How is the Tarmak K900 unique in the world of basketball baskets?
The Tarmak K900 basketball hoop is one of a kind.
It has a breakaway rim for dunking, so kids are sure to have fun. But if you want to dunk easily, you also need to adjust the hoop's height.
Usually, adjusting the height of a basketball hoop takes a lot of time and requires an adult to help. Our hoop is different thanks to its innovative strap system that makes it easy for kids to adjust it to a range of heights between 1.6m and 2.2m without any tools.
Is it safe to dunk on the K900?
In addition to a breakaway rim, the K900 basketball hoop has a 47-litre base for perfect stability. It also has protection foam around the post to keep players safe if they come into contact with the post.
Should you weigh your K900 hoop with water or sand?
The K900 hoop can be weighted with water or sand through the top on the large diameter base.
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.We recommend weighing down your base with sand to be safer.
Is the K900 Tarmak hoop easy to assemble?
Generally, setting up a basketball basket takes time and needs tools. The entire K900 basketball hoop takes just 30 minutes for one person without tools! The key for tightening the screws is included with the K900 hoop.
What are the weight and dimensions of the K900?
- Base (cm): 80 x 53 x 15
- Post (cm): 3.5 x 3.5
- Backboard (cm): 80 x 52 x 2,5
- Rim diameter (cm): 35 (inner) / 38 (outer)
- Box (cm): 80 x 60 x 20
- When not weighted (kg): 11
- With ballast (kg): 58
- Base volume (litres): 47
What ball should you use?
The ball size depends on the player's age and sex.
Toddlers: sizes 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, synthetic leather is the right material.
For the K900 we recommend the size 5 Wizzy.
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
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.
Can the Tarmak basketball hoops and boards be used on public courts?
Our baskets are designed for private use (family, friends).
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?
Our basketball design team works in an immersive sports environment at our R&D sports centre located in the north of France. Its ongoing mission is to make basketball players more comfortable as they play. All our products are designed with materials for which we have verified the quality in terms of moisture management, durability, etc. Each model is tested in the lab then in real-world conditions by basketball players for several weeks, and undergo changes based on your feedback.
Who designs the Tarmak basketball products?
TARMAK is a team of passionate basketball players who create products specifically for playing basketball. The entire range is designed to meet the needs of basketball players, whether you are a beginner or experienced, an adult or child, or an occasional or regular player.
Our mission: help you have as much fun as possible during your training sessions and games.