72″ tempered glass backboard, 4 foot overhang, 1-piece 6″ square pole, anchor mount installation
Heavy assembly, no pole padding or backboard padding
The GLR GSI (model B3100) is one of the top basketball systems sold by Goalrilla. It features a regulation size 72″x42″ tempered glass backboard, a 6″ thick one piece square pole, and a 4 foot overhang. The installation involves using anchor bolt. Included is a pro-style flex rim, and height adjustment from 7.5 – 10 feet. The system is powder coated to protect against UV and corrosion. Goalrilla backs the GSI with a limited lifetime warranty. Dimensions: 119.7 x 46 x 12 inches ; 423 pounds.
What To Like
- Stable. With a 6″ thick square pole and a 72″ tempered glass backboard, the GSI is HEAVY DUTY. Very little vibration occurs when shooting. This is also the type of hoop that you can dunk on and not have to worry about it breaking down.
- Crank adjust. Precise and reliable, the crank adjust is the best out there. You simply turn the handle to raise or lower it. The best part is it adjusts anywhere between 7 ½’ and 10’. Many adjustable goals only adjust in 6” increments.
- 72″ tempered glass backboard. It’s regulation size, and the tempered glass is exactly what is used in the pros. It’s very heavy, which makes it rigid and performs better than any other type of material. This size is ideal for a backyard basketball court, though a 3 car or more driveway would be suitable as well. At 3/8″, it’s not as thick as a NBA backboard (1/2″) but it’s plenty thick for residential use.
- Pro-style rim. It can handle viscous dunking, and the ball bounces off of it softly. It’s very similar to what you’ll find in the local gym.
- 4 foot overhang. A 4-foot overhang is about as big as it gets for residential hoops. Some might go to 5 feet, but this provides ample room for play underneath and behind the basket. Also, players can easily avoid running into the pole or tripping over it. Overall, it adds a little more realism while playing. Overhang and price are correlated; the higher the price, the more overhang you get.
- 1-piece 6″ square pole. The larger the backboard, the thicker the pole. There are bigger poles, as Spalding 88724AAP has an 8″ thick pole, but it’s still much thicker than most out there. The thicker the pole, the better it plays.
- Anchor mount installation. It’s the best type because the hoop can be taken down without having to dig up concrete. It also allows you to assemble the hoop while on the ground.
What Not To Like
- Heavy assembly. One of the greatest advantages this hoop has is its weight. However, this doesn’t make it any easy to lift. If you decide to assemble and install it yourself, then you might want to invite a couple of friends or neighbors. The other option is to hire someone else to do it for you.
- No pole or backboard padding. Even with the overhang, pole padding should still be included with the hoop just in case someone does bump into it. That steel post does not give! Goalrilla does sell a pole pad separately if you are interested. With that said, there is no reason why a hoop in this price range should not come with padding.
More Reviews from Around the Web
This is an excellent basketball hoop. Positive attributes – There is very little vibration after shooting on this basket, easily adjustable, built to last, good clearance between the rim and the pole. Negative attributes – this needs a 20 inch diameter hole over 72 inches deep, be prepared for it least the day a work if you’re going to install this yourself. I’m 6’9″ 270 pounds and I wanted a basket that I could dunk on and not have to worry about damaging it. This basket is made of excellent materials and is very heavy duty and so far has performed well. amazon.com – Stephen R. Scheffler
Just put this basket ball hoop up this spring. Very easy to assemble. It took 3 capable people to put the pole in place, mainly because it is awkward weight/length and 3 people to put the backboard on. If you follow the directions it goes on quite easily and is great quality. Backboard is solid and staple no vibrations, pole is one piece and is solid as well. Overall the quality is outstanding and I couldn’t be happier. amazon.com – Mitch Rapp
Moving or Relocating the System
If you need to move or relocate this Goalrilla Basketball Hoop System, you will need a new anchor system. This basketball hoop is very easy to unbolt and reassemble wherever you want to move it. The system comes with an anchor set, however, if you ever need to move it, you can buy an additional anchor set here: http://www.basketballgoalstore.com/
The Goalrilla GLR GS I is the total package. It has all the features that you look for in a premium basketball system: a regulation size backboard, a thick pole, a 4 foot overhang, a pro-style rim, and anchor mount installation. The assembly is going to be challenging with heavy-duty hoops, so that’s not unexpected. The only complaint is no pole or backboard padding, and that doesn’t relate to the overall performance of the hoop.
Are there higher performance systems available? Certainly. But for the price, the GS I is as good as any out there.
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