PHOD Pod: How Cross-Country Jumps are Measured

John Michael Durr explains how the same jump can be different heights based on the placement of the jump on the ground.

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On this week’s episode, John Michael Durr answers common questions about why cross country fences appear to be different heights and how the same jump can be used in different divisions. He explains how course designers measure cross country jumps and shows how placement of the jump on the ground (uphill vs. downhill) can change the height of the jump.

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