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post #1 of 7 Old 05-22-2011, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Is jumping height actual inches?

Silly question but I must ask. To date, I've been measuring my jumps with a plain old tape measure. Makes sense, yes? The other day I was in tack shop where they were selling jump tape measures. When I put it to same place on my leg where I know it's 2', the jump tape said 2'5". Are jump heights measured with standard measures? I don't get why the jump tapes different.

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The international unit of measurement is in meters.

Most people locally will use inches when describing height so check to see which it was in this case.
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MBP - your answer is yes :)

So for me, doing 2'11" = 35" on the measuring tape.

I don't get why the jump tape differs? I asked my Coach this very same question, and my response was "Yes". I asked, just to double check to see if my measurement of 35" matched their response, which they did correspond.

I took my measuring tape, and held it up to their measuring stick, and 2'11", sure enough is 35".

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Wierd. I wonder why the tapes in the store are different. I can't imagine they'd be in metric since we use standard measures. Now I have to go back and look!

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MBP - your answer is yes :)

So for me, doing 2'11" = 35" on the measuring tape.

I don't get why the jump tape differs? I asked my Coach this very same question, and my response was "Yes". I asked, just to double check to see if my measurement of 35" matched their response, which they did correspond.

I took my measuring tape, and held it up to their measuring stick, and 2'11", sure enough is 35".
that makes sense though because 2'11 is one inch under 3 foot and 3 foot= 36 inches.
So jumping 2'11 you're jumping 35 inches one inch under 3 foot.
Not sure why 2 feet came out to 2.5 though. That's odd.

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Did it say 2'5" or 25"?
25" is only an inch over 2', and you said you measured it along your leg to a spot you know is about 2'.

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I have to go look at it again. My friend works in the store and reading it. She was remarking how it was marked in jump heights instead of inches. Maybe she read it wrong. She can be a goofball sometimes.

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