achtungpv wrote:Soar Like an Eagle wrote:Do not forget about Steve Smith first man over 18 feet indoors and 18Ã¢â‚¬â„¢5" in pro track and was the best pole vaulter in the world from 1973-1975 but because he was in pro track I do not think he reached his full potential at the time. In 1972 he made 18'0" gripping 14'10'".
If I'm not mistaken, he also jumped 17' off of a skateboard. There was a pic of it in one edition of the Mechanics of the Pole Vault.
Steve did jump 17'0" on a skateboard and Charlie Brown (former Jr college record holder 17'4", 1977) jumped 15"6" the same day. Steve ran the 100 yard dash in 9.7 in flats in the Superstars competition in 1975 or 1976.