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by Andy_C
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Photos of free take offs - Got any?
Replies: 25
Views: 13883

Re: Photos of free take offs - Got any?

Thanks guys. And great photos of Ashton, I've always been a big fan of his take off. One of the few things that impress me more than a pole vaulter with a pre-jump is a decathlete with a pre-jump! Fantastic work! :yes: And Altius, you're quite right about translating it into competition. It's much h...
by Andy_C
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Pole Drop, When is Early too Early?
Replies: 14
Views: 5922

Re: Pole Drop, When is Early too Early?

Yeah I am not 100% sure what you mean about coming forward but I think it is because you carry your right hand behind you when you run, to help you hold the pole up. But if you carry it in front of you and use the left hand as a lever you can keep your right hand right next to your hip. Altius: Why...
by Andy_C
Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Photos of free take offs - Got any?
Replies: 25
Views: 13883

Re: Photos of free take offs - Got any?

Alright, I'll bite. Got an incredible pre-jump here. 3post.jpg 4post.jpg This is Joel Pocklington (coached by Mark Stewart). Not sure what pole Joel is using but the run is from 8 steps (4 lefts) and the bungie was at around 4.40m I think. He was about 1-1.5 feet off the ground before the pole made ...
by Andy_C
Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Training
Topic: Off-Season Cross-Training?
Replies: 5
Views: 5290

Re: Off-Season Cross-Training?

Not sure exactly what your schedule is but for XC and the pole vault here's a brief overview about my thoughts: XC is used a lot among coaches who are influenced by or are from the former Eastern Bloc countries. It's role is in the early season preparation, really as kind of a "kick start"...
by Andy_C
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Isinbayeva not what she used to be
Replies: 12
Views: 7222

Re: Isinbayeva not what she used to be

Anyway, sorry to diverge from the original conversation. With regards to Isi, I think that next year will tell us how great she really is. She has already made her mark on the sport but now comes true adversity for her. I'm sure she's certainly not having fun right now. But she needs this infinitely...
by Andy_C
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Isinbayeva not what she used to be
Replies: 12
Views: 7222

Re: Isinbayeva not what she used to be

I just wanted to make a comment that can be applied to everybody and not really directed at any athlete in particular (like Lavillinie) IMO, here's the catch 22 with taking off out: Taking off "on the spot" is the bare minimum of what you have to try and achieve. And to me "on the spo...
by Andy_C
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WC Women Finals - Another great competition!
Replies: 162
Views: 36148

Re: WC Women Finals - Middle of the night party here!

BruceFlorman wrote:Evidently passing to 4.92 now... trying to tie Jenn for #2 all time. Strange... why not 4.93?


Was thinking the same thing.
by Andy_C
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WC Women Finals - Another great competition!
Replies: 162
Views: 36148

Re: WC Women Finals - Middle of the night party here!

I'm starting to become a big fan of Strutz and her celebrations lol!
by Andy_C
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WC Women Finals - Another great competition!
Replies: 162
Views: 36148

Re: WC Women Finals - Middle of the night party here!

Dang, too bad for Suhr.

She didn't look like she was in her best form all night.
by Andy_C
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WC Women Finals - Another great competition!
Replies: 162
Views: 36148

Re: WC Women Finals - Middle of the night party here!

Nice clearance for Silva! Cubans seem to have found themselves a nice little system here. I may be reading into it a bit but Borges and Silva look like they're a bit shorter than average - find a long jumper who can pick up gymnastics. Both Borges and Silva look like they have some natural gymnastic...
by Andy_C
Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WC Women Finals - Another great competition!
Replies: 162
Views: 36148

Re: WC Women Finals - Middle of the night party here!

Also very interesting to note, Silva from Cuba has the same long jump style run as Borges!

They must be recruiting pole vaulters from the long jump stock over there!
by Andy_C
Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: WC Women Finals - Another great competition!
Replies: 162
Views: 36148

Re: WC Women Finals - Middle of the night party here!

Feofanova's coach looks kinda like Steven Segal lol

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