SKLZ Pro Mini XL Basketball Hoop review

Editor rating

0/5 on February 3, 2019

User's rating

PROS

Has a polycarbonate backboard and springy steel rim to make your game more accessible.

The shatterproof backboard features metal brackets to minimize noise.

Can tolerate swoosh of a rough or dominant play.

Can be set up in tight spaces without much hassle.

CONS

Doesn’t ship with mounting hardware.

Not height adjustable.

VERDICT

If you are looking for a high-quality, easy-to-install, over-the-door mini basketball hoop with the appearance and sturdiness of a professional-grade basketball and backboard, look no further than SKLZ Pro Mini XL Basketball Hoop. This indoor basketball hoop will give you the ultimate basketball experience at a fraction of the price.

Tossing random stuff across a room and waiting for that thing to sail perfectly into a bucket or trash can is oddly satisfying. Luckily, the SKLZ Pro Mini XL Basketball Hoop adds flavor to those random moments of fun.

This hoop carries the same features as the original Pro Mini Basketball Hoop but has some exciting additions that will change your indoor basketball experience. You can easily hang it whatever room that gives you the luxury of tossing and dunking a ball without breaking stuff.

Few things are as satisfying as running up to a basketball net and doing a slam dunk. The large and durable polycarbonate backboard, pro-style replica graphics and steel rim will bring out the professional look that makes this hoop suitable for office, home or dorm. If you are a big basketball fan, a mini hoop is a genius way of spicing up your whole apartment.

You will love the easy installation set up of the entire unit that will just take minutes to assemble and disassemble. The natural assembly process means that you can easily mount it over the door.

The only downside to this little basket of joy is that you will have to buy wall mounting hardware separately. It is also not height adjustable.

Who is this product for?

There is an urge in almost everyone’s heart to make the shot. SKLZ Pro Mini XL Basketball Hoop is meant for ages 8 years and up.

Not everyone has room for bigger hoops.  Its minimal design means that it can fit any door of any room and provide that room a classic and sporty look. It is suitable for a small and quick game of loops.

What’s included?

The manufacturer included all the necessary tools and door mounts to enable easy set up for over the door use. You will receive three-ply nylon net and heavy duty 8-loop net for extended use. The net will give you the same swish as a professional game feel and last game after game.

The shatter-resistant 18”X12” polymer backboard is manufactured from clear shatter resistant polycarbonate. To reduce possible damage or impact to your door, it additionally includes protective brackets and foam padding.

SKLZ Pro Mini XL Basketball Hoop also ships with a deflated mini basketball. You have to buy the air pump separately before using it.

Overview of features

Enjoy your game with this professional grade basketball hoop and the 5.5” Pro Mini rubber ball. Designed with the ultimate stability, this mini hoop will give you hours of fun playing basketball.

You will love the fast setup for mobile play. It is small and compact enough to fit nicely in any room, and you can start playing as soon as it is mounted.

Foam pad and slides in the set allow easy door mounts to let you start shooting in a matter of minutes. The foam pad will minimize noise pollution, which means that you can shoot hoops anytime without worrying about disturbing neighbors or coworkers.

Enjoy spring action break thanks to the 9-inch diameter away from the steel rim. Thanks to this feature, you practice anytime, anywhere. Every time you shoot the basketball, the spring bounces the basket back into place instantly.

How to use them

This Pro Mini Hoop ships with a secure mounting system and the quickest assembly so that you can start shooting hoops and practice your shot for perfection anytime you want.

Thanks to the pre-installed over the door hooks, you can quickly set up this hoop for a quick play of bank shots, slam dunks and layups.

Alternative

As mentioned, the SKLZ Pro Mini XL Basketball Hoop is not height adjustable. If you prefer an adjustable hoop, I would advise you go for the LT Little Tykes EasyScore. It has 6 height settings between 2-4ft.

As your kid grows, you will also be able to adjust the height. This is particularly helpful if you have more than one kid with varying heights.

Conclusion

The SKLZ Pro Mini XL Basketball Hoop is one of the best portable basketball hoops if you want to practice your free throws and three-pointers without the commitment of constructing a full-size court. The unique and strong elements in this hoop mean it can handle the swoosh of rough play. It can be easily set up in the basement, bedroom, playroom or the office.

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