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New Push-off World Record

New push-off world record of 1.36 meters (55") set on Essx Recoil Advanced

The 2015 Reno Summit hosted by UCS is the "Who's Who" of the pole vaulting community. This year the event had an International air with World Record Holder Renaud Lavillenie from France attending along with several other international jumpers.

Sam Kendricks, the 2014 USA National Outdoor Champion, jumped two personal records of 19' 1" and then 19' 2 3/4" (5.86M).

Sam jumped on the state-of-the-art UST-Essx Recoil Advance, a revolutionary hybrid vaulting pole. This pole is 2 pounds lighter in carry weight and 1 foot shorter than the World Record holder's pole. The Recoil Advance also has a smaller diameter for ease of grip and is much more responsive during "recoil" than other brands. Sam calls this 15' 9" pole his "go to pole for CONFIDENCE" because of the pole's dependability.

This pole has the revolutionary ability to vary pole speed by moving one's grip up or down. In this meet, Sam Kendricks cleared the bar at 19' 1" but needed more pole speed to go higher. His coach and father, Scott Kendricks, moved his grip down 1" from 15' 6" to 15' 5" to speed up the pole pendulum. The result was perfect timing and better recoil giving Sam a world record "push-off" clearance of 55".

Placing second in the meet, Sam traveled home with several accomplishments:

  1. A "push-off" World Record of 4'6".
  2. A Personal Record 19'3".
  3. Highest jump ever on a UST-Essx pole.
  4. Top USA jumper in the Reno Summit Indoor this year.

UST-Essx and the pole vaulting community congratulate Sam Kendricks for his outstanding performance in this competition.

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