These days there is no dearth of sports, be it indoor or outdoor. There are several things that come to mind when we talk about sports and probably the one that we seem to enjoy a lot is basketball. A lot of us are not lucky enough to have sufficient space to have a court or even just half of a basketball court in our homes.
All this time hoops came in just one single variety, the fixed kind. But these days with the advent of the portable hoops, any area can be turned into an arena of the finest kind. Be it the backyard or the pavement, all you need to do is just set up this portable hoop.
Probably the most important thing about these kinds of hoops is that they can virtually be taken anywhere and a game can be played wherever we want to and whenever we want to.
This kind of this model, although new in the market, are grabbing a lot of attention primarily due to the fact that they save space as well as are extremely easy to move. A lot of people who have tried this model of the Spalding hoops swear by how convenient it is set up and use and also how fun it is to play with.
Spalding has been long known for the quality of the balls it makes be it a basketball, football, baseball or any other. Keeping with the same kind of quality they have come up with the Hercules portable basketball hoop. As the name suggests, this has been especially designed for a heroic level of game. This hoop is capable of turning just about any space into arena and is strong enough to handle any kind of rough play.
The features and design
This model of the Hercules hoop is designed to be filled with water in the base to make it stable and heavy and so is extremely difficult to be moved by even two people. But at the same time it is light enough to be moved single handedly when you empty the base. A lot of the customers who have used it say that filling the base with sand is just as good. This is very helpful in areas where the temperatures dip very low and water in the base may freeze. Irrespective of what you fill in the base, remember that the base holds about 400 pounds of sand or 39 gallons of water. The base includes a wheel on either side for the ease of portability.
The backboard of this hoop is made up of 50”x 32” x 3.5 mm of sturdy acrylic which allows for very quick rebounds. It is extremely great for some bank shots and it seems to be especially designed for forward players. It also comes with a 1” x 1” frame made of steel and has an offset of 16” which is designed for extra durability.
One of the most attractive features of this model happens to be its exacta height system. It enables the player to adjust the hoop to the exact height he/she wants. The height adjustments can be made from 7.5” right up to 10”.
It comes with a 3.5 inch thick pole is made of steel which makes the pole quite strong. It also comes in three pieces which is quite easy to assemble. The net that comes with this model of the hoop is of the regulation size. The backboard is of 16” and is made of acrylic which bounces off the balls quite far once they hit it. There is a NBA graphic pad at the backboard which is added primarily to prevent any sort of injuries.
All the parts of the hoop are quite easy to put together. All you will need is just a screwdriver, ratchet and socket.
This is primarily meant for some game playing in the house or maybe in the street. It is designed for anybody and everybody as you can vary the size to exactly how much you want. With the Hercules models you can have a basketball court whenever you want and wherever you want.