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  1. topspin6060

    topspin6060 New User

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    What's a good height and weight for a successful tournament player. I know that they obviously vary, but on average what is a good height and weight?

    Have to get in shape...
     
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  2. pr0n8r

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    If you have figured out how to make adjustments to height, please share.
     
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  3. 10sfreak

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    I'd be interested in this too!:)
     
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  4. Phil

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    Well, there IS this leg-lengthening operation that is performed in China...
     
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  5. cncretecwbo

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    i really want .5 to 1.5 more inches, im like 6' 0.5" and i want to say im at least 6'1" (selfish i know :))

    anyway, look at ATPtennis.com and you can see player stats.

    most of them seem to be about 5'10" - 6'2" and 165 - 180 lbs (maybe a bit more for the taller guys)
     
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  6. Satch

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    185cm, 80-82kg
     
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  7. Phil

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    Pssst...here's a secret. Just SAY you're 6'1". You don't need to get your legs lengthened. No one's gonna whip out a tape measure and check on you, either. It's close enough to your true height.
     
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  8. jmsx521

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    No, really there are artificial ways of modifying the body: for example the women who wear rings on their necks in some African country don't know which one; the created effect is the neck is elongated: That was considered attractive!? And also in China, or at least in past Chinese history certain women wore very small shoes because I believe it was considered attractive: It basically distorted their toes & feet, making them smaller.
     
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  9. cncretecwbo

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    yeah i do sometimes, but i guess i see enough people shorter than me who say theyre 6 foot or 6-1 and are like 2-3 inches shorter that i dont want to say im taller than i am
     
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  10. 10sfreak

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    :)
    That's ok - I'm good.:) I think I've seen something on tv once about that, although it wasn't in China. They saw the femur in two, then use this screw-type device to make daily adjustments to the length of the bone. Owww!
    The one I saw was being performed on a midget/dwarf. I think they said height could be increased by about 1 or 2 inches.
     
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