Joe Dial

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Re: Joe Dial

Unread postby 73-vaulter » Thu May 06, 2010 8:55 am

John, we should have had this conversation yesterday. Those net bags were a great improvement, but I still missed once and broke my leg.

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Re: Joe Dial

Unread postby B.A.vaulter » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:24 pm

One word: Push-off. End of story.

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Re: Joe Dial

Unread postby dj » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:59 am

Good morning..

Joe and Jeff Buckingham (and later on Greg Duplantis) the best "model' of their day…

I "pushed' my big guys, 6'4/6-3… to jump like the "little' guys.. I called it "ATTACK" and still use the term today.. Attack the pole and transfer as much horizontal force as possible at the take off.

Interesting story that may be a little "funny" now… but at an indoor meet Joe asked me to catch his mid check… Tully, who I was coaching and that was standing nearby, Turned and "barked" to me... "DON"T catch his mark.!!!. your working with me".. later he said "this is how I make my living and I have to win to get paid!"...

I didn't appreciate it because I always tried to help everyone and having joe "pi$$$ed at me up set me more than Tully's bark…

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Re: Joe Dial

Unread postby DallasLoanGuy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:28 am

I caught Joe's poles in 1980. High School. Not because they would hit the bar.... but because he didn't want to land on them. The guy was 'out jumping his pole' even in HS

Yes, sometimes people were on the mat. LOL. But only when he was pushing it up there.... for safety(we had a crappy mat).
Otherwise we all stood pretty clear except for pole catcher.

I saw him jump into those crazy net bags of foam and marveled at his ability to shake off the wounds of that..... until we got a real mat(kind of small by today's standards).

The craziest crap I ever saw was his rope vaulting. No, not rope training.... Rope VAULTING. He did this in the gym during the fall months and I stood there on the concrete floor looking at Hercules up there in awe.
10' 0" in blue jeans and cowboy boots..... Stiff Pole(broken Joe Dial pole).... Hung it up!!

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Re: Joe Dial

Unread postby DallasLoanGuy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:15 am

master wrote:Is the photo of the 19' vault a composite? Or did they actually have people on the mats during the vault ( I would assume to hold the bar on because of a tailwind)? Also, was the guy on the front buns catching the pole so Joe wouldn't come down on it?


two guys with poles holding onto the bar until Joe was close. Other guy was catcher. We did it this way a hundred-hundred times.
Joe grew up in windy Oklahoma..... So I guess regardless of where he jumped, this was the model.
I remember the bar blowing off a thousand times during the run up.
10' 0" in blue jeans and cowboy boots..... Stiff Pole(broken Joe Dial pole).... Hung it up!!

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Re: Joe Dial

Unread postby DallasLoanGuy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:34 am

B.A.vaulter wrote:One word: Push-off. End of story.


Joe stepped 'deep' into it back in H.S.
I didn't have a chance to see him after 1981
10' 0" in blue jeans and cowboy boots..... Stiff Pole(broken Joe Dial pole).... Hung it up!!

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Re: Joe Dial

Unread postby Marlow76 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:47 am

I would like to see some photos of Joe Dial posted to Wikimedia. Want to use them to expand the Wikipedia "Joe Dial" page.

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Re: Joe Dial

Unread postby Kris » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:24 pm

does any of you guys know Joe's height and weight at the peak of his career?

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Re: Joe Dial

Unread postby Getvertical_PV » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:44 pm

I'm unable to see the pictures - were they removed?

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Re: Joe Dial

Unread postby Barto » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:38 am

Kris wrote:does any of you guys know Joe's height and weight at the peak of his career?


5'9 / 160#
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Re: Joe Dial

Unread postby willrieffer » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:41 pm

Everyone should watch the Visions of the Vault video on youtube. That he and his family and friends recorded his evolution is quite remarkable to see. His left arm use and evolution is particularly interesting.

By gads, that low reaching back "american" carry! He must have copied Seagren and Pennel on that...


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