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dawson338
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Next Pole

Unread postby dawson338 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:15 pm

Im jumping on a 13' 160lbs pacer and doing well. i jumped my PB of 10'6" on it from my short run(4Left). I was gripping 11"8" and running from a 4 Left(47 ft). what pole whould i get for a 6 or 7 Left run? .
Btw I weigh 147 and I am 5"10" tall.

Jake_Wireman
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Re: Next Pole

Unread postby Jake_Wireman » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:39 pm

Okay I graduated 2 years ago and was jumping on a 14' 158 and going 12'9" in regionals I snapped the pole and went to our 14' 160 pacer 3 (old pole I also weighed 145 and was 5'11) and went 13'3" But I always used a 7 step,, let me state that speed is key to the vault for one, I can't see your vault so are you bending the pole a lot? i can't imagine you holding at 11'8 on a 13' pole and bending it a lot being under the weight, I would move your run back on your current pole and hold higher, or get a taller 160 and choke down.

dawson338
PV Newbie
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 9:18 pm
Expertise: Current High School Vaulter
Lifetime Best: 14'
World Record Holder?: Renaud Lavillenie
Favorite Vaulter: Sam Kendricks

Re: Next Pole

Unread postby dawson338 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:27 am

I moved back to a 5 step and cleared 11' by 8 or 9 inches. I was on a 13'6" 160 and I gripped 12'6." I started bending it to much to swing.


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