Finding a playground basketball hoop with the net still intact is rarer than spotting Bigfoot. But because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as the swish of a net after a perfect shot, someone has created a temporary one that can be easily installed on any regulation rim.
A basketball net isn’t only about that swish sound, though. It’s also a useful way to slow and control the ball’s trajectory after a shot, so you’re not chasing it all over the court. That’s why many outdoor courts use durable chain nets instead, but it’s just not the same.
The BlackNet is designed to temporarily install over a netless rim, but because there’s a very good chance you don’t carry a ladder with you to every pickup game, it can be easily installed using a basketball and a gentle free throw. Removing the BlackNet is just as easy, simply requiring you to throw a basketball up through the bottom of the rim which pops the temporary net off.
Details on pricing and availability of the BlackNet—which will only be available in that black on black color scheme at launch—haven’t been revealed just yet. But it’s promised to be coming soon, and if you want to be able to pre-order one as soon as it is, you can leave your contact information on the BlackNet website and they’ll let you know when you can. [BlackNet via Werd]