InventHelp Inventor Develops Device to Optimizes Free-Throw Practice for Basketball Players

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InventHelp, founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit this idea, the Magic Arc, to applicable companies for their consideration.

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In order to make a proper free throw, a player must remind him- or herself to "get the ball up and over the rim" so as to understand and develop the correct arc needed for the shot. This is achieved through repetition and practice, so an inventor from Oakland, Calif., has come up with a visual aid that helps a basketball player hone his or her free-throwing skills and ensure more accurate shots.

The patented MAGIC ARC helps a basketball player practice free throws. It intensifies training for better results by promoting achievement of proper arc and excellent free throws. It also keeps training fresh during off-season, pre-season and mid-season periods.

Ergonomic, versatile, effective and easy to use, the MAGIC ARC is ideal for both trainees and professionals. The user places the base of the unit on a court so its rear portion is positioned just in front of the foul line. He/she connects one of the guide poles to the top of the upright and then, using a ladder, attaches the hook or clamp on the far guide pole to the front of the hoop on the backboard facing the base. Then he/she secures the third guide pole between the guide poles affixed to the upright and the hoop to create a long arc from above and in front of the foul line to the hoop. Positioned at the foul line, the user refers to the arc in order to visualize the shot before making it.

The MAGIC ARC also helps the player to recognize and identify precisely how high they need to shoot the ball at its apex so their shot can drop in the hoop consistently. The invention has an added value in that it becomes a dual-purpose shooting aid for improving and developing a player's midrange jump shot.

The original design was submitted to the San Francisco office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-SFO-242, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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