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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby birdi_gurlie » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:38 pm

...if any of your vaulter's nicknames have anything to do with commonly-found wildlife.
...if a bear runs into your car and one of the first people you call is your coach.

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby ashcraftpv » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:36 am

..if you transport poles to a meet by having two people sit on the passenger side front and back with their windows down and arms hanging out to hold the pole bag
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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby Tim McMichael » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:46 pm

If you think the term "high plant" refers to the illegal crop you found growing in the creek bed.

If while standing in line to warm up you wear a T shirt that says "If you are close enough to read this, back the **** up."

If you have ever used a metal fence post to do plant drills.

If that is why you had to hide the hole in your bedroom wall with a Shania Twain poster.

If after years of intense weight training you still struggle to get hay bails above your head that your dad can throw four rows high.

If he says working with you makes him feel better because at 65 he feels like he is slowing down a bit. (Somebody really needs to do a scientific study on the physiology of freaky old man strength.)

If your coach's cure for your fear of going to a bigger pole involves a chainsaw, the smell of burning fiberglass, and the fact that you no longer have your favorite pole in your bag.
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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby Pogo Stick » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:25 pm

ashcraftpv wrote:..if you transport poles to a meet by having two people sit on the passenger side front and back with their windows down and arms hanging out to hold the pole bag


Guilty of this one. Also did same thing on bike.
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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby KirkB » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:34 pm

Pogo Stick wrote:
ashcraftpv wrote:..if you transport poles to a meet by having two people sit on the passenger side front and back with their windows down and arms hanging out to hold the pole bag


Guilty of this one. Also did same thing on bike.

Pogo, you better not let Rob Hill from Australia know that this is how you plan to transport his poles from Vancouver to Kamloops! Ha ha! ;)

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EDIT: Fixed typo.
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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby kcvault » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:35 pm

You don't let an inch of water on the runway keep you from vaulting


Guilty of this and of shoveling a foot of snow off the runway before vaulting.

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby Pogo Stick » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:03 pm

KirkB wrote:
Pogo Stick wrote:
ashcraftpv wrote:..if you transport poles to a meet by having two people sit on the passenger side front and back with their windows down and arms hanging out to hold the pole bag


Guilty of this one. Also did same thing on bike.

Pogo, you better not let Rob Hill from Australia know that this is how you plant to transport his poles from Vancouver to Kamloops! Ha ha! ;)

Kirk

:) :) :)
Yeah, I am trying to visualize my wife and kids holding the bag while we are climbing Coquihalla Summit in early March. She don't talk with me since I explained her how we gonna transport the poles. Kids are crying and beg to stop because their seats are full of snow and they don't feel hands anymore because is too cold. I am yelling on them to not dare to drop poles...
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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby kcvault » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:24 pm

If you have carried your poles over 200 miles on the side of you 3 cylinder geo metro by wrapping towels around them and shutting one it the hatch and one in the hood.

(Great way to carry poles IMO)

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby KirkB » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:07 pm

kcvault wrote:If you have carried your poles over 200 miles on the side of you 3 cylinder geo metro by wrapping towels around them and shutting one it the hatch and one in the hood.

(Great way to carry poles IMO)

Yup ... been there. Works great on VW Beetles too! :idea:

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby advath » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:33 am

If after clearing the water out of the box in the morning you find huge worms and decide to go fishing instead.

If you transport your poles in the gun rack across the back window in your old Ford pickup truck rather than tucked into towels tucked under the hood and tailgate.

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby Tim McMichael » Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:03 pm

If you have ever used three layers of carpet tape to stiffen a pole.

If your heart just wasn't in practice for a week due to the death of a pig.

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby tsorenson » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:57 am

...if the worst landing you took all season was a wicked "back-smacker" when you over-rotated while vauling into the river (I'll get video of this next summer, minus the landing)
...if your training regimen includes Busch tall-boys
...if you've ever climbed over a barbed-wire fence (with poles) to gain access to a vaulting facility

well, if the shoe fits...


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