basketball hoop on a beach

Uball: A new hoop set that brings basketball to the beach

Uball is a basketball hoop set that you can carry around like a backpack and set up like a beach umbrella. It also comes with a new set of rules that combines ultimate frisbee and basketball.

Uball is played with a size four basketball. The game follows the rules that loosely resemble that of a regular basketball pickup game.

First of all, there are no out-of-bounds. Each team has three players, and players could only take two steps before taking a shot or making a pass. Drilling does not permit players to take more steps. Each basket counts as one point, and the first team to score 11 wins the game.

Here are the full basic rules.

uball portable basketball hoop on a field with people playing in New York
People are playing Uball on the grass. Image via Uball

The hoop set weighs around 30 pounds and could be set up in minutes. You can set the hoop between 5.5 and 8.5 feet. The rim and backboard are both reinforced with steel for long-lasting durability. So please bring your dunking game.

The specs of a uball portable basketball hoop set
The specs of a Uball hoop set. Image via Uball.

Assembling Uball is a five-step process:

Step 1: Screw the base into the ground

a boy walking on beach sand wth a basketball hoop on his back
Via Uball.

Step 2: Attach the rim to the pole and the backboard

a basketball hoop on beach sand
Via Uball.

Step 3: Adjust the height of the hoop

a uball pole on beach sand
Via Uball.

Step 4: Lift the hoop set and place it on the ground screw

A man with his hands on a basketball hoop standing on beach sand
Via Uball.

Step 5: Tighten three knobs on the ground screw to the pole 

A hand turning s screw on a pole

The portable basketball set creates a new version of basketball that has more dunking and less dribbling.

The official Uball video.