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  • #16
    Re: what surprise(s) does Jenn Suhr have in store for us?

    Jenn just tweeted she'll be jumping at the Warwick Valley (NY) meet on May 27.
    (Also signing autographs, being a goodwill ambassador, etc etc!)
    She linked a brief article/press release about it.

    It said Suhr would vault AFTER the Girls HS Division!!
    This made me wonder.

    If she's jumping in a separate event, doesn't she have to have competition??
    No other elites....or anyone!....was listed.

    If she's jumping as PART OF the Girls HS Division, but waiting to open until they've finished---which I assume will be MUCH lower than her opening height!!----is that legal? Both for any marks she might make, and for the HS girls competing "against" a Professional?
    (Don't know NY State HS rules.)

    Anyway, that appears to be Suhr's next competition!

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    • #17
      Re: what surprise(s) does Jenn Suhr have in store for us?

      Originally posted by aaronk
      Jenn just tweeted she'll be jumping at the Warwick Valley (NY) meet on May 27.
      (Also signing autographs, being a goodwill ambassador, etc etc!)
      She linked a brief article/press release about it.

      It said Suhr would vault AFTER the Girls HS Division!!
      This made me wonder.

      If she's jumping in a separate event, doesn't she have to have competition??
      No other elites....or anyone!....was listed.

      If she's jumping as PART OF the Girls HS Division, but waiting to open until they've finished---which I assume will be MUCH lower than her opening height!!----is that legal? Both for any marks she might make, and for the HS girls competing "against" a Professional?
      (Don't know NY State HS rules.)

      Anyway, that appears to be Suhr's next competition!
      I officiate the Wisconsin Track Club summer series meets with age-group competition. They have more or less all comers and the highest clearance has been 560 for the men and 436 for the women, a height which got the vaulter (Soceka) in to the USATF meet (for sure, she had a 426 before and it was unclear if that would do).

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      • #18
        Re: what surprise(s) does Jenn Suhr have in store for us?

        Originally posted by aaronk
        If she's jumping in a separate event, doesn't she have to have competition??
        If it's just an exhibition - no.
        At this point in her career, exhibitions may make more sense than full-out comps. She can do as she pleases.

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        • #19
          Re: what surprise(s) does Jenn Suhr have in store for us?

          she's switching pole companies

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          • #20
            Re: what surprise(s) does Jenn Suhr have in store for us?

            Wow; and Yelena Isinbayeva turns 32 today (Tuesday).

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            • #21
              Re: what surprise(s) does Jenn Suhr have in store for us?

              Originally posted by gh
              she's switching pole companies
              Oh that's interesting. She used Gill poles early in her career but switched to Spirit.

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              • #22
                Re: what surprise(s) does Jenn Suhr have in store for us?

                some details (also new shoe contract) now posted to front page.

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                • #23
                  Re: what surprise(s) does Jenn Suhr have in store for us?

                  old thread from polevaultpower.com with a few details about Bubka's pole changes:
                  http://www.polevaultpower.com/forum/vie ... hp?t=11344

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                  • #24
                    Re: what surprise(s) does Jenn Suhr have in store for us?

                    from Rick Suhr's announcement:

                    It was years in the making and extensive research but we finally have completely made the switch and she is learning the timing of these poles which have a much more aggressive reaction
                    I don't know how much of this is 'marketing' and how much is actual 'technology', but it's a very clever ploy to make people think twice about the pole they're getting next. I have both kinds of poles in my track shed (35 total) and neither I nor my vaulters have ever noticed a difference (Gill to Spirit . . . glass to carbon IS a noticeable change).

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