Moving up to bigger pole
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:08 pm
I've vaulted for 2 years, just started in this season 3 weeks ago, and qualified for state meet/moc's. I've been using a pole that's slightly small for me (12' 170lb) but I weight a bit over 170. I had to do a really aggressive weight cut (10lbs) in order to use if for my state meet and I would rather not do that again. Our school has really poor resources (at least for the track team), so my only other option for a pole is a very old, stiff 180lb (13'6"). For this weeks past state meet I just tried to use it (again the timing due to bad athletic dept.) but I couldn't make it to the mats. I would get a bend going, then stop short and fall in the box or off the mats entirely. I have MOC's coming up this weekend so I was thinking I'd try it again, suggestions? I was holding about 6in from the top of the big pole when I was using it, because lower seemed too stiff.