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Old Thu Apr 05, 2001, 12:37am
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I hope there are some coaches and players or parents of basketball players of any level here that would help me.
i think i have asked this before on other boards, but didn't really get any reply

i'm about to get air alert II (going to order this weekend) and i would like to know if you guys ever used it and what your impressions are. sure, the testimonials are awesome at airalert.com but i just don't like to believe things until i see them

currently i have a vertical of 30 inches (that's what i think but my firends don't believe me! but if you think about it: i can touch 6'11 or 7'0 standing and puting my hand up. i can touch 9'5 usually, well, 9'3 for sure as i can actually dunk on 9'5 if i run from straight on, not from the side, and grab on to it on my good days. i can't do that from just standing position though, i have to run - take about 5 steps or so, and that comes out to be just about 28-30")

i hope i can grab on to regulation-height rim/dunk on it by winter (bball season). in fact, i have sort of a bet w/ my friends about it.

what do you know about air alert II? have you or your players or your friends used it? what can you tell me (good and bad things).

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Old Thu Apr 05, 2001, 10:41am
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Well, for $20 US it might be worth a try. Let us know
how it goes but being a dinosaur I'm doubtful you can
significantly increase your vertical without some weight
training like calf raises, squats & leg curls. And while you're in the weight room might as well do some
bench & military presses to bulk up that upper body
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Old Thu Apr 05, 2001, 08:30pm
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how it goes but being a dinosaur I'm doubtful you can
significantly increase your vertical without some weight
training like calf raises, squats & leg curls
that's what i was thinking too. it uses your own body weight so i guess it's kind of like doing lunges w/o a bar (which does work me if i go for 30+ yards actually) i'll give it a try though as it's only 30 bucks
and i'll keep you guys updated so you will know if it works and if you should get it for yourself/your kids/your players
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Old Thu Apr 05, 2001, 11:40pm
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i can't do that from just standing position though, i have to run - take about 5 steps or so, and that comes out to be just about 28-30")
I believe that the folks who put any stock into vertical jumps, measure the the jump from a standing still position. That's the true measure of what your vertical jump is, not what you can do running. That's probably why your friends don't believe you.

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i hope i can grab on to regulation-height rim/dunk on it by winter (bball season). in fact, i have sort of a bet w/ my friends about it.
Don't make that your goal in life.
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Old Fri Apr 06, 2001, 12:21am
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I believe that the folks who put any stock into vertical jumps, measure the the jump from a standing still position.
yeah i know that.. but if i just stand still i can get like 2-3 inches lower (around 9'2 probably)
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That's the true measure of what your vertical jump is, not what you can do running. That's probably why your friends don't believe you.
no, they just don't thik i can jump at all cuz i'm like 5'6 115 lbs. i'm skinny

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i hope i can grab on to regulation-height rim/dunk on it by winter (bball season). in fact, i have sort of a bet w/ my friends about it.
Don't make that your goal in life. [/B][/QUOTE]
oh no! that's the goal by about the end of summer or fall
that's it

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