Parts of The Game
Physically, the Aeroball® is a compact unit that is 8 feet wide and 15 feet long. It consists of an outer frame, a spring loaded fabric housing (13' tall) that protects the players from the frame and each other, and two 5'x5' trampoline beds (one for each player.) The two compartments are separated by a double wall net to remove the possibility of player contact. In the rear wall of each compartment is a basket with two holes, one in the top and one in the bottom. The ball can pass through the top hole and out the bottom. There is also a Four Player Model, which lets all four players compete simultaneously.
Playing The Game
At its core, the game is very simple. Points are scored in two ways. The first is to throw the ball through the front hole of the basket in the other player's compartment, worth two points. If the shot misses and the other player fails to grab the ball before it touches the trampoline bed, one point is awarded. Once one of the players reaches a predetermined number of points he is declared the winner.
Even though the game is simple, players quickly develop complex techniques to one-up each other. Imagine rocketing skyward clutching the ball and getting ready to shoot. You look up to see your opponent perfectly matching you. Time slows to a crawl as you hang in the air, waiting as long as is humanly possible to launch the ball at the goal. Gravity stakes its claim, your opponent starts falling and you hurl the ball missing your opponent's fingertips by mere inches. Goal! In a heated match, inches are often the measure of the margin of victory. Players reach astronomical heights in the competition for vertical superiority, and before long they begin to invent spectacular shots to disorient, distract or intimidate their opponent.
Aeroball® was developed as an improvement on Gordon's HiBall™. It offers the benefits of rebounding (jumping) while removing the risks of overcrowded trampolines, falling off, and falling onto the springs. Rebounding offers amazing aerobic exercise, exhausting even the most athletic people in minutes. In addition to aerobic exercise, Aeroball® exercises muscles that ordinarily never get an opportunity to be pushed. It quickly builds balance, coordination, focus, and relative motion recognition skills. The best part is that all of this is secondary while playing. Players never realize how tired they are until they stop after a point and are shocked to find that they are completely breathless!Who would want an Aeroball?
Aeroball®™is great for a variety of people and places. Because it's so small, it will fit in even the smallest of backyards, making it ideal for Home use. Aeroball® Tournaments are riotous fun atCamps, and an Aeroball® in a Commercial Setting will rake in the cash.
This is the basic Aeroball® unit; perfect for the home. It is durable enough to out last countless family gatherings, parties, tournaments, and the many other excuses you’ll find to play.