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dern the helmets!

Unread postby PvaultinGirl » Thu Apr 17, 2003 8:25 pm

:P it's now mandatory in my district that we all wear helmets to vault (stupidness) and so i'm lookin for some helmets that i can order online right now. the only site so far that i know of is shop.vaultstuff.com and the helmets are 43.00$ !! i don't want to spend 43 bucks on a helmet that i will hate and only wear twice a week.....anyone know of a website that sells vaults stuff like helmets?? thanks peeps...i appreciate this lol....i am gonna look so goofy in one of those helmets haha. :dazed:
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Unread postby zack » Thu Apr 17, 2003 9:20 pm

They're requiring you to wear helmets but not paying for them???
You could try gillathletics.com, mfathletic.com, springcoathletics.com, bellathletics.com might have them, advantageathletics.com. I would guess around $43 is what you'll have to pay.

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Unread postby theflyingkorean » Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:29 am

Okay, while we're talking about helmets....

Awhile back(a few moths ago) I heard they were developing some type of helmet specifically for vaulters. Supposivly, it was going to be a cross between something and a lacross helmet. Has nyone heard any news on this of some sort or when a release date may be scheduled? Thanks a lot :D

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Unread postby vaultguru6 » Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:35 am

yea....a lacrosse helmet is gonna help you out in a fall onto your head from 17' in the air.....

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Fri Apr 18, 2003 8:51 am

theflyingkorean wrote:Okay, while we're talking about helmets....

Awhile back(a few moths ago) I heard they were developing some type of helmet specifically for vaulters. Supposivly, it was going to be a cross between something and a lacross helmet. Has nyone heard any news on this of some sort or when a release date may be scheduled? Thanks a lot :D


Yes, "they" (the ASTM) are working on a standardized pole vault helmet. I have not heard anything yet about when it will be out or what it will look like.

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Unread postby theflyingkorean » Fri Apr 18, 2003 6:48 pm

vaultguru6 wrote:yea....a lacrosse helmet is gonna help you out in a fall onto your head from 17' in the air.....


you don't have to get an attitude with me :( i was just repeating what i heard sheesh!

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interesting what is the helmet for?

Unread postby ESSX » Fri Apr 18, 2003 7:57 pm

1. You have a pole vault system that is bigger than most rooms 20' wide 22' long. (this is the average size) :yes:

2. No visible hard surfaces exposed or they are padded with 2"-4" of padding. (required) :yes:

3. You have a box collar just in case the pit is moved back the allowed 3" (required.) :yes:

4. You have a certified coach supervising your training. :yes:

5. You are on a vaulting pole rated at or above your body weight. (required) :yes:

What is the helmet for? :devil:
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Unread postby zack » Fri Apr 18, 2003 7:59 pm

Exactly what I'm thinking Bruce.

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Unread postby vaultguru6 » Fri Apr 18, 2003 8:10 pm

theflyingkorean wrote:
vaultguru6 wrote:yea....a lacrosse helmet is gonna help you out in a fall onto your head from 17' in the air.....


you don't have to get an attitude with me :( i was just repeating what i heard sheesh!


it has nothing to do with you. i understand its not your idea. i'm just remarking on what you heard. nothing personal.

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Unread postby vaulter580 » Fri Apr 18, 2003 8:19 pm

check bell athletics for a helment, i think that Earl has them for way cheaper than that.(like 20-bucks)

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Unread postby Aviendha » Sat Apr 19, 2003 11:17 am

lol...or maybe http://www.bellathletics.com would work better...never seen a website set up as www.http://... lol :P
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Re: interesting what is the helmet for?

Unread postby ESSX » Sat Apr 19, 2003 4:35 pm

ESSX wrote:1. You have a pole vault system that is bigger than most rooms 20' wide 22' long. (this is the average size) :yes:

2. No visible hard surfaces exposed or they are padded with 2"-4" of padding. (required) :yes:

3. You have a box collar just in case the pit is moved back the allowed 3" (required.) :yes:

4. You have a certified coach supervising your training. :yes:

5. You are on a vaulting pole rated at or above your body weight. (required) :yes:

What is the helmet for? :devil:


anybody wish to tell me?
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