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by Mike Ritter
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Carry bag recommendations needed for short pole
Replies: 9
Views: 9689

Re: Carry bag recommendations needed for short pole

Home Depot and Lowes have something called "Drain Sleeve", I think, that is a filter sock that goes over corrugated drain pipe. Until we got a pole bag, we used this on every pole. It comes in a 100-foot roll and is inexpensive. Just tie up one end and cut it about a foot longer than the ...
by Mike Ritter
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Carry bag recommendations needed for short pole
Replies: 9
Views: 9689

Re: Carry bag recommendations needed for short pole

Home Depot and Lowes have something called "Drain Sleeve", I think, that is a filter sock that goes over corrugated drain pipe. Until we got a pole bag, we used this on every pole. It comes in a 100-foot roll and is inexpensive. Just tie up one end and cut it about a foot longer than the ...
by Mike Ritter
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Carry bag recommendations needed for short pole
Replies: 9
Views: 9689

Re: Carry bag recommendations needed for short pole

Interesting idea, but isn't there something easier, softer and lighter than a pipe? Not sure the diameter would fit in the ski rack either.

Right now, the pole goes in just like a pair of skis and the front and back both have locks built in.
by Mike Ritter
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Carry bag recommendations needed for short pole
Replies: 9
Views: 9689

Carry bag recommendations needed for short pole

I now have my own pole - an 11'6" one - and a ski rack on my car that works well with it. Now I need some recommendations on what to put it in before I lock it in the rack. Most I see online are 15 feet long or so, which seems a bit big, and are bulky. The ski rack has size limitations, so it c...
by Mike Ritter
Tue May 21, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Pole Taping Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 8287

Re: Pole Taping Rules

Thanks, I figured it might be something like that. Mike
by Mike Ritter
Tue May 21, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Pole Taping Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 8287

Pole Taping Rules

My right hand tends to slip down at times when vaulting. I bought some stickum spray and that helps. But, I was wondering what the rules say about building up a little extra tape near the top (a bump so to speak) to help prevent my hand from slipping. Thanks. Mike
by Mike Ritter
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 28586

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

Welcome to the club! USATF.ORG (Masters Section) to start and masterstrack.com to name two. I'm in Colorado and USATF has a special CO section. Your state might too. Outdoor season is here (or coming later in CO), so go for it!! Mike
by Mike Ritter
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 28586

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

Best of luck G.P. - it seems we are in similar circumstances of enjoying vaulting after a long break. Mike
by Mike Ritter
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 28586

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

Had my second meet on 1/5/13 and went out at 8'6" again. A little disappointing, but I still had fun though. I have good speed but a constant late/low plant, but I'm improving. A couple of thoughts and questions. I use an 11'6" pole and am probably holding (top hand) at maybe 10'6" or...
by Mike Ritter
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 3993

Re: Shoes

I pole vault and sprint, and the Nike Rival MD 6 is a good and inexpensive mid-distance shoe. Found them online at First to the Finish for about $30 - a good deal. M.
by Mike Ritter
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 28586

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

hey mike...glad to see you're still uninjured. congrats on getting your first meet under your belt with a respectable jump...Good Job !! my first chance to jump at a meet is in late January...can't wait Larry Good luck and let us know how it goes. Mike
by Mike Ritter
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 28586

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

The advice I have gotten which has worked for me is SLOW - SLOW - SLOW. In exercising, training, vaulting and your attempted weight loss. This is what I was told (review this Thread) and has worked so far. I didn't have to worry about weight but stretching a ton before any exercising (pole vault spe...

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