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Pole Vault

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Maggot, 9 Feb 2008.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    My son and I were looking through the Guiness Book of Records earlier, he saw a picture of the Russian lady pole-vaulter (:thumbsup:) and asked me how on earth do they do that? A bloody good question, how on earth does someone hang almost up-side down, on an un-supported pole the best part of twenty feet in the air:ohmy: Is this the maddest "mainstream" track and field event? Has anyone ever done it?
     
  2. Pete

    Pete Guest

    It's even madder when this happens! Or this! :thumbsup:

    I suppose it's all down to momentum and dynamics.
     
  3. Cue classic Chic Murray joke.....

    Chic is at the Olympic Games and walking towards him is a man carrying a long pole,

    "Excuse me, are you a pole vaulter?" asks the bold Chic.

    To which the man replies, "No, I'm German and how do you know my name":biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    I'll get my coat........
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    It is one of those sports I can't imagine ever mastering, because I like to learn slowly and build up - so I could attempt high, or long jumping, whereas with pole vaulting, there must come a time when you just have to throw yourself at it and try....
     
  5. simon l& and a half

    simon l& and a half New Member

    Location:
    Streatham Hill
  6. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    We had pole vaulting at school - until we had to stop because we only had a sand pit to land in - and you started with short, non bendy poles and worked your way up.
     
  7. OP
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    Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
  8. Pete

    Pete Guest

  9. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Is he now singing for the Vatican Choir? :eek: