KirkB wrote:Excellent points made by ADTFA and Bethel.
Take a look at this thread about Christian Tamminga's highbar drills (especially his shoot-to-a-handstand on the highbar at the tail end of the vid, and his PV vid) ... and tell us what you think.
It seems like he was TRAINING for the kind of 6.40 Model pull we're discussing here, but his actual vaulting doesn't reflect this.
I'm sure he's retired now, but he still does a mighty fine shoot-to-a-handstand from a near-hang!
Christian has said he will be retiring after this season. Tomorrow he will jump in his first meet of 2009.
By the way, he said you should be pushing your bottom arm upwards after you have completed the takeoff. I always said they should just be firm with the bottom arm, no pushing. Got them a bit confused.