KYLE ELLIS wrote: ... As you grip higher and higher your pole starts further and further away from vertical. So if a taller vaulter and shorter vaulter both stood at 12ft and gripped appropriately, the taller guy would grip higher but the pole angle would remain the same with both. Just to use an example we will say that the pole for both started at 33 degrees, they need they same speed to move that pole to 90 degrees, even though the taller vaulter is gripping higher.
There seems to be a lot of woowoo physics going on here. Let's use this paragraph as just one example ...
In the underlined sentence, you have a shorter vaulter and a taller vaulter, both taking off from 12 feet out.
You say that the taller guy is going to grip higher. That's true. And that the angle of the pole is 33 degrees for both. That's false!
Why is that false? Let's keep this example simple ... make that 30 degrees ... and forget about the 8" depth of the box.
Now according to Pythagorus and his theorems, we have a simple 30-60-90 triangle here, where the sides are in the ratio of 1:1.732:2 ... the 1.732 being the sqrt of 3.
So with a 12.0' takeoff, the shorter vaulter's reaching height is 6.9', and his grip is 13.9'.
You say that with this same 12.0' takeoff, the taller vaulter will have the SAME 30 degree angle ... but with a HIGHER grip.
What does the taller vaulter's triangle look like? Well, increasing the reach ... from 6.9' to something higher ... does increase the GRIP ... from 13.9' to something higher ... but it also INCREASES the angle ... from 30 degrees to something more than 30!
You cannot vary the REACH and the GRIP with a fixed TAKEOFF point and pole ANGLE!!! Said another way, if the TAKEOFF point is fixed, and the REACH varies, then the GRIP and the pole ANGLE must vary.
KE, I'm not going to say "you're clueless" (as you so rudely said to someone else on this forum yesterday) ... but you do need to get a better grasp of physics if you want to convince us of the merits of your improved Mid Mark Chart.
Please ammend your statement(s) so that they're believable by Pythagorus and his followers.