I was thinking, wouldn't it be cool if she jumped with some actual NBA players standing under the bar, maybe some in the lower 6' range, but the risk of injury to all involved would be too great. But what about lightweight cardboard cut-outs of some NBAers? That'd be safe.
jhc68 wrote:So how tall is McPherson, really? The posting claims 5'4", USTFF says 5'5" and Cal T&F bio says 5'6". In any event how many women have jumped 12 inches or more overhead?
In this case all three might be correct, depending on Inika's hairstylist's latest activity... Considering that she just set her PR of 1.95, and the most current photo is on the bottom, it appears her jump to height ratio is improving...
Holm's lists are fascinating for Vertical Jump Geeks. They seem to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that flopping is more efficient than any straddle technique. The two greatest straddle technicians (who were also two of the best pure athletes in HJ history) are well out of the top 50 performers and 16cm off the over-head record.