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by david bussabarger
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti
Replies: 107
Views: 49528

Re: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti

in reply to altius: If you were to read the ELUSIVE BAR published in 1973 and written by bruce caldwell and myself you will find the importance of the swing is the central theme of the book. bruce and I where probably the earliest technical analysts in the U.S. to recognize the importance of the swi...
by david bussabarger
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti
Replies: 107
Views: 49528

Re: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti

In response to tsorenson, I agree that the run, plant and take off are the most critical parts of the vault. If these phases are executed correctly the rest of the vault should be relatively easy to develop. the take off, in particular, is the most critical factor affecting the development of the sw...
by david bussabarger
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti
Replies: 107
Views: 49528

Re: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti

As to the question of whether not there is a catapultic action in fg. poles: 1. when fg. poles where 1st invented ( by Herb Jenks ) there where no rules specifying what poles had to be made of. In other words you could use any material you wanted. 2. the springing action of fg. poles was an accident...
by david bussabarger
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti
Replies: 107
Views: 49528

Re: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti

as to the pre-jump, again, what vaulters actually do takes precedence over what the vaulter intends to do. If you claim the reverse the you are basically saying that wishful thinking is more important than reality. again, if you study large numbers of elite male vaulters ( this includes the members ...
by david bussabarger
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti
Replies: 107
Views: 49528

Re: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti

As to the springing action in fg. vaulting, what is impotant here is not what the vaulter is trying to do but what the vaulter actually does. If you carefully examine the springing action of large numbers of elite male vaulters ( vaulters who have exceeded 5.80m. ) it is obvious that, with few excep...
by david bussabarger
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Does the Russian model represent ideal technique?
Replies: 110
Views: 51622

Re: Does the Russian model represent ideal technique?

I just finished reading an interview with Greg Duplantis in the latest editon of Vaulter Mag. ( which is available online ). In it he states that he does not belive in one ideal technical style or model. Futher, he does not impose any one style or model on his son Mondo, who he coaches. So I am not ...
by david bussabarger
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti
Replies: 107
Views: 49528

Re: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti

I agree with adtf academy that at the most essential level the fg. vault should be based on the mechanics of proficient rigid pole technique. However I am not sure I am clear on the details of his theory. In his 1962 booklet Making The Transiton To Fiberglass Poles, Father J. Coulthard states the fo...
by david bussabarger
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti
Replies: 107
Views: 49528

Re: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti

to pv junkie from vault renegade: It was not my intention to insult you by calling the acolytes of the b/p model neoplatonists. It is simply a descriptive term that indicates that,like plato, you or they place more importance on ideal "forms" ( in this case an ideal model ) than on what is...
by david bussabarger
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Does the Russian model represent ideal technique?
Replies: 110
Views: 51622

Re: Does the Russian model represent ideal technique?

to pv junkie foom netastus nefastum, you are right that I have some of my terms confused. I did not initially understand the difference between the terms free take off and the pre jump. I am against the pre jump because it is tantamount to jumping on the pole. Also, based on a good deal of visual re...
by david bussabarger
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: appendix to the take off point in fg. vaulting
Replies: 9
Views: 6399

Re: appendix to the take off point in fg. vaulting

to v. pro from iblis: based on my own vaulting experience, which goes back to 1963, I agree that very early in the fg. era there was debate as to whether an under take off point was better than an outside take off point and vs versa. however it is my experience that by the early 70's ( which coinsid...
by david bussabarger
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti
Replies: 107
Views: 49528

Re: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti

to pv great from vault apostste: as I have previously stated, I attempt to follow the scientific method by visually analysing as many elite vaulters as possible and then coming to conclusions based on the reseaech ( empirical data ). In constrast the great majority of responders on this site are wha...
by david bussabarger
Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: appendix to does the russian model represent ideal tech.
Replies: 28
Views: 16875

Re: appendix to does the russian model represent ideal tech.

toadtf acad from nefastus nefastum: an execllent post. I couldn't agree with most of what you said more. particularly the part about theories ( I think in most cases hypotheses ) and concrete knowledge. Alot is unknown about the vault and admitting this is critical to moving forward ( vs. claiming t...

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