Indoor Arcade Basketball Used To Be Cool...
I used to be a huge fan of Indoor Arcade Basketball, but unlike my love for the 2004 Phoenix Suns, some things you just grow out of.When I was younger we'd go to Vancouver to our cousin's place, and I was all over that indoor arcade basketball machine.
Have you ever played on these?!
It started out as a simple and fun experience, but my opinion eventually changed.
I'd just stand there and shoot, watch my score increase, see some cool lights, hear some fun sounds, and then the ball would roll back to me so I could take another shot.
It was cool and all, but there was something missing in the experience, and that's probably why I wasn't so fond of it after a while.
I couldn't quite put my finger on it, until recently.
First of all, the movement aspect, or lack thereof.
When playing on these machines I'd just stand there and wait for the ball to roll back to me.
I didn't break a sweat and I didn't feel like I was expending energy.
When I play any form of basketball I want to move around and exert some energy!
That's half the fun!
Furthermore, the balls are small.
Same goes for the hoop.
It just doesn't feel right.
For me, I prefer to have a basketball in my hand that's the official size, and I'd prefer to be shooting on a regulation size hoop as well.
Switching between mini balls/hoops between regular size balls/hoops can't be good for my game either Haha.
And probably the last reason I began enjoying indoor arcade basketball less and less was because I found out how expensive some of the machines were.
Just had a peek on Amazon and most of the models are at least $300 dollars!
Some even go up to $600 dollars!
I think it's too much.
I've only now begun to have these realizations, but I'm pretty sure the thoughts had been there all along, somewhere in my subconsious, as I was developing HoopLight.
The good news is that soon HoopLight will be able to do everything these arcade machines can do, except it will all be on your outdoor regulation size hoop and smartphone app.
This way you can have the arcade experience, but still be active outside while not having to fork out an arm and a leg for a mini ball/hoop experience.
More details to come on this new development pretty soon :)
In the mean time, if you're feeling impatient for the new development, you can buy your HoopLight today and start lighting it up!
December is almost upon us, and you know what that means!
For the love of basketball!
Why not knock one of your items off you list by getting a HoopLight for that special basketball player in your life?
Stoked for you to get your hands on one, and can't wait to hear how you like it :)
Until next time,