VAULTING POLE NICKNAMES

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Unread postby PVgoalie101 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:28 am

i named mine kostos...which translates to gus in greek. i was dating a greek guy while i was jumping on it :o
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Re: VAULTING POLE NICKNAMES

Unread postby Jplatel5000 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:32 pm

Name: Telephone pole
brand: essx
length: 14' 1"
weight: 191.4 lbs
flex: 13.2

Name: fatass
brand: essx
length: 14' 9"
weight: 189 lbs
flex. 13.6

name: the tank
brand: essx
length: 15' 1"
weight: 193 lbs
flex: 12.7

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Re: VAULTING POLE NICKNAMES

Unread postby powerplant42 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:32 pm

I named my 13'6'' USC/Spirit Artemis. I just thought it fit.
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Unread postby kev44000 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:54 pm

The Beast
16.1 length
195lbs
15.0 flex
spirit
high school senior

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Re: VAULTING POLE NICKNAMES

Unread postby Split » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:28 pm

We have this big, black pole, thats like 15' maybe even 16' long, and it weighs like 50 pounds (no joke) its not used to vault, but to teach proper running form. All the new kids have to do pole runs with it the first few weeks. It's excruciatingly painful, and sometimes kids quit from doing them so much. We just call it The Black Pole...or the Newb Pole.
BTW, one of our football players, who weighs around 250, actually cleared 7' with it.
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Re: VAULTING POLE NICKNAMES

Unread postby powerplant42 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:32 am

I've mentioned THAT particular training excercise :yes: in my drill database that nobody seems to be contributing to...
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Unread postby Thats.What.She.Said » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:13 pm

10' 110 pacer mystic ~ baby pole
11'5" 120 altius ~ candy cane pole (it has a red stripe going up/around it)
11' 125 rocket ~ the danger danger pole
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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:52 am

^bump

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Re: VAULTING POLE NICKNAMES

Unread postby ECvaulter30 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:34 pm

different names our teams uses for these poles
15'7 155 spirit = mary jane
15' 140 spirit = jenny
16' 165 pacerIII = the man
15' 180 carbonfx = big haus
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Unread postby xjoeyx » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:35 pm

Crazy. or beast. or monster.
13' 185 UCS. idr the flex. its fairly old haha.

or there's
"No way on earth" aka Stiffy
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Re: VAULTING POLE NICKNAMES

Unread postby ajchaisson12 » Sat May 08, 2010 1:04 pm

12' 155 Rocket Training Pole - "Black Stallion"
13'0" 140 PacerFx - "The Panther"
14' 145 pacer fx - "Evil Candy Cane" (Has black and red striped grip tape)
15'1" 140 Pacer III - "Champ"
13'6" 140 Rocket "Benedict Arnold" (Borrowed pole from nearby school)

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Re: VAULTING POLE NICKNAMES

Unread postby LHSpolevault » Tue May 11, 2010 8:03 am

We used to nickname our poles all the time when I jumped in H.S... since I started coaching nobody has really taken the liberty to name their pole. However, we do have one pole that nobody uses (I used to straight pole with it when I had no other option) and it's had a nickname that's stuck for a few years. It's a 14' 195 Pacer dubbed "The Homewrecker." I wouldn't let anybody take a full jump on the pole since there's a nasty spike mark about 1ft from the top of it.


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