Why is the Tarmak B900 unique and innovative?
The Tarmak B900 basketball hoop is incredibly unique. Basketball hoops are usually large and immovable. The B900 features a system that deploys or packs away effortlessly and tool-free within 2 minutes. Ultra mobile thanks to the 6 patented wheels that serve to both stabilise (when filled with water or sand) and move the stand. It is suitable for the entire family and can easily be adjusted to 4 heights (2.4m, 2.6m, 2.8m and 3.05m)
What are the weight, dimensions and volume of the B900?
Dimensions - Base (cm): 145x77x33 - Posts (cm): 8.9 x 8.9 (fixed section) / 7.9 x 7.9 (telescopic) - Backboard (cm): 132x78x2.4 - Hoop diameter (cm): 45 (inside) / 49 (outside) - Packaging (cm): 146x82x67 Weight - Unweighted (kg): 80 - When weighted (kg): 190 - Base volume (litres): 108 Volume - compact position with backboard removed (cm): 145x78x65 - compact position with backboard (cm): 145x132x90
What height basket should you choose?
The official height of a basketball basket is 3.05m (rim height). If you want a basketball basket for your child, you need something that will grow with them. For younger kids there isn't an official height so you can choose whatever suits them best. Up to the age of 10, club baskets are set at 2.60m. After the age of 10, both girls and boys play with 3.05m baskets.
Should you weigh it down with water or sand?
Most basket bases can be weighted with water or sand (see product instructions). Sand is denser than water and so the same volume will be heavier: your basket will therefore be more stable (but harder to move). Water can also freeze in winter and break the plastic base if the temperature drops too low, or leak out through hidden cracks without you realising. We recommend weighing down your base with sand to be safer.
What precautions should you take in strong winds or storms?
To prevent any accidents or breakage in the even of storms or strong winds, we highly recommend laying the basketball hoop down on the ground. The bigger the board, the more it will catch the wind, particularly when it is in its higher positions. Don't take any risks. If you live in a very windy area, you can also add additional ballast to your basket's base.
How should you care for your basketball basket?
We recommend cleaning your basketball basket with a damp sponge and some soap. Rinse in fresh water. If your product has protective foam on the post, remember to store it inside in winter. We recommend using a cover to protect the backboard from rain and frost.
What ball should you use?
The ball size depends on the player's age and sex. Baby basketball: size 1 to 3. Girls and boys under 10: size 5. Girls aged 10 and up, women, and boys aged 10 to 12: size 6. Boys over 12 and men: size 7. If you want a very durable ball, go for a rubber ball. If you want a ball with a good feel, leather or synthetic are the right materials.
Can the Tarmak basketball hoops and boards be used on public courts?
Our baskets are designed for private use (family, friends). They comply with French regulations (n°96-495 of 4 June 1996) and Portuguese regulations (decree 100-2003, amended by 82-2004). They are not designed for the heavy use associated with public and club courts. Club equipment must be regularly tested on site and requires safety authorisations.
Did you know that all TARMAK products are tested in the lab and in match conditions?
The design team behind the TARMAK products is based at Kipstadium in Northern France. It is constantly aiming to make basketball a more enjoyable experience. All Tarmak products have been tested in real-life situations by actual players for a number of weeks. These regular tests, along with customer feedback, help us develop our products. Lab tests are also carried out to check our products' various properties
Who designs the Tarmak basketball products?
Tarmak is a team of keen basketballers who develop products especially for playing basketball. The entire product range is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding basketball players and to give you maximum enjoyment during training and matches.
What gear to get, how to train: explore our basketball tips!
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