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by dougb
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: So Tell Me, How seriously DO we take ourselves?
Replies: 17
Views: 8374

A brief reply.
The records for masters depend more on longevity than ability in my opinion. Hartwig is a perfect example and may he live forever.
the compitition is good for all of us old geezers and while we may not be as good as we once were we can still talk the walk.
by dougb
Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 4
Views: 6290

I'll second that!

thanks
by dougb
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: Old School Pole Vault Videos
Replies: 22
Views: 23088

Nice Find

Ron Morris was one of the few top vaulters to make the transition from "steel" to glass.

found the following on his Co. web page.

http://www.ontrackandfield.com/main/cat ... story.html
by dougb
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: Bob Gutowski
Replies: 13
Views: 14843

Your right about where the takeoff was, The "free take off" terminology is probably confusing me. In any case if you were in or out on a "steel pole" your shoulders and back would definetly let you know about it.
by dougb
Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: Bob Gutowski
Replies: 13
Views: 14843

Bob Gutowski

Here is a video ( newsreel ) of Bob Gutowski setting a new world record at 15' 8" in 1957. He was about 4 yrs ahead of myself and I saw him vault several times. He gets my vote for the geatest "steel pole" vaulter of all time. Warmerdam was great and way ahead of everyone else, but hi...
by dougb
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - High School
Topic: Videos of Tori Anthony 14-1, Nico Weiler 17-2
Replies: 34
Views: 15146

Nico's coach at Los Gatos HS is Brandon Vance. He is a big part of Nicos success. Great Vaulter, great coach.
by dougb
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Speed or acceleration
Replies: 19
Views: 12357

Make the last two steps as quick as possible. Throw in the after burner.
by dougb
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Letting Gravity Take the Pole- a discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 11999

You don’t have to support the poles weight It seems to me a lucky coincidence that we have two threads going concerning runway speed. One, pushing the pole along the runway as you run so you don’t have to support the poles weight. Two, dropping the pole as you run so you don’t h...
by dougb
Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Push Plant technique
Replies: 72
Views: 41158

Your right of course. But, a tenth of a sec. in 15 meters is more than a half a sec in 100 meters. How many sprinters would thumb their noses at that. There are two limiting factors in the pole vault. .....Ok maby more, but speed is definetely one of them. As far as poor runways go, Ours is definetl...
by dougb
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Push Plant technique
Replies: 72
Views: 41158

That is pretty difinative! I'm going to have my vaulters start the season pushing. If it works then we will stick with it. If your setting records, the college coaches will still be lineing up. Also, you might suggest to Tye that he add some weight to the plug end of the pole to get it to drop into ...
by dougb
Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Effective Clearance?
Replies: 68
Views: 33633

Push off on steel

In 1960 George Mattos cleared 15' holding 12' on the pole.

As far as I know this was the best on an aluminum gill.

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