Basketball is the only Sporting goods dealer in the country to
offer a Premium system on a 5"x5" pole [11 gauge thick] 54"
tempered glass backboard & breakaway rim for $799.00. Most chain
stores sell the lower grade/brand like Goaliath on a chintzy,
thinner 4"x4" sectional pole, cheaper, thinner, shorter, skinner
steel arms, thinner glass & a cheaper thinner medium flex goal
for $699 to $799.00.
Go to any chain store that sells 5"x5" poles and 54" tempered
glass backboards and check out their prices.... They mark these
sets up 50%-70% and charge you $1000.00-$1200.00 and these sets
use some thinner parts than our $799.00 system on a 5"x5"
CHAIN STORE: Pay more, get less!
What is the
difference with brands on 4"x4" poles and brands on 5"x5" poles?
There is a huge
difference! 4x4 pole sets are low end & weak play and
strength that will shake and wobble a ton, compared to better
upper end sets on a 5x5 pole that play very good and have
great strength, with minor shake. All brands in chain
stores on a 4x4 pole are using up to 40%-60% thinner steel and
glass making these sets play poor to OK.
Chain stores pay
$250.00-$375.00 for all these brands you see on
4"x4"poles. Then some of these models they say, "Regular
$1,000.00, now on sale for $499.00". With them paying only
$250-$375 for these sets, they still make the over charged mark
up profit of 40%, 50%, 60% and you thought you got an upper
on sale. When you really got a low end set not on sale!
Goaliath and others are made just for the chain
stores. These are not real national name brands found in
different stores. This means these chain stores get to have
sales and say, "Regular $1099.00, now $499.00 - save $600.00."
[They cant be priced match so the over inflate the value].
You know, like furniture stores always have a special sale this
week only "Save up to 70% off." When you go in that store any
day it's the same price for that furniture, so it's really not a
special sale. Same trick as these basketball sets so called sale
of $500 off. $499.00 is their every day price. These sets are
40%-60% thinner steel than upper end brands like Mammoth and
Wilson and they use much thinner, weaker glass on low end
models. Brands on 4x4 poles
are usually sectional poles [not one piece poles].
basketball systems shake when you shot on them. The bigger and
thicker the steel pole and arms, the better the play [less
shake, more solid]. That's a fact, it's that simple!
If you think a
certain brand name will play better than another, or by paying
more it will make your system play better and be stronger, or
that even a certain brand name is the best, wow, you will be in
trouble with that logic! Do some homework and find out that the
size and thickness of the brand you think is the best for
$1,000.00-$1200.00 is a waste of money. You will find brands we
carry have bigger, thicker steel pole and arms for $200-$400.00
less. Bigger and thicker doesn't play worse or become weaker,
it's going to play better for less!
How about this fact: Chain stores
selling all brands that use a 60" tempered glass backboard that
is 3/8" thick with the rim & using a 5x5 pole for
What is Pro Shot's
price? How about $799.00-$899.00?
How about this fact: All brands on
a 6"x6" poles [which play their very best, shake the least
& most solid] with a 60" tempered glass backboard 3/8" thick
with the rim. Chain stores charge $1399.00-$1599.00 " Ouch"
What does Pro Shot
charge? How about $899.00-$999.00
Pictured below is
the Stadium Arena Pro Shot 660
[6"x6" pole on a 60" tempered glass board] uses a thicker steel
pole and bigger thicker arms [the bigger, thicker arms use
stadium bracing] this thicker system sells for less than the
chain store systems charging more and giving you thinner
Chain stores: Pay
More, Get Less!
Basketball: Pay Less, Get More!
This rare 6x6 pole 60" system is using the same size and
thickness pole as all brands poles use on the 72"
systems, making this the best play possible for a 60" system.
Premium bolt down/anchor system
Hand crank adjustable from 6'10"-10ft.
60"x38"x3/8 tempered glass backboard
New Stadium Bracing Arms -
arms are bigger and thicker steel than ever before.
Upper arms to the side edge of board (like in
College and Pro Arena's)
Heavy flex rim (thickest in the industry)
Pro Shot Basketball offers free pole pads on
every brand we sell/stock - chain stores don't. Pro Shot's
installation prices are cheaper than any store. When paying
for installation, Pro Shot does not charge extra for
delivery. All chain stores not only charge more for
installation, most charge extra to deliver the basketball
set with install!
It's amazing the things that our customers tell us that the
chain store hourly workers say, like "Goaliath is a
Goalrilla (it's not, it's more of a lower end/budget set, nothing like
or even close to a Goalrilla), and the quality and thickness
of certain sets they say are premium sets, are not premium
sets at all.
When you buy sets at chain stores from
$399.00-$699.00, do you know that most lower end brands will
not mention the thickness of the pole and backboard?
Nowhere on the box does it tell you the thickness of the
pole and board. Because if you knew it was 16 & 14 gauge
thin poles and around 1/8 - 1/4" acrylic boards or
1/4" tempered glass* on these they're charging
$399.00-$699.00 for, you wouldn't buy it! Beware of what
you are buying.
Chain stores now tell the
manufacturers that make name brand basketball sets to put
different model numbers on the box so they don't have to price
match. That's right, the same set inside the box, but the
outside of the cardboard box has a different model number on it.
Pro Shot gets hundreds and hundreds of phone calls across the
country (due to Internet exposure) from customers wanting a
basketball set on a heavy duty 5"x5" pole (crank adjustable)
with board, rim, and pad for $699. These out of state consumers
see sets on 5"x5" poles at their local stores starting from $900
- $1000 and they just do not want to spend that amount for a
basketball set. They are hoping to spend only $600, $700 or
tops $800, so these out of state consumers get so excited seeing
that finally someone (Pro Shot Basketball) has 5"x5" pole sets
from $699 and up, but we cannot ship to consumers out of state
@ that price. many customers have traveled far around the
country to get our prices. If they shop local they have no
choice but to spend that $500, $600, or $700 on low end hoops
that are on
4"x4" poles (16 - 14 gauge
thin) like Goaliath, (not Goalrilla) or on Huffy brands, etc. (Goaliath
is low end - 4"x4" pole, 2 piece sectional and 14 gauge thin).
Don't make that mistake!
Pro Shot Basketball sets (a Michigan company) has a special
opportunity for our Michigan customers. We are the only store
to offer 5"x5" crank adjustable poles with board, rim, and pad
from $699 and up.