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Title: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: adarqui on December 20, 2010, 03:31:02 pm
So, sometimes you get people who provide a few pictures to "show off" or "prove their performance", but no video.. In the high tech age, is this acceptable? Does this count towards proving ones self? Regardless of whether or not the picture looks legit or not, is this a valid measure of performance, simply a photo?

Discuss!
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: LBSS on December 20, 2010, 04:25:54 pm
This is me last year:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XUJQnJBlydc/S3CKhD6CukI/AAAAAAAAB0Y/HS_5K5x2yRk/s640/vertical_leap.jpg)
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: aiir on December 20, 2010, 04:46:01 pm
I voted yes, but you would need a set of predefined rules for camera positioning, and proof of the rim height and reach.

I guess that means you need more then one picture
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: adarqui on December 20, 2010, 07:23:06 pm
I voted yes, but you would need a set of predefined rules for camera positioning, and proof of the rim height and reach.

I guess that means you need more then one picture

people can just hang from a rim, pull themselves up, and let go.

next!
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: BMully on December 20, 2010, 09:54:22 pm
I voted no....but this is only for the LEGIT WANNABE's..if i posted a pic, you better believe it..I ain't got no damn photoshop lol..i would believe most ordinary people who don't have "vert programs", cuz they just got a pic

Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: Zetz on December 21, 2010, 01:42:14 am
No. That's why when I didn't have my camera with me on my backflip I didn't just say, "yo, I landed a back tuck at the gym!" I took on my phone. Crappy quality but still... no excuse for not having some film.
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: vag on December 21, 2010, 05:33:13 am
I voted yes.
I think it's similar to the e-stats poll.
It is not the pic , or the e-stat , it is the coach that claims it.

We all believe this is true:
(http://www.higher-faster-sports.com/images/kellybdunk2.jpg)

And we all believe this is fake:
(http://www.dunkingandjumping.com/images/ac_barch.jpg)

Why? Because it is obvious who would lie and who wouldn't. Its all around the coach , his aura , the way they talk , the info they give out for free , the marketing tactics they use ,  you can clearly tell if someone would lie about his performance or not.
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: Raptor on December 21, 2010, 06:26:40 am
Interesting shadows in the SquatDR picture, head shadow is much lower than backboard shadow than what I'd expect from that picture.
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: JackW on December 21, 2010, 06:59:00 am
I just posted a video of me jumping in the pictures/videos thread. It is about 2 years too late for my best efforts but it shows at some point I had some hops, and by most average athletes standards, especially the nearly 36 year old white guy kind, I am still not doing too bad.
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: adarqui on December 21, 2010, 07:01:02 am
Interesting shadows in the SquatDR picture, head shadow is much lower than backboard shadow than what I'd expect from that picture.

I personally think those photos are "real" at this point, except, I imagine he just hung from the rim and let go (posed).. Like lance said, "you can't hang onto the top of a vertec and let go", thus no pictures on a vertec but all pictures on rims...

I think it is literally that simple..

Lance cracked the case.

pc
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: Raptor on December 21, 2010, 08:58:11 am
Yeah I think that's what happened...

It's interesting that he had videos of him jumping though, you know, for Flying 101 etc. Oh, and CoolColJ.
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: Nightfly on December 23, 2010, 01:08:34 pm
Guess what. I did a dunk demo today for Christmas for the kids and there's no video, nobody recorded it, only pictures :))  :wowthatwasnutswtf:
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: adarqui on December 23, 2010, 10:17:19 pm
Guess what. I did a dunk demo today for Christmas for the kids and there's no video, nobody recorded it, only pictures :))  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

you mean like this?

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f37/awahl63/basketballdunk.jpg)

he ignores my "hey bro when you posting the vid?" lololol

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=130139903
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: adarqui on December 24, 2010, 01:01:46 am
ok so it's funny, not trying to be a dickhead, but that's a perfect example above.. guy posts a vert pic in a thread, on a very questionable rim, all of those bodybuilding.com noobs think it's legit right off the bat due to his "rep power", but he won't post a vid of it..

good example of someone using still frames to coerce others, if i pulled out still frames from his actual dunks, they'd be ok, but nothing like that, and that doesn't even look high off the ground for how high his arm is above rim.. people these days..

The vert detective will show you why this is shady, given the pic above, which has no video, then when you look at his jumps where he does provide video, it's not even close:

(http://imgur.com/pGx1N.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/HdVNF.png)



wait what?

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f37/awahl63/basketballdunk.jpg)
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: Raptor on December 24, 2010, 05:27:31 am
The outside rim is probably 9'10 or so.
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: adarqui on December 24, 2010, 05:36:41 am
The outside rim is probably 9'10 or so.

i'd be willing to bet 9'6.. i'm trying to get him to post vid but he's ignoring me :(
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: adarqui on December 24, 2010, 01:28:54 pm
 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

my pressuring a "Vert coach" to post a vid has finally worked!!!!!!!!

now i don't even care if the hoop is low or not, just happy he posted vid to put his pic into perspective lolz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH2zlJzM_Fc
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: Raptor on December 24, 2010, 02:04:08 pm
That looked really cool, he looked to stop in mid air for a bit, weird.
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: BMully on December 24, 2010, 05:25:14 pm
The vert detective will show you why this is shady

adarqui aka air-jesus, hobo-dunker, jahadi dunker, and now vert detective

dude adarq, without your detective skills..we probably would never really find the scammers in still pics..i.e. squatdr.
Title: Re: In the high tech age, is it ok to use "still frames" (pictures) to prove ability
Post by: adarqui on December 25, 2010, 12:01:37 am
The vert detective will show you why this is shady

adarqui aka air-jesus, hobo-dunker, jahadi dunker, and now vert detective

dude adarq, without your detective skills..we probably would never really find the scammers in still pics..i.e. squatdr.

everyone was on his nuts but i mean come on drop a vid..  a real vid.. the thing that just killed me was the fact that "coaches came to measure his vert, with a vertec, who didn't believe him", then somehow there's no footage of a standing 50 / running 55 on a damn vertec, are you kidding me.. my mind would be so blown apart if i saw that in person i'd be running around like this with my HD cam:

 :wowthatwasnutswtf:

so ya, while most people were planning to stay on his nuts i was doing my background check/investigative reporting.

pc