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SPORTS: Shoot Natural Basketball Glove

Change your game TODAY! The BEST basketball shooting aid that will improve your basketball shooting form!

SPORTS: Shoot Natural Basketball Glove

Change your game TODAY! The BEST basketball shooting aid that will improve your basketball shooting form!

$2,414
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
44
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 20 2014 8:38 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 28, 2014

About

Who is Shoot Natural?

1. Shoot Natural is a brand new innovative company that invented and created the Shoot Natural Glove.

2. The Shoot Natural Glove is a non-restricting basketball shooting aid that promotes a one handed shot, which is the way all great shooters shoot the basketball.

3. This amazing product also helps eliminate ‘Thumbing’, which is the most underrated and overlooked problem for the majority of basketball players when they shoot the ball.

4. “FEEL.” Another GREAT thing about the Shoot Natural is it gives players the “Feel” for what a good shot should be. The #1 response when we have someone use the Shoot Natural is “Oh, is that what it’s supposed to ‘feel’ like.”

5. Because of the reversible design, there are two other ways to use the glove: You can put the Shoot Natural on your strong hand and practice your weak hand dribbling and weak hand layups.

Look at who is talking about the Shoot Natural Glove

http://www.backerjack.com/shoot-natural-glove-helps-make-basketball-players-straight-shooters/

Why Do I Need It?

Are you a beginner? Or are you an intermediate to advanced player? Either way, chances are you could improve your shot. The most underrated and most overlooked mistake when shooting a basketball is thumbing – allowing the guide hand to be part of the shot. The Shoot Natural Glove teaches you what a good, one-handed shot ‘feels’ like, and allows you to replicate that shot in a game setting. 

Unlike other products on the market the Shoot Natural glove does not restrict any other part of your hand or arm, enabling you to catch the ball, run drills and more. This makes the Shoot Natural Glove the biggest game changer on the market!

What does Dan Dickau, 6 year NBA Pro and 1st Team NCAA All-American, say about the Shoot Natural Glove?

"I have been approached by lots of groups about different basketball training products over the years. The Shoot Natural glove caught my eye because growing up I used to "thumb" the ball until I gained enough strength to shoot properly. Had I used this glove it would have been an easier transition to properly shooting with the offhand being simply a guide hand." Dan Dickau, 1st round NBA draft pick 2002

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How Will My Pledge Money Be Used?

All pledge money will be used to fund Development and Production of the Shoot Natural Glove. We have a manufacturing partner already setup and we’re ready for our first order. Now we simply need your support to get this great product out to Basketball players everywhere!

Production Timeline

  • March ~ April – Finalize Production & Procurement
  • Mid April ~ May - Start Manufacturing
  • March 20th ~ April 20th - Kickstarter Campaign
  • April ~ May - Quality Control & Final Inspection
  • Early May - Delivery of Goods for Early Bird Supporters
  • June - Delivery of Goods for Remaining Kickstarter Supporters

We currently make all shooting gloves with Black Neoprene and Red plastic. If we reach our stretch goal of $15,000 we will unlock another plastic color of your choice. We will have an email vote the day after we reach this goal, and then offer this color forever.  See below some of the possible colors.

Sizes

The Shoot Natural glove comes in two sizes, Large and Small. The Glove is also reversible. We suggest the following:

  • All females get a size small.  
  • Boys beginner to 7th grade should order small.  
  • Boys 8th grade to adult should order large. 

Reward Levels:  

Our reward levels during our Kickstarter campaign are really cool items for basketball players of all ages. We are offering Shoot Natural Glove, Drawstring Bags, and Lanyard. 

Inventor's Story

As a life-long basketball player, coach, husband, and father of three, I spent years working to perfect my game and coaching others towards the perfection of theirs. When my son came to me for help with his shot I set out to find a solution. I started by analyzing his shot along with all the players I watched during the games I attended. I noticed a few things:

- The majority of players had bad rotation, which is a result of bad form.

- The bad form was a result of a two handed shot, or thumbing the ball.

I thought there must be a solution for these common problems. I brainstormed to come up with a solution for my son. It took me back 20 years when I had broken the thumb on my left hand and my doctors advised me not to play basketball for 6 weeks. I didn't listen and as a result, noticed a huge improvement in my shot; I finally knew what a good, one-handed shot felt like. Fast-forward 20 years, I realized I had a solution. So I set out to replicate the cast with socks and other items found in my gym bag, placed it on my son and guess what? I noticed an instant improvement in my son’s shot! My son was so impressed, that he told me, “Dad, you need to invent this for other people so they can learn what a proper shot feels like too, except make it out of something a lot better than socks!” And so I did, and after 18 months, the Shoot Natural Glove was born.

Shoot Natural is not only the perfect shooting tool, its patent pending reversible design allows you to swap hands and practice your weak hand dribbling and layups thus making this a must have for all players at all skill levels! Now the goal of Shoot Natural, Inc. is to get this out to all players around the world. We would like to benefit each and every player, at a price that everyone can afford. And it all starts here on Kickstarter! - Rob Griffee

The Journey of the Shoot Natural -

Yes, the idea was sparked with a pair of socks tied with a tee shirt. The idea was to create a cast with whatever I had in my gym bag.
Yes, the idea was sparked with a pair of socks tied with a tee shirt. The idea was to create a cast with whatever I had in my gym bag.
Second prototype was to make a cast, but with cloth and a leather thumb. The thumb wasn't restricted enough, but it did work on the court.
Second prototype was to make a cast, but with cloth and a leather thumb. The thumb wasn't restricted enough, but it did work on the court.
Our third try, we attempted to leave the thumb open. Not a success, but moving forward.
Our third try, we attempted to leave the thumb open. Not a success, but moving forward.
The looks are now getting better. We used plastic to immobilize the thumb. This was the prototype where we decided to make the Shoot Natural reversible.
The looks are now getting better. We used plastic to immobilize the thumb. This was the prototype where we decided to make the Shoot Natural reversible.
Believe it or not, under all that tape is a hard Plexiglas piece that stabilized the thumb and keeps the ball off the palm.  Very important when shooting the basketball.
Believe it or not, under all that tape is a hard Plexiglas piece that stabilized the thumb and keeps the ball off the palm. Very important when shooting the basketball.
Getting closer.  Now we've got a flexible plastic on a good looking glove. Not good enough, but we're headed in the right direction.
Getting closer. Now we've got a flexible plastic on a good looking glove. Not good enough, but we're headed in the right direction.
Finally, we've created a plastic piece with the right size and comfort for a basketball player. After this step we had a mold made to mass produce the plastic pieces.
Finally, we've created a plastic piece with the right size and comfort for a basketball player. After this step we had a mold made to mass produce the plastic pieces.
Final has been completed!  It took two years and a lot of work. Product is done and ready for market!
Final has been completed! It took two years and a lot of work. Product is done and ready for market!
Picture taken just after the filming of our news special on KOIN 6 News, a CBS affiliate in Portland, OR. 3/20/2014
Picture taken just after the filming of our news special on KOIN 6 News, a CBS affiliate in Portland, OR. 3/20/2014
Shoot Natural user Parker Keltner being interviewed by KOIN 6 sports! 3/21/2014
Shoot Natural user Parker Keltner being interviewed by KOIN 6 sports! 3/21/2014
My daughter Andrea Griffee being interviewed. 3/21/2014
My daughter Andrea Griffee being interviewed. 3/21/2014

The Team:

Rob Griffee - Husband and Father of three wonderful kids. A Basketball fanatic my whole life! Coached hundreds of players from beginners through High School. My goal as a coach was to teach fundamentals and make this great sport fun for each player.

Suzy Griffee - Wife, Business Partner and most importantly, my #1 Fan!

Mark Hough - Mark grew up playing basketball, was an all-league player in high school and also played in college. He is a finance exec by day, proud husband, father of three great kids  and coach by night.  He has coached his kids in basketball the last 6 years. Mark is a graduate of Oregon State University and has more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting.

Dan Dickau - Dan is a retired NBA basketball player who currently works as a broadcaster for the Pac-12 Network, ESPN, and other various networks. As a basketball player Dan was a 1st Team all American from Gonzaga and a 6 year NBA Veteran. He coached for the Portland Trailblazers as a Player Development Assistant. Dan is married and has 5 children with his wife.

A special thanks to:

Gary Hollingshead at Imaginering Graphics for his awesome graphic design. Visit Gary's website - www.imagineering-graphics.com

Dryden Long for his great website and Kickstarter programming.

Forrest Burger with RiverBend Productions for his incredible work on the video. Visit Forrest's website www.riverbendproductions.com.

The team here at Shoot Natural has one goal in mind, to help develop pure shooters in the great game of basketball. Whether you are a parent with a new player in a youth league or a high school player searching for a Division 1 college scholarship. Practicing with the Shoot Natural Glove routinely will teach your body what it "feels" like to become a leading scorer.

Risks and challenges

After months of fine tuning, we have our final product done and ready to go. All product testing is done and the product is proven. Our biggest issue moving forward is going to be estimating inventory amounts needed in each size and color of glove. Forecasting amounts for production will be somewhat of a challenge due to the fact there is no historical data on a product like ours. But we know with a $5,000 investment this will cover all of our backers and enough to take some product to market, as well as in a select few stores we choose to partner with.

There are countless great projects out there, but this is truly unique to both Kickstarter and the current market for basketball training aids.

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    Shoot Natural early bird special #1. Be the first to receive your Shoot Natural glove and Shooting Instruction pamphlet. You will get a leg up on the competition during the off season. Shipped early May 2014. Plus $2 for shipping anywhere in the USA.

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    Shoot Natural Glove. This will be our second production run, but still gives you enough time to work on that Perfect shot during the off season. You will also get the Shoot Natural Instruction pamphlet. Shipped early June 2014. Plus $2 for shipping anywhere in the USA.

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    Shoot Natural early bird Special number #2. Shoot Natural Glove, Draw String Bag, Lanyard, and Shooting Instruction pamphlet. Shipped early May 2014. Plus $2 for shipping anywhere in the USA.

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    Coaches Special! Purchase 9 for $200 and the coach gets one for free. Get your team ready for next season and years to come. Your players will notice an immediate improvement in their shooting form.

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    The traveling Special! If you live in the state of Washington or Oregon we will deliver a Shoot Natural Glove, Drawstring Bag, Lanyard, and Shooting Instruction pamphlet to your home. Then we will video record your before and after shots which will be put on our shootnatural.net website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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