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Old 03-26-2019, 09:11 PM
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Is 5ft11 tall? then I guess I am tall, but I have long arms too.
Ummm. No. You're only like 16 right? You should get over 6ft. I'm at 6'2", and it's plenty. Calvin Heimburg is 6'5" IIRC, but even PM at 5'8" throws crazy far, so height seems to have very little effect on how far you can throw.
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:13 PM
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I played with a guy this past weekend in Texas named Ricky Ovaitt who was 6’ 10”. His forehand just kept going and going and going...

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Old 03-26-2019, 09:24 PM
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Ummm. No. You're only like 16 right? You should get over 6ft. I'm at 6'2", and it's plenty. Calvin Heimburg is 6'5" IIRC, but even PM at 5'8" throws crazy far, so height seems to have very little effect on how far you can throw.
You don't have to be tall to have big orangutan factor...

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Old 03-26-2019, 09:28 PM
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All you tall guys (and Nova) out there talk about ape index, whip, reach back, and benefits of being tall, but at what point would it become a detriment?
It's all upsides to me, until I get into the woods. Then I'm that much closer to the canopy when I throw, and low-hanging branches and twigs are a never-ending annoyance to me. Some wooded courses make me actively angry, as from the time I go into the woods until I leave, I cannot stand up straight, am constantly being gigged by branches, etc.

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Old 03-26-2019, 09:29 PM
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Is 5ft11 tall? then I guess I am tall, but I have long arms too.
I’m 6’3” but don’t think I’m very tall. Maybe that’s because I watch a lot of basketball and I’m literally Steph Curry’s size
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:32 PM
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All else being equal, being tall is an advantage because of leverage, etc. Longer levers generate more force

“Give me a lever long enough and I can move the Earth” ~ Archimedes

The key part of my first sentence is “all else being equal” (obviously)
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:32 PM
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Almost forgot: I hate short tee pads. I have a 38" inseam. My strides are long.

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Old 03-26-2019, 09:33 PM
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All else being equal, being tall is an advantage because of leverage, etc. Longer levers generate more force

“Give me a lever long enough and I can move the Earth” ~ Archimedes

The key part of my first sentence is “all else being equal” (obviously)
Until it's on the bottom shelf, or in this case... you're under low hanging branches, especially over the damned tee-pad
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:34 PM
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At what point does putting start to get impacted? Big Jerm mentioned at Waco (I think?) that elevated baskets are easier for him, but at 7’8” I would think putting down to traditional baskets would suck.
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:37 PM
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At what point does putting start to get impacted? Big Jerm mentioned at Waco (I think?) that elevated baskets are easier for him, but at 7’8” I would think putting down to traditional baskets would suck.
Any time I'm putting downhill and someone points out that it's a tricky putt, I laugh and reply that every putt is a downhill putt to me.

Besides, I can get all the putters out of the basket for my card on elevated baskets! It makes me feel good to be helpful.

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