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by altius
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Website News and Camp/Competition Announcements
Topic: Apropos of nothing at all
Replies: 0
Views: 3501

Apropos of nothing at all

Some of may know that I introduced Steve Chappell (of UCS spirit) to pole vaulting as an eleven year old boy at a school in England in 1964. Those of you - and I hope there are a few who are also interested in soccer - may be interested to know that one of his classmates and his teammate in the Unde...
by altius
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: A minimalist approach to developing pole vaulters
Replies: 18
Views: 36179

Re: A minimalist approach to developing pole vaulters

While I appreciate your positive comments Kirk, the problem is that the folk who really need to see this stuff, seem to be uninterested in it. I have never claimed that this material is all new - it is just that my observation that many folk want to complicate things and actually get in the way of t...
by altius
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: A minimalist approach to developing pole vaulters
Replies: 18
Views: 36179

Re: A minimalist approach to developing pole vaulters

Amazing really!! Virtually no interest in a clip that should have opened a lot of eyes - but clearly the blinkers stay on. Only tw comments - both from friends! What no critique from all the experts out there- they have got it all down already????? So where are the clips of their athletes jumping hi...
by altius
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: D'Encausse on ideal technique
Replies: 32
Views: 50288

Re: D'Encausse on ideal technique

Once again - and again - and again - folk are confusing the notion of a technical model based on biomechanics, with an athletes style = based on their individual characteristics - that can overlay that model. Even though athletes like Tarasov and Markov clearly employed what is best termed the Bubka...
by altius
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: Jr Nationals
Replies: 4
Views: 14778

Re: Jr Nationals

Perhaps I am missing something - but how does a guy with three fails beat a guy with none when both have jumped the same height?
by altius
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: howtopolevault.com
Replies: 24
Views: 48544

Re: howtopolevault.com

"As it always has been and as it always will be." Did you mean -"Always SHOULD be" - Tim?
by altius
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Website News and Camp/Competition Announcements
Topic: Altius at Saugatuck in late July
Replies: 18
Views: 14334

Altius at Saugatuck in late July

I am posting this extensive bio because ‘grandevaulter’ - George Sipes -has taken a BIG chance – even a risk- and invited me to conduct a clinic with him at Saugatuck, MIch. the week of July 21 -25. I say ‘taken a chance’ because it is clear that there is little interest from other coaches and athle...
by altius
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: GRV: Lavillenie - From Stall Swing to World Record
Replies: 238
Views: 186578

Re: GRV: Lavillenie - From Stall Swing to World Record

"With the Petrov Bubka model it is easy to take an absolute beginner forward in safety with a technical model that will be valid from their first take off until they break the world record." I am very conscious of the fact that I will be told that this is off topic - but if this occurs I w...
by altius
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: GRV: Lavillenie - From Stall Swing to World Record
Replies: 238
Views: 186578

Re: GRV: Lavillenie - From Stall Swing to World Record

Now in Oregon City with Rick Baggett. As always rational and considered Tim - very sane! The sort of thing that really does enhance our understanding of how to help young people begin to become better vaulters. Not sure if you have looked at the film of the young girl I have posted in the beginners ...
by altius
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: GRV: Lavillenie - From Stall Swing to World Record
Replies: 238
Views: 186578

Re: GRV: Lavillenie - From Stall Swing to World Record

APOLOGIES FOR THE CAPS TIM - YOU KNOW I AM NOT SHOUTING AT YOU - JUST TECHNOLOGICALLY CHALLENGED! First let me repeat my belief - supported by a certain amount of evidence - that had Bubka set the record at the unapproachable level he was capable of, this whole discussion would never be occurring. B...
by altius
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: A minimalist approach to developing pole vaulters
Replies: 18
Views: 36179

A minimalist approach to developing pole vaulters

In line with Einstein's quote that "Any intelligent fool can complicate things but it takes something special to simplify them" I am posting Chapter 18 - the latest addition to the BTB dvd - on U tube. It is a pretty basic presentation with no pretensions to professionalism but I believe i...

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