IAAF Ok's Glass Pole

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IAAF Ok's Glass Pole

Unread postby Decamouse » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:36 am

Headline "IAAF Ok'd Glass Pole" http://www.decamouse.com/id4.html

picture is up on my site of WR Holder attempting new record 16'3" at Europeans - 1962

Also - who all vaulted on a "Meteor" fiberglass pole - the old advertisement up as well
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Re: IAAF Ok's Glass Pole

Unread postby Bruce Caldwell » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:22 am

Decamouse was the vaulter Pentti Nikula who was first ratified from Japan?

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Re: IAAF Ok's Glass Pole

Unread postby Decamouse » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:32 am

Bruce -- Correct on the vaulter
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Re: IAAF Ok's Glass Pole

Unread postby dj » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:59 pm

his.. 5m-5.05m were jumped at a neat indoor facility just 20k from Lahti..

the records show he jumped 5.10m there, didn't remember that part... our Finland camps were at that facility and the first time i went i didn't even know that was a part of vault history...

George said the poles were patented as synthetic bamboo... i would love to see the patent..

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Re: IAAF Ok's Glass Pole

Unread postby Bruce Caldwell » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:40 pm

DJ there is a patent for a bamboo vaulting pole in the US patent office.
I will see if I can find it even though you are not allowed to patent an organic plant this did get issued!
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HERE it is
http://www.patents.com/us-4017070.html

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Re: IAAF Ok's Glass Pole

Unread postby dj » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:48 pm

hye

George had mentioned that and i really think that is why he and herb felt they could get the fiberglass pole in as synthetic bamboo...

other types of fiberglass were already being used.. i think the decathlete, Bob Mathias in used them in 1948, spun glass, and not much lighter than the steal.. i remember trying one of those myself...

but the outrigger marlin fishing poles were lighter, strong and would bend more without breaking,,,

the world record all the way to Bubka.. followed the development of a "better" pole... maybe not so much of a "better" pattern but much better manufacturing and maybe better available glass...


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Re: IAAF Ok's Glass Pole

Unread postby VTechVaulter » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:12 pm

haha i love it. 60 dollars for a pole!
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