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Pole Test - Old Altius Vaulting Pole

Kris Allison (Lone Star Pole Vault) tests the poles in his training facility as often as necessary to insure they are safe to use. In the video, he is testing a very old 1990 Altius vaulting pole that had several deep gouges where an athlete's spikes had damaged it during a vault attempt. He expected the pole would fail the stress test so he ran it through the traditional stress test done on all Altius poles during the manufacturing process.  To his amazement, it passed with flying colors despite having several nicks and scratches. "Tough Poles!"