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by Mike Ritter
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Sales Forum
Topic: Looking for a Mystic 11'6" 130 and a Pacer FX 12' 130.
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

Looking for a Mystic 11'6" 130 and a Pacer FX 12' 130.

Interested in buying a used Mystic 11'6" 130 lb. pole and a Pacer FX 12' 130 lb. pole for our Monument Hill Vault Club in Monument, CO. Located just north of Colorado Springs and 50 miles south of Denver. Nothing too old or beat up. Mike
by Mike Ritter
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: *VIDEO ADDED* Problem with bending/pulling with my right arm
Replies: 11
Views: 7964

Re: Problem with bending/pulling with my right arm.

Added a short video of a jump from a couple of days ago. See original post above. Mike
by Mike Ritter
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: *VIDEO ADDED* Problem with bending/pulling with my right arm
Replies: 11
Views: 7964

*VIDEO ADDED* Problem with bending/pulling with my right arm

I'm having a problem with bending/pulling with my right arm during jumps. An old habit from high school days 38 years ago when I had zero coaching and picked up bad habits. Started up vaulting again a few months ago at 56 and can't seem to shake it. I have coaching now and am doing my drills regular...
by Mike Ritter
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 33804

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

First real clearance today at practice. Used an actual bar and not a bungee. We measured it twice and it was a full 8'6". Had cleared 8' first. First real clearances since 1974 and it felt great. Just a start though - tons more work to do but I'm pleased with that progress after only 2 months v...
by Mike Ritter
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 33804

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

My coach says to get in a year of training before going to the Pole Vault Summit. Plus, it coincides with our first indoor meet of the season at The Air Force Academy - apparently an awesome place to pole vault.
by Mike Ritter
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: The best spike for beginning pole vaulters...
Replies: 39
Views: 108456

Re: The best spike for beginning pole vaulters...

Nike Zoom Rival MD 6 - $30 at First to the Finish. Nice, inexpensive spike for the beginner.
by Mike Ritter
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 33804

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

rainbowgirl28 wrote:Mike, definitely try to come to the Pole Vault Summit! There are lots of masters vaulters there, it's a really good time :)

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Sounds like fun - I'll look into it.
by Mike Ritter
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 33804

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

It has now been about 5 weeks and about 8 or 9 practices into my second vaulting career. Been fortunate to find good local coaching, and also had 3 great sessions in Boulder CO, with coaches and/or participants like John Carmony, Pat Manson, Rory Quiller, Brenda Bumgardner, Andrew Zollner and Kenley...
by Mike Ritter
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Heartland Region
Topic: Indiana open indoor track meets?
Replies: 4
Views: 12966

Re: Indiana open indoor track meets?

USATF.ORG has a youth section that might be helpful.
by Mike Ritter
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 33804

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

That is great Larry! You beat me by 8 more years in your return. I've been at 4 or 5 practices so far and it has been a blast. I've found a good coach and I'm taking it slow - just drills and such for now. I'm looking forward to the indoor season in January - February to actually vault at a meet aga...
by Mike Ritter
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Swing Up Invert
Replies: 2
Views: 3799

Re: Swing Up Invert

I just started vaulting again after a 38 year lay off and the invert trainer (ours is a hanging rope with room to swing and mats below - if that is what you are talking about) has been great to get the feel of lifting off with my right knee, pulling up, turning, and dropping.

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