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    Quote Originally Posted by LopenUupunut View Post
    The problem with Kendricks is that he seems to have less top-end than the others.....
    or....... :-)
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    Wow!!!
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    Yes thank you for removing Mondo's 'American record'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    or....... :-)
    I always believed this was possible, if not inevitable. He has cleared lower heights by large enough margins on a regular basis to believe this was possible. He just never seemed to have the energy at the highest heights. Wondering if the gusty winds helped today.
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    Name a charity and I will donate $500 if Kendricks beat Mondo...has to be a charity I believe in
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    Quote Originally Posted by player View Post
    Highest outdoor vault in 25 years, almost to the day.

    Would have liked a few more camera angles but nice to get the live coverage on the Sports Gold.
    I am sure NBC will open with it tomorrow!
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    What happened to Nielsen? He had an awful meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    What happened to Nielsen? He had an awful meet.
    Muscle cramps What a shame!

    Not the worst thing though. World Champs would have been really tough for his senior year of college and maybe even affect the Olympics.

    Going nuts of Kendricks! Certainly answered a lot of questions with that jump. Not to mention he did it on a 4.90 pole. For those of you not vaulters that pole is a full 1 foot shorter than what Bubka, Mondo, Renaud used to jump 6.05. Its insane to think how much push off that is and he looks like he had more in the tank for higher jumps! His first 6.06 jump looked amazing too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    or....... :-)
    Last year and the beginning of this year Sam was experimenting with longer poles. 5meter and 4.95 poles. ( I asked his dad) In 2017 and recently he has gone back to his 4.90 poles and the results speak for themselves. He had some good height over 6.06 too.

    We are in uncharted territory with his push off. Bubka was holding at 5.17 on his 6 meter plus jumps( According to a 1987 IAAF study). Kendricks is holding at 4.85.

    Box depth is 20cm so if my math is correct he has a 1.41 meter push off or 4.62 feet of push off!! Bubka 1.18..... WOW
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    While following the meet, and watching Kendricks vault at literally every height, I was thinking, that perhaps the reason he hasn't put up a better mark, is that by the time he gets to the high heights, he's just tired from all that vaulting. Someone was commenting the other day, about how he will take a jump at 5.50, and look like he's jumping 6.10, but by the time he gets to 6.00 he's struggling.

    I guess tonight that theory was blown out of the water

    Also, winning nationals by a foot. Not too shabby. Well done Mr. Kendricks.
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