5.9-Meter (19.4-Foot) Pole Vault Off An Electric Skateboard

February 27, 2018

These are two videos of pole vaulter Baptiste Boirie clearing a 5.90-meter (19.36-foot) pole from an electric skateboard. I also included a video of Baptiste clearing a 4.6-meter (15.1-foot) vault from a nonelectric longboard because I found it on Youtube and figured the more the merrier. The International Olympic Committee should really push to make this an official sport before the next summer games in Tokyo in 2020. And there should also be a pole vault distance competition. Like the long jump, except with a pit of fire you have to clear first. "Or a shark tank!" Please, I thought we were taking this seriously.

Keep going for the videos.

Thanks to Shaun W, who agrees we should also develop moped pole vaulting.

  • I'm 4 months late to this party, but as a former pole vaulter... you use a pole, you clear a BAR.

  • shashi

    is it just my connection or are these videos kinda jumpy?

  • Bling Nye

    Pffft, the board could've at least exploded in a fireball at the end there.


  • 600k?

    That was whack as hell. -_-
    more impressed if he ran it...

  • Jenness

    This is just one of the many things I look at and think "It's like everyone has managed to find at least one incredible talent but me." *drinks*

    *looks at drink*

    Wait....I think there IS something I'm very good at *gets on the internet and trolls like a motherfucking boss*

  • TheQiwiMan

    His pole vaulting skills are second only to his pole dancing skills.

  • Meh

    About as impressive as calling planting your fat ass on a horse horseriding.

  • Doog

    I'm slightly confused, because the one video says world record and I know very very little about pole vault.

    Is he using the board to clear the regular world record height, setting a w/ board world record, or setting a regular world record and the board is somehow allowed?

  • Mark

    Most likely your first guess.

    I could go jump over a 3 foot high fence while holding a kitten in each hand and I would have a "new world record"! :-D

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