Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:10 am
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Lavillenie wastes far less time fighting the pole's elemental rotation than Bubka!
The sad irony is that, late in the year 2011, I came across an article on the Internet titled “THE PRE-JUMP” by Alan Launder of Australia. Launder's article refers to a pole vaulting theory discussed by Sergei Bubka's coach, Vitaly Petrov, as early as 1985. Although, I never heard of “The Pre-Jump” prior to 2011, Alan Launder's article has, in fact, for many years, contained consequential information that clearly substantiates the validity, significance and extraordinary substance of the Air Strike System. Coach Launder's article also confirms that, over the past several decades, the pole vault “Establishment” has been fully aware the primitive pole vaulting methods they perpetuate are certainly suspect of being seriously flawed, ineffective and predictably perilous.
Please, watch this pole vault video carefully to observe for yourself technical faults that history's greatest "traditional" pole vaulter, Sergei Bubka, is able to camoflage with his exceptional coordination and world class gymnastics training. Sergei Bubka is able to make it falsely appear to viewers that fierce determination combined with extreme running speed are assets for pole vaulters. FEW THINGS ABOUT POLE VAULT CAN BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH AND MORE PERILOUS TO THE MULTITUDES OF NAIVE ATHLETES ATTEMPTING TO DUPLICATE SERGEI BUBKA'S VAULTING STYLE. Speed and brute force are a pole vaulter's WORST ENEMIES when used WRONGLY to CHALLENGE "LOADED" FLEXIBLE POLE VAULT POLES!
... in 1993, I published my own bold but humble opinions as follow: "50 decathletes worldwide can break the current pole vault world record using the Air Strike System!" & "You CAN Consistently Vault 20' or Higher!" Along with those notable statements I also published my simple solutions that finally answered how to maximize the potential of the flexible vaulting pole.
achtungpv wrote:Watching the videos, which appear to be from '90 or so then there's a gap to 2014. Did this guy just get out of prison?
Watch this one for the text at 1:40 to have your mind blown.
Published on 8 Apr 2013
Pole vault poles that flex MUST be allowed to spin immediately after striking the back of the slideway box as http://howtopolevault.com pole vault video Air Strike (5 of 5) illustrates. When not allowed to spin immediately, the flexible pole naturally pushes back against the pole vaulter which wastes kinetic energy and endangering the vaulter. The more kinetic energy that is spent while the flexing pole vault pole "pushes back" horizontally against the grounded forward moving pole vaulter, the greater the probability increases of injury to the vaulter attempting traditional methods of pole vault.
Stated another way: The more time a pole vaulter spends pushing forward against the resistance of the bent pole, rather than immediately flowing with the physics of the spin, the more dangerous the vault becomes.
While Sergei Bubka and other extensively gymnastically trained pole vaulters get away with fatal pole vaulting flaws, there is proof in video and in text across the Internet that NOT even the greatest athletes on the planet (Olympic Decathletes) are exempt from the grave risk of injury while looking completely awkward and uncoordinated using perilous primitive traditional pole vault methods. Ask yourself this simple question: Why is it that every decathlete (who can consistently and gracefully perform the high jump, high hurdles, long jump, shot put, discus, javelin, sprint and run long distances) looks like a klutz when performing the pole vault?
... at least "50 decathletes world wide and dozens of basketball players" could top pole vault records using the Air Strike Jump Method.
KirkB wrote:Who is Mark Miller and who is the Pismo Beach Athletic Club?