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by carryabigstick
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: What's the overall best school to vault at?
Replies: 259
Views: 312038

Re: What's the overall best school to vault at?

More that any other events the pole vault and hammer throw are coach driven sports. So the key is the competence and passion of the vault coach at the college in question . and are they going to be there throughout the athletes career. On the evidence this is not as common as it ought to be. I also...
by carryabigstick
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: NCAA Mandates new ASTM Box Collar by Dec 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 110249

Re: NCAA Mandates new ASTM Box Collar by Dec 2013

So they were using unsafe foam all these years on the old box collars. Great! I was under the understanding that the new box design was more related to the shape and increased surface area coverage than the type of foam used. So the foam and shape are the proprietary components here? This must be so...
by carryabigstick
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: NCAA Mandates new ASTM Box Collar by Dec 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 110249

Re: NCAA Mandates new ASTM Box Collar by Dec 2013

Clearly we see the $$$ at play here. So the "regular" box collar cost 253 bucks. The new collar which looks to be only 10% more material at most is $600 bucks. So for me to cover 3 boxes....we are talking about 1800 bucks. Explain to me again why this collar is more than double the old one...
by carryabigstick
Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: NCAA Mandates new ASTM Box Collar by Dec 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 110249

Re: NCAA Mandates new ASTM Box Collar by Dec 2013

You just haven't followed the years of testing that has already been done on this. There are no "just trust me's". This new collar by itself stays in place way better than basic collars. Simple solution for keeping it fixed in place. Super glue ( Gorilla super glue ) 2" wide industria...
by carryabigstick
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: NCAA Mandates new ASTM Box Collar by Dec 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 110249

Re: NCAA Mandates new ASTM Box Collar by Dec 2013

How is the box held in place? Is it bolted down? I would worry it moves around too much if the only thing holding it is the weight of the pit. Had to realign two collars at big college meets already this year even after five officials prepped the pit. Then what if you have to change directions quick...
by carryabigstick
Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: NCAA attendance way down
Replies: 2
Views: 5498

Re: NCAA attendance way down

Solutions for a dead sport.....duh! Never have the meet in Des Moines, IA....in the hood......duh? Are you kidding me? Only have the meet in proven attendance sites.....Texas, Eugene, LSU, Florida, Mt. Sac, Penn Make attendance free........concession sales on a packed house would far outweight ticke...
by carryabigstick
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: 40% of the top 20 ranked vaulters do not make National
Replies: 22
Views: 18606

Re: 40% of the top 20 ranked vaulters do not make National

4 of top 5 came from West

But.....

4 of top 8 from East, 7 of top 12 East,

Good national distribution there
by carryabigstick
Sun May 27, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: 40% of the top 20 ranked vaulters do not make National
Replies: 22
Views: 18606

Re: 40% of the top 20 ranked vaulters do not make National

Rules states that opening height was 20 cm below lowest entry, thus the discrepancy. Will be interesting to see how things shake out at the finals. A whole bunch of quality guys in a pretty narrow range, winner could come from anywhere. I think Marvin is the early favorite for a place like Drake tho...
by carryabigstick
Sun May 27, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: 40% of the top 20 ranked vaulters do not make National
Replies: 22
Views: 18606

Re: 40% of the top 20 ranked vaulters do not make National

Give me a freaking break. They vaulted at Texas. That is worth 6 inches at least. You cannot compare between sites. No way to normalize. Indoor 4 of 8 top finishers were from East. East regional had good conditions this year, but historically have been in some crappy spots. Sick of the east vs. west...
by carryabigstick
Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: Overall Quality of Mens Pole Vault in NCAA?
Replies: 21
Views: 11975

Re: Overall Quality of Mens Pole Vault in NCAA?

8th place was 5.50 in like 1991/1992 Things hurting todays college pole vaulters: 1. short pegs 2. rounded cross bar end pieces 3. regional system; once guys get regional mark, no real motivation to try and jump really high every meet 4. championship sites with less than optimal winds/weather 5. reg...
by carryabigstick
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: Where did they come from?
Replies: 22
Views: 12433

Re: Where did they come from?

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