Posted by **claire** on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 6:31am.

Surprisingly, very few athletes can jump more than 2.0 ft (0.62 m) straight up. Use d = 1/2 gt2 and solve for the time one spends moving upward in a 2.0 foot vertical jump. Then double it for the "hang-time" -- the time one's feet are off the ground.

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