Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Prospect
    Points: 3,268, Level: 16
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 182
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    7
    Points
    3,268
    Level
    16
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Home Basketball Hoops

    Anyone have a recommendation for a home (in ground) basketball system? I have been looking but the prices vary so much and I don't have a good grasp of value with this product.

    Are the Goalsetters/Gorilla set ups worth the money? How about ease of set up? I would like something with a square pole as I percieve that to be sturdier than the the round.

    Any input/recommendations would be appreciated.

    Thanks



  2. #2
    Starter
    Points: 11,407, Level: 32
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 543
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    660
    Points
    11,407
    Level
    32
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Home Basketball Hoops

    I put in a Goalsetter back in 2002, the only complaint I have is the white paint around the edges of the backboard and on the square around the rim basically disappeared. My boys gave it quite a work out over the years. Very solid set up.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 91,211, Level: 93
    Level completed: 98%, Points required for next Level: 39
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    CRcyclone6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    5,375
    Points
    91,211
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 199
    Given: 923

    Re: Home Basketball Hoops

    Quote Originally Posted by CyMark1986 View Post
    Anyone have a recommendation for a home (in ground) basketball system? I have been looking but the prices vary so much and I don't have a good grasp of value with this product.

    Are the Goalsetters/Gorilla set ups worth the money? How about ease of set up? I would like something with a square pole as I percieve that to be sturdier than the the round.

    Any input/recommendations would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    are you looking to install it yourself, or have a pro do it? My friend has his own company and does a ton of setups/installs for Dick's Sporting Goods, but also travels to Des Moines area alot to do installs?


    Are you a member?

  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 18,025, Level: 40
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 25
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,580
    Points
    18,025
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Home Basketball Hoops

    awe basketball in the driveway, very good times of the childhood.



  5. #5
    Starter
    Points: 16,990, Level: 39
    Level completed: 68%, Points required for next Level: 260
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    961
    Points
    16,990
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 154
    Given: 144

    Re: Home Basketball Hoops

    I sell/install Goalsetter Basketball Systems. My parents bought a Goalsetter for my siblings and I while growing up and has stood the test of time. We've had it for 15 years and it held up against the beating my friends and I put on it.
    I'd recommend getting a glass backboard opposed to an acrylic board. As someone stated earlier, the lines on the backboard wear off on the acrylic board because they're painted on the outside, while the lines are baked in on the glass backboard. Glass will be alittle heavier lifting it, but it's also cheaper than acrylic. Glass also has a truer bounce like a high school backboard whereas acrylic absorbs the bounce. I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you've got.



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 433,179, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    23,879
    Points
    433,179
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 154
    Given: 24

    Re: Home Basketball Hoops

    You forgot the most important part: Glass looks cooler.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 86,475, Level: 91
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 975
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    BigBake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    U'dale
    Posts
    5,575
    Points
    86,475
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 54

    Re: Home Basketball Hoops

    Can anyone add suggestions for a portable system? I can't do an inground but we're going to check out portable systems today.


    Fanatic #25

  8. #8
    Starter
    Points: 16,990, Level: 39
    Level completed: 68%, Points required for next Level: 260
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    961
    Points
    16,990
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 154
    Given: 144

    Re: Home Basketball Hoops

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    You forgot the most important part: Glass looks cooler.
    That is true. Also, acrylic sometimes clouds up.



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 398,213, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 70.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    58,702
    Points
    398,213
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 534
    Given: 342

    Re: Home Basketball Hoops

    Buy a rim that cannot be broken easily. People like to dunk in the driveway.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

  10. #10
    Rookie
    Points: 10,947, Level: 31
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 303
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    390
    Points
    10,947
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 25

    Re: Home Basketball Hoops

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Buy a rim that cannot be broken easily. People like to dunk in the driveway.
    I broke the rim right off our hoop with a dunk about 5 years ago. Granted, the backboard was probably 10-15 years old. I think the backboard was made of fiberglass - the rim was getting really bouncy toward the end of its life.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 85,759, Level: 91
    Level completed: 11%, Points required for next Level: 1,691
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Erik4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    7,110
    Points
    85,759
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 224
    Given: 165

    Re: Home Basketball Hoops

    Buy a backup rim & net too, so you don't set a whole day away for friends to have an all day tourney of driveway bball, just to have a dunk and break it on the first game and run around wasting the rest of the day getting a replacement.


    ISU license plates, just $50 at: http://www.iamvd.com/ovs/plates/index.htm
    "I am so proud to be your football coach!" - Paul Rhoads

    HOI-BALL!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM