Overhang is the distance between the front of the post and the front of the backboard. All Goalrilla goals have an overhang of 2 1/2’ to 4’. Typically, the deeper the overhang, the better, as the post is pushed back and removed from the playing area. The shorter the overhang, the more likely players are to run into the post during play.
The benefit here is that you can get a true regulation overhang (defined as the distance from the baseline to the front of the backboard) which is 4' while still moving the pole outside of the playing area. For those with a large court looking for regulation play, this is must have.
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A basketball hoop with an overhang of 5 feet will actually encroach on the play surface by more than 7 feet once you add the 25 inches of rim that come out from the backboard surface. Overhang changes as the basketball goal is adjusted.
Basketball Backboard Overhang Distance This refers to the distance from the baseline to the front of the backboard. Depending on the size and location of the court you are building, the backboard overhang varies from 0’ to 6’.
Look for approximately 2 feet to 4 feet of overhang for the best balance of safety and performance. A basketball hoop with an overhang of 5 feet or more can compromise performance because the weight of the glass backboard will increase shake in the system. Also Know, is 72 inch backboard too big for driveway? 48, 54, 60 and 72 inch backboards.
The backboard protrudes four feet out from the baseline, and the rim of the basket hangs 10 feet off the ground. Subtracting the four feet overhang from the 19-foot length of the key, we get the familiar 15-foot distance from the foul line to the front of the backboard.