Regulation backboards are 6 feet (183 cm) wide by 3.5 feet (107 cm) tall. All basketball rims (hoops) are 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter. The inner rectangle on the backboard is 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 18 inches (46 cm) tall, and helps a shooter determine the proper aim and banking for either a layup or distance shot.
How thick is plexiglass for basketball backboard?
Look for acrylic backboards made from 1/2 inch thick acrylic for the best ball response which will provide approximately 85% of the ball response of tempered glass. Due to its more vandal resistant properties, when a clear backboard is desired acrylic is the material of choice of unsupervised parks and playgrounds.
Is 54 inch backboard big enough?
Backboard sizes vary in width from 48” wide all the way up to 72”, but for the sake of regular game play we recommend choosing backboard no smaller than 54” wide. Anything narrower than this measurement won’t allow the player to perform bank shots at all!
Is 72 inch backboard too big for driveway?
Backboards range in size from 44″ to 72″. If you have a one car driveway, go with a 54″ backboard. If you have enough space, strongly consider a 60″ or , ideally, a 72″ backboard, which is regulation size for high school, college and the pros. Larger backboards provide more shot options from different angles.
Is a 50 inch backboard too small?
The 50 inch backboards seem better suited for small driveways or backyards. Adults may find the size a little too small so take into account if it will be kids playing on it or adults. If you do have young kids they will mature and need a goal they can grow into.
What material is best for basketball backboard?
The most frequent high-end backboard material is tempered glass. Tempered glass backboards are typically most desirable due to their more rigid than other backboard materials. The more rigid feel provides for a better rebound when the ball bounces off the backboard.
Which is stronger acrylic or tempered glass?
Acrylic has a higher impact strength than glass and does not shatter when exposed to high strains. Shattering into small, blunt chunks is desirable for applications in which tempered glass is used, e.g. in automobiles. However, shattering is not desired for the use of glazing underwater.
What size backboard should I get?
A good rule of thumb is to choose a backboard size based on the size of your playing space. If you’ve got a home court or a large driveway, go for 72” – 60” backboards. If you’re looking for a goal to put in a one-car drive way, shoot for the 54” – 44” range.
Can you replace a backboard?
Of those, backboards that are made of polycarbonate, acrylic, and polyethylene plastic are replaceable. If your backboard is made with tempered glass, the only way to replace the item is calling in directly to Lifetime Products and order the specific part of your in ground goal.
What should I look for when buying a basketball hoop?
There are some additional factors to consider when buying a basketball hoop including installation, the basketball goal’s backboard, height adjustability, overhang, pole finish, size, and shape, basketball rim and net, and accessories.