SFAPoleVaultDAD wrote: Please forgive me for not knowing protocol and what to put forth in a disclaimer for video's.
Tim, I don't know why there should be any confusion about posting a tap vault as if it was a legal clearance, and I have no idea what your motive was to urge us to critique a fake vault. Ridiculous!
And you still haven't said when and where this occurred, or what part you played in it (or even WHY it occurred). There's really no excuse for it. I sure hope that wasn't Cameron's SFA coach tapping him, as that would have been quite irresponsible of him.
Cameron's 19' vault was not a valid vault. You knew it, and he knew it. Yet you failed to mention that on your youtube post, or in your PVP post. You should not have asked us for a critique of it, as the only critique that can possibly be given for something like that is to say that it's cheating, foolish, ill-advisable, and not the least bit cool. There are no bragging rights to be claimed for such a stunt. It's a stupid training technique that can only lead to bad habits and accidents. And by doing this, Cameron is only encouraging younger vaulters to try to do the same. At that height, it's really quite dangerous. VERY
DANGEROUS! What would have happened if the tapper mis-tapped?
It's one thing to tap someone over 9 or 10 feet. But 19 feet?
You and Grandevaulter are both wrong in thinking that this is just a form of entertainment for me. I take PV very seriously, and when I critique a vid, I want to give an honest critique, to the best of my ability. So I dislike being intentionally deceived by an illegal vault. And I really cringe when I see vaulters do stupid, dangerous things (like I did back in the day).
I believe that YOU posted the vid of the tap vault for YOUR entertainment, to see what we'd all have to say about it, and to brag about your son. If not, what was your motive?
Well, after begging me to comment on it, you got your answer from me. No one else seems to care about the safety or stupidity of tap-vaulting over a 19 foot bungee. Not even Grandevaulter.
Believe me, I would much rather have given you a good critique of Cameron's technique than to feel compelled to rant about the illegality and stupidity of that tap vault.
Let's move on.