Amidst the excitement of purchasing a Goalrilla basketball goal, the overhang is something the customer may not think about. Overhang is the distance between the front of the post and the front of the backboard. All Goalrilla goals have an overhang of 2 1/2’ to 4’. Typically, the deeper the overhang, the better, as the post is pushed back and removed from the playing area. The shorter the overhang, the more likely players are to run into the post during play. The heavy duty steel post on a Goalrilla doesn’t care if you’re the next Michael Jordan or a parent showing off to your kids. Accidents can happen and pole pads are always a good idea!
If you’re familiar with the regulation court size, you may already know that the out-of-bounds line is located 4’ behind the backboard to allow more play “under the basket”. Most customers prefer to shoot from further back than to have a true 4’ of play behind the backboard. If installing on a typical driveway, most Goalrilla owners are happiest with an overhang of at least 1 1/2’. This distance ensures that the ball doesn’t land out in the yard or hit the curb and kick out into the yard. Even with a purchase of a Goalrilla with a 4’ overhang, many customers will still install the anchor off of the driveway 1’ – 2 1/2’ to allow for more shooting space. This also allows more room when backing the car out of the garage. Remember, Goalrilla goals take no prisoners whether you’re in sneakers or the minivan.
If you’re installing a Goalrilla goal on a larger designated court, most customers are happiest with the anchor up against the court and the full 4’ overhang that is available on many of the Goalrillas with 72” backboards. Just be sure you still have room on the court for that buzzer beating three-pointer!
These are the true dimensions of the overhangs for the current Goalrillas. The measurements are from the front of the post to the front of the backboard when the rim is at a regulation 10’ height:
CV72 (B3011W) – 45.00” Overhang at 10’
CV72 (B3101) – 45.00” Overhang at 10’
CV60S (B3010W) – 31.00” Overhang at 10’
CV60 (B3222) – 31.00” Overhang at 10’
CV54 (B3333W) – 31.50” Overhang at 10’
GSI Glass (B3100W) – 44.50” Overhang at 10’
GSII Glass (B3200W) – 31.50” Overhang at 10’
GSIII Glass (B3300W) – 31.00” Overhang at 10’
GSI Acrylic (B3111) – 44.50” Overhang at 10’
GS72 Glass (B4001W) – 31.50” Overhang at 10’
GS60c (B5002) – 25.75” Overhang at 10’
GS54c (B5003) – 21.25” Overhang at 10’
GS54 Glass (B4003W) – 21.50” Overhang at 10’
Some of the other brands of basketball goals use short pole posts. In this design, the yoke arms are made larger to get the goal to the 10’ regulation height. This is why some brands recommend goal sizes based on driveway size. These goals lowered down to 5’, create an overhang that can downright block your driveway. The goal pictured, for example, has an overhang that is over 5 feet!
Do you still have questions? Call us to discuss your situation and we will make sure your decision is one you and your family will be happy with for many years to come. Placement of your anchor is a decision that is literally “set in concrete”.