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post #11 of 14 Old 06-16-2011, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by kmdstar View Post
I wish we ran poles like that up here! :( but times totally depend on the size of the arena, so you can't say a blank statement like "18 second is a good time" because without knowing the size of the arena you ran in/will be running in...you can't know what a good time would be.
I think poles is always set up the same 21' apart
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-18-2011, 06:27 PM
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"Real," standard pole bending is always the same pattern. 21 feet from the timer to the first pole, and 21 feet in between poles. The only variable that would affect time *should* be footing, but some arenas are small and squash the timer too close to the first pole, messing up the time and shortening the pattern.

Then, of course, you run down, weave six poles up and back, and run home. The record time, as someone else said, is in the mid-19 second range. Anything below a 21 second, however, is very, very good.
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Thank you for answering everyone!
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-20-2011, 07:51 PM
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It really depends where you are at...people set the timers in different places. Like the NBHA shows times usually run lower. Where in 4H they are slower because the time is set back more. A 20/21 for NBHA is usually a common fast time. Where other places it is a 23...

I can believe that what crimson88 said about the 19 second pole run is true.

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