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Old 12-03-2009, 07:07 AM   #1
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Default Can anyone guesstimate my Vert?

Well, I'm 5'9 and I'm maybe an inch or two from tapping on regulation rim using a standing/running two-footed gather. On a running one foot gather, I have maybe 4-5 inches to go.
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It's hard to estimate without knowing your reach, if you put your hand up on your wall and just make a slight mark and then measure it, you could almost exactly tell what your vert is by subtracting it from your max touch.
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Well, I'm 5'9 and I'm maybe an inch or two from tapping on regulation rim using a standing/running two-footed gather. On a running one foot gather, I have maybe 4-5 inches to go.

I just measured mine. I'm also 5'9" and I am also an inch - 3 inches away from the rim. My reach is 7'6" (Don't ask, I have a 6'2" wingspan.) and I measured my vertical leap to be 24". To measure your vert, measure your reach, subtract your reach from mine, and add that many inches to 24".
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Default Re: Can anyone guesstimate my Vert?

most people's reach at 5'9 is going to be right around 7'5 or so... If you are black probably 7'7-7'8. either way your vert is going to be right around 30.

Like the others have said tho, just measure your reach and then it's easy.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:36 AM   #5
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most people's reach at 5'9 is going to be right around 7'5 or so... If you are black probably 7'7-7'8. either way your vert is going to be right around 30.

Like the others have said tho, just measure your reach and then it's easy.

Definitely not black. Asian (Filipino).

Wait, doing the math, so I'm 69 inches, my arm is 25 inches, 69 plus 25 is 94, divided by 12... my reach is 7 feet and 10 inches? So my vert is 23"? Thanks, LevisJ.

Oh, I also forgot. Anyone know how much I need to be able to actually dunk? The ball is 9 inches in diameter right? Does that mean I need 9+ inches?

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Definitely not black. Asian (Filipino).

Wait, doing the math, so I'm 69 inches, my arm is 25 inches, 69 plus 25 is 94, divided by 12... my reach is 7 feet and 10 inches? So my vert is 23"? Thanks, LevisJ.

Oh, I also forgot. Anyone know how much I need to be able to actually dunk? The ball is 9 inches in diameter right? Does that mean I need 9+ inches?
you measured your arm to add to your height? just stand up to a wall and mark up the highest point you can touch, no addition needed just mark that.
also, a 7'10 reach is pretty good, i'm 6'2.5 and i have a 8'2-8'3 reach and i have some pretty lanky arms. and in terms of amount needed above rim to dunk, it varies from person to person, but i would say if you want a comfortable dunk you would need a good 9-11 inches over from the tip of your middle finger.
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you measured your arm to add to your height? just stand up to a wall and mark up the highest point you can touch, no addition needed just mark that.
also, a 7'10 reach is pretty good, i'm 6'2.5 and i have a 8'2-8'3 reach and i have some pretty lanky arms. and in terms of amount needed above rim to dunk, it varies from person to person, but i would say if you want a comfortable dunk you would need a good 9-11 inches over from the tip of your middle finger.

Alright. Now I have a goal. Thanks, man.
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you measured your arm to add to your height? just stand up to a wall and mark up the highest point you can touch, no addition needed just mark that.
also, a 7'10 reach is pretty good, i'm 6'2.5 and i have a 8'2-8'3 reach and i have some pretty lanky arms. and in terms of amount needed above rim to dunk, it varies from person to person, but i would say if you want a comfortable dunk you would need a good 9-11 inches over from the tip of your middle finger.

You do have lanky arms. My friend is 6'2 and his reach is 7'10. I have another friend who 6'0 and had a reach of 8'0 tho... you are along the lines of that guy haha. You lanky guys drive me crazy... It's like racing someone in a 40 who has a 5-10 yard headstart when going up for layups and rebounds.
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notyetgreat, where you from? are you from the philippines or in the states? if you're from the philippines, how's the competition level there? i'm going there next christmas, i'm hoping to beast on everyone.. i'm 5'10, i'm guessing everyone else would be around 5'6 in general..
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notyetgreat, where you from? are you from the philippines or in the states? if you're from the philippines, how's the competition level there? i'm going there next christmas, i'm hoping to beast on everyone.. i'm 5'10, i'm guessing everyone else would be around 5'6 in general..

Well, we're the same height, so you'll probably be one of the biggest guys here. Depends where you go to, though. The squatter dudes are kinda extremes. It's either they suck balls and are completely incapable of even dribbling, or they're too good for their own good (or at least they make it seem so). If you go to the private villages, well it also depends. There are some fundamental guys, and then there are also extremely good players who can do everything. By next Christmas, do you mean this coming one (which is the next) or next Christmas as in next year?
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Well, we're the same height, so you'll probably be one of the biggest guys here. Depends where you go to, though. The squatter dudes are kinda extremes. It's either they suck balls and are completely incapable of even dribbling, or they're too good for their own good (or at least they make it seem so). If you go to the private villages, well it also depends. There are some fundamental guys, and then there are also extremely good players who can do everything. By next Christmas, do you mean this coming one (which is the next) or next Christmas as in next year?
next year. i'll probably be staying quezon city manila where i used to live and then go on vacation in mindoro for a week or something. i haven't been back since i left when i was seven. it's definitely gonna be an emotional moment for me lol. i been tryna picture my old neighbourhood and stuff. it's crazy how i can remember it so well..
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next year. i'll probably be staying quezon city manila where i used to live and then go on vacation in mindoro for a week or something. i haven't been back since i left when i was seven. it's definitely gonna be an emotional moment for me lol. i been tryna picture my old neighbourhood and stuff. it's crazy how i can remember it so well..

Wait... You're Filipino?
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what you think i was?
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what you think i was?

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lol well i am a canadian citizen.. so that too
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