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by dougb
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: Mt SAC Men - Roth 5.72, Lanaro, Sawano 5.62
Replies: 4
Views: 4141

Re: Mt SAC Men - Roth 5.72, Lanaro, Sawano 5.62

Any Video?

Doug Balcomb
PV Coach Nz
by dougb
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: Brian Hancock, near perfect fly away
Replies: 10
Views: 6016

Re: Brian Hancock, near perfect fly away

"There is no catapult!"

Yeah, and bumblebees can't fly. Brian seems to though.

Doug Balcomb
PV Coach, NZ
by dougb
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away
Replies: 15
Views: 14070

Re: Masters vaulter Paul Sinatra passes away

Thanks for that video!

We all have to die, but for the special ones it sometimes just doesn't seem fair.

Paul was one of the special ones.

doug Balcomb
PV Coach, NZ
by dougb
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - College
Topic: Where did they come from?
Replies: 22
Views: 14294

Re: Where did they come from?

Not shooting any one, but we don't need to rewrite history to sell the message. Stiff pole vaulting did not use a pre jump. the reason is that there was a strong negative feedback mechanism at work. Namely, the pain in your shoulder and lower back if your step wasn't under your top hand. The aim was...
by dougb
Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: Class of 2011 College Signings
Replies: 50
Views: 30138

Re: Class of 2011 College Signings

Make that 13' 4". Katie set a new PR last weekend at Sac State.

Doug Balcomb
PV Coach NZ
by dougb
Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: USATF Indoor Women - Suhr 4.86m AR, WL, VCS Champ $25k
Replies: 63
Views: 13537

Re: USATF Indoor Women - Suhr 4.86m AR, WL, VCS Champ $25k

That sure looks like a big pole. Anyone know what she's using

Doug Balcomb
PV Coach, NZ
by dougb
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: "Model" Summary
Replies: 5
Views: 6246

Re: "Model" Summary

"Without a doubt, the catapulting effect of the pole is minimal enough to ignore"

Definitly true in the begining or intermediate levels, but at the elite levels where 1cm is important?

Doug Balcomb
PV Coach, Auckland NZ
by dougb
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Another young New Zealand Vaulter
Replies: 0
Views: 996

Another young New Zealand Vaulter

http://www.athletics.org.nz/Article.aspx?ID=7291 15/11/2010 4:06:02 p.m. AUCKLAND Athletics, Mt Smart Stadium – 13 November 2010 Nicholas Southgate lived up to his expectations, he predicted last week, in the pole vault at the battle of the regions meeting on Saturday. The 16 year old not only quali...
by dougb
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Building a High bar
Replies: 12
Views: 15991

Re: Building a High bar

Ok There are a few variables. The cost will depend on what drills you want do do on it. The most expensive would be a full on gynastics highbar capable of supporing any exercise from a giant release, catch to chin ups. Buy one! min $1000 For most pole vault drills, two peices of 2" galvenized p...
by dougb
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: The Elusive Bar video remix you're going to love this one!
Replies: 2
Views: 4636

Re: The Elusive Bar video remix you're going to love this one!

This is a really cool set of vaults. These are great athletes and combined with the video just posted before this one, gives a good look at the progression of technique. I personally find the use of the left arm ( bottom arm ) instructing. With steel (aluminum) There is no left arm at take off. The ...
by dougb
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: Need help with swing
Replies: 3
Views: 2680

Re: Need help with swing

You might want to try taking off on your left foot. Just a thought, might work.

Doug Balcomb
by dougb
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Where are the Standard base pads for this International Meet
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: Where are the Standard base pads for this International Meet

[quote]Where are the Standard base pads for this International Meet/quote]

Evidently Mr Hooker asked that they be removed. Is that his perogative?

Doug Balcomb
PV Coach

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