Basketball Rings Safety: Choosing, Installation and Maintenance

by | May 7, 2014 | Basketball Ring | 0 comments

Basketball rings are circular metal rings that are mounted on a backboard, wall, or post. At times, they’re also called as basketball hoops. When playing basketball, players shoot the ball into the ring to obtain a score. Therefore, basketball rings are important components that complete a basketball court.

Basketball rings are often attached to a backboard, which is a flat, smooth, and durable surface that provides the necessary support for the hoop. It also allows the ball to bounce when shooting the ball or getting rebounds. To make sure that the basketball ring is safely installed, the backboard plays a giant role in this.

To prevent injuries from happening, it is important to choose heavy-duty basketball rings as well as high-quality backboards, which don’t easily degrade over time. Basketball rings made from tough steel are designed to last. This type of ring is perfect for recreational use at home. Even professional leagues choose basketball rings made from steel because of the guaranteed high quality that they can provide.

By choosing high-quality basketball rings and backboards, safety is guaranteed. Additionally, you don’t need to replace the rings and boards frequently because they can last a long time.

Safety is also guaranteed by making sure that the basketball rings and backboard are installed properly and are maintained regularly. The basketball system should be able to stand the test of time even with frequent use. Therefore, it is essential to take note that the installation of the basketball rings and backboard meets the standards to minimise the risks of injury.

The basketball ring and backboard should be mounted on a hot dip galvanised steel post with a thickness of at least 5mm. Use of hot dip galvanised steel is highly recommended because it lasts longer than regular galvanised steel. Moreover, this type of steel can resist rusting from ground up.

The proper thickness of the backboard must also be followed to ensure that the basketball ring is mounted on a stable support. Follow the instructions of the manufacturer for proper installation of the basketball rings to the backboards to the wall support.

Check the condition of the installation on a regular basis to see if there are signs of deterioration. Check that water doesn’t pond into the post footing if the basketball rings are installed on a post. This is highly important especially in saltwater environments. Water can greatly affect the stability of the basketball rings, backboards, and posts.

If you’re planning on creating a recreational basketball facility but you don’t know where to start, we are happy to help.
Please contact us to get professional assistance to ensure your installation is safe.


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