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You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby Tim McMichael » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:26 pm

You might be a redneck pole-vaulter if:


You know how many bales of hay it takes to make a pit.

You have ever worn camouflage coveralls for warm-ups.

You have ever missed a bar because you swallowed your dip.

Your TV antenna is held up by a pole vaulting pole.

You shop for tape adhesive at Autozone.

Your grandmother has been kicked out of an indoor meet for smoking.

She did not take the cigarette out of her mouth as she told the head official to kiss her a**.

You have been arrested at the airport for having a pistol grip hack-saw in your carry on.

You have ever tried to pole vault in cowboy boots.

Your plans for transporting your poles involve bailing wire and duct tape.

You know that anything over a 12' 120 is too heavy to fish with.

As soon as deer season starts you no longer have a coach.
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Unread postby theczar » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:45 pm

guilty if about half :o :P

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Unread postby Tim McMichael » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:54 pm

If some of the beams holding your barn up are round and green and say 5.50+ Cata-Pole.

If you shopped for your kid's first pole at Home Depot.

If you have ever jumped up and down on a pit with a shotgun hoping the skunk would make a run for it.
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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:01 pm

This is my new favorite thread :star:

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Unread postby swtvault » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:07 pm

You know what a ULD and a BLD are--a little before my time, but I do know!

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Unread postby Tim McMichael » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:53 pm

Yes, I don't know from personal experience, but I think the upper lip dips were easier to keep from swallowing. Or maybe it was the other way around. It probably just depends on how much you get inverted.
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Unread postby powerplant42 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:30 pm

If you think of how high a bar is in terms of cowtails

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Unread postby txpolevaulter_k25 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:44 pm

not skunks under the pit but rabbits lol, until we smashed it and and didn't know it and it smelled like hell, after about a week we pulled the pit apart and found it lol, for the snuff try pouches, and most of the time the view is of a whole bunch of cows, i can relate to just about everything on this thread lol
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Unread postby Tim McMichael » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:57 pm

If setting the standards at your home pit involves the use of post-hole-diggers.

If getting your indoor facility ready involves shoveling manure.

If you have ever had to separate your dogs for fighting over which one gets to sleep on the softest part of the pit.

If you have ever had to clear your runway by yelling "Shoo!"

If the only reason your runway doesn't fall apart is that all the termites hold hands during practice.

If you know that the ground underneath the pit is a great place to dig for bait.

If any part of your training diet involves chicken gizzards.
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Unread postby theczar » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:26 pm

Tim McMichael wrote:
If you know that the ground underneath the pit is a great place to dig for bait.


I found the HUGEST earthworm under our pit the other day...it was like a foot and a half long!!!! :dazed:

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Unread postby pvdad81 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:45 am

If you have ever tied a sneaker to both ends of a string for a crossbar.

If your warm up includes climbing a 6' chain link fence to get to a pit.

If your brand new state of the art standards are held in place by 2 sandbags.

If your plans for transporting your poles involve 2x4s and drywall screws.

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Unread postby Vault Chick » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:09 am

lol..... I love the sneakers and rope crossbar idea!!!! That's sooo funny! lol
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