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In pole vaulting it is important not merely to observe whether a vaulter clears the bar, but to slow down the video and break down the vault into its component parts--the handgrip, carry, run, plant, drive, swing, pull-turn-push, clearance technique, and where the vaulter lands in the pit.
Nearly every catastrophic injury over the last 20 years could have been avoided by (1) using common-sense where circumstances dictate, (2) strict compliance to the rules on hazard-free soft-landing zones around the landing mat, (3) proper use and maintenance of legal-sized landing mats and vaulting poles, and (4) seeing that the participants (athlete and coach) acquire an accredited pole-vault event education.
During the days of rigid or near-rigid vaulting poles, the bending/unbending pole-energy storage system was negligible.