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by Naughty Joe
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Pole Vault Fail Compilation
Replies: 4
Views: 11581

Re: Pole Vault Fail Compilation

Dude what pole were you on when you fell into the plant box? Also just in general, what poles you were using?
by Naughty Joe
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: How easily will a pole break?
Replies: 2
Views: 5963

How easily will a pole break?

Just found a 13' 160 Pacer FX in my school's field house. I was pushing up on it against a wall, bending it, and it really gave way more than was expecting. I weigh 162lbs. Will I end up just blowing through this pole, or worse, breaking it? Also, on the label it says some s*** about 'Bestflex' and ...
by Naughty Joe
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: M-F Athletics: Rocket pole?
Replies: 1
Views: 6074

M-F Athletics: Rocket pole?

Is this a good pole? Could someone include characteristics of flex, recoil, and whatnot?
by Naughty Joe
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: If I'm 5 lbs overweight, will pole break?
Replies: 4
Views: 8156

Re: If I'm 5 lbs overweight, will pole break?

if im 5 pounds overweight, will a 13' 160 pole break while bending? No. Not if your PR is 10-6 and you're swinging properly. The 160 pound rating of the pole is based on someone using it to clear a bar higher than the grip of your top hand (about 12-6 or so). It's irrelevant for someone that's just...
by Naughty Joe
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: If I'm 5 lbs overweight, will pole break?
Replies: 4
Views: 8156

If I'm 5 lbs overweight, will pole break?

if im 5 pounds overweight, will a 13' 160 pole break while bending? if I widen my grip and have a strong plant(not hang on the pole), will it reduce the chances of breaking the pole?
by Naughty Joe
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Flex arm and swing drills
Replies: 1
Views: 8185

Flex arm and swing drills

So i started bending last year and most of my bends I would plant and immediately collapse my flex arm. Anybody have any drills they did/remember for having a rock solid plant? Any tips for a strong flex arm? Thanks!
by Naughty Joe
Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Pole bent the wrong way?
Replies: 1
Views: 4903

Pole bent the wrong way?

I have a pole which bends with the manufacturer label (UCS spirit label in the middle of the pole) facing toward the vaulter. All of the other poles my school has bend with the letters facing the other way, toward the pit. Is the pole only supposed to bend with the label facing outward?
by Naughty Joe
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Skinny vaulter pros & cons
Replies: 4
Views: 11986

Skinny vaulter pros & cons

I'm 6'4" and weigh 163lbs (Yeah, I know..). Does a good bend and penetration depend on arm strength? Are there any advantages of being my kind of slender, lanky build? Please elaborate on some technical parts of pole vault which I should focus on perfecting, accounting for my lack of muscle. Pl...
by Naughty Joe
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Celebration Dances?
Replies: 0
Views: 14429

Celebration Dances?

What's the story with the dances? Could I get DQ'd from celebrating? Under what circumstances would one get jiggy with it straight off the pads? Meet PR? Winning vault? Anytime at all? Elaborate!
by Naughty Joe
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: 'Air Strike' pole vault technique?
Replies: 0
Views: 4650

'Air Strike' pole vault technique?

I was surfing through some vaulting videos on YouTube and came across a bunch of videos from what looks like the 80's or 90's called Air Strike pole vault technique. Does this work? Is it used? Is it bulls***? I can't find any demonstrations of the technique, so I'm thinking that it's the pole vault...
by Naughty Joe
Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: 'Air Strike' pole vault technique?
Replies: 1
Views: 5881

'Air Strike' pole vault technique?

I was surfing through some vaulting videos on YouTube and came across a bunch of videos from what looks like the 80's or 90's called Air Strike pole vault technique. Does this work? Is it used? Is it bulls***? I can't find any demonstrations of the technique, so I'm thinking that it's the pole vault...
by Naughty Joe
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Penetration tips for a scrawny vaulter
Replies: 3
Views: 6372

Re: Penetration tips for a scrawny vaulter

The more you cast your line, the more fish you'll catch, Kirk ;)

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