Help choosing a new pole

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Nolan
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Help choosing a new pole

Unread postby Nolan » Tue May 10, 2011 12:32 pm

So I am currently on a 14' 145 UCS. I weigh about 135 and I have the standards back between 70-80. If I get a 14'6 145 and I end up having no trouble whatsoever and then very soon being able to use a 15' pole, it would almost be a waste of money. If I start with a 15' 145 and make it, great. If I cant, I can then move down to a 14'6 145 and work my way up to a 15' pole. The reason I am stuck is because I am the only vaulter at my school and if I can avoid spending an extra $300+, then I would like to do so. I figure I can also try gripping down to 14'6 on the 15' and seeing what works.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Help choosing a new pole

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Tue May 10, 2011 3:06 pm

How high are you gripping on the 14'145? How high are you vaulting?

Nolan
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Re: Help choosing a new pole

Unread postby Nolan » Tue May 10, 2011 4:09 pm

at the top, which is 13'6. And I am clearing 14' in practice but just missed it at states last week. PR is 13'6


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