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How tall is 6’11 for a person?

How tall is 6’11 for a person?

One thing’s an absolute certainty; a 6’11 person is a very rare individual indeed. You could probably go your entire life without seeing a 6’11 man or a 6’11 woman, but that isn’t to say that such individuals don’t exist within our society.

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How tall is 6’11 for a man?

A giant man standing next to a much shorter man

The colossal height of 6’11 is extremely tall for a man because it’s an astonishing 14 inches above the average height. 

Or, to say it another way, you could be an entire foot shorter than 6 foot 11 and still be considered “fairly tall” by most people.

So, with this in mind, what does a 6’11 person actually look like?

Well, they’d be head and shoulders above most other people—that’s for sure. But if you go to a basketball game and look out for some of the really tall players, then perhaps you might actually see a 6’11 man in real life.

But simply walking the streets, you’re very unlikely to ever come into contact with any 6’11 people because they’re taller than 99.99% of the population.

Is it possible for a woman to be 6’11?

A woman holding a measuring tape

Yes, it’s possible for a woman to be 6’11. However, 6’11 women are extremely rare because 6’11 is extremely tall for a man, and men are typically much taller than women on average.

Additionally, a 6’11 girl would be very close to a record-breaking height. So while there are a few famous tall girls, not many of these towering women are actually 6 feet 11 inches tall.

A 6’11 woman may have a genetic condition that caused her to grow to such an extreme height, but she may also have exceptionally tall parents.

Either way, you’re not likely to ever meet a 6’11 woman because most women, even if they have the genetics to be tall, simply don’t have the ability to grow 19 inches taller than the average woman!

What is the average weight for a 6’11 male?

A man stood on a weighing scale

It’s not possible to pinpoint the average weight for a 6’11 male because too few 6’11 men exist. And those who are 6 foot 11 don’t always list their weight, and it can be hard to guess their body mass from photos.

Add in the fact that BMI calculators aren’t very good for 6’11 guys, and it can be challenging to know how much you should weigh as a 6’11 male.

Since 6 foot 11 is such an extreme height, it’s best to focus on being healthy—keeping active and eating nutritious foods, among other things—than obsessing over the number on the scale.

That said, I’d say that there are quite a few 6’11 men who weigh 300 lbs or 310 lbs, which would probably mean that they’re neither fat nor skinny.

For optimal health, however, I’d estimate that a 6’11 guy should probably be under 300 pounds, but it’s hard to say for sure since 6’11 people really are a special case scenario.

Is 6’11 a good height for a person?

A very tall man standing with his arms crossed

The towering height of 6’11 is good if you like getting constant attention for being tall. If you enjoy seeing people’s reactions and don’t mind posing for a few photos, then life as a 6’11 person could be pretty good.

A 6’11 man has a big advantage in basketball, and he could also put his physical presence to good use in sports like boxing, rugby, American football, and soccer (as a goalkeeper).

Taller people also generally have a higher socio-economic status than shorter individuals.

Of course, there are also some downsides to being a 6’11 guy. 

Buying clothes that fit you well would be close to impossible, which might mean paying extra for tailored clothing or even special clothing made from scratch.

Additionally, a 6’11 person will not be able to use facilities, such as beds, baths, and showers, that normal people can. For example, in a regular shower, a 6’11 man would probably have to kneel down, and he’d definitely need a custom-made bed.

The verdict on being 6 foot 11

While many people would probably like to be 6 foot 11 for a day or a week just to see people’s reaction, I don’t think that a lot of people would actually want to be 6ft 11in forever.

Of course, some people don’t have a choice. So if you are 6’11, your best bet is to make the most of your extreme height, which at the very least, could probably land you a few lucrative media appearances or even some movie roles.


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