No more metal chairs on the court! Ball-Buddy is a simple yet revolutionary training tool that puts the ball right where you need it. Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 3, 2014.
About this project
What is it?
The Ball-Buddy is a basketball training product that allows a single player to give him/herself an assist. It puts the ball in the perfect position for the player to work on various types of cuts and movements all over the court.
Where did it come from?
Tired of watching players drag metal chairs across the floor, try to spin the ball to themselves with no luck, or even pick the ball up off the ground, we thought there has to be a better way. The Ball-Buddy is 3 years in the making. After many prototypes and trial and error, we have developed a simple yet revolutionary training product that has been tested in training sessions with players of all ages from pre-k to professional athletes.
What is it made of?
The Ball-Buddy is made of high grade plastic that can withstand the wear and tear of rugged use. It is height adjustable via a simple telescoping mechanism. The rubber base is non-marring and will not scuff even the nicest wood floors, but it is also perfect for the driveway.
Why help us?
The hard part is done! Now we need your help to make it a reality. We just need to raise the capital to get production started and get the Ball-Buddy in the hands of the players. We are confident they will be well received. Not a basketball player? No worries.. you can purchase one for a player you know!
Risks and challenges
By building the Ball-Buddy with all sourced parts, we hope to have averted potential delays and issues in regards to production. However, there is always the potential for unforseen challenges. We will tackle these head on with complete transparency and communication with our backers.
The fulfillment process will begin as soon as the campaign ends. T-shirts will be sent out the next day. Ball-Buddy will require a 4-5 week lead time to ascertain sourced parts. We do not anticipate any further delays.
The initial production will be handled "in-house:, due to the fact that all parts are sourced and require minimal assembly. This will be done in a local workshop graciously donated to us for this purpose. we anticipate hands on production to take 2 weeks from receipt of parts to shipping of product. the workshop will be staffed by volunteers ( of which we have many!) to fulfill orders. As production needs grow, we will then make the appropriate move to outsourcing production. We have already been in contact with several interested parties.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Pledge $50 or more
Thanks for the Assist!
Be one of the first to be able to train with the Ball Buddy. Receive one (1) Ball Buddy and we will also send you a super cool Ball-Buddy T-Shirt.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $75 or more
Not only do you receive a first run Ball-Buddy and super cool T-shirt, you will also get an introductory training video. Check out some of the many drills you can use with your Ball-Buddy!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
Get the Ball-Buddy, the T-shirt plus get a 15 min Face Time call with Brock Kantrow, Inventor and Trainer. Let him show you some proven effective drills that the pros use!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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