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Old 06-01-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
James Taft
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Hey guys. My home gym is nearly complete. I'll post pics once this last part is finished. I want to add a Wall Ball station, but I can't decide the best material to use for the actual wall ball target.

My plan is to drop a wood post (10ft above ground and maybe 4ft underground). Connect a supporting member behind the target that goes down to the ground at a 45 degree angle to reinforce the post. I am unsure of what to use as the target. Should I make a plywood box out of 3/4" plywood and and secure it to the top of the post, or should I get a piece of metal.

I would like to make the whole thing out of steel (i.e. a metal pole like in chain link fence) and a sheet of metal as the target. I am unfamiliar with metal working, so any suggestions as to the best way would be greatly appreciated.

I searched this site, but couldn't find much. Thanks in advance.

Jim
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:14 PM   #2
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I don't have an answer for you, but along the same line, I was wondering if a standard basketball backboard would stand up to the heavier weight. IE could you use a basketball setup at a park or would it damage it.

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Old 06-01-2004, 12:53 PM   #3
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Aptdwler. I like that idea. Maybe you could just get the Basketball Hoop Pole and mount a metal sheet instead of the actual back board. Don't know if you can buy these pieces individually though. Sounds like it might work though. I plan on using up to 20lb medicine balls so it needs to be tough.
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Old 06-03-2004, 03:24 PM   #4
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James, there are industrial supplies that sell all the stuff you need for roadside signs (stop signs, etc.) I think a standard stop sign would hold up pretty well as a wall ball target. Why reinvent the wheel?
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:06 PM   #5
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Brian. Perfect man! I am all about not reinventing the wheel. Thanks for the helpful advice.

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