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  • TheTransporter
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    There is an article about him here:

    http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/s...tml?id=1714347

    At only his second meet, after minimal training, he jumped 2.10...

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  • Per Andersen
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by toyracer
    Originally posted by Marlow
    I would like to see the 2.12 frontflip video. There is actually nothing remarkable in those videos that dozens of NBA players can't do.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2X60Igu55I
    2.10 then 2.19
    Doubt it. Sure doesn't look that high.
    Right! If the guy is 6'4" that bar is about 2m.

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  • Per Andersen
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by toyracer
    Originally posted by Marlow
    I would like to see the 2.12 frontflip video. There is actually nothing remarkable in those videos that dozens of NBA players can't do.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2X60Igu55I
    2.10 then 2.19
    Doubt it. Sure doesn't look that high.
    Right! If the guy is 6'4" that bar is about 2m.

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  • rainy.here
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    Marlow, while the dunks performed are doable by a handful (or more, I really don't know) of NBA players, I really doubt that many of them can get their nose to the height of a rim, let alone those who are 6'4.

    I too would like to see the video of a front-flip 2.12m. I consider it within the capability of Justin Darlington, but I'd need to see a video to believe it. The video I posted that was reposted certainly isn't 2.10 and 2.19.

    Most of the internet "vertical" claims are inaccurate. There certainly isn't a "World Record" for it. Leonel Marshall could be the Cuban VB player you think of.
    The claims of Khadour Ziani's vertical are hilariously inflated. I've never seen any picture or video suggesting his vertical is anywhere close to the numbers floating around. My guess is that a weightlifter has/had the highest vertical ever. No ideal about who it might be, but think of the explosive power someone like Dimas must have been able to generate when he wasn't pulling 200kg off the floor .

    Michael Wilson dunked on a 12" rim from an alley-oop.
    There is a video of Robertas Javtokas dunking on what is supposed to be a 12 foot rim.
    I'm skeptical of Dwight Howard's "12 foot" dunk as I never saw anything suggesting it was measured. It was certainly high though.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by toyracer
    Originally posted by Marlow
    I would like to see the 2.12 frontflip video. There is actually nothing remarkable in those videos that dozens of NBA players can't do.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2X60Igu55I
    2.10 then 2.19
    Doubt it. Sure doesn't look that high.

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  • toyracer
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    I would like to see the 2.12 frontflip video. There is actually nothing remarkable in those videos that dozens of NBA players can't do.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2X60Igu55I

    2.10 then 2.19

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  • rasb
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    I apologize if this shows up twice --- minor glitch here...
    But, is there some kind of world record, (unofficial), for the Standing Vertical?
    I also heard that DT could go up 48", and I seem to remember that a Cuban volleyball player was around 54". Does anybody know?

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  • hjumper33
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    Ive made this point in the past that being a good two foot jumper/dunker doesnt mean that much when it comes to high jumping. Can they jump 7' or possible even a little higher, sure, are they going to be 8 foot plus jumpers if they "only didnt play basketball and focused on high jump instead" nope!

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by 26mi235
    I remember (correctly?) from a long time ago that David Thompson (?) could jump up and put a dime on the top of the backboard.... and then land and jump immediately and take it back off. If correct, that is well beyond the guy in this video. Did DT have 46-inch vertical?
    That is apocryphal - no video ever. There was a thread here about a Harlem 'Trotter who could dunk on a 12' rim. That's the highest I've ever see someone jump.

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by rainy.here
    he did a frontflip over the 2m12cm no problem. It was amazing."
    Here are some examples of his leaping ability:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8tw0Gyfae4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U85nq_2CgQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y46pZq5FfRk
    I would like to see the 2.12 frontflip video. There is actually nothing remarkable in those videos that dozens of NBA players can't do.
    I remember (correctly?) from a long time ago that David Thompson (?) could jump up and put a dime on the top of the backboard.... and then land and jump immediately and take it back off. If correct, that is well beyond the guy in this video. Did DT have 46-inch vertical?

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by rainy.here
    Originally posted by 26mi235
    I think that the 'recoil/bounce' effect adds substantially to the jump effect achieved by the guy in that video.
    I'm not sure what you mean. The video shown was not done on a sprung floor, were you suggesting it was?

    The comments on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjtdq-SvUgM are interesting:

    "I just saw Justin today in Brockville high jumping, He cleared 2m no problem, then tried 2m12cm, which would have beaten his coach's PB, but was unable to. Afterwards, he did a frontflip over the 2m12cm no problem. It was amazing."

    Here are some examples of his leaping ability:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8tw0Gyfae4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U85nq_2CgQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y46pZq5FfRk
    I was referring to comments about the height obtained by gymnasts on the gymnastics 'floor' in my full comment and then also commented that that I thought that this guy got some rebound/recoil but the word 'substantially' was way too strong. (There were several videos, I was referring to one where a guy took two jumps that did not look like 2.12/2.19 or something like that but a bit lower.) I do think that tumbling adds to the height that can be achieved and is not 'high jumping', so the one-foot rule (cited by Dwight Stones in the Video on the Home Page, by the way) is appropriate.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by rainy.here
    he did a frontflip over the 2m12cm no problem. It was amazing."
    Here are some examples of his leaping ability:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8tw0Gyfae4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U85nq_2CgQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y46pZq5FfRk
    I would like to see the 2.12 frontflip video. There is actually nothing remarkable in those videos that dozens of NBA players can't do.

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  • rainy.here
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    Originally posted by 26mi235
    I think that the 'recoil/bounce' effect adds substantially to the jump effect achieved by the guy in that video.
    I'm not sure what you mean. The video shown was not done on a sprung floor, were you suggesting it was?

    The comments on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjtdq-SvUgM are interesting:

    "I just saw Justin today in Brockville highjumping, He cleared 2m no problem, then tried 2m12cm, which would have beaten his coach's PB, but was unable to. Afterwards, he did a frontflip over the 2m12cm no problem. It was amazing."

    Here are some examples of his leaping ability:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8tw0Gyfae4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U85nq_2CgQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y46pZq5FfRk

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by Pego
    I am not an expert on the biomechanics of jumping, but I'd be surprised, if any 2-foot jumper came close to the conventional HJ technique clearances.
    ZACKLY! The tumbling passes ARE done on (literally) sprung floors. I have done all sorts of jump testing in the last 16 years and although there are some people who can't get the hang of one-footed jumping, the verts of the 1-footers always surpass (relatively speaking) those of the 2-footers.
    With sprung floors I would not be surprised if the girls could do 8ft/2.50, much less 2.10. On a hard takeoff indoor floor (which would count for a record I suspect that winning heights are feasible, as are bad crashes. The sprung floors are there primarily for landings/shock, although they do add greatly to the height that can be achieved.

    I think that the 'recoil/bounce' effect adds substantially to the jump effect achieved by the guy in that video.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by Pego
    I am not an expert on the biomechanics of jumping, but I'd be surprised, if any 2-foot jumper came close to the conventional HJ technique clearances.
    ZACKLY! The tumbling passes ARE done on (literally) sprung floors. I have done all sorts of jump testing in the last 16 years and although there are some people who can't get the hang of one-footed jumping, the verts of the 1-footers always surpass (relatively speaking) those of the 2-footers.

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