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Is it really any goofier looking that twanging yourself off a stick?

The vault is cool. Way cool. Like, "strut around practice and inspire awe because you can do it" cool.

Nearly every event, anyone else on the team looks at and says "I can do it." Maybe not well, maybe not fast, but could physically do the event. Everyone can run, everyone can throw, everyone can even do some of the simpler jump events.

There's two exceptions to this. One is the vault. Even people who have done track for years tend to look at it and say "how the hell do you manage to do that?"

The other is the triple jump. In this case, even people who have been around track for years look at you and wonder--but in this case, they're saying "I still haven't quite figured out just what you're doing or what the point of it is."

No, the triple is definitely way goofier than the vault. Worship the vaulter. Pity the triple jumper.

--WP
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