Frequently Asked Questions for Basketball

Can I install my Anchor System in the same concrete I pour for my court?

For best results with less vibration, your Anchor System should be independent from your court. If pouring concrete for both at the same time, add an expansion joint between.

How do I maintain my basketball system?

If rust should appear on the pole, remove loose paint, sand lightly, prime and paint with exterior flat paint. If rust has penetrated through the steel anywhere, replace pole immediately.

My Goaliath pole has seized and I cannot get past my current measurement to reach the 6 inch mark, been working on it for days now. What should I do? Is my pole defective?

The poles are held together with a friction lock system.  Use WD-40 at the seams of the two poles, let it soak for about a day.  Then, with a piece of plywood on the concrete, pick the poles up 12 inches off the ground and slam down until mark has been reached.
See instruction videos: Goaliath (B2222) and Silverback (B5400) Two Piece Swedge Pole Assembly
or
Goaliath (B2223) and Silverback (B5402/B5403) Two Piece Swedge Pole Assembly

What are the overhang dimensions at each adjustment height?

Goalrilla™ / Goaliath™ / Silverback™ Overhang Dimensions

The amount of overhang that your unit will deliver is dependent on what height you have your goal set at. Locate your model below to determine what the "range" of the overhang will be.

Measurements have been taken from the face of the backboard to the face of the post (see diagram).

  • Model Number
  • Model Name
  • 10 Feet
  • 9 Feet
  • 8 Feet
  • 7.5 Feet
  • B2217B
  • GB 54"
  • 27"
  • 31"
  • 30 ¾"
  • 29"
  • B2219W
  • GB 60"
  • 27"
  • 31"
  • 30 ¾"
  • 29"
  • B2220W *
  • GB 54" CS
  • 26 ½"
  • 31"
  • 30 ¾"
  • 29"
  • B2222W
  • GB 54" iG
  • 19 ¼"
  • 24 ¾"
  • 24 ¾"
  • 22 ½"
  • B2223W
  • GB 60" BRS
  • 27"
  • 31"
  • 30 ¾"
  • 29"
  • B5400W
  • SB 54" iG
  • 19 ¼"
  • 24 ¾"
  • 24 ¾"
  • 22 ½"
  • B5401W
  • SB 54" CS
  • 27"
  • 31"
  • 30 ¾"
  • 29"
  • B5402W
  • SB 60"
  • 27"
  • 31"
  • 30 ¾"
  • 29"
  • B5403W
  • SB 60" HL
  • 27"
  • 31"
  • 30 ¾"
  • 29"
  • B4002W
  • GS 60"
  • 22 ½"
  • 26 ½"
  • 26 ¼"
  • 24 ½"
  • B4003W
  • GS 54"
  • 21 ½"
  • 25 ½"
  • 25 ¼"
  • 23 ½"
  • B2330W
  • Goalrilla E1
  • 45"
  • 49"
  • 49"
  • 48 ¼"
  • B3100W
  • Goalrilla I - GSI
  • 45"
  • 48 3/8"
  • 48 ½"
  • 47 3/8"
  • B3200W
  • Goalrilla II - GSII
  • 31 ½"
  • 36 1/8"
  • 36 3/8"
  • 34 ¾"
  • B3300W
  • Goalrilla III - GSIII
  • 30 3/8"
  • 35 7/8"
  • 36 ½"
  • 35 3/8"
  • B3400W
  • Goalrilla IV - GSIV
  • 27 1/8"
  • 32 7/8"
  • 33 ½"
  • 32"
  • B2320 *
  • Goalrilla Pro Glass
  • 45"
  • 49"
  • 49"
  • 48 ¼"
  • B2309 *
  • Goalrilla Pro
  • 45"
  • 49"
  • 49"
  • 48 ¼"
  • B2308 *
  • Goalrilla I
  • 43 ¾"
  • 48"
  • 48 ¾"
  • 48"
  • B2307 *
  • Goalrilla II
  • 30 ¼"
  • 36"
  • 37"
  • 35 7/8"
  • B2306 *
  • Goalrilla III
  • 30 ¼"
  • 36 1/8"
  • 37"
  • 36 1/8"
  • B2205 *
  • Goalrilla IV
  • 25"
  • 31 ¼"
  • 32 ¼"
  • 31"
  • B2204 *
  • Goalrilla V
  • 25"
  • 31 ¼"
  • 32 ¼"
  • 31"
  • B2303 *
  • Goalrilla Stationary
  • 55 ¼"
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* = Discontinued
What does the "gauge" of steel mean?

Gauge refers to the thickness of steel. The lower the gauge number correlates to thicker steel. Example: 7 gauge is thicker than 11 gauge.

What is the regulation height of a basketball rim?

For high school, college, and professional basketball, the regulation height is 10 feet to the top side of the basketball rim.

What size hole do you dig for the Anchor System?

The recommended hole size is 16" diameter on top, 48" deep (for Goalrilla hoops, 36" deep for Goaliath hoops), and 20" belled out at the base. It will also require eleven (for Goalrilla hoops, 9 for Goaliath hoops) 80lb. bags of concrete. This will ensure that it's past the frost line and solid fit.

Why are there nuts between the anchor plate and the pole on my Goalrilla system? This leaves a space between the anchor plate and the pole. Is this correct?

Yes. The nuts which are beneath the pole act as a way for you to level the system once it is installed. If the concrete is not perfectly level, you will be able to level the pole by adjusting these four nuts beneath the pole. Simply place a level on the sides of the pole to check it for levelness. You can loosen the top nuts slightly and adjust the bottom nuts to move the system up or down on the corner which needs leveling. When the system is level, simply tighten all nuts against the pole system.

Why does the hole for the Anchor System need to be 16" diameter and 48" deep?

Due to different soil conditions and frost lines, the diameter and depth specified ensures a solid, long lasting foundation. If you can't dig to 48" deep, consult your local building official for the frost line depth. 36" is the absolute minimum depth regardless of the frost line. The bell shape of the hole should always be below the frost line. Important safety precaution: Before you dig, call your local utilities to rule out the presence of buried cables including power, water, gas and phone lines. Failure to do so could result in serious bodily injury.