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Moving Your Basketball Hoop

Moving Your Basketball Hoop

All in-ground Goalrilla goals are assembled using an anchor kit system that allows you to relocate the goal if you move homes. The first step in this process is to purchase a compatible anchor kit system.

How to determine which anchor kit is compatible with your basketball goal

With so many different brands of hoops out there, it might seem difficult to find the anchor system that fits your hoop. Rest assured that all Goalrilla hoops will use the same standard 9”x 9” J-Bolt Anchor System found here.

If you own a different brand of basketball goal, such as a Silverback or Goaliath, they use the same 7” x 7” J-Bolt Anchor System.

Anchor kits for a Goalrilla are NOT compatible with a Silverback, nor are Silverback kits compatible with Goalrilla. Each brand has its own specifications that can only be fulfilled with an authentic kit from that brand.

Double Check Compatibility Before Installation

Nothing is more frustrating than realizing you’ve installed the wrong anchor kit for your hoop. The concrete installation process is designed to be permanent for maximum strength and cannot be modified once complete. When you receive your anchor kit, be sure to verify that it is the correct size for your hoop BEFORE you start pouring concrete.

Buy an Authentic Anchor Kit

We strongly recommend buying this important foundational system directly from Goalrilla or a Goalrilla authorized dealer, so you know you’re purchasing the correct, authentic kit. Do NOT purchase or use a kit that is not specific for Goalrilla models. Assembling a goal on an incorrect anchor kit can seriously compromise the integrity of your goal and will void your warranty.

How to Check Anchor Kit Compatibility

To determine the size of your anchor kit, measure from the center of one bolt to the center of an adjacent bolt. For a Goalrilla, you should have a 9” x 9” bolt pattern measurement and 7” x 7” for Silverback and Goaliath models. These measurements should align with the bolts/bolt holes of the anchor kit you have purchased.

Now that you have verified you have the correct anchor kit, you are ready to move your goal.

Once your new anchor kit has been installed, you’re ready to move you Goalrilla to its new home. To ensure your Goalrilla gets to its new location unharmed, follow these steps to safely transport your goal.

Modes of Transportation

Depending on the size of your hoop and the distance away from your destination, you may opt to transport your goal by a pickup truck, box truck, or open trailer. Whichever method you choose, the backboard must be able to lay flat in the vehicle to ensure a safe arrival. The smallest backboard size available is 54”x 36”, which may fit in the back of some pickup trucks. However, a 60”x 38” or 72”x 42” backboard may not entirely fit and may be dangerous to transport in a flatbed pickup truck. If that is the case, renting a box truck or trailer is a safer and more convenient option.

Disassembling a Goal for Transport

Unless you are moving only a short distance away, it’s recommended to at least disconnect the backboard from the pole during transit. This will allow you to better protect the glass during transportation and prevent damage.

If you’re moving a longer distance, you will want to purchase moving blankets, cardboard, and other padding to further protect the glass during shipping and handling.

Consult your Manual During Disassembly

If you have kept up with regular maintenance, disassembling your goal should not be difficult. If you have kept the product manual for installation, simply follow these in reverse.

If you don’t have your original manual, you can look up the manual for your goal on the Goalrilla website using the item number. If you do not know your model number offhand, look at the back of the pole right above the actuator handle.

There is a sticker that indicates the model number and production date code. You can then go to this page here and download the original manual. If your sticker has worn off or is unreadable, you may use this guide to identify your hoop or reach out to the customer service department.

Loosening Bolts and Other Hardware

During disassembly, it’s common to have a nut or bolt that is difficult to loosen. If you encounter a nut or bolt that won’t budge, do not try and force it by hand, you may end up stripping it out. Here are some ways to assist in removing a stuck nut or bolt.

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