Reviews: Basketball Goal Adjustment Speed
Author Ryan Tate
Posted July 26, 2012 in category

I thought I’d do a short video in response to some customer reviews concerning the speed of adjustment on Pro Dunk basketball systems.

Specifically, I talk about the trade-off that must be made between speed and ease of adjustment. I believe our engineers have found a great balance between the two. It takes less than 60 seconds to go from the lowest height to regulation while being easy enough for a 6-year-old child to adjust.

A few side notes…

  1. The Pro Dunk Platinum and Diamond have always had what we call a side crank meaning that you turn the handle perpendicular to the ground. The Gold and Silver handles would turn parallel to the ground. This was a simpler less efficient mechanism and was like this to reduce costs. Recently we upgrade all actuators to the higher-end side crank making adjustment 50% easier on the Gold and Silver models. Compare all adjustable basketball goal models
  2. The adjustment mechanism on Pro Dunk systems is mounted low. What’s the point in making easy to adjust if children can’t even reach it, right? Many systems are not like this so take measurements before buying.
  3. In addition to the actuator which is talked about in detail here, all Pro Dunk basketball goals also have a lift-assist. This mechanism pulls on the extension arm neutralizing the weight of the backboard making it extremely easy to adjust. Most basketball systems do not have this making them much more difficult to raise.

Video Captions

00:14 to 00:18 Welcome basketball fans. This is Mr. Basketball and today I’m going to read a review from
00:18 to 00:21 one of our customers in Starkville, MS.
00:21 to 00:25 My son and I use this product. The only issue we have were with the depth of the footer
00:25 to 00:26 requested and slow speed of adjustment.
00:26 to 00:31 I have to lower the goal to 6 feet to accommodate my son and it takes some time. Other than
00:31 to 00:35 that we have really enjoyed this goal and get many compliments on it from neighbors.
00:35 to 00:42 So, over all a very good review. But to address his concern about the speed of adjustment
00:42 to 00:47 … the reason we’ve done that … we’ve geared it in such a way that it takes about 60 seconds
00:47 to 00:52 to go from 5 all the way up to 10 feet which is regulation.
00:52 to 00:57 We’ve done this to make it easy to adjust and that’s the trade-off we’ve made. So, it
00:57 to 01:00 allows a six-year-old child to get back there and adjust the system.
01:00 to 01:05 So, that’s an explanation of why we’ve done it that way. It does take about 60 seconds
01:05 to 01:12 but it is much easier to adjust. If you have any comments or questions please leave them
01:17 to 01:24 below.



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