Firstly, none of the videos below are of me. They're all very short clips
Now, even a 'basic' dunk done with flair (like this or this) is harder than it looks. You have to be able to get very high to do it easily. Remember most 6' people's hands are over 8 inches long.
When he dunks it, it seems like his hand is only a maximum of maybe 5-6 inches above the rim. But his arm is bent and, in the first dunk, he probably hasn't taken off from the ideal position in terms of angle and distance. Plus he didn't bring the ball down immediately at the peak of his jump, he hung just a little longer. That's what makes it look good.
You'd need to get more like 8+ inches above the rim in ideal conditions (arm straight up and not bent, perfect distance, angle to the rim etc), to be able to pull that off consistently.
So that's why a lot of people look stupid when they attempt NBA style dunks or even tomahawks. Most of those dunks are done with a bent arm, and are thrown down after the peak of the jump; otherwise it just doesn't look right. So basically, you gotta have the ability to get high over the rim - even if your hand doesn't go that high over it for that particular dunk.
im serious i can hit the rim with my wrist but i keep hitting the back of the rim when i try to dunk. the tip of my middle finger to my wrist is 8 inches. hmm ill try to bend my wrist. i was always trying to power dunk it. lol.
I'm almost 5'9 and that's the only way I can do it, I can't palm it, and I can get my hand well over the rim.
Do it how they do it in the dunk contest, start around the 3 pt line around the wing side and just toss it up, and learn where you want it 2 land, get it to bounce high enough so you can grab it and put it in.
Or have someone stand around the hoop maybe the dotted Line or close and have them just toss it up around the rim.
With those you can get a running jump and not have 2 worry about the ball, you just run up with your speed and jump and then GO GET IT.
Or try the T mac or Vince all star dunk, throw it off of the backboard, but it comes back really quick, so you have 2 be an explosive leaper to dunk it.
im 5'10, and 17 yrs old and can go up and grab the rim off one step easily and near grab with no step, my only problem is when i go from the three-point wing and go and dunk i get up but can't get the ball to go through, it either goes off the back rim or it goes off the backround and in, any suggestions to help me with this?
your only 5 10 im 62 and i can only just touch the ring mind you your 2 years older then me
Im 7'1'' (17), I can dunk easily, but with one foot jumper (I have pretty small wingspan 4 my height). With two leg jumpers I can't get of the ground, especially with right leg-left leg jumper and right hand dunk. I can dunk only with left leg-right leg jump and left hand dunk (Im righthanded).
Do u know some exercises I can do to jump higher with two legs??