Standing Jump Higher than Running Jump

Note: TL;DR at bottom Hi everyone. Before I explain my issue, here’s some information about me: Today, I got a basketball hoop after being without one for a couple years due to moving across the country. I’m in my late teens, and I’ve grown a lot since the last time I played basketball. I’m 6’4 now, and I decided I wanted to try learning how to dunk. I called one of my friends who regularly plays basketball and has been trying to dunk for a while now (he’s about 6’0.5). He told me to show him my standing jump, and I was able to touch the rim (10ft hoop), but not higher. He then told me to try getting a running start to increase my vert. I did, and I kept reaching a couple inches below the rim at my peak height. Can anyone give me some tips so I can gain some inches on my running jump instead of losing a couple of inches? Thanks. TL;DR: 6’4. Just started trying to dunk. Can touch rim on 10ft hoop with standing jump. Can’t touch rum on running jump. Can anyone give me tips on how to go higher with running jump? Thanks. Note: My hoop is on a slight incline of about 2-3 degrees so that might affect it, but that shouldn’t make my running jump lower than my standing right? submitted by /u/Spoonhead0 [visit reddit] [comments]

Note: TL;DR at bottom Hi everyone. Before I explain my issue, here’s some information about me: Today, I got a basketball hoop after being without one for a couple years due to moving across the country. I’m in my late teens, and I’ve grown a lot since the last time I played basketball. I’m 6’4 now, and I decided I wanted to try learning how to dunk. I called one of my friends who regularly plays basketball and has been trying to dunk for a while now (he’s about 6’0.5). He told me to show him my standing jump, and I was able to touch the rim (10ft hoop), but not higher. He then told me to try getting a running start to increase my vert. I did, and I kept reaching a couple inches below the rim at my peak height. Can anyone give me some tips so I can gain some inches on my running jump instead of losing a couple of inches? Thanks. TL;DR: 6’4. Just started trying to dunk. Can touch rim on 10ft hoop with standing jump. Can’t touch rum on running jump. Can anyone give me tips on how to go higher with running jump? Thanks. Note: My hoop is on a slight incline of about 2-3 degrees so that might affect it, but that shouldn’t make my running jump lower than my standing right? submitted by /u/Spoonhead0 [visit reddit] [comments]