Pole Vault: Coach Francis

M Thomas Toledo
M Thomas Toledo
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POLE VAULT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THIEF: COACH SHAWN MICHAEL FRANCIS OF TEAM HOOT POLE VAULT!

Displayed on this page are excerpts from a notice being assembled to be presented to "YouTube" video sharing supervision. You will see first an image of notifications I received, posted by "traditional" pole vault coach, Shawn Michael Francis. This document corroborates the actions initiated by Mr. Francis relating to his blatant theft and misapplication of concepts from my copyrighted AIR STRIKE POLE VAULT SYSTEM.

On June 12, 2017, I entered a comment into one of Shawn Michael Francis' YouTube channels, "Team Hoot Pole Vault." Coach Francis, while spuriously simultaneously representing himself as "Marshall Testa" in a "straw" YouTube channel of Mr. Francis, makes it clear that he is very familiar with my AIR STRIKE POLE VAULT SYSTEM. Then, Mr. Francis "banned" my comments, in part, to prevent me from exposing Mr. Francis masquerading himself concealed behind his deceptive "Marshall Testa" channel he uses to fraudulently post comments on his own YouTube videos:

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I identified Coach Shawn Francis' "straw" YouTube channel in my comment documented below, to which his reaction was to immediately ban me from commenting on his channel (as you can see for yourself in the image above):

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Next, is a screenshot confirmation of our June 12, 2017, YouTube interactions:

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The image below is a screenshot October 9, 2017, which is an update of the video comments section above.

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It was after my June 12, 2017, YouTube experience with Mr. Francis (AKA Marshall Testa) documented above, when I discovered Shawn Michael Francis is plagiarizing my AIR STRIKE POLE VAULT information. You can see for yourself in the above images that Coach Francis refers to my AIR STRIKE POLE VAULT facts as, "bad information." Additionally, under the quise of his "straw" YouTube "Marshall Testa" channel, Coach Francis also posted his malevolent and defamatory "phony" comment I am quoting here:

"Hahahahaha that's funny, but air-strike is completely wrong and doesn't work." (Coach Francis AKA Marshall Testa)

This begs the question: "If he truly believes my methods don't work, WHY IS COACH FRANCIS STEALING MY CONCEPTS?"

Documentation I've accumulated regarding Shawn Michael Francis' theft of my intellectual property clearly exposes Coach Francis as an unscrupulous INTERNET PIRATE STEALING my work, then, passing concepts from my AIR STRIKE POLE VAULT SYSTEM off as if they are his own. Keep in mind that, while deliberately intending to damage and maliciously undermine my reputation, Mr. Francis is also negligently jeopardizing athletes who unsuspectingly follow his deceptive advice. Coach Shawn Francis' misapplications of my Air Strike methods, Mr. Francis deviously hijacks, have very serious repercussions that include injurious mental and physical consequences for which he should be held liable.

Below, is the image of an October 5, 2017, email I received exposing Shawn Francis' underhanded attempt to PILFER one of my AIR STRIKE methods emulating my son's 1992 execution of AIR STRIKE "HORIZONTAL FLEXED POLE ROTATION":

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Shawn Francis published the above referenced YouTube video September 27, 2017. Coach Francis' misperformance of my Air Strike concepts in this video runs from 2:47 to 6:42 BUT please watch from the start to see for yourself this INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THIEF actually state at the very beginning of this video:

"I'm ahnna show yah one of the most popular things I do at my camps involving PVC pipe!" (Shawn Francis-YouTube-vxa-eVgzWco)

NOW, LET ME EXPLAIN WHY I CREATED MY "AMAZING" AIR STRIKE PVC POLE VAULT DRILL!

In 1991, I concluded that, when pole vaulting, the top and bottom tips of flexible "competition" vaulting poles need to be aligned end-over-end vertically at the moment of fully "cocked" flexed pole position. Prior to AIR STRIKE pole vault methods, nobody had ever achieved this properly executed manipulation of a flexible vaulting pole. The AIR STRIKE defined "end-over-end vertically" flexed state can be accomplished ONLY through the application of Air Strike's unique "HORIZONTAL FLEXED POLE ROTATION" process for which I designed my "PVC" exercises to demonstrate.

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The animated gif image shown above displays actual AIR STRIKE "HORIZONTAL FLEXED POLE ROTATION" executed in 1992.

Following my 2011 re-entry into the pole vault world, after more than a 17 year hiatus, I discovered that the "uniform diameter" flexible vaulting poles I applied for TRAINING in the 1990s are no longer available. Thus, I created AIR STRIKE PVC demonstrations because PVC pipe is the most practical substitute I could easily apply for safely mimicking "horizontal flexed pole rotation" principles until a better training substitute for "uniform diameter" vaulting poles is available.

COACH SHAWN FRANCIS IS THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THIEF WHO STOLE MY "AMAZING" AIR STRIKE PVC POLE VAULT DRILL AND IS NOW FRAUDULENTLY MISREPRESENTING MY CONCEPTS AS IF THEY ARE HIS OWN!

In the following YouTube videos below, published May 6, 2017 and May 10, 2017, posted on Coach Francis' "Team Hoot Pole Vault" channel, you will see this deadly clown jester misemploying my original AIR STRIKE POLE VAULT information while he shamelessly promotes my methods as if they are his own. At 3:03 of the first video you will encounter my AIR STRIKE "AMAZING" PVC exercise being pirated and wrongly performed by "Team Hoot Pole Vault" students at what appears to be one of Coach Francis' remiss pole vault camps. Then, at 1:48 in his other video below (in an insert Coach Francis slides onto the screen) you will again encounter my AIR STRIKE "AMAZING" PVC exercise being misrepresented by Coach Francis during his deceitful attempts to persuade (con) his gullible "marks" employing typical "traditional" illicit monetary solicitation tactics:

 

I've studied the 2012 Master's Thesis of Shawn Michael Francis in detail. The Francis thesis, "Differences In Ground Reaction Forces Between Take-offs That Are Out, On, Or Under In The Pole Vault," is comprised of more than 50 pages loaded with lethal "traditional" pole vault misinformation. There is absolutely no indication that Shawn Michael Francis had knowledge of my "horizontal flexed pole rotation" concepts when he authored his thesis and, without that knowledge, the mis-educated rat didn't have a clue how to properly apply flexible vaulting poles when he comprised his "thesis" in 2012. I have not found any record of Mr. Francis mentioning my concepts prior to 2016.

THOROUGH PREPARATION is the primary significant difference between METICULOUS "AIR STRIKE" GROUNDWORK detail and lackadaisical lethal "TRADITIONAL" pole vault teachings that encourage athletes to attempt deadly pole vault without proper qualification. The bottom line is that Shawn Michael Francis should be held liable for the REAL DEADLY CONSEQUENCES OF RUSHING his naive clients into attempting a dangerous activity without proper and thorough preparation.

Shawn Michael Francis is neither qualified, approved or authorized to teach my AIR STRIKE POLE VAULT methods. Coach Francis ("Team Hoot Pole Vault") is the typical "traditional" pole vault imbecile who self-exposes his lethal abject stupidity in plain sight for all to see, as stated in his own documented negligent opinion quoted here encouraging wide-eyed wannabes to stupidly misuse deadly vaulting poles:

"I look at a pole-break as a graduation, ah, to being even more awesome!" (Shawn Francis-YouTube-F8J4ytXaVu0)

Again, in the "Team Hoot Pole Vault" YouTube video you see below (published September 27, 2017), Coach Francis confirms he has shamelessly PIRATED my AIR STRIKE "HORIZONTAL FLEXED POLE ROTATION" PVC drill. (Upon clicking "play," this video should start automatically at 2:46.) As you can see, Coach Francis, unscrupulous pinhead that he is, has titled his YouTube video, "Amazing Pole Vault Drill w/ PVC | Team Hoot Pole vault" while deceptively broadcasting my AIR STRIKE POLE VAULT concepts as if they are his own.

Below is a copy of an email message I sent January 6, 2015, to Bernie Saggau, the man responsible for the elimination of Iowa high school pole vault in the late 1980s. The link I sent Mr. Saggau leads to a 3 minute video that includes AIR STRIKE concepts Coach Shawn Michael Francis has plagiarized from my AIR STRIKE POLE VAULT SYSTEM.

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Below, is a screenshot from my January 4, 2015, YouTube video linked in the Bernie Saggau email:

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The similarities shared between my image above and the Francis image below are self-evident.

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Please, keep in mind that the video above was published by Mr. Francis September 27, 2017.

The link in this paragraph connects to my November 18, 2014, YouTube video titled, "PVC pole vault test." I emailed this link to several interested parties to view regarding how I assemble my PVC tools. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_zeskGmgs0&feature=youtu.be - See my screenshot below:

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The following video, published on my "How to Pole Vault" YouTube channel on March 11, 2015, was recorded at Arroyo Grande High School. This video also contains my AIR STRIKE concepts plagiarized by Coach Shawn Francis and "Team Hoot Pole Vault." The first images you see below, are stills from my March 11, 2015, YouTube video describing AIR STRIKE "HORIZONTAL FLEXED POLE ROTATION" in detail:

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"Hahahahaha that's funny, but air-strike is completely wrong and doesn't work." (Coach Francis AKA Marshall Testa)

CAN YOU NOW COMPREHEND HOW HORRIBLY CONTEMPTUOUS THE "TRADITIONAL" POLE VAULT "ESTABLISHMENT" IS? HURTING PEOPLE IN ORDER TO PROFIT FROM THEIR VICTIMIZATION IS WRONG, DOING IT ON PURPOSE IS CRIMINAL!

FLEXING POLES CORRECTLY TO VAULT SAFER, HIGHER & PROPERLY, DOES NOT REQUIRE "SPEED"!!!

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ATHLETES MUST FIRST THOROUGHLY MASTER PROPER APPLICATION OF "RIGID" VAULTING POLES BEFORE EVER ATTEMPTING "FLEXIBLE" POLE VAULT AND NEVER USE IDIOTIC "TRADITIONAL" METHODS!

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