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New Basketball Shoe Prohibited From Competition

     The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has received several inquiries about a new product on the market called a Concept 1 Shoe made by Athletic Propulsion Labs. Based on NFHS Basketball Rule 3-5-4, this product is prohibited for competition. See the product link below and the marketing claims made by the company.
 
       http://www.athleticpropulsionlabs.com/load-n-launch-technology.html
     In testing situations, athletes have experienced increases of several inches on their vertical leap wearing Athletic Propulsion Labs™ basketball shoes with the Load 'N Launch™ technology.  In some cases, athletes who were the proverbial ""inches away"" from being able to dunk a basketball on the regulation 10-foot basket, were able to dunk the ball when wearing Athletic Propulsion Labs™ shoes.  These are not training shoes.  Athletic Propulsion Labs™ has created actual playing shoes designed to make players jump higher during a game – increasing the benefits to a player's jump shot, rebounding, dunking and shot blocking ability.
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