Which High Jump Pole?

Which High Jump Pole?
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Which High Jump Pole?

High Jump poles more commonly known in Athletics as a high jump lath, is the bar in which an athlete needs to jump over to indicate they have jumped the set height. and can move on to the next level. Should the bar aka lath be knocked on the uprights then an athlete has not met the required height to progress in the competition.

We offer 4 high jump laths within our range to cater for all requirements. The first two, manufactured from fibreglass are made to the exact same specification, with the Nordic high jump lath being IAAF certified and the standard lath conforming to IAAF regulations. The ends of all the lathes have plastic caps fitted that have one flat surface to perfectly sit on the rests of the high jump stands but fall with the necessary pressure when an athlete contacts with the lath. These ends also are manufactured to IAAF regulations. Both of our fibreglass laths, with the standard lath our most popular choice, can be and are used right through from high level competition through to a PE lesson in a school class.

The other two options are for training purposes only. Our aluminium high jump lath which used to be the competition model several years ago can no longer be used in competition, although some facilities still prefer to use these for training. And finally we offer the high jump flexi bar which is used for multiple jumps in training without the need to replace a high jump lath on every jump. The flexibar is basically a length of elastic with foam blocks along its length to represent a lath. Each end is fixed to the height adjuster on the high jump stands and the concept is that should the jumper not make the height, the flexibar with spring back into place without any manual intervention and the next jump can take place.

2 years ago