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Old 07-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Is it okay if I practice my handles in my backyard where it has a hard concrete floor is a little slanted? Or will all that practice not translate to a court in a gym since the floor is way different?
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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Is it okay if I practice my handles in my backyard where it has a hard concrete floor is a little slanted? Or will all that practice not translate to a court in a gym since the floor is way different?


Handling a basketball anywhere helps. Even just holding it, wrapping it round your body, tapping it between your fingers, the more time the better.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:02 PM   #3
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Don't practice on a non-flat surface. Practing handles is all about perfecting muscle memory. Your muscle memory gets messed up when you aren't dribbling on a flat surface.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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Don't practice on a non-flat surface. Practing handles is all about perfecting muscle memory. Your muscle memory gets messed up when you aren't dribbling on a flat surface.

So will practicing on my non flat surface do more harm than good?
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:39 PM   #5
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Is it that hard just to find a flat surface? use the street
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: Practicing Handles

Flat surface will help with dribbling but you could do a lot of other things that don't include dribbling on an awkward surface. We used to run a series of drills passing the ball between legs, around the head, etc never touching the ground. We'd also incorporate bounces but at the very least you could so some figure 8s between the legs n stuff. More you touch it the better far as I'm concerned.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:52 PM   #7
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Is it that hard just to find a flat surface? use the street

you can always just dribble up n down the street.
pretend you've got a defender and work your way through the press,
practice crossovers, etc
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:57 PM   #8
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how do you do a spin move without carrying? i cant lol
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #9
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Is it okay if I practice my handles in my backyard where it has a hard concrete floor is a little slanted? Or will all that practice not translate to a court in a gym since the floor is way different?

As long as you are dribbling the ball, it wil help. In some cases dribbling on those awkward types of surfaces have actually helped players even more, something related to forcing you to concentrate more.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:27 PM   #10
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how do you do a spin move without carrying? i cant lol
It's practically impossible.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:05 PM   #11
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It's practically impossible.

really? so how do i do one
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:07 AM   #12
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really? so how do i do one
Just carry the ball slightly as you spin.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:09 PM   #13
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It's not carrying unless your hand comes under the ball so you can learn to guide the ball as you spin. Also you can use a dribble as part of the spin where you basically angle the bounce so its waist high when you're back is to the basket but it ends up at your left hand when youre back around. spin moves are hard to discuss in an internet forum o.o

Cheese as it sounds go look at animations for dribbling in like NBA 2k.

It's hard to explain online but basically
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:36 AM   #14
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da *** u can practice on any ground, any crack, if anything it will make you better since the ball bounces more awkwardly
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #15
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Don't practice on a non-flat surface. Practing handles is all about perfecting muscle memory. Your muscle memory gets messed up when you aren't dribbling on a flat surface.

hmm, not sure I agree with that Kyrie Irving says he practised his handle by sticking the ball in a plastic bag.....
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