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How big are "big" hands?

Weston

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I have pretty large hands and i wanted to know what was considered to be "big".

my thumb-pinky span is 9.5 inches from tip to tip.

thumb: 2.75 inches
forefinger. 3.4 inches
Middle finger: 3.5 inches
ring finger: 3.4 inches
pinky: 2.5 inches

is that considered to be pretty big?
how big are your hands?
 
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That is the size of your fingers though...


thumb-pinky span is 9 inches
thumb: 2 5/8 inches
forefinger. 3 1/8 inches
Middle finger: 3 11/16 inches
ring finger: 3 1/4 inches
pinky: 2 3/4 inches
 
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I have pretty large hands and i wanted to know what was considered to be "big".
my thumb-pinky span is 9.5 inches from tip to tip.
how big are your hands?
You made me curious so I justed check and my thumb-pinky span is 10 inches...I've yet to meet anyone with larger hands than me (not that I go around checking everyday :) )

That's probably why my PB is only 42 seconds on the 3x3....these cubes are so small....you should see how a keychain cube looks in my hands!

half the comments on my youtube videos are about the size of my hands....now I know why :eek:
 

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I have pretty large hands and i wanted to know what was considered to be "big".
my thumb-pinky span is 9.5 inches from tip to tip.
how big are your hands?
You made me curious so I justed check and my thumb-pinky span is 10 inches...I've yet to meet anyone with larger hands than me (not that I go around checking everyday :) )

That's probably why my PB is only 42 seconds on the 3x3....these cubes are so small....you should see how a keychain cube looks in my hands!

half the comments on my youtube videos are about the size of my hands....now I know why :eek:

Your 3x3 average isn't only 42 due to the size of your hands. My span is like 10" as well. Lucas, and many others also have a similar size. The person with the biggest hands I've ever seen is Frank Morris though. His hands almost dwarf mine... its insane.


Another issue that comes with hand size is actually finger length. For me, my hands are large, but my fingers aren't extraordinarily long. I have normally proportioned hands just blown up. Most of the other people who's hand spands are similar to mine seem to have much longer fingers and smaller palm sizes. I think my overall hand size, not finger length, makes larger cubes more comfortable. (My middle finger is only 4" long)
 
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thumb-pinky span: 9.0 inches
thumb: 2.5 inches
forefinger. 3.1 inches
Middle finger: 3.7 inches
ring finger: 3.5 inches
pinky: 2.8 inches

What is the proper way to measure the length of fingers? My proportions are quite different from yours.

I don't know why I have small thumb and long ring finger.
 
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Rachmaninoff's hands were pretty big.
Rachmaninoff was able to play a 12th on the piano, which probably meant a thumb-pinky span of about 10.5 inches. (My own span is slightly over 9.5 in and I can play a 11th.)
I can reach a 11th comfortably, but i can reach a 12th.


and when i do the cube thing that lucas did, im almost as big as him, but i can barely reach the middle cubie on the last cube with my thumb
 
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