Pole Vaulting Poles Made of Nanotubes
By Lance Winslow
Any Track and Field Pole Vaulting can tell you the problem of
poles breaking. But imaging a flexible material stronger than steal
by fifty times, a material flexible that you could put any amount
of human energy you could muster from running a full speed and
jamming it down into a little box, without worry of it breaking.
You would have the trust to go beyond limits of current
In fact as such a material was introduced to the sport of pole
vaulting all records would shattered in a couple of years. No world
record from any Olympics previously run could hold. The safety of
the sport would be vastly improved and the heights of the vaults
would be at least a third higher.
Even us novice pole-vaulters would see an immediate improvement
and the rush of the experience of thrusting into the air on a
single pound. With the improved safety and the decreased injury
rates the competition would be even more intense and thus improving
the sports records even more. The current pole vault poles are
dangerous and break too often and do not provide the proper level
of comfort needed to push the limits of the human athletic ability
and levels we can achieve with Pole Vaulting Poles made of
Nanotubes. Think on this.