Indoor Basketball Hoops are often made of plastic that can break easily when kids dunk the ball, but the Sklz Pro Mini hoop is a step up in quality. The functionality, look and steel rim is very similar to a professional basketball hoop. Kids can slam dunk without breaking the rim.
The Sklz Pro Mini hoop is recommended for kids of all ages, but adults use it too in their home office or dorm room.
The two biggest advantages are the backboard and rim. The backboard is made of a shatter-proof polycarbonate material for durability. Polycarbonate is very strong and won’t wear easily or crack over time.
The backboard material is clear to mimic the look of a pro backboard. The hoop itself is made of steel and has a breakaway spring, which most indoor basketball hoops lack. The breakaway spring is important because it reduces tension on the hoop and hands when slam dunking.
The Pro Mini can be mounted on either side of a door or on a wall. It comes equipped with two mounting hooks for a door, but you will need to buy separate support brackets if you wish to mount the backboard on a wall. The door hooks simply hook over the top of a door, and foam padding is included to protect the paint underneath from damage.
The only assembly required is attaching the hoop to the backboard using the supplied bolts. The assembly is simple and doesn’t require any tools other than the small wrench provided by the manufacturer. The over-the-door mounting hooks come already attached to the backboard.
This basketball set includes the backboard, hoop, net, assembly parts and a 5-inch diameter basketball. You will need to fill the basketball with air because the ball is shipped deflated.
The durable backboard and spring-action in the rim make the Sklz Pro Mini one of the better indoor basketball hoops for kids. Consumer reviews for this product are very positive. The ball is indeed shipped deflated, but that is a non-issue since you can use any bicycle air pump at home, or at the gas station, to inflate the ball.
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