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by UNCW Vaulter
Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Ultimate Crash Stories?
Replies: 62
Views: 18931

I didnt mean to scare or deter anyone form polevaulting it is a very safe sport when done correctly Even when done correctly, this is a very dangerous sport. There are just too many factors that go into every vault. Even with good training/coaching/supervision, the best you can hope for is to minim...
by UNCW Vaulter
Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Rippage
Replies: 9
Views: 4881

Gymanstics, Pilates, and the "Chuck Norris" Total Gym are three great ways to strengthen while improving your range of motion. If you don't have access to any of these, try hanging some surgical tubing or theroband from the top of a door way (this works as well). Don't rule out the fact that you may...
by UNCW Vaulter
Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: redshirting
Replies: 17
Views: 5615

Definitely redshirt!

Redshirtting is an incredible opportunity to improve your performance just so long as you don't get lazy when you aren't competing. I have seen people come out of their redshirt years and do incredible things. I have also seen athletes gain some weight from drinking beers on the weekends when they w...
by UNCW Vaulter
Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: What's the overall best school to vault at?
Replies: 259
Views: 350194

University of Miami is a great place to vault. You can vault outdoor all year long (always a plus). They have a million poles, multiple pits, and Bill Faulk coaching you. How cool is that? Oh yeah, it's only about 15 miles to Miami Beach! The University of Pennsylavania is a pretty incredible place ...
by UNCW Vaulter
Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: college recruiting services?!?
Replies: 15
Views: 5964

Do a lot of research on the schools you are interested in. Great advice. Make a list of the schools you want to attend and why you want to attend them. If your sole purpose for college is to be a pole-vaulter, keep in mind that some schools may already have a squad full of vaulters who vault higher...
by UNCW Vaulter
Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: Discuss Women's Olympic Results HERE
Replies: 93
Views: 25558

theflyingkorean wrote:im still in shock. it happens to everyone but still


That is the God’s honest truth. It happens to every vaulter. It's going to be alot less exciting now that there are no American women in the finals. It will probably mean even less coverage of the finals as well.
by UNCW Vaulter
Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: Discuss Women's Olympic Results HERE
Replies: 93
Views: 25558

Ain't that the truth!

blazerunner121 wrote:nbc sucks at olympics coverage anywayz.

NBC definitely has the worst Olympic coverage. They televised mixed doubles badminton for over an hour last week and all they showed of the women’s vault was Stacy’s NH and the two Russian’s clearances.
by UNCW Vaulter
Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: Classes Taking and Majors
Replies: 30
Views: 10113

Accounting ROCKS!!!

some simple words of advice: stay in college as long as you can! cherish every moment of your lack of responsibility The first 5 years of my college career were the best years of my life. After your eligibility runs out though (and you can only compete unattached and have to travel separate from th...
by UNCW Vaulter
Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cutest Couple
Replies: 69
Views: 23742

MEOW!!!

Aren't Tatiana Grigorieva and Viktor Chastiakov still together. I remember a Sports Illustrated article on the two of them from the late 90's and dear Lord Tatiana is incredible!!!
by UNCW Vaulter
Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Superstitions
Replies: 14
Views: 5389

Nice topic

My freshman year in college I no highted for most of my indoor season. At VT indoor I had to PR just to clear opening hight. Needless to say, I NH'ed there as well. At the following meet (Geoge Mason indoors), right before warm-ups I noticed I was missing a spike and the rest were pretty dull, so I ...
by UNCW Vaulter
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Types of Poles
Replies: 42
Views: 18512

The best poles made!

UCS SPIRIT!!! Simply the best poles made[/code]
by UNCW Vaulter
Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Worst Runways
Replies: 25
Views: 11391

Re: WORST runway EVER!!!

Clemson University indoor is far and away the WORST RUNWAY EVER!!! Your approach starts out by running down a hallway... Yes, a hallway. It is only 10' high, so you need to run with your pole tip only slightly higher than head-high. This causes you to lean backwards during the approach (it isn't un...

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