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Old 08-14-2010, 12:44 AM   #7
Rake2204
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Default Re: anyone else here able to grip the ball w/ one hand and not the other?

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Originally Posted by Swaggin916
Mostly it's just about hand size. The average guys hands are like 7.5 inches long and I don't know how wide but from the tip of your pinky to the tip of your thumb is about as long as you hand... if you have like 8.5+ hands palming a ball is easy and you can probably do it with your off hand without much of a problem as well.
This is going to sound ridiculous, but I've wondered if the relative moisture level of one's hands could also make a difference. In the winter, when my hands go all to hell and dry and crack all over the place, palming a cold basketball with my right hand seems mostly impossible. Come summer time, a little bit of heat and humidity in the air, hands nice and normal, twice as easy to palm a basketball. Like clockwork.

My hands are 8.5 long wide and 8.25 inches long.

And yes, I agree the biggest factor in palming a rock is hand size, I was just throwing out a contributing factor in my case.
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