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Buying a Basketball Hoop

By Edited Jan 25, 2014 0 0

Getting a basketball hoop is a great way to practice your shots as well as your game in the comfort of your own front or backyard. One of the biggest benefits of basketball is that you can practice and get better without having to have a partner. Going to the park to practice your shots is a great way to not only get plenty of exercise but it's also great to improve your skills. The only problem is that if you don't live near a park, it can be a hassle and even if you do, many times it's already taken by other people. So this article will be about getting your own portable basketball hoop, the different types that are available, and where to find some great deals.

You have a few different choices when buying a hoop. If you don't want to spend too much money and have a high enough house, you can get a set that just comes with the rim and backboard. This is a convenient way to practice your game. There are several disadvantages to having this type of hoop. The first is that you have to find a place to connect it to your house. Unless you have a high enough house, your basket may be a bit too low. Another thing is that since driveways will normally be at a slant, it can mess up your shots. A third disadvantage is that whenever you want to play, you will have to move the cars out of the driveway. You can normally get the backboard and rim for under $100. The backboard can be made of different materials such as wood and plastic.

The other type of basketball hoop is the portable one where you have the base that you put either water or sand into and the rim and backboard. This type of rim is great if you have a lot of room since they can take up space. Using one of these hoops is a much better way to practice your game because you can adjust them to the full 10 feet. You can also adjust the height to practice your dunks as well. The disadvantage of having one of these is that if you have to bring it at night, it can be a hassle since you'll have to pour out all the water or sand. Also, you'll need plenty of room to use one of these as well.

When it comes to buying one of these basketball hoops, you can look online to see the different prices. Depending on the type of material that it is made of as well as the design, it can cost you several hundred dollars for one of these. You can compare prices and to find the best deal. If you simply don't have that kind of money, you can check Craigslist as well. Many times you can get it for a really cheap price. I have found them for under $20. They will be used of course but unless you want the top of the line quality, then they are just as good. The only problem is that you have to wait for someone to post one up and even if they do, you have to be fast since they are sure to be snatched up quickly by other people.

Getting a basketball hoop is a great way to not only getting some intense exercise but to also have a lot of fun as well.



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