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Wall Mounted VJ Testing

The original and most simple method for measuring vertical jump height is against a wall. Although you can use just any wall and a piece of chalk in the hand, there are also other wall mounted grid options. See a procedure for using the wall method.

Below are some examples of wall mounted apparatus for the measurement of vertical jump. See the discussion and list of other measurement methods.

Wall-Mounted Vertical Jump Tester

vertical jump testThis board features 1" to 48" in 1/2" increments. The measurements are screened for years of use and includes magnets for marking reach and jump height. Includes solid steel board, 48" retrieval rod, and 2 magnets. White with black markings. Board dimensions 50" H x 6" W. [buy]

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Magnetic Jump and Reach Board
from S&S Worldwide

The cheapest of these options, this two-piece blue powder-coated steel board is height adjustable for different age groups. Heights are marked on the board in 1/2" increments with a total range of 33". Board measures 9" x 37". Includes magnets for marking the board. [buy]

Brower Vertical Jump Measurement

The Brower vertical jump device is a newer method using a touchless sensor. Similar to the wall touch method but as it senses the hand movement and does not require actual touching of the wall. See more.

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