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Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 2:12 pm
by rainbowgirl28
OUvaulterUSAF wrote:Maybe you should put it as a sticky for the time is very useful, especially when your sifting through results online and they don't put the english conversion.

Good idea :)

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:40 pm
by Vaultref
you can use (bookmark) this sites online table.

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:46 pm
by csunpolevaulter
Thanks Becca! I printed it, and it's going in my spike bag!! :)

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:01 pm
by vaultmd
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.

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:44 pm
I HATE THAT! :mad:

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:24 pm
by skyin' pimp

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:08 pm
by Scott Go Pre
There is also a metric/imperial conversion on This site also is a analysis of people's vaults and I highly recommend it! :D

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:17 pm
by rainbowgirl28
Scott Go Pre wrote:There is also a metric/imperial conversion on 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

Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 6:41 am
by LancerVaulter07
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

Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 11:26 am
by FCCVaulter
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

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:41 pm
by Flying D
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.

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:31 pm
by master
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