Have you ever wanted your own basketball court in your backyard? Imagine sweating five hours straight in your own backyard playing hoops with your friends. When you finish you all then go to the living room and watch your favorite NBA team play while drinking ice cold beer.
No more travelling thirty minutes to your local basketball court and then travel another 30 minutes back home. Furthermore, whenever you want a break from all the stress with your kids or wife, what better way to let go all these stuff by shooting a few hoops in the backyard?
Instant stress relief.
If you want to enjoy play basketball in your own backyard you also must choose the right basketball stand.
Portable vs Fixed (In-ground) basketball stand or hoop.
Portable stand – A portable hoop is an easily assembled hoop that can be placed anywhere in your backyard. The base of the portable stand is usually filled with water or sand. Most of these stands have an adjustable height option or fixed height.
There’s no need to apply permanent concrete to the stand. The disadvantages of having a portable stand are that they are usually less reliable than fixed stand or may collapse/move easily while playing basketball. Usually, the stand is made out of plastic making it much cheaper to purchase but easier to break.
An In-ground basketball stand or hoop – The basketball stand is permanently fixed (cemented) to the ground. They are usually more durable than portable stand and takes up less space than portable hoops. It is also safer to use an in-ground basketball stand when dunking basketballs. The support system is more rigid and therefore the backboard is less prone to falling or collapsing onto the player. However, if you want to move or basketball legends relocate your basketball stand, you have to break and destroy the concrete support so you can move the pole.
Fixed Height Hoop vs Adjustable Hoop Height
Fixed Height Hoop – A Fixed height hoop is much more durable than adjustable hoop height because it has fewer parts than adjustable hoops. You worry less because the chances of the hoop breaking or falling off are much less than if you choose an adjustable stand.
Adjustable Hoop Height – If you have young kids or want to reach a bit lower so that you can dunk the basketball, this is the best option.
In summary, choosing the right basketball hoop will mostly depend who the player is (if you have younger kids and you also want to play it, an adjustable hoop stand is desirable) and where you want to play it (if you want to play hoops in your uncle’s place, a portable stand is better).