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Scode68

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I want to get the kids a hoop since they are both showing interest but there are so many choices that I'm confused. I've never had much interest in basketball other than shooting some basket with some Friends and a few beers.

The Kids are 6 and 9 so I figured one of those portable ones would be good since they are adjustable from 7.5' or 8' up to 10'. Backboards give me a choice of Polycarbonate, Acrylic and Composite. Then there is a solid fixed rim, slam-it rim with springs and then I just saw a break away rim with steel rams.

I really just don't know what I'm looking at.

Can anybody help me with this?
 

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I want to get the kids a hoop since they are both showing interest but there are so many choices that I'm confused. I've never had much interest in basketball other than shooting some basket with some Friends and a few beers.

The Kids are 6 and 9 so I figured one of those portable ones would be good since they are adjustable from 7.5' or 8' up to 10'. Backboards give me a choice of Polycarbonate, Acrylic and Composite. Then there is a solid fixed rim, slam-it rim with springs and then I just saw a break away rim with steel rams.

I really just don't know what I'm looking at.

Can anybody help me with this?
Springs will hold up longer. but they will also get rusty if you don't WD them every 3-4 months. Me and a neighboor shared a hoop with acrylic back board spring hoop for like 8 years almost.

The springs will be better for when they get older and if older kid friends come along and try and dunk. It won't clean snap the hoop off it will take some weight.

Ben
 

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I have one of those over zealous brother-in-law so the springs sound like a good idea.
 

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