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by decanuck
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Website News and Camp/Competition Announcements
Topic: RIP Alan Launder (altius)
Replies: 17
Views: 17220

Re: RIP Alan Launder (altius)

The world of pole vault is markedly better off for having had Alan Launder as a part of it. I can't think of anyone who has made as wide an impact on vault coaching. The quality and depth of BTB and, later, BTB2 is what really got me hooked on pole vault 9-ish years ago. I loved vault, but those boo...
by decanuck
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: OG WPV Finals - JENN SUHR WINS GOLD!!!!
Replies: 254
Views: 48923

Re: OG WPV Finals - Live updates will be here!

Earl Bell is wearing a toque in August. Must be a chilly evening in London!
by decanuck
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: Mondo Duplantis - Warmerdam, Colwick, Huffman
Replies: 10
Views: 5420

Re: Mondo Duplantis - Warmerdam, Colwick, Huffman

When I grow up, I wanna be like that 10-year-old.
by decanuck
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Bubka says current pole vaulters lack technique
Replies: 56
Views: 14047

Re: Bubka says current pole vaulters lack technique

I am sure that it hurts Canadian athletes quite a bit that they get so little international experience. Athletics Canada only sends them to big meets if they think they are a good medal threat. The young guys don't get the experience they need to actually medal when they get better, and it seems to...
by decanuck
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: CIS Results - Wurster 5.40, Hamilton 4.23
Replies: 1
Views: 1846

Re: CIS Results - Wurster 5.40, Hamilton 4.23

Now that's a power couple :yes:

Congrats to Heather on the championship and fieldhouse records!
by decanuck
Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: General Track and Field
Topic: Vancouver 2010 Canadian Athletics Torch Bearers
Replies: 5
Views: 6056

Re: Vancouver 2010 Canadian Athletics Torch Bearers

Maybe their absence doesn't mean they weren't asked--perhaps they were just busy at the time and/or nowhere near the torch relay route? I can't imagine Athletics Canada would deliberately omit gold medalists like Mark McCoy and half of the '96 mens relay including (and especially) Donovan Bailey...
by decanuck
Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Mom and son are pole-vaulting teammates at Manitoba
Replies: 18
Views: 6723

Re: Mom and son are pole-vaulting teammates at Manitoba

BAHAHA!!! I love that this ended up in the local paper and on the internet. As if poor Josh didn't get enough crap for this already... Teresa is not only a talented and fearless competitor, but a super fun gal. And her 3.70 is well over the auto-qualifier for the national championships, something th...
by decanuck
Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Caffeine
Replies: 9
Views: 4950

Re: Caffeine

With one possible exception it should be avoided. As both a diuretic and a laxative, caffeine has the dual effects of making your body less effective at using the water you drink along with peeing out the water faster. Increasing amounts of caffeine are associated with increased difficulty staying h...
by decanuck
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: USATF Pole Vault Development
Topic: Yokoyama - A New Model and Approach to Viewing PV Technique
Replies: 3
Views: 11490

Re: A New Model and Approach to Viewing Pole Vault Technique

If I'm understanding him right, the author seems to place undue importance on the fact that, in the pole bounce drill, a carefully timed plant can take a pole to vertical and beyond. I don't want to give the impression I think the prescribed planting action is unimportant (because it is spot on and ...
by decanuck
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Jared Lutz ( PV accident that happened 2008)
Replies: 11
Views: 15291

Re: Jared Lutz ( PV accident that happened 2008)

It's because of things like this that I forbid my vaulters to use 'christmas tree' style spikes in their shoes, as such a design is more likely to snag on the cover pad. Pyramids or pins--thats it (and if they are pins, they have to be thick enough that the ends wont bend and form hooks).
by decanuck
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: take-off dutch athletes
Replies: 12
Views: 4727

Re: take-off dutch athletes

Wonderful video Niels--great shooting and editing. Thanks for sharing. Did anyone else think about FedEx when the second song came on? Haha I agree that the take-off of Jason Wurster and Christian Tamminga are the best. Not entirely free, but close to free. Both have a vertical impulse without losin...
by decanuck
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Under Dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 3867

Re: Under Dogs

It's Isinbayeva. I'd recognize that bar clearance anywhere.

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