New Net Measures the Force of Monster Dunks


via Wired

Feb. 24, 2012

ALL YOU FANS of monstrous dunks, rejoice: The uber-geeks at MIT Media Lab have figured out how to measure the force of a slam dunk, and the gadget makes its television debut during the NBA All-Star Weekend.

The nifty net will quantify the force with which guys like Derrick Williams and Paul George stuff a ball through the hoop during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday. The net is said to measure “slam force G’s.” We prefer the term “millijordans,” but no one asked us...

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