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Oct 19, 2015 3:44 PM # 
Can you/could you ever/did you ever try to dunk a basketball?
Oct 19, 2015 4:22 PM # 
I tried to make that a summer challenge to dunk a mini-ball. Sadly even though I was always a good rebounder, never made it.
Oct 19, 2015 6:06 PM # 
I have rarely tried, because I'm pretty certain I'm close enough to almost make it, and close enough to almost not quite make it, get stuffed by the rim, flip over, and crack my skull.

I'd feel reasonably confident I could do it with a mini-basketball, though. Its been a while since my volleyball days, though, so I'm not sure what my vert is these days!
Oct 20, 2015 3:58 AM # 
With your volleyball pedigree, I would think you would be the one orienteer around who can or could do it. Best I ever did was a tennis ball despite many attempts (having the ability to dunk earns you a lot of street cred at basketball schools).
Oct 20, 2015 4:34 AM # 
Pink Socks:
Best I ever did was a softball.

It's unlikely that I can now, given that I need to overcome the inch or so that my ankle injury took away.
Oct 20, 2015 1:38 PM # 
Well, I'll start doing some explosive strength and next year at WOC in Sweden we'll try it. ;)
Oct 21, 2015 3:07 AM # 
Haha, deal. And also at SART next year.

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