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 09-02-2010, 01:58 AM #1 theaussieguy Decent college freshman     Join Date: Jul 2010 Posts: 2,698 Being able to jump onto a 44 inch platform does not equal a 44 inch vert? does it? I simply cannot comprehend how people are able to get up off the floor like this, assuming their bodies are totally straight and their legs arnt pulled up, yet they are still 44 inches off the ground. Thats how you define vertical right? When jumping on a platform though you have the advantage of being able to lift your legs up so i know its not representative of your vert.
 09-02-2010, 02:19 AM #2 Venom I hit open 5-foot jumpshots with ease   Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Brooklyn Posts: 283 Re: Being able to jump onto a 44 inch platform does not equal a 44 inch vert? Your vertical jump is the height of the highest point you can reach at the peak of your jump minus your standing reach. If I'm 5'10" with a standing reach of 7'9" and the highest I can reach is the rim, that means that I have a 27" vertical jump. Last edited by Venom : 09-02-2010 at 02:22 AM.
 09-02-2010, 02:32 AM #3 Swaggin916 Enter the Dragic     Join Date: Oct 2009 Location: Sacramento Posts: 4,404 Re: Being able to jump onto a 44 inch platform does not equal a 44 inch vert? It's not that hard to comprehend. Some people are genetically engineered (through DNA) to jump high, and through constant training, they are able to reach at or near their potential. Basketball players who can jump high by only playing bball... they are special people who have the gifts to jump, but they also do what it takes to reach that potential. You won't see a guy who sits at a computer desk all day jumping very high even if his body was made for it... You have to get up and jump around. Basketball is a great way to do that.

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