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by KirkB
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Website News and Camp/Competition Announcements
Topic: Saugatuck Pole Vault Clinic, In Memory of Alan Launder July 25, 26.
Replies: 4
Views: 9930

Re: Saugatuck Pole Vault Clinic, In Memory of Alan Launder July 25, 26.

:yes: Yes! Thanks for dedicating your clinic to the memory of Altius! :rose: :heart: If I recall, I think you did that last year too! :yes: Kirk p.s. PVP has not been the same without him. :no: No more English idioms, like " don't get your knickers in a knot " ... " spot on mate "...
by KirkB
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Can't stop going to the left
Replies: 10
Views: 21545

Re: Can't stop going to the left

By "in your takeoff", what I mean is that your top hand isn't directly vertical above your takeoff foot. Therefore, it *must* be off to the left a tad too much. If it was off to the right (typically due to a late plant, or not reaching up as high as you should), then you'd drift right. But...
by KirkB
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Can't stop going to the left
Replies: 10
Views: 21545

Re: Can't stop going to the left

Archer, I was at first thinking that your vid was excellent - taken from the right view for the issue that you're trying to figure out. But unfortunately, it doesn't show your takeoff foot when you leave the ground. That might be revealing. I do note that your trail leg is at what I would consider a...
by KirkB
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: US Women's PV Olympic Trials: Suhr, Morris, Weeks
Replies: 2
Views: 7314

Re: US Women's PV Olympic Trials: Suhr, Morris, Weeks

Thanks, VaultMD. I've corrected it now.

Kirk
by KirkB
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: US Women's PV Olympic Trials: Suhr, Morris, Weeks
Replies: 2
Views: 7314

US Women's PV Olympic Trials: Suhr, Morris, Weeks

1. Jenn Suhr 15-9 4.80
2. Sandi Morris 15-7 4.75
3. Alexis Weeks 15-5 4.70 (corrected - was "Tori")

Congratulations!

Kirk
by KirkB
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Renaud Lavillenie by Cedric Klapicsh... Link to video
Replies: 4
Views: 11629

Re: Renaud Lavillenie by Cedric Klapicsh... Link to video

Wan wrote:hope for Barber too

:yes: :yes:

And Kendricks for Bronze? :yes:

Kirk
by KirkB
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Renaud Lavillenie by Cedric Klapicsh... Link to video
Replies: 4
Views: 11629

Re: Renaud Lavillenie by Cedric Klapicsh... Link to video

I got this message, when I tried to run the vid (I used Google to translate Fr to En):

For reasons of rights granted to France Télévisions, this video is not available from your location .


Kirk
by KirkB
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: US Olympic Trials - Men's PV - Kendricks 5.91; Simmons; Cunningham
Replies: 7
Views: 16230

US Olympic Trials - Men's PV - Kendricks 5.91; Simmons; Cunningham

Today's results: http://trialsresults.usatf.org/

Congratulations and good luck to Sam Kendricks. He has a good chance for an Olympic Bronze, possibly higher if Lavillenie or Barber faulter. :star:

I also think that he has a good chance to join the 6.00m club soon! :idea:

Kirk
by KirkB
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Intermediate Technique
Topic: Help with better inversion and staying closer to the pole
Replies: 1
Views: 7226

Re: Help with better inversion and staying closer to the pole

First, read my posts in the thread titled "How to "go up - not out"? Roll the pole! It's basic physics!". You can find it by searching for "kirk basic physics". Your style of vaulting is quite a bit like Jason Colwick's! An extreme double-leg swing! I'm not going to say...
by KirkB
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Video Review
Topic: review my vault
Replies: 4
Views: 11343

Re: review my vault

First, refer back to my comments to your thread in the Equipment forum: http://www.polevaultpower.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=55939&p=222325#p222325 Second, make sure you read my post above (the one that Austin linked you to). Here's a few more technical comments ... You say you need a new...
by KirkB
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Next Pole
Replies: 3
Views: 8030

Re: Next Pole

Never mind about the vid. I just found it here: http://www.polevaultpower.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=55936 I would say that you can improve quite a bit in the next year, and once you do, you really will be mushing out your pole. Since this thread is in the Equipment forum, I'll move to your ...
by KirkB
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Next Pole
Replies: 3
Views: 8030

Re: Next Pole

Take a look at Jan Johnson's (Skyjumpers) Pole Chart here: http://www.vstraining.com/skyjumpers/component/content/article/93-articles/pole-vault/65-pole-progression-chart Your pole has a relative stiffness of 31 on that chart, so my guess is that a 13-6 150 (relative stiffness = 33) might be your be...

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