|Backboard||72"Full Regulation, available in glass or steel|
|Overhang||5'Longest available, gets pole out of play|
|Pole||8" x 8"Long-lasting rigid play|
|Rim||Dual Spring Break-Away25lbs alone, made for dunking|
|Pole Size||8" x 8" with 3/16" (7 gauge) thickness|
|Steel Type||Structural (mild) carbon steel with .29% carbon and a density of 7.85 g/cm3|
|Pole / Gusset Padding||Included. Custom fitted weather resistant vinyl covering with 1" thick high-impact padding|
|Flanged Base||14.2" x 14.2" x ½" self-leveling|
|Flanged Base Holes||Oblong allowing you to square by twisting|
|Gussets||8 of them each 3/8" thick|
|Backboard Size||72" x 42" x 1/2"|
|Backboard Material||Tempered Glass or Steel|
|Backboard Padding||Available custom fitted weather resistant polyurethane-skinned 1" thick high-impact padding with molded steel inserts for mounting.|
|Tempered Glass Backboard|
|Backboard Frame Size||2" with ¼" thickness|
|Backboard Frame Material||Aluminum with steel reinforcement|
|Glass To Frame Mounting||Mechanically encased in channel with rubber gasket|
|Rim Mounting Type||Through glass using grommets. No pressure on glass.|
|Color||White with orange striping|
|Frame||Tubular steel full-surround|
|Overhang||5' (front of pole to front of backboard)|
|Main Extension Arm||5" x 5" with 1/8" (11 gauge) thickness. Has "A" frame type secondary arm|
|Service||Included* LTL freight curb-side delivery|
|Shipping Weight||764 lbs.|
|Packaging Configuration||6 cartons accross 2 pallets|
|Fasteners (nuts bolts & washers)|
|Material (Standard Version)||Structural (mild) carbon steel with .29% carbon and a density of 7.85 g/cm3|
|Material (Rust Armor Version)||Stainless steel with UNS Designation of S20100|
|Rust Armor Version|
|Structural Treatment||Hot Dip Galvanization|
|Fastener Material||Stainless steel with UNS Designation of S20100|
|Warranty||Extended. Covers corrosion damage as long you own the system|
|Anchor and Pier|
|J-Bolt Size||3/4" diameter 18" long|
|J-Bolt Material||Ultra-high carbon steel with zinc galvanization|
|Limited Lifetime Warranty||Yes|
|Covers Dunking & Hanging||Yes|
In most areas, professional installation service is available
We keep a well vetted list of professionals nationwide that have experience with our hoops and that are reviewed by our customers. Find installers near me
Installation is purchased separately directly with the installer who should be able to give you a price over the phone or after a consultation visit for more complex installations. Depending on the area and installer, the average price of installation is usually around $500 to $600. We recommend lining up installation before ordering to make sure you're comfortable with the installer's price and timeline.
In some areas we offer installation service directly. If you're in one of our areas you can purchase installation during the checkout process. We'll call shortly after to answer any questions you might have and schedule your install.
Because the backboard and rim must be mounted up at a 10' it's recommended to have 3-5 people and a lift or scaffolding to mount the backboard.
If you're thinking about doing the HERCULES install yourself we highly recommend watching our assembly video
Consider adjustable With an adjustable basketball system, the whole assembly can be done from a standing position on the ground making installation easier & cheaper. Also, you do not give up anything in performance or durability. The THOR line of hoops carry the same warranty and can be locked up at 10' with our Adjustment Lock so you have control. Although an adjustable system might cost a little more, you'll save on the installation washing out any price differences.
Yes it is
Everything you need for installation is included except the concrete. We even include the rebar used to steel reinforce your concrete.
The pier kit is sometimes called a concrete anchor or ground kit. It consists of four or six bolts (depending on the model) as well as a template to get those bolts into the correct hole pattern. This is sunk into your wet concrete footer during installation leaving about four inches of thread above ground. After the concrete has cured, the basketball system's pole is attached to these.
Watch our installation video showing the pier kit being installed
Pier Kit Hole Pattern Diagrams
THOR Diamond & Platinum / HERCULES Diamond & Platinum / APOLLO 72
Hole Size: 24" square 4' deep
Concrete: 20-25 80 lbs. bags (3000 psi or greater)
THOR Gold & Silver
Hole Size: 20" square 3' deep
Concrete: 15-20 80 lbs. bags (3000 psi or greater)
APOLLO 60 & APOLLO 54
Hole Size: 16" square 3' deep
Concrete: 9 80 lbs. bags (3000 psi or greater)
Do not skimp if your soil is not very supportive like a sand. Watch our installation video
Yes if your concrete is strong enough and thick enough
You should consult the bolt manufacturer's directions but typically your concrete should beat least 6" thick and steel reinforced. The thicker the better.
To determine how thick your concrete is, consider drilling a pilot hole. If you find your concrete is 6" thick you should get a bolt that is 9" long (5" down hole with 4" of thread that the basketball pole will attach to).
Some common bolt brands are Red Head and Hilti. You may need order these from a specialty hardware company like Fastenal to get the correct length and diameter.
If your concrete is not suitable for a wedge anchor it's very common to cut / jackhammer through it allowing you to dig down and pour a traditional concrete footer