2008 Summit poll

Discussion for all things related to the National Pole Vault Summit held annually in Reno, Nevada.

What do you think about the changes to the Summit?

Going, like the new date but not the location of jumping
5
12%
Going and it sounds better this year with the changes
2
5%
Not going, missing the best weekend of the year...
10
23%
Going but don't like the new date or the location of jumping
7
16%
Going, like the location but not the date
3
7%
I am going and will reserve judgment until after the event
16
37%
 
Total votes: 43

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Unread postby bjvando » Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:59 pm

Sounds like they'll have all the necessities covered. I'll be there!
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Unread postby Sebes » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:30 am

All I know is I had some great memories at the old Hilton...and I hope the good times continue onward!

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Unread postby Bubba PV » Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:43 pm

This is the format it started in and I think you'll like it a lot. The Livestock Center is spacious with good access to all vaulters and pits. Not nearly so cramped. Can't wait!! Bubba
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Unread postby Tim McMichael » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:43 am

Here is what I had to say to my athletes: If you would rather be doing something else on Christmas break, maybe pole vaulting high is not a big enough priority in your lives to care.

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Unread postby Bubba PV » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:46 am

Good point Tim. I tell my kids that if you aren't ready to PR at Reno then you are WAY behind for the rest of the year. Bubba
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Unread postby vault3rb0y » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:59 pm

Its not always that simple. Sometimes kids really CANT afford to go right after christmas break, literally, because the flights are so jacked up. If they have a closer, cheaper meet to go to, it might be in the best interest of someone to go elsewhere. Regardless of their commitment to vaulting. I know kids who would die to vault any time of the year at any place, and its not fair to say they aren't commited enough because they wont spend 500+ compared to 100 for a meet.

That being said, of course, if you can go you should. But dont think you aren't committed enough if the cards dont fall in your favor.
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Unread postby Bubba PV » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:15 am

Your point is well taken. When I lived in Southern California it was a 50 minute flight and no big deal. Since I've moved back home to Texas the logistics are more tricky for the kids and their parents. Good point. Bubba
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Unread postby asianvaulter » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:36 pm

My first time going!!! I'm excited. I've never vaulted indoors before.
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Unread postby skyshark177 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:17 am

Wow, the prices for plane tickets are outrageous right now!!
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