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How to Choose a Basketball Hoop

Jun 21, 2008
A basketball hoop is an important part of your game. You want to choose a hoop that will compliment your game and that will last and be something you will be able to use over and over. Choose your hoop carefully. Here we've listed 3 main criteria that you should use to find the best hoop for your needs.

You will want to look at the:

* Style of hoop
* Materials used to make the hoop and the
* Features of the hoop

By looking at these there factors you will be able to choose a basketball hoop that will
meet your needs.

Basketball Hoop Style

The style of hoop you choose is largely dependent upon your style of game. You need to consider if you will be using outdoors only, inside, or both.

* Do you need a hoop that can be moved or one that is stationary?
* Are you the only one using it or if there will be a variety of people using it?

All of these factors are important because hoops are often designed for specific situations.

There are hoops that are portable so they can be moved when needed. These may work when you are sharing a space and the basketball hoop needs to be taken down when others are using the area. There are hoops designed for water play and hoops that adjust to accommodate different players.

Choose a hoop style that works for your needs and you should be on the right track to the perfect basketball hoop.

Material of Basketball Hoop

The materials used to make the hoop are important because you want something durable. You need the hoop to be sturdy and able to handle rough play. If the hoop is outside it needs to be made to withstand the elements of the weather so that it does not rust or wear down quickly. There are several different types of materials they use, such as steel, acrylic, or a tempered glass backboard. If you are picking out a hoop for your driveway you will want a different system than if you're picking out a hoop for your local park. These are all extremely important things to consider.

Basketball Hoop Features

There are a range of different features on basketball hoops. These different features will allow you to customize the hoop to your game. You may find that some hoops have break away rims. This special feature is a great safety feature that will work well for people who are playing a serious game with a lot of layups and jump shots. Other features may include special backboard designs and adjustable heights.

You should also look for special technology offered by the company selling the hoops. Some companies may have special design features that make the hoop stronger, safer or easier to use. You also want to buy your basketball hoop for the future, and make sure you buy one that is built to withstand years of play.

Choose a basketball hoop that suits your game play, wallet, and location. Whether for fun, sport or serious athletic pursuit, your basketball hoop is an investment. Choose wisely.
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