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Postby joelamosobadiah » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:22 pm

Heimholder wrote:
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!


Well, as for that, they are trying to get distance as well. One of the greatest dunks was great just for the fact that it was the first launched from behind the free throw line. ;-D

As for the rest, I don't have the physics equation memorized either, but I can jump just as HIGH with two-four steps as I can with a full run-up. So I really don't know, but I don't think it would have made that much of a difference.
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Postby steelerfan513 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:35 pm

Bravos of Steel wrote:wow that was insane...


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Postby terpfan » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:50 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:
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.

Physics is Phun! :-)
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Postby RWLongy4 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:01 am

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joelamosobadiah wrote:
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.

Physics is Phun! :-)


Wow, so many bad memories from high school physics just came back to me with those 3 words. :-b
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Postby CC » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:06 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.


No way Jordan had a 55' vert, that is basically impossible. I would say Jordan's vert was between 38-40, basically as high as anyone could jump would be about 45' and while you hear about guys having 50 it is almost always pumped up.

The top guys in every draft class are usually around 38-40 and while Jordan was great athletically, he wasn't a complete freak. It was his competitiveness that set him apart from everyone else.
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Postby RWLongy4 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:23 am

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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.


No way Jordan had a 55' vert, that is basically impossible. I would say Jordan's vert was between 38-40, basically as high as anyone could jump would be about 45' and while you hear about guys having 50 it is almost always pumped up.

The top guys in every draft class are usually around 38-40 and while Jordan was great athletically, he wasn't a complete freak. It was his competitiveness that set him apart from everyone else.


From what I remember, his highest vertical was 48 inches... I googled it and found several sources confirming that height, though none of them were for sure credible.
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Postby Indys_time » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:42 am

8-o 8-o Now that is some hops, BTW in correlation with his own height, Kobe Bryant has the best reach w/vertical.
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Postby bobbing_headz » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:05 am

That's insane. That's almost his height. I only have more respect for him now ;-D
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