5 Tips – Choosing a scoreboard

19 November, 2021

Hi, it's Roger here from RMA. I'm here to give you five quick tips today about what to look for when you're looking for a new scoreboard.

So the first thing is the control console. This is the brains of the system. Back in the 80s, it used to be all the buttons and switches, but that was a really clunky user interface, and prone to breaking down. In the late noughties, we saw so the first of the touchscreen systems. And today we have the most modern capacitative systems that are just like a mobile phone—they're colour, you can swipe on them. And they really give you a very comfortable and engaging user interface to make the scoreboards easier to use.

Of course, you also want to look to have a wireless system, so you're no longer tethered to a desk. You don't have a cable to plug in and out of the back of the controller, which is always a weak point in the past.

The next thing to look for is ball impact. And we've all seen systems which have g

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5 Tips — Roof Mounted Basketball

16 November, 2021

Roger here from RMA Sport—just here to give you the top 5 things to look for when specifying roof-mounted basketball.

So the first thing is to make sure there are no obstructions in front of the backboard. That might be some steel structure or a cable which is in front of the backboard. We want to eliminate that so there's nothing there for the ball to hit. We're trying to achieve a minimum clearance above the court of 7m. It's not always possible, but that's what they're trying to achieve with rule 11.4, so if you can eliminate obstructions that's a great start.

The next thing to look for is a locking arm to reduce the pitch. Now the pitch is the backwards and forwards movement—so if you imagine someone doing a slam dunk, when they put that force on the backboard, it wants to shake back and forth a little bit. All the FIBA certified systems have a locking arm to reduce that pitch, and that's something tha

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