Frequently Asked Questions
What are recommended court dimensions?
If you’re creating a dedicated court, we recommend pouring concrete that is at least 45′ x 30′. This will fit a full three point line and still leave room to shoot around it. For full court dimensions click here.
Is lightly brushed concrete recommended?
If your court will be used exclusively for basketball, then brushed concrete adds a lot of grip and is recommended. If the court will also be used by younger kids that could potentially fall, the scrapes will be worse than on normal concrete and we do not recommend it.
Is this basketball hoop going to last?
The Dominator basketball hoop is built to last. We are so confident in our product that we recently upgraded from a 10 year warranty to a lifetime warranty. The aluminum won’t corrode, and neither will the stainless steel hardware.
How high is the quality of the hoop?
At Dominator, quality is our number one concern. Every detail of our basketball hoop is meticulously engineered to give the highest quality. The welds, the materials, and the engineering have all been hand picked to ensure that this is the highest quality hoop on the market.
How is this hoop different from other hoops of its class
The Dominator basketball hoop and its competitors both have rims, backboards, and are made for playing basketball. That’s where the similarities end – we have completely reinvented the outdoor basketball hoop. We use aluminum instead of stead, telescoping height adjustments instead of parallel linkage systems, and a single extension arm instead of four tentacles. For a more thorough review of what makes us different, click here.
How far is the overhang?
The 72XL has a 4′ overhang and the 60XL has a 3′ overhang. On a regulation basketball court the distance from the baseline to the backboard is 4′, which is why we have the 4′ overhang on our regulation size 72XL.
How much space do I need behind the hoop?
The crank handle extends just 8″ from the base pole. We recommend an additional 8″ for comfortable height adjustments, for a total of 16″ behind the hoop. Competitor systems use a parallel linkage system for height adjustments, meaning they have metal arms extending behind the hoop that extend even further as the hoop is lowered. This requires much more room than the sleek telescoping height adjustment the Dominator uses.
Is glass more inclined to break than acrylic?
No, both are equally likely to break, they just break differently. Glass shatters while acrylic cracks, but either way the backboard becomes useless once it has broken.
Will this hoop rust?
No, this hoop will never rust. Aluminum has no iron in it, meaning it cannot bond with oxygen to form rust. The stainless steel hardware is also rust-free.
How long does it take to install if I do it myself?
3 adults should be able to assemble the Dominator basketball hoop in 60 minutes.
Can I install the hoop if concrete has already been poured?
Yes, but it leaves you with two options. The easiest option is to install the hoop directly adjacent to the already poured concrete. The second option is to use a jackhammer to break through the already poured concrete, which is doable but discouraged.
How low does the hoop go?
Our hoop lowers to 7′. Any lower than that is a violation of the ASTM standard. Having the hoop go any lower is a safety hazard for young children. 7′ is low enough for young children to shoot on the hoop and have fun, but lowering to 5′ increases the safety hazard.
Is the hoop regulation size?
The 72XL is regulation size. The backboard is 72″ x 42″ x 1/2″ and the overhang is 4′. And, of course, the rim goes as high as 10′.
Does Dominator do installations?
Dominator does not do installations. We recommend you contact your local handyman, court builder, or concrete contractor for installations. Local installations in Utah (where we are based) are referred to Emmanuel Karlsson with Lineman Sports, a professional installer based in Utah. If you are interested in an installation feel free to reach out to him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (801) 874-7181.
What kind of maintenance do I need to give my hoop?
All new models come equipped with an oil gun and several oil reception ports on the base pole. It is recommended that you lubricate the hoop once per year to keep everything working smoothly.