Enter the height of the jump into the calculator to determine the total hangtime.

Hangtime Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the hangtime of a jump.

HT = sqrt(2 * h / g)


  • HT is the hangtime (seconds) h is the height of the jump (meters) g is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8 m/s^2)

To calculate the hangtime, multiply the height of the jump by 2, then divide the result by the acceleration due to gravity. Finally, take the square root of the quotient to get the hangtime.

What is a Hangtime?

Hangtime refers to the duration of time that an object, typically in sports like basketball or football, remains in the air without touching any surface. It is often used to measure the time a player stays in the air during a jump or the time a ball stays in the air after being kicked or thrown. The longer the hangtime, the higher or further the jump or throw.

How to Calculate Hangtime?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Hangtime (HT) using the given formula:

  1. First, determine the height of the jump (h) in meters.
  2. Next, determine the acceleration due to gravity (g) in m/s^2.
  3. Next, substitute the values of h and g into the formula HT = sqrt(2 * h / g).
  4. Finally, calculate the Hangtime (HT) using the formula.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge:

height of the jump (h) = 10 meters

acceleration due to gravity (g) = 9.8 m/s^2