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Old 03-15-2017, 11:40 AM   #149
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Originally Posted by glatt View Post
I hate Facebook video links, but here I am posting one. I tried to find this on youtube, but failed.

a new boys pole vaulting record in the USA recently. In slow motion. It's astounding.
If this is the same video (19-something foot) I saw this morning on FB...

...the amazing part is the transfer of energy into motion: he propels nearly straight up, "jack-knifes" his lower body over the top of the pole, and then "snakes" that motion upwards, "whipping" his upper body out of the way.
There's a level of facility that everyone needs to accomplish, and from there
it's a matter of deciding for yourself how important ultra-facility is to your
expression. ... I found, like Joseph Campbell said, if you just follow whatever
gives you a little joy or excitement or awe, then you're on the right track.

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