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2003/10/01 17:55:52 (permalink)

standing vertical

hey guys wondered wot your vertical was, if you had ever tested it. I have got around a 20" vertical which isnt that good, so it's a target to get up to around 30". I have to say, looking around, everyone seems to be a genetic freak as there are a lot of outrageous claims out there. Just came from a site where some guy claimed a 50" vertical. I mean come on. Even above 35" is dubious as this is an elite level of performance. But anyway just wondered . Its a standing 2 foot vertical btw.
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    tbowman
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    RE: standing vertical 2003/10/01 18:02:17 (permalink)
    I as only capable of about 24-26" in my prime..early twenties. That was enough to dunk missionary style at 6'2' tall. I think Spud Webb (NBA) had a 46-47" at 5'7" tall,,,,and there was an article in Sport Illustrated about a
    6'6" guy that played college ball with a 51" vertical....he however was not a great ball player. I think anything over 30" is exceptional. Weight surely has plays a crucial role in this....skinny=better
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    RE: standing vertical 2003/10/01 21:51:04 (permalink)
    Paul Anderson had an astounding vertical jump, i forget what it was and he weighed around 360 lbs! I will try to look it up.
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    RE: standing vertical 2003/10/01 23:32:02 (permalink)
    Theres an article i have somewhere i will try to find, its a harlem globetrotters guy (i think its the guy who hold the world record dunk), he went round the majority of nba teams testing verticals and 40yd dash and other such tests. He said in every club he went there was at least 3 or 4 guys claimed a 40" vert, and not one out of hundreds tested even came close, top nba players, the best 2 in the team were usually 33/34". The best he has ever tested was 36".

    But if u think about it these are huge stats, with a 34" vert uv got pretty close 2 a 40" vert when runnin add that to a 6"4 (and in most cases even taller) and u have guys touchin 12ft and some of them well over.

    He dosnt say what his own vert is but hes in the book of records for dunkin on a 12ft 2inches rim so he can probably touch about 12ft 6inches (or more).

    Anyway, just thought that might be of intrest to some people, my point is though that people really talk utter nonsense on boards about there verts.

    BTW mine is 37" ;-)


    Ok, Ok 27" :-( but im shooting for 30 by the summer. Lifetime goal of 34".
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    RE: standing vertical 2003/10/02 00:54:46 (permalink)
    my standing vertical jump is 38- we used the chalk on fingers method to measure
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    RE: standing vertical 2003/10/02 11:46:54 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Dildo69

    Theres an article i have somewhere i will try to find, its a harlem globetrotters guy (i think its the guy who hold the world record dunk), he went round the majority of nba teams testing verticals and 40yd dash and other such tests. He said in every club he went there was at least 3 or 4 guys claimed a 40" vert, and not one out of hundreds tested even came close, top nba players, the best 2 in the team were usually 33/34". The best he has ever tested was 36".

    But if u think about it these are huge stats, with a 34" vert uv got pretty close 2 a 40" vert when runnin add that to a 6"4 (and in most cases even taller) and u have guys touchin 12ft and some of them well over.

    He dosnt say what his own vert is but hes in the book of records for dunkin on a 12ft 2inches rim so he can probably touch about 12ft 6inches (or more).

    Anyway, just thought that might be of intrest to some people, my point is though that people really talk utter nonsense on boards about there verts.

    BTW mine is 37" ;-)


    Ok, Ok 27" :-( but im shooting for 30 by the summer. Lifetime goal of 34".




    yeah dildo I have read that too. That is why I am extremely dubious as to any claim over 35", because in itself that is a world class level of performance. Do you ever work directly on your vertical? what kind of training if you do? I found this article

    http://www.defrancostraining.com/articles/archive/article_fab15.htm

    for anyone that might be interested. It makes sense I guess.
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    RE: standing vertical 2003/10/03 18:35:40 (permalink)
    Yeh it is a good article, i just found that recently, iv just been doing the oly lifts of recent so ill see how that goes. As well as squats and stuff im pretty weak though (110kg 1rm squat) as iv not done much weight training so im hoping if i improve my strength ill improve my vert!
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    RE: standing vertical 2004/01/18 19:06:21 (permalink)
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    suggy3001
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    RE: standing vertical 2004/01/18 19:27:55 (permalink)
    lol that is quite a mad pic. thing is i was saying that all this vert stuff was bollox but they didnt believe me on another board. I went back and tested myself and I'm fairly confident I could have pulled off a 30" vertical just by easing off a little on the stretch and other little things that noone could ever pick up on. give me a bit of time to practise I could probably have a 35" vert by the summer, but in actual fact I could not jump 35" straight up with no pre-stress at all. I doubt many people could.
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    RE: standing vertical 2004/01/19 01:59:02 (permalink)
    dont know mine I can dunk though. I am 6'4 and 275, I actuallly pride myself on my agility and jumping ability I'd say its about a 28 inch
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