Posted by Andy™ on Apr 04, 2002 at 10:29
Re: Safety Net for Vaulting (R. Tuff)
I'd hate pole vaulting with a net, it would make the landing much more difficult. The last time I did it the mat felt like concrete, but the first thing I was taught was how to land.
Most of the injuries, as I understand it, come from not making it over the bar, or smacking into it.
I'd wager we'd have a few more if people were tumbling down a net afterward as well.
All that needs to be done is the pad should be softened a bit and the participants should be trained well.
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