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The Importance Of Steel Thickness In Basketball Hoops

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Steel Thickness in Basketball Hoops

How often do people consider the gauge of steel when planning to purchase a basketball hoop?

Common questions that get asked…

  • What size backboard should I get?
  • Does it have an adjustable goal?
  • Where should I put it?

Those are important, but you are forgetting some very important items!

The steel gauge of the basketball pole system is crucial! Many people may not even know what I am talking about. While the steel gauge of a pole may not sound exciting or seem like something that even matters, the importance is very real! If you choose a pole system that has thinner steel, your KIDS WILL CARE!

Buy Quality!

As a consumer, no one sets out to buy a product of inferior quality. Everyone wants to buy good quality products.

Make sure you do your homework when buying a basketball system!

Steel Gauge… Smaller = Stronger

The best pole systems should be made out of 7 gauge steel. If the steel is thinner it will have a BIGGER number. 7 gauge steel is 1.5 times STRONGER than 11 gauge steel. So the smaller the number, the thicker the steel!

A basketball hoop in your driveway or backyard will provide your family with enjoyment for years to come. Make sure you invest in a basketball system that will provide your family with long lasting fun!

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3 Advantages Of Thicker Steel For Your Basketball System

  1. The Shake – With a 7 gauge pole system, there will be less shake and vibration to the hoop when you shoot. Because of this, the pole system will have less movement to it and allow for more accurate shooting.
  2. Gym-like Feel – Most people can’t afford to build their own gym. So whether your kids are practicing to make a varsity basketball team or if your family is just having fun, you want to feel like you are shooting at a hoop in a gym. The best way to get this rigidity and stiff feel is by making sure the pole system is of the highest quality, and that starts with thicker steel!
  3. Accuracy – If your hoop moves because the steel isn’t strong enough, it will ultimately affect your shot's accuracy. So if having a hoop that you can get game-like shots is important to you, make sure you have thick enough steel to provide this feel.

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