No matter how you cut it, a basketball goal is an exceedingly smart addition to any home.Â It gives you a way to get in more exercise, gets your kids off the couch, and turns your driveway into a social place for your friends. But this is also a somewhat complicated piece of equipment, so it really smart to keep a few things in mind as you go shopping for your basketball hoop.
They Need to Be Assembled -Â Basketball hoops almost never come assembled, so you need to count on having to spend some time putting the goal together.Â How much time is involved depends entirely upon the hoop.Â If you got a really cheap portable basketball goal, its entirely possible to spend noÂ more than an hour putting it together.Â If you went for a premium in ground model, then it involves a lot more hard work spread out over three days (to allow the cement to cure before you actually put the hoop up.) With more difficult to assemble hoops, it always helps to have a couple friends around to help you put it together.
Be Careful with Dunking â While dunking on an in ground basketball goal is generally safe, you should avoid dunking with portables entirely.Â Also, even with most in ground hoops, you should be aware that damage that is done to the backboard due to dunking isnât covered in the warrantee. There are a few basketball hoops that cover dunking, but they are only sold by one brand and are premium goals that can cost over a thousand dollars.
Look at the Basketball Backboard Material -Â If you want a strong clue into how good of a rebound that the basketball backboard offers, you should just look at the backboard material.Â Glass is best of all because it is the most rigid, though it is also priciest. If you are looking for more a middle range basketball goal, then you are probably interested in either acrylic or polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is definitely way to go because lab tests have shown it to be five times more durable. Molded plastic is the cheapest of materials and you shouldÂ avoid it entirely unless you happen to be buying a basketball hoop for small children.
It is Simple to Get a Good Deal -Â If you are looking for the best possible deal on basketball hoops, there is in fact good news.Â All it really takes is a little bit of research.Â When you spend ten or fifteen minutes getting a rundown on all of the major typesÂ Â Â of poles, backboards, balls, andÂ brands, you can buy with confidence knowing that you are getting the best possible basketball goal for your driveway court.