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Try this on for size

By Andrew Gilstrap

Ambidextrosity definition

Definiton from Merriam-Webster Online

 

I know ‘ambidextrosity’ is not an official word…yet. In fact, it is under the “New Words and Slang” page on Merriam-Webster’s site. But, after this post, we will ideally be one step closer to having it become a household word. The reason I bring up ambidextrosity today is its prominence among high scoring shooters in arcade basketball.

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Room For Improvement

By Andrew Gilstrap

Being that I’m in the Youtube-sphere now, I can compare myself against other arcade basketball players. I sure thought my 81 last week was pretty good, but it is easily humbled by viewing several videos on Youtube like this one. Or this. Where do these guys/girls come from? I rarely come across players in person who can top my scores, but I am still quite a ways from being elite — judging from some of the other Youtube ballers. Here again is the video of me at GameWorks in Tempe, if you missed it last week:

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Speed Over Form

By Andrew Gilstrap

It’s time to start boosting that Pop-A-Shot score. Tonight’s technique will get you started on that road. It won’t be easy, and it will take some patience, but it will be worth it in time; you will move to the next level if you can follow my cues.

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Your own sports shrine

By Andrew Gilstrap

You’ve seen this picture before, only smaller. This machine I’m shooting on is the cornerstone of a basketball game room I put together. There is a key piece of the room now that is missing in this picture; in fact, it’s contained in the box you see below the basketball machine. I quickly found out my RhinoPlay system is very loud while shooting. I had to shoot around on eggshells the first few weeks, being that there are neighbors just on the other side, until I ordered the white box you see above from Amazon.com. This box contained 32 Styrofoam square pieces for soundproofing a room.

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