The safest option to consider when installing your basketball hoop is to select a hoop with a 5’ overhang. This allows you to set the main pole one foot off the playing area and still have a regulation 4’ from the baseline. Another important measurement to consider is how much available space is behind the main pole of the basketball hoop.
Overhang is the distance between the front of the post and the front of the backboard. All Goalrilla goals have an overhang of 2 1/2’ to 4’. Typically, the deeper the overhang, the better, as the post is pushed back and removed from the playing area. The shorter the overhang, the more likely players are to run into the post during play.
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A basketball hoop with an overhang of 5 feet will actually encroach on the play surface by more than 7 feet once you add the 25 inches of rim that come out from the backboard surface. Overhang changes as the basketball goal is adjusted.
The overhang or extension is the distance between the face of the backboard and the face of the ...
Around 20 feet of paved surface would be a decent amount of room to install a hoop with enough overhang so that you're not running into the pole while having enough space for a regulation foul shot of 15 ft.
Overhang is the distance between the back of the backboard and the front of the pole. A larger overhang will give the player more room, and hence more room to enjoy a real court experience.
This will be the largest safe play area you'll see. The benefit here is that you can get a true regulation overhang (defined as the distance from the baseline to the front of the backboard) which is 4' while still moving the pole outside of the playing area.
The backboard is 1/2″ tempered glass that meets the NBA/NCAA regulation size of 72″ x 42″ with a 4′ overhang. The CV72S also has Goalrilla’s STBLZR technology which dampens the shake in the backboard after a dunk or bounce of the rim/backboard for a pro-style feel.