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by Skyfly
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: D'Encausse on ideal technique
Replies: 32
Views: 52361

Re: D'Encausse on ideal technique

That's all well and good, but how many on here are coaching world class athletes and/or dedicating their coaching to one or two people? Many like myself are working with many athletes and have neither the time nor resources to completely individualize our coaching to the unique abilities of each ath...
by Skyfly
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Why doesn't UCS make poles for girls like it does for boys?
Replies: 15
Views: 13337

Re: Why doesn't UCS make poles for girls like it does for boys?

The other thing to consider is that the weight label only effects competition, NOT practice. You can always grip at 11'9+ on a 12' pole in practice. Using an increased grip and progressively stiffer 12' poles (as warranted) will help make the 13' transition easier because now you're not dealing with...
by Skyfly
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Why doesn't UCS make poles for girls like it does for boys?
Replies: 15
Views: 13337

Re: Why doesn't UCS make poles for girls like it does for boys?

Again I ask, why is your move to have a kid go to a longer pole and raise their grip when they are only jumping a pole equal to their weight currently? If instead, you go to stiffer poles to the extent that they can safely use a pole 15-20 pounds above their weight, then not having a 12'6 pole will ...
by Skyfly
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Why doesn't UCS make poles for girls like it does for boys?
Replies: 15
Views: 13337

Re: Why doesn't UCS make poles for girls like it does for boys?

What height is your girl clearing jumping on a 12'1 pole at the top hand grip? If she's only using a pole at her weight, I would argue there is no need to change grip, rather go to a stiffer pole and work on improving technique. Once she starts jumping on a pole 20 pounds or more over her weight, sh...
by Skyfly
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Inversion Summer Series
Replies: 1
Views: 8940

Inversion Summer Series

Inversion Vault Club will be hosting meets Saturday June 28 and Saturday July 26 in Livonia, MI. Meet is USATF sanctioned. Link below has more details and registration info. Due to such a late posting, the late fee will not be applied for the June 28 meet if this post is mentioned. https://drive.goo...
by Skyfly
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Website News and Camp/Competition Announcements
Topic: Inversion Summer Series
Replies: 1
Views: 3871

Inversion Summer Series

Inversion Vault Club will be hosting meets Saturday June 28 and Saturday July 26 in Livonia, MI. Meet is USATF sanctioned. Link below has more details and registration info. Due to such a late posting, the late fee will not be applied for the June 28 meet if this post is mentioned. https://drive.goo...
by Skyfly
Thu May 22, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Video Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 8982

Re: Video Help!

To me it looks like you're just kind of throwing your head back and "hoping for the best". It's not enough to just get to the pole. You must get to the pole and continue to roll the pelvis up then drive the hips upward using the hips to push the legs. That's a really simple explanation of ...
by Skyfly
Thu May 22, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Butt in the Bucket
Replies: 7
Views: 9234

Re: Butt in the Bucket

My thoughts from the video 1. You have not fully completed the plant at the time the pole hits the box, so your arms are not fully extended above your head. You need to have maximum extension not only to increase the pole angle, but the hit the pole hard. 2. The bottom arm collapses, so your body mo...
by Skyfly
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Coach looking for some feedback
Replies: 10
Views: 8493

Re: Coach looking for some feedback

As I suggested previously - the problem is that he does not 'connect' the swinging legs to the pelvis and transfer the energy of the swing into it. so the legs go up - the hips stay down. Probably one of the biggest problems I see in many of the clips shown on PVP. There seems to be little or no un...
by Skyfly
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Coach looking for some feedback
Replies: 10
Views: 8493

Re: Coach looking for some feedback

cdmilton wrote:
His plant also seems late over the last 3 steps. We want the top hand over the head on the penultimate step.


Yes, this is definitely something that needs to get cleaned up. Thanks
by Skyfly
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Coach looking for some feedback
Replies: 10
Views: 8493

Re: Coach looking for some feedback

Thanks Altius for the further explanation. Much appreciated.
by Skyfly
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Coach looking for some feedback
Replies: 10
Views: 8493

Re: Coach looking for some feedback

Mid is around 49'6.

I feel like as he swings to the pole, his bottom arm is blocking his hips from going higher. Should his bottom arm break slightly sooner or am I off base on this?

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