Basketball Equipment And Facilities

    basketball equipment
  • sports equipment used in playing basketball
    facilities
  • (facility) adeptness: skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"
  • An amenity or resource, esp. one connected with leisure or hygiene
  • A public toilet
  • (facility) a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
  • Space or equipment necessary for doing something
  • (facility) a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen
basketball equipment and facilities
basketball equipment and facilities - 72 in.
72 in. Gymnasium Wall Pad (Polyurethane Foam and Vonar)
72 in. Gymnasium Wall Pad (Polyurethane Foam and Vonar)
1 in. nailing lips top and bottom. 0.44 in. OSB backer board. Protect facility users from impact injury. 72 in. L x 2 in. W x 24 in. H Gared Sports is the standard by which sporting equipment is measured. For more than 20 years, our innovative basketball equipment has been used exclusively in all NBA arenas. Whatever your sport - basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, or tennis, Gared is the leader in quality, technology, and superior service. It's time to play like a professional. You are ready for the best. You're ready for Gared Sports. "Wherever the game takes you, Gared Sports is there."

Whiskey basketball
Whiskey basketball
A while back we purchased a basketball hoop from Goodwill and mounted it over the backdoor of the store. It has become common practice on Saturday nights to have a quick game of HORSE amongst the staff, though we usually play for NIKON or AGFA or NORITSU instead of HORSE. It is also common for such games to be aided along with small amounts of whiskey. It is a fun time and a great way for all of us to unwind after a busy week. Plus we get some pretty crazy shots going, such as the infamous double-wall bank or "The Oliver" and "Widowmaker" shots that we have invented over the year. I really wanted to post this image for a couple of other reasons though. One, my last post taken from the ferry in Seattle really got me to thinking about our use of neat little squares and rectangles to frame almost all of our photography. When you really start thinking about it, doesn't it seem kind of ridiculous that we take this organic world (especially when it comes to landscape photography) and we try to put it into a neat little box, and we have done so so much that it has become a mindlessly accepted given in photography now? I am thinking of experimenting a bit more with non-geometric framing, or at least less rigidly shaped framing. We shall see how it goes... But my main point was to talk a bit about caring for your cameras, mainly those older mechanical ones, but to a certain extent any camera. This is just a piece of practical advice that I get to deal with on a regular basis. See, cameras are a lot like us. Given periodic exercise, they hold up over the years much better. Maybe they don't develop the spare tire around the mid-section, but unused cameras develop lots of other issues. This is something all you old Canon film slr users ought to take note of, especially if you have a Canon AE-1. Leave that camera on the shelf with no use for two or three years and the next time you pull it down that crisp shutter will most likely be replaced with a nasty squeal. The lubricating oils in the mirror box dry up and the camera does not operate in its usual, smooth and confident fashion. I see this a lot. Half of the AE-1s that come in the store that came out of an estate sale or somebody's attic show this. I can usually ask if the camera has sat for a number of years, and judging from that simple answer know how the camera is going to sound before I even pick it up. So if you own an AE-1 and are not using it, pull it off the shelf every six months and fire through all the shutter speeds several dozen times while watching TV or such. But the same is true of many other cameras, give them periodic exercise, it helps the shutters and other mechanisms in the camera remain free from gelled oils. The same holds true with lenses. The aperture blades on lenses can collected pooled oil if left sat for years at a time, not to mention fungus can grow on the optics. The best thing to do with a piece of camera equipment you are not going to use is to sell it or pass it on to someone who will use it. I have seen several cameras over the years that went into the closet in pristine shape, only to come out several years later needing hundreds of dollars in camera repair to be brought back into good shape. Also, several of these mechanical cameras (Hasselblads, Leicas and such) should not be stored with the shutters in the set position. This puts undue stress on the cocked shutter, slowly ruining its parts. My best advice though, is that cameras should be used. They benefit from it, and then again so do we. An unused camera, regardless of its retail value, becomes a meaningless paperweight sitting up there in a dark corner of the closet. Anyway, something I have learned from my experiences in a camera store and just thought I would pass a bit of that along.
FLI082
FLI082
A man, sitting on a basketball, rubs noses with his young son at a gym.
basketball equipment and facilities
basketball equipment and facilities
3 in. Custom Base Volleyball Adapter (3.5 in.)
Custom designed to retrofit virtually any floor sleeve. Warranty: One year Custom base adapters allow your facility to upgrade to Gared volleyball systems without the added expense of replacing your existing floor sleeves. Specify the diameter and depth of your existing floor sleeve when ordering. Gared Sports is the standard by which sporting equipment is measured. For more than 20 years, our innovative basketball equipment has been used exclusively in all NBA arenas. Whatever your sport - basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, or tennis, Gared is the leader in quality, technology, and superior service. It's time to play like a professional. You are ready for the best. You are ready for Gared Sports. "Wherever the game takes you, Gared Sports is there."