air dunksWhen it comes to sports, there are a lot of things we can do like the pros. Sure, most of us will never be able to replicate exactly what they do or the quality with which they do it, but there is nothing stopping us from learning how to throw a perfect spiral or how to lay down a great bunt. While we can get better at many athletic feats, there is one thing that will almost always elude us: dunking a basketball. Even if you do not watch a lot of basketball, you have certainly either seen highlights of a dunk or perhaps a poster capturing the exact moment someone stuffed it through the hoop. Dunking is something everybody knows and, whether they want to admit it or not, something most people would probably like to be able to do, even just once. But, due to height restrictions, lack of athletic prowess, or any number of other reasons, it is something most folks will never do. On a regular basketball court, that is. The good news is that air dunks are possible if you choose the right venue.

How do those basketball players do it?

If you have ever marveled at a player gliding through the air, you have probably wondered how they are able to do such a thing. Natural ability plays a role, but that is not the end of the story. One of the biggest components of dunking is flexibility. Jumping is of course important, but players also have to be flexible enough to have their bodies working in concert, which involves bringing their knees up and extending their arms. Strength is another essential element, and this is why strength training is a big area basketball players focus on. Height, while certainly a factor, is kind of overrated. Shorter players, including people well below six feet, can be some of the best dunkers.

So, how can somebody throw down air dunks like a pro?

If you really want to dunk, you can hit the gym and spend time working on your strength and flexibility. Perhaps, in time, you will be able to dunk. Or, if you want to skip all that, you can just head down to Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park. One of our biggest attractions is our Slam Dunk Zone. We have hoops set up so you and your friends can play any type of basketball game you like. You will be able to work on your passing, long-range jumping, and other skills. But what you will probably want to do more than anything is dunk! With a trampoline as your court, dunking a basketball has never been easier. Once you drop that first one in, you will immediately feel like a pro. And so what if you are getting some bouncy help? The point is to have fun, and when you get tossed a few alley-oops, you will never want to play basketball on a boring regular court again. Just head to your nearest Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park and practice any day of the week!