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review my vault

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:24 pm
by dawson338
13' 150
6 step
14' bungee

Re: review my vault

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:34 am
by austin_tman

Re: review my vault

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:36 pm
by KirkB
First, refer back to my comments to your thread in the Equipment forum:

Second, make sure you read my post above (the one that Austin linked you to).

Here's a few more technical comments ...

You say you need a new pole because you're mushing this one, and you're landing at the back of the coach's box.

I agree that you will be needing a new pole once you fix a few technical flaws, but you're not there yet.

And I agree that you're landing well into the pit, but the only reason for that is because you're not finishing your vault. You're flagging out so much (and so early) that that's what's causing you to shoot into the pit. Once you extend more upwards, you won't be flagging out so much. This is by definition - no surprise here.

Two flaws:

1. You're raising your pole a full 2 steps ahead of when you should be raising and planting it. Maybe that's something that a coach taught you early on (when your PR was < 10-0), but you're ready for a proper plant now, so plant it like a pro.

2. You have no trail leg at all. You need to work on that - a lot! I think my "It's Basic Physics" thread describes how to work on this, but if not, search for "kirk downswing" or "kirk highbar".

Once you fix these 2 flaws, *then* you might be needing a stiffer pole! :)

Good luck!


Re: review my vault

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:29 am
by vcpvcoach
You're a full shoe under at take off.

Re: review my vault

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:46 pm
by High on Vault
A good vaulter can make a pole that is too light for them (within reason) work for them. Yes you are taking off under, but for now I am over looking that. If you are missing your down swing which is after takeoff, the pole will always flick you out no matter how well you get inverted (turn upside down). I suggest you keep your trail leg long all the way through your swing. A good mental trick is to try and kick the box.

Right now, it might feel like you are racing the pole to get upside-down. After you press the take off----(I am a fan of this but many coaches might argue with me) the pole will hold its bend though the force of the swing. The pole is nowhere close to overbending, so if i was your coach I would not move you up poles, until you can learn to make the pole kick you in the correct direction.