Basketball backstop repairs are much more technical than they appear. Today, computer controlled motors and winches operate and position basketball backstops for all types of court layouts and playing venues. Computer tablets program and simultaneously operate all of the gym equipment installed in the gymnasium or rec center to speed event setup. Heavy steel masts and supports provide a rigid backboard and rim for high performance basketball play in practice or competition. State of the art rim (goal) and backboard designs provide for rigidity for ball bounce but breakaway protection for slam dunking athletes. Ceiling and wall mount bracket and bridge systems must be durable and safe to mount 1,000 pound steel backstops to all types of construction and ceiling heights. Backboard pads, safety straps and shot clocks are some of the accessories that complete the basketball backstop system. All of these components must endure constant play and abuse.
All basketball backstops require routine monitoring for safety and function. Ceiling and wall mounted basketball backstops are a safety hazard if they are not inspected routinely by an experienced basketball backstop repair company. Winch cables fatigue and break, ceiling and wall clamps loosen over time or fail. Many backstops installed in gymnasiums and rec centers today do not have back up safety strap protection in the event of failure. Backstops can fall from the ceiling or swing down into bleachers causing injury or death.
What Can I Do To Be Sure I Have a Safe Basketball Facility?
These steps will insure your athletic facility is a valuable asset that performs, is safe and will cost less to maintain.
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