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[–]xThe_Human_Fishx 9117 points9118 points  (87 children)

I don't mean to sound rude but I'm pretty sure I made you in my WWE 2k19 game

[–]NupSuckle[S] 4812 points4813 points  (63 children)

I’m pretty sure I made myself in NBA 2k too lmao

[–]Fuckitwebull777 2238 points2239 points 32 (40 children)

I’ve seen you running around on Ark

[–]Sinarch 3225 points3226 points  (61 children)

You must be so good at that game where you tap someone on the shoulder and make them think it was someone else.

[–]NupSuckle[S] 3376 points3377 points  (52 children)

I owned the halls in Middle School

[–]PrizeStrawberryOil 731 points732 points  (46 children)

Unfortunately if you wear a skirt it has to be ankle length.

[–]AlekBalderdash 346 points347 points  (42 children)

A girl at my school had arms shorter than her torso.

That rule got updated.

[–]Moist-Knowledge01 66 points67 points  (26 children)

I don’t get it. Is there a rule that girls’ skirts have to be as long as their arm?

[–]thecheat420 42 points43 points  (1 child)

The general rule in American schools without uniforms is that girls shorts have to at least reach past their fingertips when their arms are at their sides.

[–]evinc 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Yes, it's the go-to dress code rule in many U.S. schools.

[–]djnews12 828 points829 points  (87 children)

Get into competitive swimming

[–]NupSuckle[S] 487 points488 points  (14 children)

I used to love swimming when I was younger!

[–]benjancewicz 151 points152 points  (3 children)

They’re right. Do this.

[–]AimeeSantiago 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Yes. Go back into swimming or water polo. Great sports for your body type and they aren't as physically damaging as other sports. Your joints will thank you in 50 years.

[–]remimorin 116 points117 points  (54 children)

If I remember correctly Michael Phelps is like that.

[–]KingNewbie 195 points196 points  (51 children)

Michael Phelps is 6’4” with a 6’7” wingspan. OP has a greater advantage if he bulks up his upper body.

[–]KickballJesus 156 points157 points  (24 children)

Phelps also has the torso of someone 6'8 and the legs of someone 5'9. Short legs create less drag.

[–]columnq 90 points91 points  (10 children)

So what you're suggesting is we saw off OPs legs and voilà olympic gold medalist? Could even go for the double in the paralympics.

[–]philosiraptor 48 points49 points  (8 children)

My husband is 6’3” with a 6’10.5” wingspan, and I think maybe he should have been a little more serious about sports now.

[–]StraightBumSauce 10 points11 points  (1 child)

If he plays pick up basketball at all then he must be a massive headache for the other team

[–]Shamrockah 7281 points7282 points 2 (61 children)

Embrace it and embrace others all at once. 👐

[–]NupSuckle[S] 10.6k points10.7k points 10111452& 8 more (49 children)

👋————————-😃—————————🤚

[–]Shamrockah 1159 points1160 points  (5 children)

Hahaha, well played, thanks for the hug from wherever you are located. 😃👍

[–]23x3 169 points170 points  (2 children)

Ever since he figure out that he could stick out his arms and spin really really quickly, his location remains unknown.

[–]IKeyf 99 points100 points  (3 children)

You a cool dude 😎 👍

[–]NupSuckle[S] 109 points110 points  (2 children)

Thank you , you’re pretty great yourself :)

[–]De5perad0 387 points388 points  (11 children)

Can I get in on this hug? There should be plenty of space right?

[–]NupSuckle[S] 993 points994 points  (10 children)

Absolutely 🖐———[you}——😌————————🤚

[–]coffeetime825 147 points148 points  (8 children)

Ooohh I'll take the other side please!

[–]anxiousanteater17 943 points944 points  (24 children)

Chidi?

[–]NupSuckle[S] 1017 points1018 points  (18 children)

Life hasn’t been quite the same ever since I saw the Time Knife

[–]efitz11 236 points237 points  (4 children)

Yeah yeah, the time knife, we've all seen it

[–]Charlie_Brodie 139 points140 points  (6 children)

You could be a surprisingly jacked moral philosophy professor

[–]Danc1ng0nmy0wn 136 points137 points  (3 children)

Chidi couldn't decide which exercise to do, so he did all of them.

[–]Codge12 14.9k points14.9k points 2 (880 children)

Start boxing 👍🏻

[–]NupSuckle[S] 7851 points7852 points  (610 children)

I’ve been wanting to get into boxing for awhile now , gyms are kind of expensive in my area though :(

[–]Wetstocks 11.3k points11.3k points 2 (96 children)

Show the coach your arms and tell them to train you as their prodigy

[–]coolcid2112 3826 points3827 points  (42 children)

Lol right. This dude could walk into some gyms like, ill get you more customers

[–]GitinGud 5232 points5233 points 232& 6 more (37 children)

"Since i started training at Long Bonk, my reach has doubled!"

[–]portmanteaubias 1179 points1180 points  (21 children)

Thank you for "Long Bonk"

[–]BestFrenzy 324 points325 points  (5 children)

For people who live a few streets over from horny jail

[–]maybe_Im_a_dog 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Idk why but Long Bonk had me in fucking stitches

[–]Mesapholis 341 points342 points  (10 children)

"Coach, do you wanna catch these hands?"

[–]skippythewonder 308 points309 points  (5 children)

"I don't think I can afford the postage."

[–]ArmanDoesStuff 161 points162 points  (3 children)

Man can bitch slap you across state lines.

[–]SansCitizen 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Oh good, can probably get flat-rate shipping on that, then

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    [–]NupSuckle[S] 153 points154 points  (38 children)

    Hahaha

    [–]kiwiinthesheets 182 points183 points  (5 children)

    I hope the acceptable length of your shorts wasn’t determined by your fingertips in grade school

    [–]idontlikeyourtone 66 points67 points  (2 children)

    This happened to me multiple times! I would have an almost knee-length pair of shorts but my arms were (and still are) so long that none of my shorts would pass the test. I was sent home a few times and once a teacher made me borrow a classmate's gym pants; they were lulu lemons one size too small so instead of distracting everyone with an inch of exposed thigh I got to distract everyone with very clingy pants over my butt.

    [–]RubberFroggie 30 points31 points  (0 children)

    And I have short arms and a longer torso so I was able to wear mini skirts and short shorts all through school if I chose. My finger tips barely go past my ass, that rule was so dumb.

    [–]zapper83 140 points141 points  (28 children)

    I'm gonna sound like an ass but please research about the problems boxers have later in life. Although, with long ass arms like that you're probably gonna beat the shit out of the opponents before they land a single jab on ya.

    [–]Princes_Slayer 198 points199 points  (5 children)

    All I’m picturing is OP putting his hand on his opponents head to keep him at arms length while opponent just flails his arms around wildly

    [–]RandyDinglefart 80 points81 points  (9 children)

    What? I wear boxers every day and never have any problems.

    [–]Hazardbeard 532 points533 points  (69 children)

    Start a gofundme. If you’re under 30 and have no health problems I’m not kidding, you could genuinely be a terrifying boxer.

    [–]Snaeblooc 213 points214 points  (12 children)

    Honestly how much is it for 2 years of boxing gym membership? You could meet that goal with reddit's help for sure. I'd pay 10 bucks just to see the look on the other guys face in your first match

    [–]Lanthemandragoran 54 points55 points  (4 children)

    Same. 100%. This is the sort of shit I love giving money to lol.

    [–]Hazardbeard 90 points91 points  (3 children)

    I don’t know what it is elsewhere but I’d say $60 a month is something you could find around here in a Midwestern suburb. Let’s call it $100 and you’re only looking at $2400 for two years, which if you’re a quick learner is plenty of time to be actively competing. Hell even if it was $200 a month, look how many upvotes he got, it’s attainable.

    [–]Mr_RobotNick 136 points137 points  (4 children)

    Heck I wouldnt mind paying for your lessons and you turn pro, and you throw a fight here and there to return the favor.

    [–]MDer118 151 points152 points  (1 child)

    Just think how far he could throw a fight with those arms.

    [–]Gonzostewie 1600 points1601 points  (81 children)

    Quick tips: Elbows in. Hands held just below your eyes (the ones you don't see coming hurt the most). Bring em back as fast as you throw em. All power comes from the hips. Straight punches win fights. Keep the fist loose until just before impact & snap it closed. Footwork footwork footwork.

    I would make you a champion, son.

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 772 points773 points  (31 children)

    Thanks Coach :)

    [–]Gonzostewie 288 points289 points  (6 children)

    Burgess Meredith voice I'll have ya eating lightning and crapping thunder.

    [–]RearEchelon 61 points62 points  (4 children)

    Dean Venture voice Looks more like he's gonna eat eggs and crap... eggs.

    [–]Mystery-G 35 points36 points  (3 children)

    Brock Samson voice Did you spit in this

    [–]sartreofthesuburbs 75 points76 points  (12 children)

    Can I get an "Adrian!!"

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 66 points67 points  (11 children)

    Haha Rocky 4 is one of my favorite movies ever

    [–]QueefChiefKeith 94 points95 points  (2 children)

    I was gonna get training but after reading that what's the point?? :P

    [–]TheGhostofJimBridger 103 points104 points  (11 children)

    ...or start climbing.

    [–]lurking_bishop 35 points36 points  (6 children)

    No brain damage too for what that's worth

    [–]Jerbergeron 15 points16 points  (1 child)

    I mean there could be, it's just either none or all of it.

    [–]imregrettingthis 38 points39 points  (9 children)

    Show them your arms and ask to be trained for free.

    [–]JohnnySmallHands 74 points75 points  (8 children)

    Great to train, not great to train hard/compete.

    Before you get into it make sure you're aware of how it affects you in the future. Getting hit in the head multiple times a day is not good for you in any capacity.

    If you're just doing it casually though and not sparring often or hard then it's great. One of the best workouts out there.

    [–]johntwoods 41 points42 points  (0 children)

    You could jab from your corner. Amazing.

    [–]holy_crap1 187 points188 points  (24 children)

    He should start climbing, I would kill for an extra foot of reach despite being 5’9”

    [–]outofband 131 points132 points  (25 children)

    Or climbing

    [–]chickenstalker 27 points28 points  (0 children)

    No. Be a pickpocket.

    [–]jdubz2017 133 points134 points  (3 children)

    Those arms could knock so many guys out! Gyms are expensive but it could be worth it. My friend owns an MMA spot and they often times help people out if they’re serious.

    [–]mayayahee 57 points58 points  (1 child)

    Or climbing or bouldering!

    [–]poiluparadis 80 points81 points  (36 children)

    Could be the Phelps of boxing.

    [–]oidoglr 109 points110 points  (26 children)

    I was thinking he should pursue swimming like Michael Phelps.

    [–]gujiasi 33 points34 points  (7 children)

    My first thought, I bet you could have a mad butterfly with that.

    [–]CelestialDrive 25 points26 points  (5 children)

    But the obvious drawback of that would be that you're swimming butterfly.

    [–]Anon_E_Mice 357 points358 points  (11 children)

    Or join the Police….and really be the long arm of the law.

    [–]bobtheblob6 91 points92 points  (5 children)

    "Son did you become a cop just to make that joke?"

    [–]dick-nipples 4077 points4078 points  (44 children)

    Very cool. Thanks for reaching out to us about it.

    [–]23andrewb 515 points516 points  (4 children)

    Mans don't need even need a TV remote

    [–]derpderpnerdkid 93 points94 points  (1 child)

    Homie can reach the top shelf, from the other room! Call me jealous.

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 593 points594 points  (23 children)

    My pleasure ;)

    [–]HAL-Over-9001 143 points144 points  (19 children)

    I'm 5'11.5" with a 6'7.5" wingspan, it's pretty great lol. Long arm gang rise up!

    [–]hoch_ 30 points31 points  (4 children)

    Yup, 6'1" with 6'10" wingspan. Great for reaching things high up. Doctor thought I had marfan's when I was a kid, turns out I just have arms.

    [–]bumjiggy 155 points156 points  (7 children)

    yea that was a stretch

    [–]Odd-Road 68 points69 points  (6 children)

    Hands down the most obvious comment.

    [–]Somnioblivio 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    thanks for such a wholesome comment /u/dick-nipples.

    [–]CubbyBear1994 2191 points2192 points  (27 children)

    You can slap the shit outta ANYBODY haha superpower man

    [–]muffpatty 595 points596 points 2 (12 children)

    You think you're at a safe distance and then that hand, obscured overhead in the midday glare, smacks down from the heavens with the power of a thousand Suns.

    [–]Timmytanks40 31 points32 points  (0 children)

    ONNNEEEE SLLLAAAPPPPPP!!!!!!

    [–]QUIBICUS 2795 points2796 points  (33 children)

    Awesome. You need to get custom tailored paints that go up higher. And then get suspenders. All legs and arms baby!!

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 1148 points1149 points  (9 children)

    Heck yeah , I recently just bought some Captain America suspenders haha

    [–]Jak_n_Dax 60 points61 points  (2 children)

    Like ‘legs-go-all-the-way-up Griffin’?

    [–]DocDBagg 159 points160 points  (12 children)

    If I didn’t know better I’d think you’re trying to Urkle-fy this gentleman.

    [–]RJPeaches 655 points656 points  (7 children)

    If you run fast enough and flap your arms you might be able to fly.

    [–]wishIknewwho 156 points157 points  (0 children)

    The real athletic suggestion here

    [–]chillresponsibly 1320 points1321 points  (43 children)

    You’re about to grow into your arms

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 595 points596 points  (32 children)

    I hope so

    [–]chillresponsibly 485 points486 points  (6 children)

    Can’t beat that smile tho bro. Love the energy

    [–]hankbaumbachjr 58 points59 points  (14 children)

    My uncle makes fake limbs for people and the way they figure out how tall someone's legs should be is by measuring their wingspan as most people have a relatively similar wingspan to height ratio.

    There are some NBA players who have longer wingspans than height, but not by a foot, more like 3-4 inches.

    [–]clairebear071700 89 points90 points  (3 children)

    I was going to say the same. My brothers and my son did the same thing, their arms would get super long and then over the summer they’d shoot up over 6’ tall. If not, you’re beautiful anyway

    [–]ThisManDoesTheReddit 708 points709 points  (63 children)

    Start deadlifting man! You'll kill it!

    [–]ATG_19 188 points189 points  (5 children)

    Deadlift numbers would be ridiculous.

    [–]Heallun123 62 points63 points  (3 children)

    Could you fucking imagine this lad doing sumo. He could lock out without picking up the bar.

    [–]TravisJungroth 118 points119 points  (4 children)

    It’s just like boxing, except you get three minute rests and no one is punching you.

    [–]_off_piste_ 294 points295 points  (6 children)

    Quite the opposite of if he tried bench press. 😂

    [–]TheRunnerBean 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Just posted about deadlifting without reading the comments. Would be potentially insane at it

    [–]trawchay 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    I was gonna say this but I thought I should look for a similar comment first! Lol

    [–]theseus1234 45 points46 points  (20 children)

    Why would long arms make deadlift easier? Less travel distance for the weight?

    [–]ThisManDoesTheReddit 73 points74 points  (12 children)

    Yup that's exactly why, also the inverse will be true for bench press as someone else pointed out. For someone his size (once you get into competitive powerlifting levels this will also generally mean weight class too) he'll have to lift a deadlift for a shorter distance and press a bench press for a longer distance to complete each lift

    [–]IrvineRyan 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    I’m 6’1 with over a 6’7” wingspan. I’ve always been super shit at benching ... this explains a lot. Thank you.

    [–]NoMoreDependence 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    Yes. Less range of motion overall. Those 5” or 6” of reduced motion is huge and could make for an incredibly strong deadlift number without much extra weight needed

    [–]retirement_savings 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Yep. Imagine someone had arms that go almost all the way to the floor. They wouldn't have to lift much at all to deadlift. Now imagine a t rex with tiny arms: they have way more distance to cover with the barbell to stand upright.

    [–]WaywardViolet 1002 points1003 points  (37 children)

    I see a lot of comments suggesting you start boxing or swimming... I'd like to add fencing. The extra reach would be an advantage, similar to the advantage in boxing.

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 337 points338 points  (18 children)

    That sounds like a good idea

    [–]Abiknits 250 points251 points  (6 children)

    Less risk of brain trauma too. That's huge!

    [–]david_edmeades 77 points78 points  (4 children)

    Epee is fun and takes the most advantage of extra reach. Stab 'em in the toes!

    [–]elysiuumm 21 points22 points  (2 children)

    Was just thinking this as well, this guy would have a crazy advantage in epee

    [–]TheMarsian 51 points52 points  (0 children)

    I'd like to add gourmet chef... because well I love food.

    [–]Iggy45 1072 points1073 points  (80 children)

    You could be a beast at rock climbing

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 668 points669 points  (70 children)

    I’ve rocked climbed before , it’s pretty fun and an absolute killer for you back!

    [–]ScHwAnG_ScHwInG 705 points706 points  (61 children)

    This x100. There are people I know who would kill for this. Climbers call it your "ape index" - it's a ratio, but we usually just refer to the amount measured in centimetres that your wingspan is longer than your height, if you're positive it's considered extremely helpful. At 6'6 you'd be +25 which is absolutely outrageous (+6 is considered unusual or advantageous)

    [–]Blossomie 274 points275 points  (5 children)

    ape index

    return to monke

    [–]LiDePa 25 points26 points  (2 children)

    reject humanity!

    why become a world class boxer or rock climber when you can be an esports god in gorilla tag?

    [–]Ma_glip_glops 107 points108 points  (2 children)

    If you are looking to get into climbing, try bouldering at first. I find it's more friendly for beginners, as there are no ropes or harnesses involved. Plus, it's typically more fast paced and can often be a very social setting.

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 37 points38 points  (0 children)

    Thanks for the advice :)

    [–]rinkydinkis 57 points58 points  (5 children)

    Swim. Volleyball. Tennis. Go wreck shit with those lumbers.

    [–]thxxx1337 204 points205 points  (2 children)

    Do you sorta lift off the ground for a fraction of a second on windy days?

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 128 points129 points  (1 child)

    How did you know o_O

    [–]ahard15 354 points355 points  (10 children)

    Chocolate Rain!

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 283 points284 points  (3 children)

    Some stay dry and others feel the pain

    [–]harrymuana 68 points69 points  (0 children)

    How is this so far down, that's the first thing I was thinking about as well!

    [–]introusers1979 31 points32 points  (3 children)

    youre 17?! i'm 20 and i look like an infant compared to you

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 24 points25 points  (1 child)

    It’s 99% lighting and angles but thank you haha , I’m sure you look amazing :)

    [–]UrbanJunglee 34 points35 points  (6 children)

    A long time ago, when I was a kid, my mom told me that I had long arms for my size (not super long like yours, just an armspan a little bigger than my height.) She showed me a statue of the Buddha (not the fat one, but depictions of Siddhartha Gautama) and started sharing with me what his physical attributes represented. All I remember was long earlobes represented his being a good listener, and his unusually long arms represented his generosity.

    When I was finally (late) going through puberty, in addition to measuring my height, I would regularly measure my armspan, hoping that the favorable ratio would continue. Unfortunately I ended up with an arm span slightly less than my height! I was super bummed about this!

    All this is to say that while people may be envious of your arms for some reasons, or some may make fun, I bet I'm the first to tell you that I'm jealous of your arms for my perception of your extra closeness to the Buddha!

    [–]turtley_different 356 points357 points  (39 children)

    I wouldn't be surprised if you get a growth spurt and end up a lot nearer 6'6". (No guarantees though)

    Olympic talent spotting programs often use wingspan to better forecast height of young-to-mid teens. Eg. World class head start for UK rowers.

    I've even seen someone very like you who was age 16 and somewhere in 5'8 to 5'11 with a 6'5+ wingspan, then when I saw him age 18-19 he was a ludicrously tall lad in the 6'4-6'7 range.

    [–]burrito_bisen 130 points131 points  (11 children)

    I'm 5'8 and 16, but I have a wingspan of 6'3

    don't do that, don't give me hope

    [–]InvictaBlade 93 points94 points  (1 child)

    I'm 5'10 with a a wingspan of 6'4

    When I was 16, I was 5'10 with a wingspan of 6'4

    [–]Afterbirthofjesus 136 points137 points  (15 children)

    My husband is 6'6"....if you grow that much that fast, its going to hurt. A lot.

    [–]berticus23 112 points113 points  (5 children)

    I grew 10” my freshman year of HS, can confirm that it didn’t feel good. The stress fracture was the worst part of it but the constantly popping knees was a close 2nd.

    [–]wondrwrk_ 144 points145 points  (20 children)

    Bro, you should train MMA.

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 178 points179 points  (17 children)

    I wrestle and I’m planning on learning how to box :)

    [–]wondrwrk_ 31 points32 points  (0 children)

    Hell yeah. Good luck, brother.

    [–]Tru3insanity 435 points436 points  (100 children)

    Super cool but be aware it can be a sign on genetic disease. I believe marfans syndrome presents with an unusually large arm span

    [–]Hostileovaries 230 points231 points  (30 children)

    You are correct. /u/Nupsuckle should get checked if they haven't already. Marfans patients tend to have sudden heart issues.

    [–]desirewrites 84 points85 points  (17 children)

    Hello. I have Marfan’s. It’s a severity scale. I present with the skeletal symptoms, including long wingspan and widespread joint hypermobility.

    So they conclude that my connective tissue is shit, and have ruled out any existing heart conditions. But we know how the aorta balloons with time.

    So I’m in a constant state of worry about getting my heart rate over 100bpm and it does spike to 130/140/180 while I’m going yoga sometimes. Deeep breaths and pain checks and I continue. But it’s always there, in the back of my mind. That it COULD happen. Not that it will, but it could, because they don’t bloody well know. It’s a wait and see thing. Manage symptoms as they arise. Change your life to support your condition.

    There are worse things to have though.

    [–]SocialSuicideSquad 46 points47 points  (8 children)

    Yeah... I'd label your heart exploding out of nowhere an "Issue".

    [–]Hostileovaries 21 points22 points  (7 children)

    Just a tiny one /s

    But it can also lead to less severe valve malformations which would likely have been caught in routine medical checks, but I know some people aren't able to go to the doctor regularly.

    It looks like they're going to get it checked out though

    [–]BossLaidee 35 points36 points  (0 children)

    Came here to discuss connective tissue disorder.

    [–]ApprehensiveSand 24 points25 points  (0 children)

    It's worth getting checked, but it's not a sure thing if you do just have long arms/legs. I do, but had it confirmed to not be marfans.

    [–]Etcetera_and_soforth 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    And EDS! I’m 5’2 with a 5’9 wingspan

    [–]CustomerComplaintDep 268 points269 points  (26 children)

    It can also be a sign of NBA potential. He should get checked for that, too.

    [–]Alexsrobin 40 points41 points  (1 child)

    Came here looking for a Marfan syndrome comment. Not disappointed.

    [–]me23421 36 points37 points  (5 children)

    Yep, long arms, flexible joints (connective tissue in general), tall are the general symptoms

    [–]CheesyChapps 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    I was going to comment this, you’re right! I was tested for Marfan awhile ago but luckily they didn’t find anything.

    [–]emleigh2277 19 points20 points  (4 children)

    Aside from being a fantastic cuddler what other super powers do those wings give you?

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 44 points45 points  (3 children)

    The ability to always be picked first when I raise my hand , I can scratch my knee while standing which is perfect for mosquito bites , I can literally keep people an arms length away by putting my hand on their forehead , it’s basically a mini cheat in most sports haha , I can carry people a lot easier and there’s tons of other neat stuff :)

    [–]southpaw85 121 points122 points  (3 children)

    This the dude reaching out to you about your cars extended warranty

    [–]Red__M_M 194 points195 points  (101 children)

    Check out Marfans Syndrome. Not a joke, it could be a life/death issue.

    Are you extra flexible? Is your mouth palate extra deep? Are your facial features larger than normal? Is your schlong extra long (I’m not joking)? Are your hands extra large?

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 116 points117 points  (53 children)

    Well , I’m near sighted and my hands are almost 9in but I’m not sure I have Marfrans I’ll definitely ask the next time I go to the hospital

    [–]EskimoJake 82 points83 points  (10 children)

    Paediatrician here. I agree Marfan's is a possibility and you should see a doctor sooner than later as eye and heart complications shouldn't go unmonitored. You're very unlikely to die at 30 as another user mentioned but this doesn't mean you shouldn't get checked.

    A quick test you can do to support the diagnosis is make a fist with your thumb tucked inside and see if the thumb protrudes beyond your little finger. The second one is to wrap your thumb and little finger aground the opposite wrist and see if they overlap. These would be suggestive if positive but won't rule it out if negative.

    Edit: I should say that on the balance of probability you are likely fine and should just get a check up on the next few months is all

    [–]lanterncollector 28 points29 points  (1 child)

    My exact thought the second I saw the picture. I saw it once during my cardiology rotation, never again, but it always crosses my mind.

    [–]ChrLagardesBoyToy 26 points27 points  (3 children)

    Wait I have all of those. 6‘5, genetically slender, flexible, deep mouth palate, large facial features other than mouth, long schlong, large hands (though not big enough to overlap thumb and little finger around my wrists), positive wing span, very Short sighted, chest doesn’t really go outwards much, flat foot. Fuck. I really don’t wanna stop cardio. Thanks for making that comment, I’ll visit a professional. If I have it I’ll get back to you.

    [–]schmabey 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    This was exactly my first thought too

    [–]pilotdog68 19 points20 points  (17 children)

    So, uh, do you need all of these traits to have it? I'm tall, long-limbed (though not nearly as disproportionate as OP), hugely arched palate, crowded teeth, concave chest bone.

    But no eyesight problems, no flat feet, no flexible joints .... and no giant schlong

    [–]the_moody_beard 12 points13 points  (3 children)

    Dude you need to throw discus. You’d be perfect.

    [–]gnex30 9 points10 points  (2 children)

    what about inseam? are your legs relatively long too?

    I noticed that Simone Biles seems to have a little bit longer arms for her height and I think she uses that to her advantage in her sport. Ever try gymnastics?

    [–]NupSuckle[S] 22 points23 points  (1 child)

    I have no idea how long my pants are , but my sister was a gymnast and sadly I discovered I am NOT flexible at all

    [–]mynameajeff69 8 points9 points  (5 children)

    That’s awesome. I’m like 5’6” with a 5 foot wingspan lmfaoo