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  1. CyMark1986

    CyMark1986 New Member

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    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. vortex

    vortex Active Member

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    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. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member

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    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 ****'s Sporting Goods, but also travels to Des Moines area alot to do installs?
     
  4. nickwc

    nickwc Well-Known Member

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    awe basketball in the driveway, very good times of the childhood.
     
  5. ISU42

    ISU42 Well-Known Member

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    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. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    You forgot the most important part: Glass looks cooler. :yes:
     
  7. BigBake

    BigBake Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone add suggestions for a portable system? I can't do an inground but we're going to check out portable systems today.
     
  8. ISU42

    ISU42 Well-Known Member

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    That is true. Also, acrylic sometimes clouds up.
     
  9. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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

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    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. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

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