinking that myself in about 9th grade. i was wrong. now at 21 years old i sometimes think the opposite: that i have a good top. im probably wrong about that as well. it seems about the time you are getting comfortable with your technique and stuff you stop improving...


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