Question about Triple Jump?
04/14/2008 9:03:29 PM
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I have been trying to find if there is any ruling about how far the boards for Triple Jump are? I have been at meets where 28 and 32 are the only boards and yet other meets where 32, 34, 36 are the boards. Most meets I end up making my own 38 or 40 board because my jumper has an extremely long first hop phase and if he starts at 32 many times he is already in the sand pit before he jumps his third jump. Any ideas on rulings? I am hoping they allow or even have a 38 or 40 board at Regionals? 38 is the perferred board that seems to work perfectly!
I have been trying to find if there is any ruling about how far the boards for Triple Jump are? I have been at meets where 28 and 32 are the only boards and yet other meets where 32, 34, 36 are the boards. Most meets I end up making my own 38 or 40 board because my jumper has an extremely long first hop phase and if he starts at 32 many times he is already in the sand pit before he jumps his third jump.

Any ideas on rulings? I am hoping they allow or even have a 38 or 40 board at Regionals? 38 is the perferred board that seems to work perfectly!
04/14/2008 9:42:56 PM
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There are no rules about where the boards are. Typical ones are at 24' for girls and 32' for boys, and yes, usually they'll let you put down a shorter or longer board if necessary.
There are no rules about where the boards are. Typical ones are at 24' for girls and 32' for boys, and yes, usually they'll let you put down a shorter or longer board if necessary.
04/15/2008 12:17:52 AM
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Showalter, site of the state meet, has a nice 40' stripe for the guys...
Showalter, site of the state meet, has a nice 40' stripe for the guys...
04/15/2008 12:27:42 AM
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No offense to your athlete but in the pit at 36 feet off his second phase??? Either his last phase is tiny or he hits atleast a 49 if he stays on the runway?
No offense to your athlete but in the pit at 36 feet off his second phase??? Either his last phase is tiny or he hits atleast a 49 if he stays on the runway?
04/15/2008 7:21:28 AM
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Yeah its just sometimes with the 32 board... honestly his jump phase is the worst phase he has. We've messed with trying to make his hop phase smaller to even it out more but it = worse performances so I'm going to keep it the way it is. I know its suppose to be 35, 30, 35 percent in your jumps but his is almost 50, 25, 25. He tends to like the 38 board more and its were we practice at usually! Comfortable with it I guess! So No offense taken I realized when I typed it I might get some comments!
Yeah its just sometimes with the 32 board... honestly his jump phase is the worst phase he has. We've messed with trying to make his hop phase smaller to even it out more but it = worse performances so I'm going to keep it the way it is. I know its suppose to be 35, 30, 35 percent in your jumps but his is almost 50, 25, 25.

He tends to like the 38 board more and its were we practice at usually! Comfortable with it I guess! So No offense taken I realized when I typed it I might get some comments!
04/15/2008 7:33:35 PM
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Yea my phases were always weird most of the time I'd be between 15 - 17 feet on my first phase 8 - 10 ft on second and 15 - 17 on the third phase.
Yea my phases were always weird most of the time I'd be between 15 - 17 feet on my first phase 8 - 10 ft on second and 15 - 17 on the third phase.
04/15/2008 9:01:29 PM
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The 'optimal' (as determined by biomechanics) ratio is 35-30-35, so on a 40' jump, that'd be 14' - 12' - 14'. The key is, of course, to stay low and fast on the 'hop', so the 'step' can be relatively long as well. What I see too often is the jump-running step-jump strategy, which typically costs the jumper several feet.
The 'optimal' (as determined by biomechanics) ratio is 35-30-35, so on a 40' jump, that'd be 14' - 12' - 14'. The key is, of course, to stay low and fast on the 'hop', so the 'step' can be relatively long as well. What I see too often is the jump-running step-jump strategy, which typically costs the jumper several feet.

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