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Postby Flux » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:47 am

knapplc wrote:Is he part grasshopper?

I remember reading that Michael Jordan had a 55" vertical leap, meaning that he could conceivably grab a quarter off the top of the backboard in one jump. That seemed incredible to me at the time.

But this guy gets almost a foot higher. That's insane.


Wilson's isnt a "true" vertical as he is lifting his legs up in the jump.

Still amazing though 8-o
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Postby SniperShot » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:36 am

Picture him doing that to a linebacker who tries to go for his feet on a tackle... :-b

Amazing.
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Postby Redskins Win » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:38 am

Flux wrote:
knapplc wrote:Is he part grasshopper?

I remember reading that Michael Jordan had a 55" vertical leap, meaning that he could conceivably grab a quarter off the top of the backboard in one jump. That seemed incredible to me at the time.

But this guy gets almost a foot higher. That's insane.


Wilson's isnt a "true" vertical as he is lifting his legs up in the jump.

Still amazing though 8-o


true dat, it's not his arms are going much higher, he's just able to lift his legs really high. it's still pretty B-)
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:54 am

Redskins Win wrote:
Flux wrote:
knapplc wrote:Is he part grasshopper?

I remember reading that Michael Jordan had a 55" vertical leap, meaning that he could conceivably grab a quarter off the top of the backboard in one jump. That seemed incredible to me at the time.

But this guy gets almost a foot higher. That's insane.


Wilson's isnt a "true" vertical as he is lifting his legs up in the jump.

Still amazing though 8-o


true dat, it's not his arms are going much higher, he's just able to lift his legs really high. it's still pretty B-)



Yeah, that's about all it is though. Pretty. I mean, I guess conceivably he could jump over somebody, but it doesn't do much for you. I would, however, like to see his real vertical. ;-D
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Postby Redskins Win » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:05 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:
Redskins Win wrote:
Flux wrote:
knapplc wrote:Is he part grasshopper?

I remember reading that Michael Jordan had a 55" vertical leap, meaning that he could conceivably grab a quarter off the top of the backboard in one jump. That seemed incredible to me at the time.

But this guy gets almost a foot higher. That's insane.


Wilson's isnt a "true" vertical as he is lifting his legs up in the jump.

Still amazing though 8-o


true dat, it's not his arms are going much higher, he's just able to lift his legs really high. it's still pretty B-)



Yeah, that's about all it is though. Pretty. I mean, I guess conceivably he could jump over somebody, but it doesn't do much for you. I would, however, like to see his real vertical. ;-D


i said it was pretty cool, by using the B-) not just pretty. i don't want to be confused with some panzie that thinks some mans jumping actions are "pretty" 8-o
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:03 pm

Redskins Win wrote:
joelamosobadiah wrote:
Redskins Win wrote:
Flux wrote:
knapplc wrote:Is he part grasshopper?

I remember reading that Michael Jordan had a 55" vertical leap, meaning that he could conceivably grab a quarter off the top of the backboard in one jump. That seemed incredible to me at the time.

But this guy gets almost a foot higher. That's insane.


Wilson's isnt a "true" vertical as he is lifting his legs up in the jump.

Still amazing though 8-o


true dat, it's not his arms are going much higher, he's just able to lift his legs really high. it's still pretty B-)



Yeah, that's about all it is though. Pretty. I mean, I guess conceivably he could jump over somebody, but it doesn't do much for you. I would, however, like to see his real vertical. ;-D


i said it was pretty cool, by using the B-) not just pretty. i don't want to be confused with some panzie that thinks some mans jumping actions are "pretty" 8-o


Nope. You said pretty. }:-) And don't back away from that now.
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Postby Sandrock » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:17 pm

I think the more amazing thing is that he only takes a couple of steps before jumping.
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:46 pm

Sandrock wrote:I think the more amazing thing is that he only takes a couple of steps before jumping.


Yeah, you only have to have enough speed to get you past the bar horizontally. More steps wouldn't help with the vertical height.
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Postby Bravos of Steel » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:34 pm

wow that was insane...
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Postby Heimholder » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:17 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:Yeah, you only have to have enough speed to get you past the bar horizontally. More steps wouldn't help with the vertical height.


I think I gotta disagree with you here. I don't have the physics equations to back it up, but it sure seems like speed helps with height. Remembering back to Junior High ( :-? Ok maybe Freshman year too...) you always give yourselves a running start when you're trying to get rim. Also how else do you explain dunk contestants starting at half-court? Somehow that horizontal speed contributes to the vertical, I know it!
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