i was able to hang on the rim easily but never really finished a dunk cause i couldnt palm the ball...did finish once off an opp though but i think the rim was an inch or so off. im 6'3
That's the worst thing for me...holding on to the ball. If it's got really good grip, I can work with it, but can't dribble and then dunk it one-handed. I have to push it into my fingers before I go up, you know?
When I first started dunking when I was 17, I could ONLY dunk 2-handed. It's pretty crazy because after high school I started dunking one-handed and coudn't do 2 hands anymore. To be honest it's a bit scary when you're not quite sure you're going to make it. If you go up with 2 hands and don't quite get there, you're ass is going down hard.
Nothing special there, but it's the only video proof I have on 10 feet at the moment. I was trying to do it without being noticed, because the refs had already gotten onto me about dunking before our game (this was right after a YMCA league game).
im 11 and 4'10''. My vert is 16.25 inches. im doing air alert and ive gained 2.25'' so far and im on week 6. oh yeah and to answer your question id probably say around 20-25 inches is good,30 inches is great and 35 or more is HOPS!!!check out my threads.
Last edited by littlespyda : 10-28-2006 at 02:18 PM.
The white line shows where my feet are starting on the ground (0 feet 0 inches, obviously). The red line is even with the back of the rim (10 feet 3.5 inches) since I'm jumping from under the backboard, not the front of the rim. Therefore, the correct distance from 0 feet 0 inches up to 10 feet 3.5 inches in this picture is the distance from the white line to the red line. Knowing that, you can determine that the yellow line, which goes from the white line to the bottom of my right foot, is equal to about 38 inches.
Examine it until your brain explodes if you want to. In fact if you want to really get technical with it, open up a photo program and do the math using pixel values. But trust me, your conclusion will be that the yellow line is = 38 inches. That's my standing vertical.