Sometimes you just need to know when to let go.
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Posted by Ian, filed under Images. Date: February 23, 2008, 3:04 am | 34 Comments »
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i think he got owned
DOOD!!!!!!!!!! there was a MF athletic ad with a guy pole vaulting right as i watched this lol
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I knew there was a reason I’d never tried this…
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Lol, adding to my collection thanks.
Omg That was awesome!
actually, it would have been a lot more dangerous for him *had* he let go of it before he did.
REPOST OF A REPOST!!
Dude is right. But, if he would have let go sooner, he actually could have ended up eating the end of that pole. Ouch
i cant stop watching it… please help…
My friend’s a vaulter, and he’s actually had that happen to him. except, instead of face planting, he was actually flung back further than the point he started running from (about 18 paces away)
funny stuff, and honestly not that rare.
omg i want to do that
made my day. (well, night.)
It would have been much worse for him to let go. There are other videos where the vaulter lets go and ends up taking the stick recoil in the balls. It is a fundamental rule that you never let go if something like this goes wrong.
Not only would he have eaten that pole if he’d have let go, he could have cracked his skull open on the metal indent that the pole goes into. Pole vaulting can be very dangerous, my roommate is a former pole vaulter and luckily she never had an accident like that.
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ARRRR! I just nearly wet myself… cant stop laughing !
Stumble upon leads to hilarious things. Haha.
GREAT DEPICTION! ENJOYED THE PICTURE. Thumbs Up to you
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That was heck of an athlete.
Damn he’s sexy on that pole!
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Nice work! I’ll have to do a cross post on this one
He didn't let go on purpose because if he did, the pole would have gone flying and probably would have hit someone. The alternative was to hold on and put himself in slight danger instead of putting the crowd in a lot of danger.