No rain this morning after all, but I did have to unload all of my poles to see what was where, while watching and waiting for the kids finish their practice. Since I just vaulted the day before yesterday I didn't expect to feel great and I didn't. Even though I was slow to warm up I felt decent. That nice feeling of course was countered by the crappy head and head cross wind. I found myself waiting on a pure crosswind to go.
The good news was that I was able to start and clear a couple of bars on my smallest 13'7/4.15m Essx Carbon Recoil from four lefts or 42'. As I inched my grip up I moved back to five lefts or 52' to keep from having to push my run in the wind. Though I can't say my technique was dialed in particularly, I was able to control a few jumps with a few styles. I held hand pressure forever to get in from 42' and I have not been able to do that and still swing. From 52' I was able to accelerate and swing in one motion with hand pressure. I was a little all over the place with my run because of the wind and my fatigued body but I'm happy with what I could do to control the pole. I made 11'/3.35m a few times and did not try higher. My max grip was 12'/3.66m which shoes how bad the wind was and how I felt.
I think it's a sign of good things to come. SO, my take is it was a good survival day. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for your support, Bubba
Megadeth - "Trust" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keRMhpjjn_U