You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby Tim McMichael » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:05 pm

If you have ever tried to use an electric fence as a tens unit.

If your attempt to draw attention to your state championship involved a climb up the water tower with a bucket of paint.

If you are always the one they pick to dangle upside down from the top of the overpass to express in spray-paint exactly how you feel about the university of Texas.

If your pole flexing machine consists of two sixteen penny nails and a bucket.

If you have ever tried to change a pole's carry weight with two corks and a helium pump.

If your water bottle is made of galvanized tin.

If you have ever tried to pole vault in insulated coveralls.

If one of the most embarrassing moments of your life was a totally accidental but still horrible misunderstanding about the use of a bidet in a five star hotel in Oslo.
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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby H.Gray » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:08 pm

If shoveling snow is your dynamic warm-up.
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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby Tim McMichael » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:44 pm

If your coach's smoking habit and insistence on using gasoline to clean your poles cost him his eyebrows and beard.

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby tsorenson » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:16 pm

if...
one of your mandatory summer vault drills looks like this:

http://vimeo.com/13858816

ps. don't try this in shallow water and beware the back smacker

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby birdi_gurlie » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:35 am

You know, I was doing a similar drill this summer at the beach, into the shall water between the intercoastal waterway and the ocean.
That is, until I saw something swimming in the water that was 3-4ft long, grey, smooth, and not swimming like a fish...last time I did THAT in the water that day!
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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby Tim McMichael » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:19 pm

If your grandpa was arrested at the conference meet for crushing a car in the parking-lot with the tractor.

If that is how your mom figured out that there was more than one set of keys she needed to take away from him.

If at the next home meet he showed up on the lawnmower, which meant hiding all the scewdrivers as well.
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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby achtungpv » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:14 pm

If you don't count your steps because after 10 the figurin' gets real hard.

If your school color is camouflage.

If your coach cancels practice for the first day of hunting season.
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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby VaultPurple » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:11 pm

No description necessary... just watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ3SKOYf3YY

ps. for you safety freaks that like all your padding around the pit and stuff, this probably is not for you.

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:28 am

VaultPurple wrote:No description necessary... just watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ3SKOYf3YY

ps. for you safety freaks that like all your padding around the pit and stuff, this probably is not for you.



Rick Baggett once told me that vaulting in the backyard was one of the best things a beginner could do. Once it starts to hurt you need to move to a pit...

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby Barefoot » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:57 am

rainbowgirl28 wrote:
VaultPurple wrote:No description necessary... just watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ3SKOYf3YY

ps. for you safety freaks that like all your padding around the pit and stuff, this probably is not for you.



Rick Baggett once told me that vaulting in the backyard was one of the best things a beginner could do. Once it starts to hurt you need to move to a pit...


I think this was fairly common practice once upon a time... its kinda an advanced version of grass and sand pit vaulting and I unofficially approve.

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby 73-vaulter » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:09 am

We once had a young man take a pole home to work-out. He tried to vault up on to his roof. He missed and ran into the wall of the house. He had scratches all over his face. I would have loved to have seen his vault.

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Re: You Might be a Redneck Pole Vaulter

Unread postby vaultmd » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:31 pm

VaultPurple wrote:No description necessary... just watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ3SKOYf3YY

ps. for you safety freaks that like all your padding around the pit and stuff, this probably is not for you.


I think that allowing one to learn respect for both gravity and the ground is always a good first lesson.


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