superpipe wrote:ADTF Academy wrote:What I saying is not everyone should be preached to have a 1' outside takeoff. I have heard of coaches trying to get everyone to jump from a foot out. That is taking it to the extreme. If you don't have athleticism to handle that kind of impulse and maintain velocity coming off the ground than its not a good idea to teach taking off a foot out.
Are you saying it's ok or even "good" for certain athletes to take-off one foot out, much less 6" out? If so, how do you justify this?
Once again when did I ever say it should be 1' out...... Never.......... I'm not an english teacher so I will take some responsibility in my grammar being crap at times. I am puzzled how it came off as me needing to justify taking off out...... Exaggeration makes it easy to prove a point.
Like DJ posted ON is best. On is different for different people. I have seen and talked with athletes who were being told a pre jump is taking off way way out. What is way way out is different in every persons mind. There is extremes to everything. Like taking off under. I have seen athletes of extraordinary caliber take off over a foot out and safely complete jumps as well as over a foot under and complete jumps. Two come to mind right away.... Ashton Eaton and Markov. Taking off under example would be Hysong to win the Gold Medal. He told me first hand on that jump he took off almost a foot under got rocked but knew how to salvage the jump to win the gold. Do I say either example is right. When have I ever preached that. Too funny.