With an incredibly engaged social media audience we love to see all of your questions come across about our products designed for home use: the Dr. Dish Home and iC3 Shot Trainer. We wanted to take a second to recap the 5 most asked questions and provide you with a breakdown. Let's dive in!
1) Is Membership Required with the Dr. Dish Home and what Does it unlock?
Unlike any other basketball shooting machine, the Dr. Dish Home does come with a monthly Membership that unlocks member-access for 3 users.
While the Dr. Dish Membership is not required to use your machine, it is highly recommended as it unlocks features such as "build a drill" and 150+ pre-programmed drills that are pertinent to your experience and what you likely expect out of a shooting machine (and much much more).
Your first month of membership is always free and billing will start 30 days after your machine is received. You can cancel or pause anytime. Here's some more information regarding the Dr. Dish Home Shooting Machine Membership.
2) Do you have ANy refurbished models or discounts Available?
We do our best to price all of our products the lowest that we can, as an attempt to get training into the hands of everyone! Both the Dr. Dish Home and iC3 do not frequently go on sale or have special offers, but we recommend subscribing to our newsletter by filling out the form on this page) to be in the know or contacting us if you have questions about pricing. We sometimes have refurbished units of the Dr. Dish Home available!
We also offer 3 other products where discounts are often offered, and we take trade-ins on our own and competitor models if you're looking to upgrade. Get pricing here!
3) Does it rotate automatically?
The Dr. Dish Home moves automatically to pass out the ball to anywhere on the court within the arc, or 180 degrees, based on the locations and balls per location you select on the app.
With 5 adjustable passing distances you have the ability to get reps up from just about anywhere on the court. This allows you to get up 10x as many reps as traditional rebounding, while allowing you to get creative to shoot on the move with any combination of shots.
The Dr. Dish iC3 Shot Trainer ramp moves manually anywhere within 180 degrees, providing you with a rebound to your shooting location. Both products capture both made and missed shots.
4) Can your products be kept and used outdoors?
All of our products can be used and stored outdoors, as long as they are protected from wet weather conditions. Any of our automatic machines have mechanical components that need to be protected from water.
The iC3 can be left outdoors and get wet, but to ensure longevity of your product we always recommend storing that in a dry place as well.
5) Why is the net so high and is it adjustable?
The net on the Dr. Dish Home sits above the rim to:
1) Capture all made and as many missed shots as possible and 2) Train your shot arc to increase your shooting percentage!
The net on the home model is also adjustable to two heights, 11' 6" AND 12' .5". While it may look high in photos, most players have no problem with their natural shot getting over the net. If a player is struggling with it, after a few reps on the machine they will automatically start accommodating for the net and see the improvements to their shot! The Dr. Dish Home must be used on a standard 10' hoop.
The net on the iC3 is not adjustable, but sits slightly lower than on our automatic machine to work for younger players, roughly 17" about the rim. This is an optimal height to capture made and missed shots while also improving shot form of developing players. A lot of people don't know this, but the IC3 can be installed on any height hoop!
Last, the black net on all of our products was chosen specifically as black netting has been proven to be easier to see through because black absorbs light rather than reflects light like white or clear netting. You may notice that black protective netting is almost exclusively at baseball and hockey games for this reason as well. Once you start shooting on Dr. Dish, you barely even realize the net is there!
Thanks for following along, did we miss a question that you've been dying to have answered! Drop us a comment below or contact us - we are happy to help.