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FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
About Basketball Pole Thickness

16 Gauge = Poor | 14 Gauge = Fair |
11 Gauge = Good | 7 Gauge = Awesome!

The lower the number, the thicker the steel & better play

Every manufacturer and sport store selling regular/standard sets priced from $299.00 - 799.00 are only using 16 & 14 gauge poles.  OUCH!  Residential 4 x 4 poles are only 14 gauge steel. All major chain sporting good stores sell flimsy 2-3 piece (sectional) round & square poles. Sectional poles are bad enough, but the thickness of these poles are thin! Round sectional poles are 16 gauge (very poor). Square sectional poles are 16 & 14 gauge.  The BIG problem with sectional poles is at each section, or seam, is a weak spot.  When your kids, yes your kids and their friends, have the basket lowered and grab or hang on the rim, that force and leverage goes to the pole, bending and breaking the pole at the section or seam!

Pro Shot Fact: All of our poles are 1-piece heavy duty poles, (it does not cost more to buy a 1-piece pole).  With a Pro Shot pole, you never have to worry about bending poles and rusting seams. Pro Shot also offers 4 x 4 poles and 5 x 5 poles in the much better 11 gauge and 7 gauge. Manufacturers and stores do not offer the thicker pole on regular/standard residential sets! (In one of our most popular models you will receive a thicker, heavier pole for free!)

Why should you consider getting a thicker pole?  The only thing a thicker pole does is help reduce shake and vibration from poles when playing. All poles will have some shake, but a thicker pole reduces that shake!  Your kids will not bend a thinner pole (14 gauge) if it's a one piece pole. A pole will never bend, no matter the thickness, as long as you use a one piece pole. Upgrading to a thicker, better pole is the #1 key to a set shaking less. The cost is very minor to upgrade and makes a major difference in the way your set will play!!!  Thicker poles upgrades from Pro Shot start as low as $59.00.  Nobody offers this unique pole upgrade offer.  

Facts about clear acrylic boards:  Major manufacturers only use 1/8 and 1/4 acrylic or tempered glass which is too thin and soft to stand up to hard usage.  Plus the rebound on these boards are soft and dead.

Pro Shot Fact: We use 3/8 and 1/2 inch tempered glass - that's double the thickness of other products!

What this means is that with Pro Shot products, you get a 1 piece pole and 1/2 inch acrylic board, which is twice as thick as other brands, plus a rim, at nearly the same price stores sell the 2 - 3 piece cheap sectional pole and flimsy 1/4" acrylic!

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