I’m a little short for my age. I’m approx 151cm tall (14 yrs of age). I was wondering how much higher I could roll or side hop if I was about 170cm tall or something. (I guess it only depends on the length of legs?)
Please comment on anything about this topic as I am fairly interested because I am short.
there is a guy over here in Denmark. He is about 1.40m and he can rolling hop 85cm and got pretty close to 90cm… so I don’t guess it’ll effect that much… but maybe he could do about 110 if he was taller…
I suppose a longer body could be used for a little greater momentum in jumps, just as a trials bike can jump higher due to the frame’s extension away from the wheel axle. Make any sense? But then the taller rider, to output such energy, is almost guaranteed to weigh more, so he has to lift the extra weight too. A shorter rider with lots of fast-twitch muscle fibers will be able to jump just as high.
And, in the end, we don’t get to choose how tall we are, and that’s why most sports are not divided up by body size. Weight maybe, but seldom by size. In the past there were requests for this in unicycle racing, but nobody could ever prove one size was “better” than another. For every tall, skinny fast rider, someone was able to point out a shorter, more muscular one, etc.
Conversation sounds pretty good so far. There seems to be a difference in the rolling hops and sidehops. I think that being shorter, you have shorter legs which means less tuck but this wouldn’t stop me from getting 100cm I guess. It’s just that If I got 100cm being 150cm tall, I could be getting say 120cm if I was taller.