The basketball hoop that never lets you miss
Become a basketball champ with some maths, engineering, and a few pieces of plywood. Here’s how Shane Wighton made the basketball hoop that never lets you miss.
I suck at basketball which came as a shock to people as I’m Black and tall. Sorry for not upholding the stereotype!
Maybe I needed this curved basketball hoop that never lets you miss, designed by Shane Wighton. He created the board using software that simulated throws from different positions and those results determined the board’s shape—a convex elliptic paraboloid. Now you can try to beat Mitchell Robinson’s field goal percentage of 0.742 from last season (beating the legend Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA record for highest field goal percentage in a single season).
Stream the “making of” video below.