Making Basketball Nets at Home
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Making a basketball net at home is cost-effective, fun and not so difficult. The materials will generally hold up longer and you can customize your net with different colors and styles. Using a nylon rope is a great choice because it is durable, long lasting and waterproof. You can better maintain your net as you will know the ins and outs of it. Over time, the durability and the fact that it is waterproof will prove to be the most valuable perks in constructing your own basketball net.
Cut 12 lengths of rope at 80 inches each. Use your measuring tape and scissors to do this.
Fold one piece of rope evenly down the middle. Measure 8 inches, 15.5 inches, 23 inches and 30.5 inches from the center of the rope. Mark each measurement with the marker.
Using the overhand knot method, tie two lengths of rope at the 8 inches mark. Repeat this method at the 8 inches mark until the ropes are closed into a loop. Repeat the process for all of the other marks on the rope. This makes the net go from wide to narrow as a basketball net should.
Burn the tips of the rope. This is done to avoid fraying.
Tug on each knot to ensure tightness.
- Tug on each knot to ensure tightness.
Kris Ramsay started professionally writing in 2003. His publications include articles in "Axis" and "Connections" magazines. He holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Central Florida.