$29.95 USD–$250.00 USD
Blacknet is a new product developed by players for players! Tired of playing at the local park with no net? Missing the “Swish” in your game? We got you.
Blacknet goes on in 5 seconds. Blacknet comes off in 2 seconds.
No poles or ladders. No climbing, hanging or boosting.
Your feet never leave the ground.
Made for serious Ballers and those that just like to have fun.
Would you play Tennis, Ice Hockey, Soccer, or Ping Pong with no net? Why play Basketball with no net?
- Forward to Breaks of the Game by Pulitzer Prize® winner , David Halberstam
Inspired by the book, Blacknet takes this initiative one step further.
Tough? - Dunk on it!
Strong? - Hang from it!
Cool? - Deal with it!
Why is it black?
Why is it Not black? Kidding. It’s a great question. The obvious first choice was to make the rim orange and net white to blend into the existing rim. Then we thought, “Why blend in?” Why not stand out? Be different. So we made a couple samples and showed them to some players and asked which colour scheme they liked best. Black on black was the overwhelming choice. The people have spoken.
Will you ever make a traditional orange and white set-up?
Never say never.
How exactly do you use the ball to put it up and remove it?
We’ve got a demonstration that covers all that and more. It will be on the website prior to the campaign launch. In addition we’ve created a comic: X–FACTA – the fictional, legendary streetball player from NYC, who explains all details of how to use The Blacknet. These comics will be collector items offered to each pre-order purchase.
Once we get The Blacknet how do we store it; can we fold it up and carry it in our back-packs?
No. The Blacknet should not be bent or rest upright on its own weight when stored. It’s best to hang it up, or rest it flat.
Is Blacknet available outside the United States and Canada?
We’ve received a lot of interest globally – in fact, we’ve tested rims in various cities in Europe. We’re working with some key supporters in various countries. Shipping is not the issue. The Hoop rim sizes in USA and Canada comply with NBA rim sizes, which are different than outside North America, which comply with FIBA. In addition to being a different diameter, the International standard varies several millimetres, meaning some rims are thicker, some are thinner. The slight variance has a big impact on how the product stays on during play, but removes easily. We are currently working on an International size, unfortunately it will not be available until late next year.
The netting at our local park is tattered and ripped. Can I use The Blacknet over the existing net?
No. Only use The Blacknet when the rim is completely free of any netting or debris.
Can we purchase replacement nets and clips?
Yes. Nets and clips will be available following the initial launch.
Can we leave The Blacknet outside on the rim?
The Blacknet should be removed after every use.