Friday, June 10, 2011

Pole Vault

Ahhhh pole vaulting :) I've been vaulting for 3 years now. I've done track & field for 3 years as well, but have never run an event, never jumped, never thrown, only vaulted. I love pole vault.Pole vaulting is really not for everyone, you need to be very athletic, you need the ability to teach your body to do very unorthodox things, and you really need dedication and the will to practice & fail, a lot.
I started vaulting my freshman year of highschool as just a random sport that I thought looked cool, and fun to do. It was extremely hard and I was terrible at it, and I did not take it seriously my first year at all.
My sophomore year I started learning from a private coach, outside of school, it was a huge advantage and it was what really made me fall in love with vaulting.
This past year, my junior year, I have taken it very seriously, and managed to win 1st place in my region c: I didn't do too hot in the state competition, though I've been training hard recently and I am going to be ready to take 1st place at state my senior year!
Now, I live in South Carolina, which is not a huge state for pole vault. I won my region championship only vaulting 12 feet. Currently my Personal Record is 13 feet 6 inches, and I will have to improve about 2 feet by the end of next year to be able to win State. (wish me luck c:)

Now, if you've never seen pole vault in action, check out this video. This is the current world record holder, Bubka, doing his thang.



Final thoughts: Pole vault is extremely hard, does not really do anything towards getting you the ladies, and is a ton of hard work. But it is so much fun :)

30 comments:

Daniel said...

haha history one

Patrick said...

Pole vaulting seems so awesome. Very impressive video.

D4 said...

I have seen vaulting... But not that guy. That's awesome.

Also, you'd be surprised what can get you the ladies if you work it right. I'm positive if you don't over flaunt but let your talents show you could bring some admirers.

Alexander said...

in my bucket list, definitely want to try it

thenitefalls said...

Pole vault takes incredible talent I can imagine, its a sport that Hercules did :D

Daniel, Of Course said...

Pole vaulting is an awesome event to watch. It must take such preciseness to perform the actions- I can't even imagine!

Good stuff, man.

Filler of that space said...

His face was hilarious.And Pole vault looks fun but it really requires intense training...

My0wn5avior said...

This is the kind of stuff to train your body for! I am really into working out and strength training. I used to do martial arts that was a reason to stay fit. I am really looking into stuff to stay fit for, I am currently looking into tricking/parkour and starting martial arts/mma training again, this seems like a good one too! Keep postin.

Kicking Rocks said...

pole vaulting sounds like fun being high in the air!

Jesse Crows said...

pole vaulting seems like a really strenuous yet rewarding activity!

BigMike said...

Keeps you in shape so that helps with the ladies.

InfoTube said...

So cool.

James said...

Looks like a lot of fun, wish I had the guts to try it!

Expected Destiny said...

i vaulted in high school my senior year too, it was a blast!

Oh_B_City said...

Wow that's pretty cool. I've actually never met a real pole vaulter before. Looks pretty hard!

jack weston said...

this seems like it would be a total adrenaline rush for that few couple of seconds!

Salted Plum said...

Looks scary

Shreddie Murphy said...

That was cool, interesting post. Followed!

Kingmush said...

Always wanted to try this. =p

Astaroth said...

very impressive... I tried it a few years ago but I could never get the hang of it.

Rob said...

It does look fun, 14 foot + vaults is pretty damn high! Good luck in improving those 2 feet btw.

jhonny said...

totally agree it look really hard, but also a lot of fun :)

The Pro said...

did it once at track practice... decided to stick to throwing discus ha. followed

Geoffrey said...

I've always wondered how people actually manage to get started in pole vaulting. Good luck with your training!

Solsby Kid said...

Tried to pole vault once... I didnt make it :(

Shreddie Murphy said...

This is pretty rad, betting it takes superior upper body strength and decent coordination too.

DIYgamer said...

always wanted to do this

Alphabeta said...

Would love to be able to vault.

James said...

If you like pole vaulting, you'll love the movie Visioneers.

-BB said...

Visioneers was indeed awesome!

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