There are many basketball companies who claim to be the best at manufacturing hoops and equipment, but Goalrilla is so confident in their products they tout themselves as “The Toughest Basketball System on the Planet ™.”
With that kind of salesmanship it’s easy to get swept up in their own self-hype. One thing Goalrilla is famous for is their in-ground basketball hoops. In-ground means that the basketball hoops is anchored directly to the ground via concrete and is ideal for those who want to get a long life out of their basketball hoop.
What are Customers Saying?
Customer reviews for the Goalrilla GS54 system is overwhelmingly positive. Most customers are happy with their purchase and cite it as a good system for their children to play or practice with.
Purchasers are happy that the construction of the basketball hoop is simpler than others and comes in one piece instead of two. According to the instructions, you may have to buy more concrete than you think, but when put up it is sturdy.
While construction is easier than other brands, it takes a couple people to install or the help of a professional installer. While some recommend putting the backboard on before installing the pole to the ground, others have recommended that you use a pickup truck bed to install the backboard onto the pole, as doing it with ladders can be dangerous.
Some customers have noted that after installation, even to the exact specifications, their pole might shake a little during certain activities. While the shaking is not severe, it is noted by a few people which can hamper the durability of the pole.
Many customers are telling of how they switched from other brands to the Goalrilla and they are glad they did. They call it as close to professional sized hoops as you can get and cite the price as being a lot better than other brands.
Customers are also impressed by how easy it is to uninstall and transport to a new place if need be. While you will need to buy more concrete to reinstall it somewhere else, the fact that all you have to do is undo the bolts to take the pole out is touted as a nice feature. The only problem is finding a vehicle big enough to transport the pole, like a truck.
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So is the Goalrilla GS54 everything it says it is? Short answer, yes. There is a reason that Goarilla is one of the best makers of basketball hoops and related merchandise. They have an eye for quality and know how to make that happen without breaking the bank. While a lot of their products share similar specs and design, the GS54 is an example of a good roundabout hoop that may not be meant for pro players, but is good for family and semi-pro users.
The materials used for the backboard allow it to last longer and not fog up, all while providing a good rebound bounce. The metal is high quality, durable and is not prone to bending or snapping when dunking. About dunking, the rim uses a flex system which allows the rim to bend and release stress so the whole pole doesn’t bend with it. For better comparison check our pro dunk gold review and Spalding 88351 in-ground hoop review.
Installation is fairly simple, even if you need an extra pair of hands, and has some portability. It's a hoop good for any age and is guaranteed to last you a lifetime. If anything happens to it, Goalrilla has a limited lifetime warranty.
Points to Consider
Recommended by experts, recommended by customers and recommended by us, the Goalrilla GS54 is a hoop that any family who wants their driveway or backyard to be a place fun should consider buying. It has enough positives and very little negatives to make that decision easier.
Even if you want to consider other products, it should be noted that some customers who have bought this have switched over from other brands who are supposed to be the leaders of the industry. Also calling the company Goalrilla is a fun pun.