ASTM WK72997

    New Practice for Pole Vault Use Areas

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.67 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This guide covers safety and performance guidelines pertaining to public and private pole vault facilities and the immediate surrounding area. These guidelines pertain to any elements intended to be used in the performance of the sport including athlete and equipment areas, height indicator, standard indicator, performance board, coaches area, and runway markings.


    padding; plant box area padding dimensions; pole vault; runway marks; setbacks; zero origin line


    This guide establishes the safety, performance, and maintenance requirements pertaining to indoor/outdoor, public, and private-use pole vault facilities and any elements included therein that are intended to be used in the performance of the sport including, but not limited to, athlete and equipment areas, height indicators, standard indicators, performance boards, coaches areas, and runway markings. Items such as standard uprights, pole vault boxes, landing systems, and similar operational structures are not addressed in detail in this guide.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Mike Chappell

    Draft Under Development