Cane Pole wrote:
Carbon fiber is in poles now. Of course the poles have changed since Bubka.
Pole vaulting is certainly one event where technology has made more difference than any other when you compare to original implements.
Poles are either fiberglass OR carbon fiber, carbon fiber poles are newer than Bubka, but both Bubka, Lavillenie, and Duplantis used fiberglass poles for their records.
Carbon fiber poles load/unload a bit differently, it seems like there's no advantage to carbon fiber, but who knows. PV is more speed + technique = longer/stiffer poles = higher heights generally.