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#### Raptor

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##### Re: How high am I here?
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2013, 05:57:59 pm »
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No way it's at the rim. It's perspective. The rim is definitely above the elbow.

If there's one palm from the end of my palm to the rim then that's 20 cm above the rim... + 20 my palm that's 40 cm above the rim which would be a 3.35... that would end up being a 94 cm jump.

But my head IS NOT at 1.82 + 94 = 2.76... no way. That would be only 19 cm away from the rim and it's not.

#### ChrisM

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##### Re: How high am I here?
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2013, 06:05:05 pm »
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Then...the only explanation is that your slightly off center in the air when fully extended thus putting your arm higher(higher reach) but pulling your left side down and by relation your head slightly?

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#### TKXII

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##### Re: How high am I here?
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2013, 10:44:16 pm »
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2.95m - .30m  = 2.65m = head height after jump

2.65m - 1.82m = .83m.

Head height is probably a more reliable measure than reach, since many people deflate their reach by not trying to reach hard enough.

You've been dunking on this rim for a while right? Why don't you actually just jump up as high as possible with the ball in hand (since I think I read once you said how you cannot jump as high without the ball in your hand), and see how much of your arm you can scrape against the rim... then calculate how high you jump based on where on your arm the rim touched... pretty simple and more accurate than estimating.

Is this a PR for you?

edit: now that I look at it a little more... i could actually believe your head is only 20cm away from the rim. it's just hard to estimate based on that low res picture. And it does look like your feet could be at least 3+ feet off the floor so I could believe it if it was 38, your arm is pretty high after all, definitely about two hands lengths above the rim.
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"Performance during stretch-shortening cycle exercise is influenced by the visco-elastic properties of the muscle-tendon units. During stretching of an activated muscle, mechanical energy is absorbed in the tendon structures (tendon and aponeurosis) and this energy can subsequently be re-utilized if shortening of the muscle immediately follows the stretching. According to Biscotti (2000), 72% of the elastic energy restitution action comes from tendons, 28% - from contractile elements of muscles.

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#### Raptor

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##### Re: How high am I here?
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2013, 04:24:07 am »
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Yeah it's really really weird... my arm look a TON over the rim yet my head doesn't look that close to the rim.

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##### Re: How high am I here?
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2013, 11:26:46 am »
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33-38"
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#### Raptor

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##### Re: How high am I here?
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2013, 12:38:52 pm »
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And I'm between 4'5 and 7'7 tall.

#### vag

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##### Re: How high am I here?
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2013, 11:37:49 am »
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Vertec eye estimation : 37'' ( +- 1.5'' ).
« Last Edit: August 20, 2013, 12:30:04 pm by vag »
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