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2012 Inocencio Presentation

A little mouse told me:
 
 Box collars now will be used at college level (with wings version specified by NCAA) and the High School level for 2015 requires an ASTM compliant collar -- do not believe the adds that say wings required by NFHS -- not true -- contacted the National Office to confirm -- politics and misleading adds have no place in this -- this is supposed to be about the good of the sport -
ASTM F08.67 -- box collar standard -- that has sure turned into a pile of shreeded cheese - such a good concept gone sideways - according to my measurement and pictures do not believe it meets std - revisions request have been sent in
 

Back in time -- Herb Jenks and early Pacer poles -- brilliant man -- remember how poles used to splinter with longer strips or shards when a pole broke -- the Original Pole patent on the (helically wound according to patent wording) spiral wrap -- this was for added hoop strength -- based on using straight glass (not woven material) so to get hoop strength - the spiral wrapping of material -- the two spiral wraps were also separated by a body wrap - that was important -- if you are a die hard read Patent 3,969,557 -- materials have changed and improved -- the patent talks about avoiding woven material --  
 
Renaud is still the man until proven otherwise - vaults on Spirit
 
 Shawnacy Barber - young lion from Canada - Altius poles working for him
 Sam Kendricks - top of US using ESSX
Devin King young rising star in US on Pacer Carbon FX
Melker Svard Jacobsson of Sweden - another young rising star - Nordic
Use what works forr you - soemtimes pole choice is made for you - place or coaches
 

 
Pole building still has a lot of hands on work - craftsmanship - patterns and materials - great - a good chief can use the same ingredients and will get a better product that someone who main goal is to make quantity -
 you need consistency - reliability - quality control - repeatability and not treat as a mass produced commodity product 
 
 
I am working on a little primary on basic pole making - will be posting as I put it together. 
 
 
 
 
 
Could be an interesting season  will try and update more often and give any insite or hindisght you can get living in cheeseland 

Well made carbon
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how is important not just what it is made with

2014 Women's Indoor Worlds Pole Break

New WR -- Renaud Lavillenie 6.16

The following link is for a little tidbit I threw together and Ashley Whittaker helped clean up while I was at Gill. 
This plus a few of my presentations can be found out on the web.
This page will also included some expanded information as mentioned on the home page

Engineers View on a Pole Vault Pole

2004 Pole Symposium presentation

2006 European Vault Conference - big file

2008 European Vault Conference - big file

2009 Power Point Presentation

My Input on PV Poles 1/27/2011

Example of 425 Series Section Modulus

I have started adding links to the various items or sections as seen above.
I will add more as time permits or questions arise.
Remember - it is a composite - many ways to get to the final product
Use what works for you
425 Series Example -- you can see when mandrel size changes by when the handle gets stiffer
Pole Failure has some stills of single point failure -
Renaud and video at bottom have multi point from over load

Sweet take-off - click below to see ---- Steve Lewis UK - his coach at that time was Steve Rippon

-- in my opinion one of the top coaches in the world

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Try hard enough - you can break any pole - click below for video

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