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Old 06-12-2010, 10:19 PM
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I used to use a 330ft tape measure to measure distance in a field, but its a pain in the ass to lay out that tape measure, make off the distance and then the roll it back up. I was looking for a measuring wheel, but I couldn't find any for less than $30. Then, I was looking online, and I found this online at Harbor Freight Tools:



I decided to go to the store and check this one out , and while I was looking, I found one right next to it, that is digital, does a lot more, and it was only $15. This thing will measure up to 10,000ft, and will also do meters, and inches, and centimeters. Here are the pics of the one I just got for $15:



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Old 06-12-2010, 10:33 PM
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That's pretty cool
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:36 PM
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That's pretty cool
I can't wait to try it tomorrow to measure my throws. Neither can my wife. I am using it to measure the apartment right now, even running alog the ceiling, and my wife is giving me dirty looks, and telling me to go to bed.
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Nice wheel. Is it accurate?
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:43 PM
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Nice wheel. Is it accurate?
I believe so. I ran it up the wall, and it measured 8ft exactly. I will find out tomorrow. I know at my practice field, that its 220ft from sidewalk to the first set of trees, so I will see. I also might lay out my 25ft tape measure and put it against that.
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I can't wait to try it tomorrow to measure my throws.
If it's anything like my results... don't bee discouraged.

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Old 06-12-2010, 11:40 PM
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I want to pick one of these up for myself. The ones Ive seen were like 15-20 bucks. 8 bucks sounds pretty good to me. I usually measure my throws by looking at the distance on the tee sign and then estimate by how far away I am from the basket. Its not 100% accurate but I can guess it within 10 feet or so.

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Old 06-12-2010, 11:48 PM
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I'm pretty confident that my 9 steps is just about exactly 24 ft.
So... 142 steps divided by 9 times 24...
lol, sounds funny, but I'm sure I'm close enough.
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