gktrack wrote:polevaultpower wrote:The rule states (among other things) that the weight rating must be 3/4" numbers, the old Pacer poles lack that. You can get a replacement label from Gill Athletics and then it will be legal.
I DQ'd an old Pacer pole yesterday. I feel bad, but the rule is what it is. I offered to loan the athlete one of our poles, but she had a different one of her own anyway.
Thanks for the response polevaultpower. There's no problem with the weight rating, it's maybe not that old and reads 150 lbs. clearly in 3/4" numbers on a yellow band at the top of the pole. The only question is her grip tape starts 6 inches below that yellow 150 lb. label, and unlike the Spirit pole she uses, her Pacer(Fx) pole has no line/band (other than the top of her athletic grip tape). What do you think?
Oh I misunderstood the question. The yellow Pacer weight label sticker doubles as the maximum handhold band. It is up to each manufacturer to determine the maximum grip for their poles.