Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by Maestro Nobones, Oct 6, 2006.
from center mass to the end of the knuckles? or is it from knuckle to knuckle?
I honestly don't know
I'm pretty sure its fingertip to fingertip.
Found this about boxers
"There are actually two ways that are used to measure a boxer's reach. Traditionally, reach has been measured from fingertip to fingertip, with arms extended to the side. This actually determines "wingspan", and the measurement can be perverted by a boxer with a broad back, for example.
Recently, HBO has measured reach on the boxer's lead arm (jabbing hand) from the tip of the knuckle to the armpit, which is much more accurate."
Since you turn your body with the punch, having a broader back and shoulders means you could throw it further as well. So the wingspan measurement seems better to me.
UFC measures fingertip to fingertip. Which is retarded. It should be the center line of your neck, straight down your arm to your center knuckle.
And if they're going to measure fingertip to fingertip, just for ease of measuring, at least divide that number in half and use that number for the actual reach. Because unless you're extending both arms straight out, grabbing onto a pole with one hand, and swinging/rotating around the pole trying to hit people, that is deifnately not a good measure of your reach.
always figertip to fingetip here.
the imagery there is great. Stripperboxing could be a new way to train...
It's a comparitive measure.
I don't care what the actual reach of the fighter is, only how much more/less he has than another fighter.