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Old 02-08-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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How Do you measure reach

Reach (also known as wingspan) is the physical measurement of the length from one end of an individual's arms (measured at the fingertips) to the other when raised parallel to the ground at shoulder height. The average reach correlates to the person's height and is measured in inches.

An above average reach is an advantageous in sports such as basketball and boxing. For instance, the boxer Lennox Lewis has an 84 inch reach despite being 77 inches in height. This unusually long reach allowed him to hit opposing boxers from relatively safe distances where they could not reach him.

However, some boxing acadamies measure reach from under the armpit of the leading arm to the end of a closed fist.


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Old 02-08-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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I have no idea, someone please explain how reach measurements are figured.

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:38 AM   #3
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I believe it's wing span. Finger tip to finger tip which is just about right for the "eyesman" Liddell

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:39 AM   #4
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Not to be rude but this was just done 2 weeks or so ago. Search Function is a great tool

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:41 AM   #5
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They should just measure reach from shoulder to fingertip instead of wingspan.

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:41 AM   #6
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I do believe ones reach is measured from....OH COME ON!!!!!!

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:41 AM   #7
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They should just measure reach from shoulder to fingertip instead of wingspan.
lol , 64" inch arm

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:42 AM   #8
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chucks reach isn't 64 inches, that's like shammy's reach.

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:42 AM   #9
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his reach is 76" actually. and you make a T figure with your body. measure finger to finger.

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:42 AM   #10
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I do believe ones reach is measured from....OH COME ON!!!!!!
its a smart ? .
it should be knuckles, thats how you fight,

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