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The Arc Angel is much more than a basic basketball shooting device... it is shooting 'perfection'. The units are mobile and cover various shooting distances and shooting angles for (5) shooters at one time. 

1. The Goal Posts raise and lower and are what the shooter shoots over and through.  

2. The Goal Posts have Clustered Red Vertical Laser Firing Lights that go straight up and work with the shooters wrist and basketball sensors. This Vertical Firing Light also moves left and right with the shooters movements. The Clustered Red Horizontal Laser Firing Lights also work with the shooters wrist and basketball sensors. The vertical and horizontal firing lights therefore create a “T” that the shooter aims for and shoots over.

3. There are multiple Sensors affixed to the Goal Posts to pick up the exact flight of the basketball.

4. The LED Small Lights can be adjusted in intensity depending upon the shooters preference.

5. The Shooting Distance Display Screen allows the shooter to actually see the distance (feet) they are shooting from on the basketball floor.  

6. The small Sensors pick up the flight of the basketball.

7. There are Countdown Clocks countdown clocks above each firing tube. These countdown clocks count down the seconds so that the basketball shooter is alerted when each of the basketballs will be shot out of the firing tubes.

8. The Locked In Display Screen alerts the shooter that the shooting is about to begin.

9. The Batteries are what power and moves the mobile units around the basketball court.

10. The Programmed Computer System allows the all of the system to work in unison.

11. The Shooter Evaluation Station is a (24”) touch screen tablet computer affixed to the left side of each of the Arc Angel devices. It is where each individual shooter evaluates his or her shooting form, and visually sees his or her mistakes in their shooting form. Powerful software will allow the shooter to see every aspect of their form from the multiple camera angles inside the Arc Angel itself. Slow-motion camera angles will also be available to the shooter.

12. The round wheels allow the mobile units to move freely about the basketball court.  

13. The brakes allow all of the Arc Angel units to stop in place.

14. The Hydraulics raise and lower the Arc Angel units firing tubes ‘catch point’ for each shooter. Each shooter varies in height. The ‘catch point in the hands’ for a 5’2” shooter is different than the ‘catch point in the hands’ for a 6’8” shooter. The goal is to get the basketball into the shooters hands each time.

15. The camera’s are affixed to the front and side of the Arc Angel Units to take pictures of the shooter so they can self-evaluate their shooting form through the Shooter Evaluation Station.

16. There are (3) forward firing tubes where the basketball explodes outward to the shooter. The Arc Angel machine will also rotate the (3) firing tubes giving the shooter various ‘catch angles’ to fire the basketball from, since the basketball is never delivered from the same spot all the time on the basketball court.

17. The basketball traveling firing tubes are inside the Arc Angel Units and allow the basketballs to travel to be exploded outward to the shooter. 

18. These laser lights will hit the shooters chest sensor, therefore locking the shooter in before they actually begin shooting.

19. The Spider is in the back of the (5) Arc Angel units. it is here where the basketballs are collected and delivered to the mobile units.

20. The Spiders Web is the netting affixed on long poles that deliver the basketballs to the Spider unit. 

21. The Sensor Poles gather information from the basketball sensors that is delivered to the computer main system for dissemination.

There are (1214) total NBA teams, WNBA teams, teams in Division I College Basketball, Division II College Basketball, Division III College Basketball and teams in the NAIA. The collective number of High Schools nationally totals (37,100). Public High Schools total (26,407) and Private High Schools total (10,693).  Any nation, professional basketball team, College/University basketball team or High School basketball team that ‘does not’ have an Arc Angel unit will be at a ‘competitive disadvantage’ to the ones that do.

A Prediction: As The Arc Angel units are utilized by nations around the globe… America will lose its competitive advantage in regards to the basketball part of the Olympic games. The Arc Angel units teach shooting perfection, so ‘multiple hot shooters’ hitting from the outside in a single game can defeat any post up, dribble drive or athletically superior team. The Olympic games therefore will become a ‘pick em’ event with all nations able to effectively compete. 

The Obesity Factor: The obesity problem across the United States and specifically in High Schools has hit a tipping point. Introducing The Arc Angel units into High Schools is a ‘top priority’ of the company. Up to 160 young people can utilize a single Arc Angel unit in one 8-hour day, 15 minutes of shooting each with this tremendous and new technology!

Risks and challenges

It was ‘personally and extremely’ important that as the Founder/CEO and Chairman of the Board of The Arc Angel Enterprises LLC that the Kickstarter community was the first to witness its birth. Why? Because I am one of you, a real dreamer. That kid staring out the window in class ‘lost in thought’ and not on the class… oh, that was me… 100%. Kickstarter is giving all of us dreamers… that opportunity at success. I've been waiting for this chance, 'this moment', for a ‘very long time’… and it is better to fall on my sword than let anyone down.

It is very important to work the company plan. The first phase was securing the patent and trademark. Check. Second phase, interviewing future staff members to see where they fit. Check. Third phase, sending the patent illustrations and personal letters out to 15 potential All-Star investors. Check. Fourth phase, Kickstarter. Check. The fifth phase is finding and interviewing the electrical, mechanical and software engineers to create The Arc Angel prototype. Phase six is searching for an appropriate site for the factory to build the prototype. Phase seven is pricing out the prototype once a single unit is built. Company expectations are for a finished prototype by October 2014 at the latest.

The Arc Angel is a true global product. A patent creator has 1 year from the initial filing to file for a PCT patent (international patent). A PCT patent covers 130 countries under that treaty. The only difference in The Arc Angel units is the software, which will be tailored to the various countries and languages needed to expand the company footprint.

It is the job of the CEO of any company, and the main challenge, in hiring 'quality staff'. Keeping everyone motivated and on the same page is critical in any business venture. How you motivate will dictate overall company success. Employees are motivated in different ways, and are looking at a potential leader to be fair, firm and consistent in their daily interaction with them.

14 Patents? Yes, there are 14. The Arc Angel is the 3rd best overall in terms of my personal ranking of each patent and their potential for success. Much is riding on my ability to deliver this initial product. The other 13 will fall 'like dominoes' if this first patent is nailed. If not, the other 13 will never see the light of day. Ahh, the pressure, ya gotta love it!

My personal 'force of will' shall drive this company to a wonderful place. Few things are guaranteed for most people. I fervently believe 'in my bones' that I am the right person at the right time at this point in history to deliver a great product. Am I confident in my abilities? Yes! But, it's a 'humble and grounded confidence'.

I've lived the life of a 'wage slave' and will 'never allow' myself to lose touch with where I came from. Never means 'exactly that'. We are all affected by what 'touches us'... and I have witnessed far too many people 'sucking wind' in this current economy. Therefore, the parts for The Arc Angel units will be supplied globally to keep the cost per unit down, but, 'ALL OF THE ASSEMBLY JOBS' (Domestic and Foreign) for building each unit will be made here in the United States. It's payback time to my own... and this country that created me and I love.

Kickstarter member, I'd like to 'personally thank you' for taking the time to read this story!

Respectfully,

James Fusco
A.K.A. Boris Belderian (Author name)
Founder/CEO and Chairman of the Board
The Arc Angel Enterprises LLC

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