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by david bussabarger
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault
Replies: 89
Views: 42478

Re: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault

Kirk,
After some thought I think the tuck/shoot should be renamed the delay/shoot. What do you think?
by david bussabarger
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault
Replies: 89
Views: 42478

Re: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault

Kirk, I basically agree with your point on tuck/shoot ,but , correct me if I'm wrong, even Hartwig didn't delay all the time. Also it is possible to delay at the end of a "piking " r-b action. I experimented with this idea in high school, but gave it up because I got inferior results. In t...
by david bussabarger
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault
Replies: 89
Views: 42478

Re: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault

dj, I assume that what you are saying is that if the vaulter executes a free-take off his/her take off velocity will be greater. I have already discussed this point with pvstudent but will do so again here. Note, I don't see how it is possibble to discuss the free-take off without considering the va...
by david bussabarger
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault
Replies: 89
Views: 42478

Re: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault

Pvstudent,
I would like to know the scientific explaination behind your view that the free take-off is ideal. Also, even if it is granted it is ideal, why it should be imposed on vaulters who instincts are to not use a free take-off?
by david bussabarger
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault
Replies: 89
Views: 42478

Re: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault

Kirk, The 1st thing that has to be done is to agree on a definition of the term tuck/shoot. It is my observation that vaulters with a tight tuck can complete the r-b in different ways. For instance, the tuck may blend into a piking action at its completion. Good examples are Manson, Buller, Gibilisc...
by david bussabarger
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault
Replies: 89
Views: 42478

Re: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault

Kirk, I believe that the fundimental principle behind all proficient vaulting, regardless of the type of pole used, is that the vaulter must strive to convert the forward linear momentum of the run into vertical momentum using his/her actions during the execution of the vault. In proficient fg. vaul...
by david bussabarger
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault
Replies: 89
Views: 42478

Re: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault

pvstudent, I don't think I can give you an answer that is going to satisfy you. But I'll try again. Based on my studies, I have concluded that there is no advantage to any specfic take off point as long as the take off point is within "functional " limits. It is my experience that most vau...
by david bussabarger
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault
Replies: 89
Views: 42478

Re: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault

Kirk, I agree with everything you are saying. Whatever the style the vaulter should strive to constantly keep moving through the vault with no stopping and starting at any point in the vault. I have found a fair amount of anecdotal evidence that even vaulters who have alot of dramatic changes in pos...
by david bussabarger
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Renaud Lavillenie
Replies: 8
Views: 9261

Re: Renaud Lavillenie

VaultDawng, I suggest that you read my post on Ideal technique in the fg. pv. Did the thought ever occur to you that just maybe Bubka's technique was not the closest to ideal? That just maybe Lavillenie's technique is at least in some respects superior to Bubka's. What will be the opinion on this if...
by david bussabarger
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault
Replies: 89
Views: 42478

Re: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault

Walrus , My sister has worked in a scientific lab for many years and has a back ground in chemistry ( although she doesn't have an ivy league degree ). She had a difficult time understading my arguement at first but was eventually persuaded I was correct ( rightly or wrongly ). It is perplexing to m...
by david bussabarger
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault
Replies: 89
Views: 42478

Re: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault

Kirk, My computer is acting up again and am having to post things twice. My post to Walrus disappeared , typed it again and now the same thing is posted twice. So if the same 2 posts show up to you, you know why. I respectfully disagree that fg. vaulters rotate about the top hand during the swing. I...
by david bussabarger
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault
Replies: 89
Views: 42478

Re: ideal technique in the fiberglass vault

Walrus, Although I'm not a professional scientist, I have read a great deal about the subject ( I'm an autodidact ), which you apparently have not. So I know what I'm talking about whether you or anybody else will recognize the fact. Your emotional reaction to my last post is typically unscientific....

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