Cool Pool Basketball Dunks

This post was last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 04:36 pm

Do you remember the EPIC POOL DUNK phase back in 2014? A few kids and teenagers managed to leave their phones behind, at least long enough to make some pretty cool videos in their backyard pool.


Say your teenager wanted to do the same, what would he need?
We spotted the following props:

  • A swimming pool and a pool basketball hoop (duh!)
  • 1 diving board
  • 2 Mini Trampolines
  • 1 Gym ball
  • 1 large trampoline
  • 1 camera
  • 1 GoPro
  • 1 slide
  • (pool shed and balcony if you really want to go for it)

All stuff you could probably find in your house or borrow from someone else, right?

If on the other hand, you wanted to do it like the pros, well we can help you with that, too. Hint, the list of props and peeps is a little longer. See list below the video.

What you need for a commercially done Epic Pool Dunk
A swimming pool and basketball hoop
some professional players
3 big inflatables

a Water JETPACK?! (Technically, it’s a flyboard, cost around$5.500 last time we checked here
A producer and crew
2 cranes!
green screen

In the making of the clip, executive producer Rob Steiner sums up the challenge: “It’s a one-shot ad—30 seconds. We’ve got two cranes, 12 players—four pros—all of whom have to be synchronized and choreographed perfectly. We’ve got one day to shoot this, but in reality we’ve got four hours, because the professionals are only here for that time.”

It took them 22 takes until they had the perfect 30 sec run through.

But for all the money that’s gone into the commercial we still prefer Pool Ball Insanity! How about you? Which one do you prefer? Comment below!

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