you got it! i was gonna move back to 7l but ripped my hand open so i had to stop
Maybe you ripped it open from highbar work?
What kind of grip adhesive are you using? Chalk? Some sort of sticky substance? Just wondering, because if you're using something that's too sticky, it could rip your hand open (and maybe it did?).
With a tall, smooth plant, all you really need is chalk - to keep your hand perfectly dry.
I'm not saying switch from a sticky substance to chalk immediately (cuz your plant needs to be improved first). I'm just saying that you will know when you have a tall, smooth plant when you find that you can easily hold onto the pole with just chalk.
Just an idea. Lots of elite vaulters use various sticky substances too, so I'm also not saying you MUST use chalk. Just saying that you need to improve the smoothness of your plant.