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by dougb
Sat May 01, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Bottom arm discussion continues...
Replies: 165
Views: 71235

Re: Bottom arm discussion continues...

"Really, the best way to determine the vaulter's intent is to ask him! "

Good idea. Somebody asked Hysong ( last I heard he was considered an eliite vaulter ) and got a definite resopnse.
Could anyone else try.

Dou Balcomb
by dougb
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Bottom arm discussion continues...
Replies: 165
Views: 71235

Re: Bottom arm discussion continues...

Hi Kirk

What i described is exactly what Bubka does. And Hooker, and Walker, and ......

Doug Balcomb
by dougb
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Bottom arm discussion continues...
Replies: 165
Views: 71235

Re: Bottom arm discussion continues...

At the 2010 Pole Vault Summit, Peter McGinnis and Nick Hysong gave a joint presentation. During the question and answer period Nick Hysong was asked “When do you release pressure on the left arm?” His answer was: “You never release pressure on the left arm, You keep pushing up and over your head” If...
by dougb
Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: What's a Petrover?
Replies: 12
Views: 4605

Re: What's a Petrover?

I vote for "other".

True Believers!

It seems that when a vaulter approaches 6 meters they automatically become an example of the Petrov method.

Just because facts are ignored, it does not mean that they go away. Aldous Huxley

Doug Balcomb
PV Coach, Colfax HS
by dougb
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: 5.05 bungee from a 5 step
Replies: 65
Views: 13804

Re: 5.05 bungee from a 5 step

"it's been associated with the death of a lot of pretty damn good pole vaulters like yourself." I have a feeling that this is an urban myth. I may be wrong but could you back this up. 2012 If taps work for you and your coach stick with them and don't feel you have to justify them to quarte...
by dougb
Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Spring pre-season weight room routine
Replies: 13
Views: 7142

Re: Spring pre-season weight room routine

That is the best and most concise description of strength training i have read. I have copied it and will hand it out today.

Thanks

Doug Balcomb
PV Coach, Colfax HS
by dougb
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Carbon Weaves Breaking?
Replies: 38
Views: 12218

Re: Carbon Weaves Breaking?

GREAT JUMP, I would like to mention this was a very pretty jump and the vaulter is doing a lot of things absolutely correct! Over the years we have seen ladies using much bigger poles than their weight and we find that womens' center of mas is in the hips and mens' is in their stomach. A women can c...
by dougb
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Steve Hooker Video From 2010 Sydney Track Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

Re: Steve Hooker Video From 2010 Sydney Track Classic

Thanks for the videos. Should note that Steve and Liz are not US elites.

Doug Balcomb
PV Coach, Colfax HS
by dougb
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
Replies: 9
Views: 3908

Re: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

You have answered your own question. Pole vaulting should always be enjoyable.

GO!

Doug Balcomb
PV Coach, Colfax HS
by dougb
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: Highest Jump with 12 foot grip!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 10880

Re: Highest Jump with 12 foot grip!!!!

Mr Ellis I didn't see Geoge's 15" vault but I saw him clear 14' 10" several times. Ivaulted against him in 1960 and he was known in the vaulting world for having the greatest push of all time. I wish I could find some video of him, but even he doesn't know of any still existing. Here is so...
by dougb
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: Failure to launch
Replies: 34
Views: 25713

Re: Failure to launch

Relax She is obviously a good vaulter. Give her some time. Remember Steve Hooker had the same problem as well as almost ever elite vaulter who ever was. I am sure she wants to get off the ground even more than you want. Ask her what she thinks would work. Time is the answer and sorry if time doesn't...
by dougb
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Historical
Topic: Highest Jump with 12 foot grip!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 10880

Re: Highest Jump with 12 foot grip!!!!

It may seem hard to belive, but George Mattos cleared 15' in 1960 at Modesto. He was gripping 12' and had a 42" push.
He was just inducted to the Pole Vault Summit hall of fame.

Doug Balcomb
PV Coach, Colfax HS

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