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Old 01-24-2010, 01:26 AM   #1
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O.K. so i am 5'11 - 6'. i can easily grab rim off one foot taking about 3 steps. i can hang on the rim from a run with two hands off one foot. What i'm wondering is why i can't dunk. I have dunked it once but it was off of an alley oop. What do you guys think??
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:34 AM   #2
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Because you can't jump high enough. Need to get maybe 7'' above rim for a clean dunk.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:37 AM   #3
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Because you can't jump high enough. Need to get maybe 7'' above rim for a clean dunk.

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Old 01-24-2010, 01:39 AM   #4
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But i can get my wrist over the rim when i go up one handed.....
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:40 AM   #5
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You don't jump as high with a ball in your hand... but you were able to get an oop because without a ball you can jump as high as possible.

You need to be a good 9" over to get clean dunks tho... 7 inches over you won't be able to dunk every time and it won't look that great.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:55 AM   #6
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It's basically been summed up above. It is either lack of grip of the ball, or you are not high enough or a combination of both.

Can you dunk a volleyball? A good way to practice dunking is to start off with that, and then work your way up to a girls ball, and a mans ball shouldn't be far off.
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:20 AM   #7
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yeah i can dunk a volleyball. Never tried a girls ball....
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:23 AM   #8
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yeah i can dunk a volleyball. Never tried a girls ball....

It's a good start, now i think it's about the grip.
Try with a girl's ball next time, i don't take you could make it .. it's not very different for a men's ball ..
But i hope you make it.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:13 PM   #9
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its weird because i can hang on the rim with two hands but one handed i don't get alot higher.
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:38 PM   #10
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That is weird. Most people can get 3-4 inches higher when going up with one hand because you can stretch out so much more.
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