Lilmicmike wrote: Is this what you are referring to when you mention the pull to handstand?
I like this vid that you posted. It's a hip-circle-to-a-handstand (sort of), but it's a pole vaulter, doing it with a single trail leg. If you could do that, I would be quite satisfied that you're on your way to 18 feet. I just don't see this skill level in your 5-left vaults yet though. Did you video this guy? Is it a buddy of yours? If you know him, maybe he can give you some pointers?
This isn't quite what I was referring to, but it's good enough to get an idea of the movement.
Besides the hip-circle-to-a-handstand, there's actually 2 other drills: (1) hang-to-a-handstand; and (2) pull-to-a-handstand.
#1 is what gymnasts sometimes do as their first trick - after their coach lifts them up to grab the bar.
#2 is from standing below the bar and then jumping up. I called this "pull-to-a-handstand", but that's not really the best name for it. It might be better called "pull-to-a-handstand-from-a-standing-start".
I recommend #2 for a couple reasons: (a) you can do it yourself, without help; and (b) it's actually a little easier, since you can jump a little higher than you need to (to grab the bar), and then you bounce down a bit - which simulates the flex of the pole (a little bit). So you get a bit of oomph out of the bar this way.