david bussabarger wrote:Technically it is hard to imagine a vaulter more different from Bubka. ...
I think they already sadly wrote what you think about this 6.08 and the supposed "unfair technique" of Renaud... (sorry about you, KirkB, you're some of the one I normally agree the most on this forum, reading you along your posts...)
KirkB wrote:Have you noticed that the higher he vaults (these past few years) the smoother he swings (less of a pause as the pole rolls forwards)?
Yes, this is a plug for the Petrov Model. Remember the backyard vaults he did where there was no discernible pause at all?
Yes, that's what I said and what I'm saying.
But I didn't call this "unfair technique
" - I don't know who you're quoting for that one, Wan. And I don't know why you think that what I wrote is "sad
". I'm actually quite happy and quite impressed with Lavillenie's recent PRs!
Nice to hear from you again, David. I would love to hear your comparison of Bubka to Lavillenie, or your comparison of Lavillenie 4 years ago to today!
Best as I can tell, Renaud's progression has been ...
2009 6.01 5.82i
2010 5.94 5.85i
2011 5.90 6.03i
2012 5.97 5.95i
2013 6.02 6.01i
I don't know any of his marks prior to 2009. Maybe someone else can fill in these blanks?
So if you don't think his technique has improved in the past 5 years (looking more and more like the Petrov Model), then how do you account for his PR progression? Faster? Stronger? What?
You can answer this in the new Lavillenie vs Bubka thread you created a few minutes ago. http://www.polevaultpower.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=44165