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Old 12-13-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Wall Ball Target

Does anyone have some ideas on building a free standing wall ball target?
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: Wall Ball Target

You can always buy a used portable basketball goal and take off the rim? However, that would take up a lot of space. I have an 8' power rack that I'm going to try and make some type of wall ball target to attach to it, but I'm still thinking about how to do it.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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Re: Wall Ball Target

Hi, Chris,

We are looking into ways to do the same thing. Wonder if you've had any additional thoughts on yours since you posted this.

Thanks!

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Old 01-12-2009, 12:39 PM   #4
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Re: Wall Ball Target

Is this for indoor or outdoor?
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:17 PM   #5
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Re: Wall Ball Target

I have been thinking about this myself over the last few weeks. What I have come up with is I am gonna get a 16' 4x6,bury about 4' of it in concrete. Then take a 1" sheet of plywood and cut it 4'x4',weatherproof the plywood and use 4"lag screws to screw the plywood into the 4x6. I do believe with a 4x6 in concrete and 1" plywood that this will be a very solid structure that will last a long time.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:55 PM   #6
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Re: Wall Ball Target

now if only i had a higher roof in my basement.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:09 PM   #7
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I have been thinking about this myself over the last few weeks. What I have come up with is I am gonna get a 16' 4x6,bury about 4' of it in concrete. Then take a 1" sheet of plywood and cut it 4'x4',weatherproof the plywood and use 4"lag screws to screw the plywood into the 4x6. I do believe with a 4x6 in concrete and 1" plywood that this will be a very solid structure that will last a long time.
I was thinking of doing something very similar. I was planning on getting a 10' fence post and putting it in a wide bucket and filling it with concrete, then attaching a plywood target to it. I can't really put it in the ground because I need to be able to move it if need be. The only problem I think I might run into is once I fill it with concrete I might not be able to move it. My only other option (unless anyone can come up with something better) is to buy a basketball hoop and don't attach the hoop.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:12 PM   #8
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Re: Wall Ball Target

This is probably a daft question, but why would a target be necessary? I mean, a structure, unless you're setting it up over drywall or some other surface you might break...

When I finally get a place where I can set up a home gym, I was just going to do what we do at my affiliate: pick a spot on the wall and use it as a target. At most, I'd paint it on. But then, that's a cinderblock surface. My home gym would be a simliar setup (if not cinderblock, then I'd use one of the support beams of a frame barn, those are wide enough to use as a target...).

Is there some reason that's a terrible idea?
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:32 PM   #9
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Re: Wall Ball Target

My problem is that my ceiling is only 8' so to do wall-ball shots I need to do it outside.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:02 PM   #10
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Re: Wall Ball Target

One thing that I did was just aim for the spot right above my garage. Of course i was on the outside so that the roof didnt affect it in anyway.
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