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Old 09-08-2012, 04:57 PM   #46
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I think it varies from person to person. I've known a lot of folks who could dunk off the lob Celtic is describing but could not dunk for real. If you think about it, if you've got a friend who can toss a good "jump ball" lob, it more or less turns into a tap-in dunk. On the other side, as you know, dunking for real involves a lot more than just going up and slamming a ball that's already up there waiting for you.

Out of curiosity, what do you think prevented you from dunking on those jump-ball lobs prior to being able to slam two-handed?
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:57 PM   #47
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Well back in high school I could. Nothing fancy. Not a show off at all. I actually preferred to just lay the ball, but I could dunk. 6'1" without shoes. Couple weeks ago I went out to the playground and surprisingly I could still get up (grabbed the rim, tapped the top of the rim). This is without playing basketball on a regular basis and being older..in my 30's now. I still do some light exercise at home, so that probably helps me.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #48
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Until I was 40. No need to try past that.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #49
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:32 AM   #50
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Bump. So I guess the basic consensus from this thread was that i'm the man and a streetball legend. You guys really need to stop jocking me so hard though it's getting kind of weird and uncomfortable. Like, its just the internet settle down

So can anyone else dunk?
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:21 PM   #51
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Yeah. I'm working on getting better at it.

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Old 06-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #52
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Until I was 40. No need to try past that.
How tall are ya? I'm having my doubts about being able to when I'm 40. I think not being able to palm a ball is going to hurt me by then. I know some 40+ guys who can still dunk and it seems more about their giant hands than their vert.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:06 PM   #53
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Default Re: Can you dunk??

I used to be able to when I played a lot an kept myself in game shape. I'm 6'3" so I didn't have all that much trouble dunking. I haven't played competitively in probably 2-2.5 years and can't get off the ground like I used to. I can still get up to the rim but my hands aren't big enough to palm it for the dunk.

I'll probably spend the summer getting back in shape so I can dunk again. I'm not a big workout guy so I don't care how much I can lift or getting a specific "look" as far as my build goes so dunking will be a nice goal to have.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:13 PM   #54
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I used to be able to when I played a lot an kept myself in game shape. I'm 6'3" so I didn't have all that much trouble dunking. I haven't played competitively in probably 2-2.5 years and can't get off the ground like I used to. I can still get up to the rim but my hands aren't big enough to palm it for the dunk.

I'll probably spend the summer getting back in shape so I can dunk again. I'm not a big workout guy so I don't care how much I can lift or getting a specific "look" as far as my build goes so dunking will be a nice goal to have.
We sound similar in terms of build and whatnot (I think you mentioned you were the same weight too). I'm pretty sure if I took 2.5 years off from competition I'd probably be in the same boat as you. I have to work to keep things going. How old are you?
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #55
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We sound similar in terms of build and whatnot (I think you mentioned you were the same weight too). I'm pretty sure if I took 2.5 years off from competition I'd probably be in the same boat as you. I have to work to keep things going. How old are you?

22 so I'm still definitely in my athletic prime but laziness has just made me lose whatever explosiveness I had. I bet a month or two of consistent workouts would get me back to where I want to be.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:31 PM   #56
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NO. but once i made a max vertical leap text and touched the rim.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:07 PM   #57
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Yeah. It's my favorite part of my game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1_3GkStxd4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UawmT_nPhik (Older video, not getting up as high but a little more variety)
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:49 PM   #58
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I can grab rim, get the ball over the rim but can't dunk
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:10 AM   #59
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22 so I'm still definitely in my athletic prime but laziness has just made me lose whatever explosiveness I had. I bet a month or two of consistent workouts would get me back to where I want to be.
Oh for sure. Still plenty of time there.
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Yeah. It's my favorite part of my game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1_3GkStxd4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UawmT_nPhik (Older video, not getting up as high but a little more variety)

nice dunks, pete. Good style.
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