July 12th, 2011
Basketball backboards are not created equal – and the disparity is important when choosing one for your family.
1. Get a strong frame
Even though some basketball goals may have the desirable ½-inch glass backboard, it is supported sandwiched in an aluminum frame. Aluminum is weak with a lot of flex in it. Therefore, rebound characteristics during play are… Continue reading
May 5th, 2011
In basketball, a rim is a rim is a rim – right?
No, big guy – that’s not right – in fact it is a serious wrong.
Let’s get technical here for a minute and talk some physics.
Let me set the stage for you –
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar once said that if his team… Continue reading
April 28th, 2011
A little confidence goes a long way. Yeah, right – but on the basketball court?
Yes, especially on the basketball court.
Coaches can help most players improve shooting form to improve their shooting percentage, but that doesn’t mean those shots will score. Some players just don’t have the touch – or the confidence.
There’s a difference between… Continue reading
April 10th, 2011
Growing up, there wasn’t a street in town that didn’t have some garages with basketball hoops. They were those white fan-shaped backboards attached with a web of 2×4 planks (which caught every wayward ball).
Most had the shooting square outlined with bright orange tape – that is, if the elements hadn’t deteriorated the… Continue reading