CHAUVET Professional WELL STYX sets stage for NBA floating court in Sydney Harbour
At least 450 million people a day play basketball, according to the FIBA, the sport’s international association, but it’s doubtful that any of them got to do so on a court as unique as the one Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios and other high‐profile guests shot hoops on this May, as they drained three‐ pointers and made layups the middle of Sydney Harbour.
Their performance on Australia’s first floating basketball court, which was overseen by rap star FERG, was part of the latest version of “Courts Beyond Limits,” a program from Hennessy, the oﬃcial spirit of the NBA, in celebration of the league’s 75th season. Guests were transported out for a courtside view of the event on the Hennessy Superyatch.
Setting the scene for the event was a brilliant courtside lighting display by Jay Productions that featured 24 CHAUVET Professional WELL STX 180 fixtures that the production company purchased from Showtools International, which imports Chauvet products.
Showtools International notes that it added the WELL STX 180 to its inventory because “being IP65 it
provides protection against any weather conditions, whilst being battery operated, it can be placed anywhere and oriented in any position.” These attributes were all put to good use in Sydney Harbour. “The designers were looking for eye‐candy eﬀects for such an iconic location, which and the WELL STX provides that with wireless control of 16 zones of the RGWW LEDs for exceptional eye‐candy eﬀects with high CRI,” said Jason Ghazal Managing Director of Jay Productions. “With the floating court being on the water, the WELL STX 180 is IP65 providing protection for all weather conditions, which was ideal for the location. “We placed the STX all around the court (oriented horizontally) as well as a backdrop to ASAP Ferg,” continued Ghazal. “The WELL STX matched the mood and atmosphere of the floating basketball court.”