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Basketball Hoops FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Basketball Hoops

We've made a list of the questions that we're most commonly asked at Basketball Hoops Ireland with the answers below. We look forward to assisting you with any queries that you may have.

basketball hoops ireland frequently asked questions

Why do basketball hoops have backboards?

As the game became a spectator sport, backboards came into use to prevent the ball from flying into the spectator area. Chicken wire provided the first protection from spectator interference with the ball, but wooden backboards were soon introduced to the sport.

How long does it take to put a basketball hoop together?

Normally 1 to 2 hours unless you experience unusual difficulty.

What size is basketball backboard?

Regulation backboards are 72 inches (183 cm) wide by 42 inches (110 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter. The inner rectangle on the backboard is 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall.15 Nov 2021

Why does my backboard shake?

After a shock to the goal, some units will violently shake for up to a minute before coming to a rest. STBLZR Technology returns the hoop to its static, resting position quickly, allowing players to maximize practice time and stay focused on skill development.

How long does it take to put a portable basketball hoop together?

Allow yourself one to two hours to put together your basketball goal.


How big of a backboard do I need?

If you've got a home court or a large driveway, go for 72” - 60” backboards. If you're looking for a goal to put in a one-car drive way, shoot for the 54” - 44” range.

Is it better to use sand or water for basketball base?

Sand is about 45% denser than water, which increases the system's stability making it more difficult to tip the system. Sand makes it more difficult to move the system on a regular basis if needed. ... Water is significantly easier and cheaper than filling with sand.

What height should basketball hoop be?

10 feet - throughout gyms, parks, and driveways around the world, basketball hoops are almost always 10 feet (3 meters) off the ground. Some leagues for young children play on shorter hoops, but from junior high schools through the professional leagues, the game is played on hoops of the standard 10-foot height.

Can I hang on my basketball hoop?

Almost all of the basketball hoops offered at the big box chain stores will have a sticker on the backboard saying, “Do Not Hang On Rim”. Most kids ignore these labels and either damage the in ground basketball system or injure themselves in the process.

Can you play basketball on a slanted driveway?

Many customers ask if they should install a basketball hoop next to their sloped driveway. This is not normally a problem. While practicing on a perfectly installed rim at exact 10' height is best, A small 1/2” to 1 1/2” deviation will not ruin your game.

Where do you put a portable basketball hoop?

Portability. Portable hoops are great for driveways, out in the street or anywhere else where you'll need to be able to move them from time to time.

How do you hang a basketball hoop in a garage?

To mount a hoop on a garage, the most important thing is to check if the surface is solid. It must be strong enough to handle and withstand physical pressure. Make sure the surface is flat and away from the roof line. A flat surface helps make sure that the backboard is firmly attached to the wall.