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by fishman4god
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti
Replies: 107
Views: 50889

Re: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti

Right on DJ. My high school coach 74-76 and my college coaches all taught a penultimate jump up and in takeoff. So did olsons coach at Abilene as well as many others. So the point that running off the ground was all that was taught is somewhat ambiguous to say the least
by fishman4god
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - General
Topic: Another "is he/she suitable"
Replies: 7
Views: 6996

Re: Another "is he/she suitable"

Seek out a USATF club. They will typicaly be your best bet on getting "off the ground" no pun intended. I have a 10 year old the comes around now and then to vault and she is having fun (safely) and is learning. But ditto on the other comments!
by fishman4god
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - USA Elite
Topic: Jenn Suhr to Jump at NFL Game
Replies: 5
Views: 6398

Re: Jenn Suhr to Jump at NFL Game

Good stuff and a big yahoo!!! :D for promoting pole vault!
by fishman4god
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - International
Topic: Feofanova has triple fracture, blames London organizers
Replies: 3
Views: 4269

Re: Feofanova has triple fracture, blames London organizers

Hum.....no comments, ok i'll do it. Gusty wind aside...............i'm gonna say sour grapes, everyone had to deal with it and Jen did! Oh yeah and like we need lawyers involved in whether or not we should be compensated for the weather/site conditions....give me a break. :mad:
by fishman4god
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 30180

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

Yes master is wise!
by fishman4god
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Beginning Technique
Topic: Short Pole Vaulters?
Replies: 4
Views: 10395

Re: Short Pole Vaulters?

Good speed and strenght can make up for some of your "limitations" however if you want to do it and love it, go for it. There have been some great vaulters wo have been "short". Two years ago there was a gal in Florida who was about your size and she jumped 12'9" in high sch...
by fishman4god
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Advanced Technique
Topic: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti
Replies: 107
Views: 50889

Re: The location of the take off point in fiberglass pole vaulti

"As a coach we will have many careers. The athlete will only have one." ADTF old son - If you are going to quote me - you should at least cite me!!!!! Page 5, ChapterTwo, Track and Field and the role of the coach, 'From Beginner to Bubka -and Isinbayeva too". But you have chosen an i...
by fishman4god
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Pole Vault Safety
Topic: Serious Pole Vault Injuries 2003-Present
Replies: 6
Views: 43904

Re: Serious Pole Vault Injuries 2003-Present

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjXlSs95hWc I would call this a serious injury. It is, but we're really looking more at life-threatening accidents in this thread. There are a disturbing number of relatively elite male vaulters who have damaged their scrotum/testicles from hitting the pole on the way...
by fishman4god
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 30180

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

Spend your time in the early months of your comeback regaining strength, endurance, flexibility (really important) and some speed work and drills. I am now about 1.5 years into my comeback (I am 54) and I had alot of nagging injuries early on from a simple lack of conditioning. I cant emphasize enou...
by fishman4god
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Essx vs Spirit
Replies: 9
Views: 8567

Re: Essx vs Spirit

Well I agree, just thought there might be a brand that might help more(age wise) than another brand. Have never jumped on spirits or Essex but have/ do jump on all others. Thanks
by fishman4god
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Essx vs Spirit
Replies: 9
Views: 8567

Re: Essx vs Spirit

Well KC I agree but at 54 there is only so much UP at takeoff LOL! Trying different poles to find what works best for me at my age. currently jumping on Altius and Gill products. Might try an ESSEX if I can rent it first. thanks Becca and KC for the input. any additional info or insight would be gla...
by fishman4god
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Essx vs Spirit
Replies: 9
Views: 8567

Re: Essx vs Spirit

So in your opinion what pole would be best if you do tend to sink at takeoff ?

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