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A basketball hoop can be designed in many different ways. People typically see a basketball hoop as a pole in the ground and a backboard with a rim attached. While this view is generally correct, many basketball hoops today have many features that go beyond this general description. Some of these features include height adjustments, break-away rims, different material backboards, and the size of the backboard. These features are meant to enhance the game and, if understood correctly, can also greatly enhance a player’s personal training.
Basketball Hoops Height Adjustments
While the standard height of a basketball system is to have the rim set at 10 ft., most beginning players will find this high rim tough to practice their shot. Many basketball systems have a fixed-height design, and so younger players would have no choice but to wait to grow tall and strong enough to have the ball reach the rim. This waiting period wastes many useful years the player could be developing their shot. Because of this problem, many systems today feature height-adjustable rims. Lower-end basketball hoops from Lifetime Products and Spalding feature height adjustments down to a 7.5-ft. high rim.
Other high-end systems like Spalding’s Arena View line, Goalsetter basketball systems, and others can adjust to much lower heights; some systems can even go as low as 5.5 ft. While such a low height is much easier to shoot on, 5.5 ft. is probably unnecessary. Most youth recreational leagues start players shooting and a rim height of 7-8 ft. This range makes the players have to develop their shot while not crushing their hopes by having the rim too far out of reach. High-end systems that have this range include Mammoth Basketball Hoops.
Goalsetter Basketball Systems, and Arena View Basketball Goals.
As a basketball player develops their game, particularly male athletes, the rim design will be important. Different rims provide better playability as players reach the age of dunking. Performing a slam dunk does not often occur in younger athletes; but, as a player reaches the High School age, they will likely develop their vertical jump sufficiently to dunk the basketball. At this point in the basketball player’s development, static or stationery rims are likely to be broken, and their basketball system is likely to be damaged.
In most high schools, the NCAA, and certainly the NBA, break-away rims are used. The break-away design allows the rim to be slightly displaced out of the mounting mechanism attached to the backboard and snap back into place after the rim is released. These features provide greater longevity out of the basketball system and provide safety for the player. Were a player to dunk sufficiently hard on a static rim, the rim could be completely torn off the backboard, and the player would fall in whichever direction their momentum was going. These kinds of problems are minimized with a break-away rim.