# How much would a man 9'6" (3m) tall likely weigh?

There are NBA players 7 feet (2.15m) tall who appear relatively slim and yet weigh 300 pounds (136kg) and more.

Is there a "rule of thumb" for estimating how much a man of greater height would weigh? I'm sure there isn't much empirical evidence about someone 8' tall, and even less of people taller yet, but what would be a "good guess" regarding the weight of a man 9'6" (3m) tall? That is, someone who was not skinny as the proverbial rail nor as corpulent as a Sumo wrestler (IOW, a "good average").

I'm sure it's not just a certain amount of weight per inch, because the taller a person is, the wider they would also tend to be, so any rule of thumb would probably be a graduated scale (the taller the person, the greater the weight gain per inch).

I'm guessing a 9'6" man would be at the very least 500 pounds (227kg), quite possibly 600 (273kg) or more.

Am I right?

• Welcome to Biology.SE. This is a science website, you might want to use SI units. May 31, 2018 at 17:06
• SI units? What does that stand for? May 31, 2018 at 17:08
• Google it... It means use meters and kilograms instead of pounds, feet and inches. May 31, 2018 at 17:08
• Have you tried to google your question? If you google `height weight`, you'll probably find an answer right away. May 31, 2018 at 17:10
• @Remi: bannerhealth.com/staying-well/health-and-wellness/… only goes up to 7' May 31, 2018 at 17:11