spencershade wrote: ( **keep in mind the standards are buried so I'm coming down on the bungee. I'm on a 14' 165 pole with the bungee at 14')
You seem to think that the location of the standards is the reason you're missing the bungee. It's not. The standards are placed properly, and you need to have more forwards momentum in order to land safely in the pit, in the coach's box.
spencershade wrote: I really need to start vaulting above my top handgrip but I my BIGGEST problem of the entire vault is getting my hips above my shoulders before inversion. My part time coach says I rush the vault and come down too early.
I know it would be nice to raise your grip, but you actually need to lower it; improve your technique; and THEN raise it.
I know you'd like to get your hips above your shoulders, but you won't be able to do that with your current grip. You need to lower it; improve your technique; and THEN your hips will start rising above your shoulders.
I don't agree that you're rushing your vault. That's not why you're stalling out. You're stalling out because you're gripping too high for the technique you currently have. Lower your grip until your technique improves.
If you think I'm repeating myself, I am! By emphasizing that you're gripping too high for your current technique, I hope you understand the root cause of your technical flaws better now.
Improving your technique is relatively hard, and will take some time. But lowering your grip is an adjustment that you can make IMMEDIATELY, with an INSTANT improvement in your technique (the flow of your vault, from takeoff to bar clearance)!