kev44000 wrote:Nay ---unless well supervised and plenty of padding all around. Without strick supervision kids (high school and college) tend to goof off with the rope and do stupid things and end up getting hurt . Also at some vault camps I have seen kids use the rope as a play toy and get hurt. The rope is off limits to my son period.
Mitch wrote:I would have to say I am definitely in favor of rope vaulting but I have learned pole vaulting under the "Johnson" theory so I am biased in that sense. But after rupturing my Achilles last winter I spent more time on the rope vault then I have ever before and let me tell you it was very good at replicating what it would be like on the top end of the pole. I downloaded 2 videos to youtube just so that you can see what I am talking about. It is amazing how many kids do the same bad habits on the rope that they do on the pole and also the same things kids need a lot of work on, (such as the swing) is easily seen through the rope vault. I am for the rope vault only if there is a good mat setup and obviously Vault Chicago has a pretty good one. Golfdane had stated that it is almost impossible to get to the right positions so that is why I put these videos here because I wanted to show everyone that is it possible to come close to hitting the right positions. If you line my rope vault up with my real vault the form looks almost identical. Finally, I always told kids at summer practices is that if they were able to generate "pop" off the top of the rope, they are guaranteed to get tons of push off on the real vault. Same thing goes for straight pole-ing.
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