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$415
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 25 2016
$415
pledged of $27,000pledged of $27,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 25 2016

About

At the heart of D-Hoops is the equipment, and that's why we need your help! In order to play, you'll need at least one patented Official D-Hoops rim and the Official D-Hoops disc.

The D-Hoops Rim

The original rim was made from PVC, but for retail we've settled on using a durable plastic rim meeting industry standards with a dual split nylon/cotton net. The rim is designed to make use of any basketball goal, and simply hooks over, clips on the basketball rim and hangs freely. The D-Hoops rim will be yellow and black.

But why is it angled? Simple, really. The 45 degree angled design allows players to shoot from any angle on the court, allowing for a highly flexible playing experience.

The D-Hoops Disc

When first playing D-Hoops, we used whatever disc we could find. As the game developed, we settled on a professional quality 9.5 inch, 145 gram disc. Those playing felt this size and weight worked best for the pace of game they desired and the standards and specifications met our goal for the experience we were looking for. The Official D-Hoops disc will be red with our logo printed on the face.

Way back in 2009, while observing some teens tossing a Frisbee disc after a youth basketball game, an idea began to take shape - why don't we combine the excitement of Ultimate Frisbee with the structure of basketball?

After a few test runs with a basic set of rules and a rim made of PVC, we found that people of all ages were having a blast. People who were familiar with Ultimate Frisbee felt right at home, but even those who never played much found the game easy to learn. 

And so, D-Hoops was born. Official rules were introduced in 2010, and in 2011 an official Disc Goal Apparatus and branded disc were designed. The Disc Goal Apparatus was later awarded a full utility patent on May 6, 2014.

Sports Culture

Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in 1891. In 2009, the sport was reinvented – this time without a ball”

Basketball has weaved its way into our society – a highly successful sport that had its humble beginnings over 125 years ago. Those who were there from the beginning, the original 18 players who played the very first game, have been immortalized in history books.

D-Hoops is a new sport. Our intention is to grow this sport from its current place in physical education classrooms and introduce it to the masses. Now you will have an opportunity to be a part of sports history. We are asking you to back this campaign and help us expand our passion. As a backer, you will always be remembered as someone who was there from the beginning, and we will always be grateful and proud to recognize you for your generosity. 

Thank you.          

- Larry Storey

Our Goal

After seeing success in schools around the country, we feel the time is right to bring D-Hoops to retail. It's already proven itself as a fun, easy to learn game, and and we want to give everyone the opportunity to play D-Hoops.

This Kickstarter campaign gives you the opportunity to help us bring the product to retail, and allows you, the backer, to be the first to own the retail set of D-Hoops at a discount - lower price than MSRP!

We are estimating MSRP for the Disc Hoop Rim to be at $59.99, and $14.00 for the logo disc. The MSRP for the set, one Disc Hoop Rim and one logo disc, will be value priced at $69.99. Two Disc Hoop Rims and one disc will be value priced at $129.99.

Why $27,000?

We arrived at the goal of $27,000 by taking into account the quality of product and packaging we expect and the minimum number of units required for an order by our manufacturer, plus the amount needed to order the discs, packaging/shipping, and to fulfill the rewards.

The Court: D-Hoops was designed to utilize the measurements of a regulation basketball court, and can be played either full court or half court. In a full court game, one D-Hoop rim is attached to each basketball goal. In a half court game, only one D-Hoops rim is needed, and the player must take the disc back to half court on every possession change prior to attempting a shot. There is no “back court” violation in D-Hoops.

The Fly Zone: No player may cross into the Fly Zone (marked in RED) at any time. If a player crosses into the Fly Zone, that player has committed a Violation, and a point is immediately awarded to the opposing team.

Out of Bounds: The outer edge of the court is considered out of bounds (marked in BLUE). If a player in possession of the disc steps on or over a boundary line, he is considered out of bounds, and the disc will be awarded to the opposing team. A player is considered in possession of the disc if he is the last individual to have made contact with the disc.

D-Hoops can be played as a team sport or as a hit and miss challenge game like “HORSE."

When playing the team sport, D-Hoops is played with 2 or more players on each team. The official team size is 4 players per team.

At the flip of the official D-Hoops disc, one team is designated "offense," and the other team is designated "defense." The offensive team always starts the game with the disc.

After the offensive team selects which rim they wish to score on, they will throw the disc in from the opposite baseline of their D-Hoops rim. The player must throw in the disc into play within five seconds. If they fail to accomplish this, the defensive team is awarded the disc for a throw in opportunity. They will have the same five second limit to throw the disc into play.

When a player receives a pass, they are allowed only two steps forward after the catch - they cannot stop and go. From that position, they may establish a pivot foot and throw the disc to another teammate, or they can move side-to-side, parallel to the baseline, with disc at hand to look for an open shot or a pass. They may only have possession of the disc for 10 seconds. If a player in possession of the disc does not pass or shoot within 10 seconds, the disc turns over to the opposing team. If the offensive and the defensive teams both have possession of the disc at the same time, the disc will be awarded to the defensive team.

Defense must stay arms distance from the offense player. However, offensive screens are allowed to set a pick, as in basketball. A loose disc is up for grabs from either team.

The offense team scores one point when the disc is thrown and passes through the D-Hoops rim. You can throw the disc through the D-Hoops rim from anywhere on the playing court, except in the “Fly Zone.". If the disc is thrown from behind the three point line and passes through the D-Hoops rim, the team that scored will be awarded two points.

You can speed the pace of the game by adding a 60 second shot clock - any team possessing the disc must attempt a shot within every 60 second period or the disc turns over to the opposing team.

The team with the most points when the chosen time period expires is declared the winner of the D-Hoops competition. If there is a tie at the end of the time period, players will initiate a sudden death match - the first team to make a point wins the competition.

$68,000

If we reach our goal of $68,000, we will have the option of adding an alternate color scheme for the D-Hoops Rim (red and black), and two new colors for the D-Hoops disc (light blue and white).

$120,000

If we hit our stretch goal of $120,000, we will be able to manufacture the "Tournament Edition" of the D-Hoops Rim. This model will be made from a high quality graphite/plastic combination, and will have a sleeker and lighter weight design. The color will be black enamel with traces of yellow and red. Awesome look!

A Note On Shipping

Shipping will be calculated after the campaign based on the cost to ship your pledge. 

Our current estimates for shipping are listed below, but they could be subject to change based on the amount of rewards shipped and whether or not stretch goals are unlocked.

Continental USA: $8-$12, $10-$15 for Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada

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Risks and challenges

Obviously, our main concern will be keeping to the timeline we've established for the manufacture and distribution of rewards. There is always the possibility of some sort of delay and we will need to make sure we stay on top of any issues and keep you informed of our progress.

Once we've been funded, our next step will be contacting retailers and work towards giving D-Hoops a presence in online and brick and mortar stores. This will also include ensuring the packaging for the product meets any retail-specific standards. This will probably be our biggest challenge, as the legwork involved will be immense. But we have no doubt that with your support we can make it happen!

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    THIS TIER INCLUDES ACCESS TO THE 68,000 STRETCH GOAL!

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    In addition to being recognized on social media and on our backer's list, you will receive two (2) official D-Hoops rims. Perfect for a gift or full court play!

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    The complete collection!

    In addition to being recognized on social media and on our backer's list, you will receive two (2) official D-Hoops rims and one (1) official D-Hoops disc. Everything you need for your group!

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    The VIP collection!

    In addition to being recognized on social media and on our backer's list, you will receive two (2) official D-Hoops rims and one (1) official D-Hoops disc autographed by the inventor!

    THIS TIER INCLUDES ACCESS TO BOTH STRETCH GOALS!

    You will have your choice of color for the D-Hoops rim (yellow/black or red/black) and your choice of Disc color (light blue, red, or white).

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Funding period

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