You’ve got a lot of choices in breakaway basketball hoops. Here is a primer on some of the best ones, and their features, so that you can decide which is right for you. One standard recommendation is the FT192. It ‘s a good, solid breakaway goal. However, some people may require a breakaway basketball system that can withstand greater force loads and more demanding use, or a basketball goal that is built to even greater engineering and design requirements.
If you are one of these people, you should strongly consider the improved FT 192TA goal. Like the First Team’s rim, the FT 192TA breakaway basketball rim comes with many features designed to give the basketball goal a professional, authentic look while also giving the basketball goal a durable, long lasting design and construction. However, the FT 192TA goal features many improvements and other key design changes from the FT 192 breakaway basketball goal. These upgrades give the FT 192TA breakaway basketball goal a superior design, making it even more durable, longer lasting and able to take on greater and more punishing basketball stunts as well as your average slam dunk.
For example, the FT 192TA goal has a “Tuff Tie” tubular net hangar design, replacing the FT 192 basketball goal’s continuous net locks, in order to meet these more demanding requirements. One important feature that the FT 192TA goal retains from the FT 192 basketball goal is the important breakaway feature. A breakaway basketball goal is a basketball goal that can bend and flex at the neck joining the hoop to the mounting hardware. This is important because it allows the basketball hoop to transfer heavy loads to the mounting hardware through the next, preventing damage.
A more rigid goal will simply break at the neck under similar heavy loads; the FT 192TA however will simply spring back into position. What makes this breakaway basketball goal different from the original model is that its breakaway tension is fully adjustable, from 170 all the way up to 230 pounds. This gives you – and the basketball goal – greater flexibility depending in the different types of use or level of competition you expect your basketball goal to face up against.
The rim will mount on any standard backboard surface, so mounting this more demanding basketball goal will be little different from a cheaper model. It features a powder coat finish, to match the authentic, professional design and construction with an authentic, professional look that will not only look at home on an NBA court, but will also maintain that look for many years.
The rim is perfect to fit the demands and needs of high school and college level competitions, and meets all NCAA and high school regulations. Like many breakaway basketball goals, an anti-whip net and mounting hardware are included. It matches its superior design and construction, and you should look for it with the five year Superior warranty. One thing that is not superior about the FT 192A is its weight; with a shipping weight of only 26 pounds and a mounting area is 5 inches by 4-5 inches, installing the FT 192TA basketball hoop is as easy as breaking it is difficult.