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by david bussabarger
Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Effect of Elevated Runways on Elite Pole Vault Performance
Replies: 2
Views: 9491

Re: Effect of Elevated Runways on Elite Pole Vault Performance

This study seems to indicate that Lavillenie would have better speed on an elevated indoor runway vs outdoors on a normal runway as he is one of the slowest 6m vaulters over the last 5m of the run ( 9.49 ). Or, is he still to fast to gain any benifit?
by david bussabarger
Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Isinbayeva back in training
Replies: 4
Views: 10435

Re: Isinbayeva back in training

Issi typically takes off about about a foot under, so I wouldn't call her a P/B vaulter.
by david bussabarger
Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Placement vs. Pressure
Replies: 31
Views: 44582

Re: Placement vs. Pressure

Walrus... you make a valid point that it is impossible know for sure what Pennel was doing with his lower arm during the take off. I think an important factor to consider in this matter is Pennel's plant. He used what I would call a modified stiff pole underhanded plant. That is he moved the pole in...
by david bussabarger
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Placement vs. Pressure
Replies: 31
Views: 44582

Re: Placement vs. Pressure

Kirk, I cannot help myself and forced to make another comment, which I hope will be my last. Ever hear the saying actions speak louder than words? Our basic disagreement centers on do you trust objective visual analysis ( what scientists call empirical evidence ) or personal claims by individuals in...
by david bussabarger
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Placement vs. Pressure
Replies: 31
Views: 44582

Re: Placement vs. Pressure

Kirk, Even if Pennel stated he pushed out with the lower arm during the take off the visual evidence disputes this. Just compare his lower arm action and positioning with any modern vaulter who truly stiff arms the pole ( the 2015 version of Lavillenie is a good example ). Vaulters often try to do t...
by david bussabarger
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Placement vs. Pressure
Replies: 31
Views: 44582

Re: Placement vs. Pressure

Kirk, I have to disagree with you a bit about Pennel. I don't think he had much, if any, lower arm pressure on the the pole during the take off. If you look at his vaults his lower arm always bent a great deal at the elbow during his take off (typically well beyond 90 degrees ). Any pressure on the ...
by david bussabarger
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Placement vs. Pressure
Replies: 31
Views: 44582

Re: Placement vs. Pressure

The action and position of the lower arm during take off obviously varies greatly among elite male vaulters. But all elite male vaulters display erect posture and strong forward drive at the beginning of the take off. This causes the pole to bend "away" from the vaulter or create "spa...
by david bussabarger
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Help Me.
Replies: 27
Views: 40461

Re: Help Me.

Tim, I know every body on this site will disagree, but did you ever consider leaving her take point where she naturally takes off from and work on improving her general take off mechanics. A point of fact is most elite male vaulters ( 5.80 plus vaulters ) take off under. Both Issy and Suhr take off ...
by david bussabarger
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: D'Encausse on ideal technique
Replies: 32
Views: 43670

Re: D'Encausse on ideal technique

In response to PV Whiz: Pertrov's ideas have been widely published over the years. I have in my possession 4 articles by Petrov outlining his thinking on technique as well as A. launder's book F.B. to B. So , Although I have never met the man, I think I have a pretty good understanding of his ORIGIN...
by david bussabarger
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: D'Encausse on ideal technique
Replies: 32
Views: 43670

Re: D'Encausse on ideal technique

Certainly it is true that all vaulting styles are variations on the same theme. However individual variations in execution create different mechanical characteristics which then affect the outcome of the vault. Altius claims that Markov and Tarasov are P/b vaulters. Both vaulters take off out and th...
by david bussabarger
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: D'Encausse on ideal technique
Replies: 32
Views: 43670

Re: D'Encausse on ideal technique

If you understand science then you know that the laws of physics and or bio-mechanics cannot prove that a given style or model of technique is ideal. As a point of fact all "successful" vaulting technique ( even a beginner's ), must conform to the the laws of physics or the vault will end ...
by david bussabarger
Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: D'Encausse on ideal technique
Replies: 32
Views: 43670

D'Encausse on ideal technique

Quoting from the interview of D'Encausse in the July issue of Vaulter Magazine: What model does Lavillenie follow? "There is no model. Each vaulter has an individual model based on their unique strengths and weaknesses. No athlete is the same, so you have to understand that what is good for one...

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