Gared Sports - 9408 Hoopmaster 8 Portable Basketball Goal

Gared Sports - 9408 Hoopmaster 8 Portable Basketball Goal

Brand: Gared Sports
Product Code: gared_9408
In Stock
Price: $9,199.00

GARED Hoopmaster®: MOST VERSATILE SPRING BALANCED PORTABLE BASKETBALL BACKSTOP SYSTEM This state-of-art portable basketball system uses the GARED® tension spring technology for easy use and operation

The maintenance free tension spring mechanism has been engineered for balanced and effortless lifting and lowering of the unit.  Springs are concealed inside the base for safety and appearance.  The Hoopmaster® is designed for main court play in university, high school and professional arenas.  It is also ideal for all side court play and it is approved by FIBA for international competition.


  • Available in 8’ boom extensions for all levels of play and adjustable at 8’, 9’ and 10’ heights, the Hoopmaster® comes with an official size (42” x 72”) shatter proof glass backboard,
  • Come with our original PRO-MOLD® backboard padding, and a positive lock breakaway goal
  • Base is fully padded on three sides with vinyl covered high density polyurethane foam; front is padded to a height of 7’
  • Boom pad and anchoring system are included with the unit • Shot clock supports are sold separately
  • Full weight with ballast 2200 lbs. (998 .kgs)
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty on all parts, Lifetime Limited Warranty on backboard included with the unit, 5-Year Limited Warranty on PRO-MOLD® pads and 4-Year on breakaway goal.
  • BACKBOARD: Model LXP4200 official size 42” x 72” tempered glass backboard with a welded reinforced powder-coated steel frame. Half inch tempered glass with fired in target and border for maximum durability.
  • LED perimeter lights, #2137, are sold separately.
  • GOAL: Models 2500 Collegiate and 2500I Tournament, positive lock breakaway goals come standard with these units for the domestic and international markets, respectively.
  • Model 2500I Tournament meets all FIBA standards. Other breakaway goals are optional and available upon request.
  • PADDING: Durable GARED PRO-MOLD® backboard edge padding comes in a wide variety of colors. Standard color for system padding is royal blue. Other colors are available at no additional cost.
  • Custom logos for the front and side pads are available at additional cost.
  • BALLAST: 1000 lbs. (455 kgs.) of ballast welded to and concealed in the base of the unit.
  • HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE: Unique telescoping brace allows for preset heights of 8’, 9’ and 10’. Custom heights are available upon request.
  • ADJUSTABLE FLOOR PADS: Two floor pads are encased in steel supports for added stability, and are controlled by a screw-type mechanism that raises the unit off the wheels and adjusts the unit to exactly 10’ height.
  • FLOOR ANCHORING SYSTEM: Floor anchors and locator pins are included as standard. Specify floor type.
  • FINISH: The unit is powder-coated white. Other colors are available at additional cost.
  • TRANSPORT & STORAGE: Folds easily for compact storage with single non-marking polyurethane casters for easy transport.

Portable basketball goals can be a head scratcher at times. You want something that is easy to move and transport, as well as a unit that can be folded up when it's not used. On top of all that, and depending on the level of play, you want something stable, durable, and one that won't easily be tip over. You just have to analyze your needs and wants, and be ready to compromise unless you have a lot of money, space, and manpower.

Portable basketball systems can be rated from Youth to Beginners, Residential to Institutional, up to Professional level of play. Whatever your situation may be, you want a system that is easy to set up, safe, and a unit that matches your level of play. Ultimately, two of the most deciding factors are economics and the amount of playing space you have.

Most players either wish they can slam-dunk, or they already can. Slam dunking can be fun, and rewarding, but it also poses a safety issue if you don't have the correct type of system, and the right amount of ballast weight installed in the base of the portable system. Simply spoken, without the correct amount of counterbalance weight, the unit can tip over, and possibly fall on top of a player. Please do not compromise on the cost to make your unit safe for all age groups!

When choosing your portable basketball hoop you need to consider the function and strength. You want something built to high standards that can withstand rough play. You also want something that is not going to be cumbersome to move. You want a portable system that is equipped with a caster wheel system that makes it easy to tote your system from storage to the playing area. Most portable basketball systems can be moved by one or two persons.

Most portable systems are adjustable for two main reasons; one popular reason is for players of all ages, and heights to play with the portable hoop. Another main reason is for storage purposes. With this feature, the system can be folded down, and collapsed into a compact position which is ideal for transporting. Remember, purchase a portable basketball hoops that is durable and one that is safe. There are many to choice from, but that is why we created this website, to help make your buying process a little easier.


Designed for young players and/or any beginner that wants to try their hand in the game of basketball. Most of these portable systems are inexpensive, that way not a lot of money is tied up in a basketball system if they lose interest.


Designed for adults and/or advanced players who need a system to meet and exceed their demands and skill set. This baskeball portable system can be used as a top-quality residential system, or placed in a church or recreational center


Designed for a series level of competition. Must be official and regulation size systems. You can find these types of portable basketball systems in College and NBA arenas.

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