Why Aluminum?

You want world peace, never-ending riches, and an outdoor basketball hoop that’s completely immune to the weather. Well, check the basketball hoop off your list. You’ve found it.

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Why Aluminum?

You want world peace, never-ending riches, and an outdoor basketball hoop that’s completely immune to the weather. Well, check the basketball hoop off your list. You’ve found it.

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Steel Rusts...

For decades our competitors have been making their basketball hoops out of steel, trying to pretend that rust is just make-believe. Well sadly, it’s not. Rust is real.


...and isn't weather-immune.

Powder coating and painting an in-ground basketball hoop isn’t enough to make it immune to the weather. What happens if the paint chips, or the sun gets hot and makes your paint fade, or the paint around your bolts rubs away? Your hoop is going to rust, look bad, and break.

...and isn't weather-immune.

Powder coating and painting an in-ground basketball hoop isn’t enough to make it immune to the weather. What happens if the paint chips, or the sun gets hot and makes your paint fade, or the paint around your bolts rubs away? Your hoop is going to rust, look bad, and break.

The Solution:

So we’ve decided enough is enough! We want your adjustable basketball hoop to look shiny and rust free until the cataracts set in. So we’ve made our hoops out of anodized aluminum, which is completely corrosion resistant!

What is Anodizing?

If you search that question, you’ll get this result: “coat (a metal, especially aluminum) with a protective oxide layer by an electrolytic process in which the metal forms the anode.” Unless you speak fluent chemistry, that’s confusing. So let’s simplify: to anodize a piece of aluminum you place it in a tub of acid and then run some electricity through it. This alters the natural protective layer and makes it significantly thicker and more protective. The result is an outdoor basketball hoop that is immune to the weather!

What is Anodizing?

If you search that question, you’ll get this result: “coat (a metal, especially aluminum) with a protective oxide layer by an electrolytic process in which the metal forms the anode.” Unless you speak fluent chemistry, that’s confusing. So let’s simplify: to anodize a piece of aluminum you place it in a tub of acid and then run some electricity through it. This alters the natural protective layer and makes it significantly thicker and more protective. The result is an outdoor basketball hoop that is immune to the weather!

Steel

 

No natural protective layer

making it vulnerable to corrosion.

Composed of iron

which bonds with oxygen to form rust.

Must be power-coated and painted

which will eventually chip and fade, leaving the steel unprotected.

Anodized Aluminum

 

Scientifically-enhanced protective layer

makes it completely corrosion resistant.

No need to paint or powder coat

resulting in the shiniest and sportiest in-ground basketball hoop on the market.

Used on boats, seaplanes, and aerospace structures

because it’s really strong, lightweight, and immune to the corrosive effects of water.