Got to jump today and felt much better. Not great but I set low goals and reached them. My idea was to start on a small pole and get too much pole speed. Then slowly build up until I was on the right pole and stop. That's exactly what I did and it felt like progress.
Two years ago I jumped 13'1"/3.99m in February. The reason was because I sent four months jumping from 2, 3 and 4 lefts or 4, 6 and 8 steps. This year I'm doing this with my 12'4"/3.75m poles. Actually I ordered three more today so I can jump from 2 to 5 lefts. I think these are a bit forgiving.
Considering I've already jumped 12' 1/2"/3.68m on my 2nd to biggest one, and now I will have two above that, I feel pretty good that this will be a great building block.
In comparison my next to largest 12'4" will be about the same size as my first 13'7/4.15m meet pole. The big difference is more jumps and less chance of injury ... I hope. Have a great evening! Bubba
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