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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Jul 02, 2003 2:12 pm

OUvaulterUSAF wrote:Maybe you should put it as a sticky for the time being...it is very useful, especially when your sifting through results online and they don't put the english conversion.


Good idea :)

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Unread postby Vaultref » Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:40 pm

you can use (bookmark) this sites online table.

http://www.armorytrack.com/conversions.htm

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Unread postby csunpolevaulter » Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:46 pm

Thanks Becca! I printed it, and it's going in my spike bag!! :)
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Unread postby vaultmd » Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:01 pm

One interesting (and irritating) thing that I think you've noticed is that there are meets where the competition is in imperial units but then 11'6" gets reported the next day as something like 11'5 and some fraction.

I think this occurs because the result (at least in NCAA and USATF meets) has to be reported in metric units. If an imperial height is between two metric heights, then the result gets rounded down to the lower of the two metric heights. Then when it gets converted back for the newspaper the next day, if the metric result is between two imperial increments, it can get rounded down again.

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Unread postby KYLE ELLIS » Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:44 pm

I HATE THAT! :mad:
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Unread postby Scott Go Pre » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:08 pm

There is also a metric/imperial conversion on http://www.polevaultcoach.com. This site also is a analysis of people's vaults and I highly recommend it! :D
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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:17 pm

Scott Go Pre wrote:There is also a metric/imperial conversion on http://www.polevaultcoach.com. This site also is a analysis of people's vaults and I highly recommend it! :D


Yeah that would be the conversion they stole from www.polevaultpit.com

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Unread postby LancerVaulter07 » Sat May 07, 2005 6:41 am

that is an amazingly helpful thread. everytime i watch
film it's like "and here's mack, attempting 5.85 meters"
and i'm like "ah! but what does it mean?!" and now we
all know....thanks
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Unread postby FCCVaulter » Tue May 10, 2005 11:26 am

Thank you sooooo much...nothing like being able to make sense of the heights people jump without trying to figure it out on a dang cell phone
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Unread postby Flying D » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:41 pm

wow this is awesome, its gonna be very helpful! i always had to guess when i see great vaulters going for big heights, now i have this and all those links, thanks a lot.
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Unread postby master » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:31 pm

I see from this topic that other people have had the same trouble as I getting accustomed to metric units. The following link is to a pdf file I created for myself both for printing out to put in my track bag and to bring up on the computer screen to refer to when I read stuff on the computer. It covers from 3.00 meters to 6.49 meters in .01 increments (all on one page), and is computed to the nearest 1/4 inch. Because it might be useful to others, I have made it available here. You can download it and save it to your computer for use offline, for printing or whatever.
Here is the link to my meters to feet and inches pdf file

Enjoy, - master
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