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Old 04-09-2005, 08:09 PM   #1
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I am sure it's just my poor search skills, but I couldn't find anything that mentioned the height of the wall ball targets. I was thinking of just using the standard basketball backboard distance.

Is there a standard height and target size?
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:26 PM   #2
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Scott: 10 feet (i.e., your basketball notion was perfect).
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Old 04-10-2005, 08:03 PM   #3
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The target at CrossfitSLO is 10ft at the bottom edge and 12ft at the top edge.the target is 16" wide by 24" tall, 1/4" thick steel plate with steel channel welded to the back.all of this is welded on to a 4"x4" .250" wall steel tube buried 3 ft in the ground
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Old 04-11-2005, 07:46 AM   #4
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Nick,
You guys are way more precise than me. I have a piece of tape on the wall, and when I get wore out, it is all I can do to get the dang ball over the tape. Forget about aiming!
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Old 04-11-2005, 07:54 AM   #5
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Frank,

I always try to aim for the center (I have built a copy of what N.M has built for CFHQ) as wall-ball is rare chance to practice and develop accuracy. Plus, it's all that more fun (read:frustrating) when the seams hit the board and the ball goes beserk!:biggrin:
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Old 04-11-2005, 08:08 AM   #6
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Alexander,
If my life ever depends on accuracy with any kind of ball, I am gonna die. LOL

I do a drill with my sea/sand bag that you would love.

The bag is about 70lbs. 35lbs at the bottom, lots of rags in the middle, then 35lbs at the top.

Hug it in the middle at chest height

Put your back about 1 to 1 1/2 feet away from a solid wall

Squat down deep

Explode up and arch the bag over your shoulder into the wall

Alternate shoulders

I do it to help with my bodylock takedowns from the clinch
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Old 04-11-2005, 08:25 PM   #7
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Frank,
That target is in the center of the facility it get the most use. I have 6 power poles in various positions on 20 acres, tape is the target there.But by the time anyone runs to all six stations just getting it against the pole is accurate.
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Old 04-12-2005, 10:14 AM   #8
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Nick,
So the theory is learn to be accurate, or chase the ball?
I like that.
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