[sigh]rainbowgirl28 wrote:Does it matter?
KirkB wrote: ... it's not just an academic exercise. It has a practical purpose ...
If you believe that your vault is predetermined at takeoff, then you will not see the value in perfecting your swing and your extension.
There is SO MUCH MORE that you can add to your vault after your takeoff, that this belief would hold you back from learning ... and perfecting ... your swing and your extension. ...
So to try ask my question even CLEARER, should you focus ALL of your efforts on raising your CoM by improving your takeoff velocity, or should you focus SOME of your efforts in raising your CoM even higher by manipulating your body on the pole?
I think we can ALL agree that you need to manipulate your body to get upside down on the pole. But is that the ONLY reason to swing? Would your post-takeoff efforts to raise your CoM be in vain ... or not?
Come on guys ... and gals ... the question isn't that tough!