Some people say that if you want to be the best player, you have to use the best equipment. Is it true? Well, not necessarily. However, having the right equipment could absolutely help. That being said, you need to find the right elements to use. So now you are looking for a product to increase your basketball skills, how do you find it? If you look on the web there are hundreds of different options, so how do you know which one to choose? Luckily, you’ve come to the right place and you have a basketball expert who has personal knowledge and experience with the best products. Below, I go over my main recommendations.
SKLZ Official Weight Control Training Basketball is a great basic product that you can get that has multiple uses. It is a regulation-sized basketball that costs between thirty and forty dollars. The difference between this basketball and a normal ball is the weight. This basketball weighs more than a normal basketball. In the field, we just called these “heavy bullets” and they were really heavy. The advantages of this product are that it increases the amount of work required to move the bale. By dribbling the ball, it forces the player to push harder, which increases muscle memory. It can also be used to skip exercises. This will make passes with a normal ball faster. After using this ball for 30 minutes, when you catch a normal basketball, it will actually feel like a feather. You will find that the dribbling and passing are extremely easy. It’s a great product for high school players and up who are looking for a competitive edge.
The “Shooter” ring is a great product to increase the shooting percentage of players. Most people would agree that it could be quite difficult to get the ball through the hoop, as this attachment really makes the rim smaller. This increases the accuracy needed to make a shot. It’s good to use in any kind of shooting practice, we usually used it for something other than layups and it was pretty awesome when people were making baskets because it was really hard to do. Another use that you can get for the “Shooter” ring is actually for rebound exercises. Due to the low amount of shots, it creates the perfect environment for working on the bounces. The ball will still bounce in a fairly unpredictable mansion and require players to really work on their boxing skills if they are to get the bounce.
The SKLZ Kick-Out 360 Degree Ball Return System is another great product to help young players work on their shot. I have used different of this product but have not used this one. However, their goals are essentially the same. This attaches to the rim and creates a chute for the ball to roll over so you don’t need to get your own bounce. It’s easy to install and they’re usually durable enough to last a few seasons. My family put ours on a basketball hoop outside and left them on them for about a year and that’s okay. So I would say these are good products that you can plan to use for a while. The best part about this product, for me, is that it makes shooting the hoops on your own a lot easier. With the Kick Out, you can get a lot more hits in a shorter amount of time because you’re not chasing all of your hits, they come straight back to you. Plus, this one is adaptable so that it can give you bounces in the direction you set.
The Shoot Sleeve – this last product recommendation is not a product used in practice. This is an equipment recommendation. The shooting sleeve has become a very common piece of equipment that is worn by players of all ages. I know a lot of people who have criticized the cover art, but once they tried it they found they liked it and didn’t like playing without one anymore. The first advantage is that it compresses the muscles in your arms. It’s good for keeping your muscles warm and ready to go. With ready and warm arms, you might have better time shooting, dribbling, and passing the basketball. The sleeves can also come with padding on the elbow. This is useful for the player so that they don’t injure that part of the body, and honestly, if someone accidentally hits another player with an elbow, getting hit with a padded elbow would be much more preferable (at least to my review) have had teammates who like to wear it strictly because they think it looks cool and feels great. And you know how good the saying “Look good, feel good, play good”. As ridiculous as it sounds, I personally think this is a completely understandable reason. Some players wear one, some wear two, some even wear leg sleeves. It all depends on the player’s preference. Another equipment recommendation I would have is ankle braces. I didn’t wear them for a very long time until … yeah you guessed it, I hurt my ankle. This injury really set me back and I would have liked to wear the suspenders because I would never have been in this situation if I had. When it comes to buying the vouchers, I recommend going to a sports store and talking to someone who sells them every day. They will have the most information on what is new and what people are buying.
Overall, there are a lot of great basketball products out there right now. And I’m sure they will get even better and more efficient over time. Before purchasing a product, be sure to do your research and find a product that will meet your specific basketball needs. Either way, make sure you work hard and have fun while you do it!
Source by Jackson Buckley