Video about sums up in a quick moment why one wouldn’t want to try pole vaulting in any near future. That’s like doing the diving board and not being able to trust the board from not breaking under you, or the bobsled track won’t break apart while your flying down.
Second, is the shrapnel flown off the back! Do you have to yell “Fore?…” after something breaks apart in the pole vault? Jeez Louise!