Why should you learn with the B100 Tarmak basket and stand?
The Tarmak B100 basketball basket is ideal for starting to play.
It gives you five different playing heights: 2.20m for kids aged 8 and up, through to 3.05m, which is the official height. It means that the basket evolves with the player's age or standard.
It is perfect for the entire family, stable (46-litre base) and sturdy (metal post). It comes with a two-year guarantee like all Tarmak backboards from Decathlon.This product is delivered with a basketball net.
What are the dimensions and weight of the B100 basket?
- Base (cm): 107 x 45 x 15
- Post (cm): 7 (diameter)
- Backboard (cm): 106 x 64 x 3.2
- Rim diameter (cm): 45 (inside) / 49 (outside)
- Packaging (cm): 119 x 78 x 18
- Without ballast (kg): 25
- With ballast (kg): 71
- Base volume (litres): 46
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.
Should you weigh it down with water or sand?
Most basket bases can be weighted with water or sand (see product instructions).
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 freeze in winter and break the plastic base if the temperature drops too low, or leak out through hidden cracks without you realising.
We recommend weighing down your base with sand to be safer.
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.
What precautions should you take in strong winds or storms?
To prevent any accidents or breakage in the event of storms or strong winds, we highly recommend laying the basketball hoop down on the ground. The bigger the board, the higher the wind, especially when it is at the maximum height.Don't take any risks.
If you live in a very windy area, you can add additional ballast to your basket's base.
What ball should you use?
The ball size depends on the player's age and gender.
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, leather or synthetic are the right materials.
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.
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.
Get all our tips on choosing the right gear and training!
Tarmak is here for anyone playing basketball, from beginners to regulars. Check out our tips for training, kitting yourself out, and playing alone or with friends.