Re: Safety Net for Vaulting

Posted by y on Apr 04, 2002 at 08:00

Re: Safety Net for Vaulting (R. Tuff)

how about an infrared sensor accross the two uprights, this could sense when the athelete has reached the apex of the vault and then cause the matting or netting solutions proposed elswhere to be implented.

the extra matting or netting could then be made to cover the whole area of the event apparatus (including the pole planting point).

there would be no problem with aborted vaults as the extra padding would only come into action when the vault was at its apex (thereby at the point of no return).

the sensing equipment could alternativly be attached to the horizontal bar (at the ends), this would add easier adjustment for different bar heights.

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