Can you make your own standards?

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Can you make your own standards?

Unread postby austin_tman » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:54 pm

I cannot afford to buy pole vault standards and wondering if I could make my own. Maybe PVC pipe, 5 gallon bucket with concrete, etc. If anyone has made standards before or has any ideas please let me know.

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Re: Can you make your own standards?

Unread postby PV2020 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:42 pm

Yes you can. But do not use PVC and concrete....

You can find enough aluminum square tubing for well under the cost of a standard if you can find someone that knows how to weld and is wiling to do the work for free. A lot of places will donate that small of material if they know it is for a local high school.

You would just need around 2x2in square aluminum tubing.

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Re: Can you make your own standards?

Unread postby vaultmd » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:27 pm

I would like to second what PV2020 said. My personal standards are 2x2" tubing welded at none other than Bell Athletics. You could also bolt a tube collar to a base and slide the square tubing into it. That would require a drill and fasteners and not require any welds


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