Pro Dunk Hoops' Mr. Basketball discusses what what to look for in an outdoor basketball goal to make sure that it will hold up in corrosive environments. Mr. Keith Tate, owner and founder of Pro Dunk Hoops (http://www.produnkhoops.com), shares what he has learned in his 26 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and servicing outdoor basketball goals.
00:14 to 00:19 Welcome basketball fans. This is Mr. Basketball coming to you from the Pro Dunk Hoops studio 00:19 to 00:22 to answer your questions. Today we’re going to be talking about the features you need 00:22 to 00:26 to look for in an outdoor basketball goal to make sure that it’s going to hold up 00:26 to 00:31 in a corrosive environment. Everybody knows about rust. It eats through just about anything 00:31 to 00:35 and it looks terrible too. So, to talk a little more about this we’ve brought in Mr. Keith 00:35 to 00:39 Tate who’s the owner and founder of Pro Dunk Hoops. He’s going to be discussing 00:39 to 00:45 what he’s learned in his 26 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and even servicing 00:45 to 00:49 these outdoor basketball goals. I’ve got some great questions for him so let’s get 00:49 to 00:49 started. 00:49 to 00:55 Well thanks for joining us today Mr. Tate. Thanks for having me Ryan. I’ve got some 00:55 to 00:58 great questions for you so I’m going to go ahead and jump right in here. OK. OK. The 00:58 to 01:03 first one is what are some critical features that I need to look for in my outdoor basketball 01:03 to 01:07 goal to make sure it’s going to hold up in corrosive environments? Well Ryan I brought 01:07 to 01:12 this sample today. This is a base plate and pole of one of our Pro Dunk systems. And it 01:12 to 01:19 shows what we offer. This is your steel before it starts out in the factory. Then it’s 01:19 to 01:23 galvanized. and then we have a powder coat finish on top for a double layer of protection. 01:23 to 01:26 Well tell me a little bit more about this galvanization layer. That seems pretty unique. 01:26 to 01:33 It’s very unique. No one else offers process except Pro Dunk Hoops. In the factory we actually 01:33 to 01:39 bake on a layer of zinc on the entire system and then we put on a powder coat finish on 01:39 to 01:44 top for a double layer of protection. Well that sounds great. What else can I look for 01:44 to 01:48 in my basketball system for protection. Well, if you live in a corrosive environment I really 01:48 to 01:53 recommend that you get stainless steel fasteners. And that’s ever bot nut washer and lock 01:53 to 01:56 washer should be stainless steel. You brought some of those for us to look at today didn’t 01:56 to 01:60 you? I sure did. This is a sample of one of the large stainless steel bolts we use on 01:60 to 02:05 some of our systems. And you notice the nut is stainless steel and the bolt and it easily 02:05 to 02:11 screws on and will never rust. Did you bring something for us to compare that to? I sure 02:11 to 02:15 did. I brought a couple of bolts that we took off some competitor’s systems that we were 02:15 to 02:18 changing out when we were putting our Pro Dunk system in and you can see how rusted 02:18 to 02:24 they are. This can cause streaks to come down the side of the pole and stain it on the side 02:24 to 02:28 and also it makes it very very difficult to remove the bolts if you were going to remove 02:28 to 02:32 your system. Some times these will rust up so badly on the threads like you see here 02:32 to 02:38 that you can’t even remove the nut. Well those two things sound great but lets say 02:38 to 02:43 I live in Arizona or some desert climate, do I really need all this? If you live in 02:43 to 02:49 Arizona, Tucson, Phoenix, in the desert area, I would not recommend the Rust Armor option 02:49 to 02:53 because, you just don’t need it. The powder coat finish that comes standard on your system 02:53 to 02:58 just like you see below here is more than adequate for those climates. In what cases 02:58 to 03:04 would I need it? What cases really warrant this rust corrosion protection? If you live 03:04 to 03:08 anywhere on the eastern coast or anywhere that you receive over 30 inches of rain a 03:08 to 03:14 year I would highly recommend this process. If you have sprinkler systems in your yard 03:14 to 03:17 that might be spraying on the system that’s another good reason to get it. Even if you 03:17 to 03:22 live in southern California and you live let’s say between five, ten miles of the coast I 03:22 to 03:25 would still recommend looking for the Rust Armor option because you can really benefit 03:25 to 03:29 from the protection it’s going to give you. So, I guess that’s why you break it out 03:29 to 03:32 because some people really need and others don’t. That’s right. We offer it both 03:32 to 03:36 ways that way if you don’t need it there’s no reason to pay for it. If you do, it’s 03:36 to 03:42 a very good product for a very low price. That’s great. So, what does Pro Dunk Hoops 03:42 to 03:47 offer in the way of corrosion protection? I would assume that you do both of these processes. 03:47 to 03:52 Exactly. If you order the Rust Armor option when your ordering one of our systems you 03:52 to 03:58 get exactly what you see here. Everything is fully galvanized, then powder coated and 03:58 to 04:03 then every bolt, nut washer and lock washer is upgraded to stainless steel. And that all 04:03 to 04:08 comes with it. Plus, your warranty is extended so that if you ever have any damage by rust 04:08 to 04:13 we’ll replace that part for no charge. Wow, that’s a great warranty and great guarantee. 04:13 to 04:17 Well, in conclusion I guess there are some great solution to help protect your basketball 04:17 to 04:21 goal from corrosion. I want to thank Mr. Tate for coming in today. also, I want to thank 04:21 to 04:27 you for watching. This is Mr. Basketball and remember, better basketball goals, better 04:27 to 04:34 prices produnkhoops.com.