grandevaulter wrote: I think that you've frightened the internet coaches.
It's a matter of credibility
, not fright.
First, SFA dad doesn't follow the sticky guidelines posted on the Video Review forum (http://www.polevaultpower.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=11345
), so he expects us to provide a critique of Cameron's technique blindly, without knowing his PR progression, grip, etc. It was an immediate red flag for me when I researched his PR and compared it to his (alleged) 19' clearance.
He does qualify the 19' jump as a "bungee jump
", which I expected might have been a clearance where he got his legs over the bungee, and dragged the rest of his body over as the bungee sagged. However, it was a clean clearance, which totally amazed me. SFA dad does not
disclose that it was a tap vault, and he says he has no idea whether it was actually 19' or not.
He gives us links to 2 irrelevant events, and suggests that if he linked the wrong vids, then we hunt for Cameron's 18' and 19' vids on youtube.
Then he asks for my specific advice. Part of my reason for not providing a critique of his vault is that anyone clearing 19' didn't get there without a good coach, so something sounded fishy. I only looked at the vids briefly, and I had not noticed the tap on the 19' vault. I had noticed the good tailwind on the 18' vault, but I do not hold that against anyone - most PRs are done in a tailwind.
Then PV2020 suggests that this (alleged) 19 footer does not need cyber-coaching because SFA already has a good coach, and does not need a second opinion. I agree with PV2020.
SFA dad responds by saying he's just a fan of his son's, and of the sport of PV, and is just curious of our opinions of Cameron's technique.
Then Skyfly points out the tap.
SFA dad eventually discloses that over the years he's bought 3 copies of BTB2, and he's actually coaching his son on his non-jumping days, with drills, and advising his son re "being under
" and what he should do about that, etc, but still doesn't clear the air about the 19' tap vault. He's now sounding more like an aspiring coach than just a fan/dad.
For someone this involved with his son's PV career, he surely knew that he was tapped, but has thus far been unwilling to admit it to us. He deliberately presented the 19' youtube vid as a credible
vault in an effort to exaggerate his son's achievements. He deliberately tried to hoodwink us!
And on and on.
I have asked SFA dad the date and location of the alleged 19' vault twice now, and still no reply.SFA dad
: I would like you to clear the air about the 19' tap vault. Your credibility
depends on this! Where did this occur, on what date, and who was the tapper? Was it you; Cameron's SFA coach; or someone else? You need to redeem yourself!