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Old 01-03-2010, 10:32 PM   #1
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Im a bit above 5 foot 8 and if the highest i can reach when i jump is the backboard alittle bit above the padding. Is this good?
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:57 PM   #2
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Im a bit above 5 foot 8 and if the highest i can reach when i jump is the backboard alittle bit above the padding. Is this good?

depends how old you are really. Your looking at anywhere from a 25-30 inch vertical.
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Not really. If you want to improve though just ask, or look through this section... tons of good information.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:02 AM   #4
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:08 AM   #5
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I can just touch above the grey part on the bottom of the backboard
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:42 AM   #6
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I can just touch above the grey part on the bottom of the backboard

Almost the same with me, except I can reach just a bit higher and I have an inch on you. Your vert is probably around 23-24 inches right now. I read somewhere that the average for guys my age (15) is actually 17, but these are for regular guys. Not necessarily athletes. However, if you're around 13 or 14 years old, then that's pretty good.
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Almost the same with me, except I can reach just a bit higher and I have an inch on you. Your vert is probably around 23-24 inches right now. I read somewhere that the average for guys my age (15) is actually 17, but these are for regular guys. Not necessarily athletes. However, if you're around 13 or 14 years old, then that's pretty good.



could be a rim with a lower backboard.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:08 AM   #8
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Not really. My sophmore year i could touch the bottom of the rim. Now that im a senior, I can get about a good 5-6 inches above the rim..Just keep workin at it..you'll get a good vert sooner or later..
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Not really. My sophmore year i could touch the bottom of the rim. Now that im a senior, I can get about a good 5-6 inches above the rim..Just keep workin at it..you'll get a good vert sooner or later..

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haha sounds EXACTLY like me back in 9/10th grade. i was like around 5'8 too @ 195-200lbs lol..
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:51 AM   #11
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could be a rim with a lower backboard.

Could be. From the pic, though, it seems pretty much like what I based mine on.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:23 PM   #12
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I'm about 5 foot 8, 110 pounds. I've never noticed that im not as athletic as others until this year cause people shorter than me can already touch rim.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:48 PM   #13
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I'm about 5 foot 8, 110 pounds. I've never noticed that im not as athletic as others until this year cause people shorter than me can already touch rim.

5'8 and touching glass is still a relatively good vertical, if the backboard has a high cutoff. (some backboards extend almost a foot below the rim)
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Is it good? No... is it terrible? No. It's pretty average. As with everyone, it depends on your reach. If your reach stinks then you could be jumping high but not getting high on the rim because your reach is short.

but yea those guys with 17 inch verts are the guys who sit at home and play video games or guitar all day... they don't do anything to stimulate their muscles so there verts are terrible. Average running vert for a High School athlete is probably around 30 or so... standing probably like 26-27. A good athlete will be 35 or higher so shoot for that and hope you get higher.
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it is important to practice your jumping and work on your vert. Focusing too much on the numbers and your exact vert wont matter if you cant take off from any angles.

I find a lot of times I never get up as high in games because I'll rarely get the perfect pass or my steps to taking off will be altered by the defense. Don't worry about how high you can jump on paper, but keep working on it. Quick jumps are important in game play as well as getting up as high as you can from any angle.
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