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HJ Spikes

Postby Highjump765 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:16 pm

I have been high jumping for 2 years and jump 7'. I am about to start my freshman season in college and have been wearing the asics turbo high jump shoes and love them. But my college is sponsored by both nike and asics. I don't know if I should keep my turbo jumps or switch to theNike Zoom HJ III. Which one's are better?
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Re: HJ Spikes

Postby mal » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:01 pm

Highjump765 wrote:I have been high jumping for 2 years and jump 7'. I am about to start my freshman season in college and have been wearing the asics turbo high jump shoes and love them. But my college is sponsored by both nike and asics. I don't know if I should keep my turbo jumps or switch to theNike Zoom HJ III. Which one's are better?


How long is a piece of string?
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Re: HJ Spikes

Postby ExCoastRanger » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:06 pm

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Re: HJ Spikes

Postby marknhj » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:38 pm

mal wrote:
Highjump765 wrote:I have been high jumping for 2 years and jump 7'. I am about to start my freshman season in college and have been wearing the asics turbo high jump shoes and love them. But my college is sponsored by both nike and asics. I don't know if I should keep my turbo jumps or switch to theNike Zoom HJ III. Which one's are better?


How long is a piece of string?


A 7' one is 2.134m :D

And the correct answer is ExCoastRanger's. If you love your present shoes there's no need to change. Good luck in the college ranks Highjump765 (and when you clear 7.6 1/2"you must change your handle to Highjump230!)
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Re: HJ Spikes

Postby Highjump765 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:43 pm

ExCoastRanger, yeah that's what I figured, thanks for the advice!

marnhj, haha thanks my 765 actually represents something else but hopefully i'll be jumping 7'6.5 soon! are you in college right now?
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Re: HJ Spikes

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:36 pm

Try the Nike's in practice, then you can decide between the two.
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Re: HJ Spikes

Postby 26mi235 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:35 pm

Highjump765 wrote:ExCoastRanger, yeah that's what I figured, thanks for the advice!

marnhj, haha thanks my 765 actually represents something else but hopefully i'll be jumping 7'6.5 soon! are you in college right now?


Highjump765, for your information, markhj has a very good pedigree, as do the couple other posters here with "hj" in their handle, although a number of others are also deep in experience and knowledge.

Good luck, there are a lot of 7 foot (2.14) jumpers in college, but not so many are just frosh getting started.
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Re: HJ Spikes

Postby Highjump765 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:12 am

26mi235 wrote:
Highjump765 wrote:ExCoastRanger, yeah that's what I figured, thanks for the advice!

marnhj, haha thanks my 765 actually represents something else but hopefully i'll be jumping 7'6.5 soon! are you in college right now?


Highjump765, for your information, markhj has a very good pedigree, as do the couple other posters here with "hj" in their handle, although a number of others are also deep in experience and knowledge.

Good luck, there are a lot of 7 foot (2.14) jumpers in college, but not so many are just frosh getting started.


Thanks I appreciate it! My first year jumping in high school I was coming off a knee surgery and had part of my hip bone broken off due to basketball.

I haven't learned to bound yet because of the lack of time I had to train and I am also playing basketball in college. I'm going down to Texas to work with Sue Humphries and Charles Austin before the outdoor season starts.
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Re: HJ Spikes

Postby Marlow » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:58 am

Highjump765 wrote:I was coming off a knee surgery
had part of my hip bone broken
I haven't learned to bound yet

Well, considering all that, I guess 7' is OK. :wink:
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Re: HJ Spikes

Postby tandfman » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:42 am

Highjump765 wrote:I'm going down to Texas to work with Sue Humphries and Charles Austin before the outdoor season starts.

It would probably be a good idea to get her name right before you go. It's Humphrey, not Humphries.
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Re: HJ Spikes

Postby Highjump765 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:39 am

tandfman wrote:
Highjump765 wrote:I'm going down to Texas to work with Sue Humphries and Charles Austin before the outdoor season starts.

It would probably be a good idea to get her name right before you go. It's Humphrey, not Humphries.


My bad, I wasn't sure of the spelling, i've only talked to her on the phone.
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Re: HJ Spikes

Postby gh » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:21 am

26mi235 wrote:
Highjump765 wrote:ExCoastRanger, yeah that's what I figured, thanks for the advice!

marnhj, haha thanks my 765 actually represents something else but hopefully i'll be jumping 7'6.5 soon! are you in college right now?


Highjump765, for your information, markhj has a very good pedigree, as do the couple other posters here with "hj" in their handle, although a number of others are also deep in experience and knowledge.

Good luck, there are a lot of 7 foot (2.14) jumpers in college, but not so many are just frosh getting started.


To give Mark his full due, his pedigree is better than good: he was 9th in the Olympic final in '80.
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