jumpinjoe wrote:Anyone know the basis for the rule (USATF Competition Rules, 183.3) "Gloves may not be worn" in Pole Vault?
Is it about time that this one should be removed? Anyone know the procedure for getting it removed?
VaultPurple wrote:It is a good USATF rule because they govern mainly junior club teams with new pole vaultera. And most new vaulters are like, hey i should use gloves for a better grip or warm hands. But if you have ever tried to do high bar drills or pull ips with gloves you will notice the glove does not slide on the bar but your hand slides in the glove and requires you to grip much tighter to hold on. And if you try to vault in them it makes it hard to feel the pole in your hand and makes gripling harder if the glove slides any or if it is not fitting perfectly.
The NCAA actually allows them but I am yet to see any college athlete that chooses to vault im gloves. I personally think they are more dangerous because they make gripping more difficult.
PVdancer wrote:Nice for us masters to have the option!
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