ASTM WK45742

    New Specification for Indoor Basketball Backboard Suspension Systems

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.28 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This specification covers indoor basketball backboard systems that may be suspended from ceilings and/or walls. The intended use of this specification is to 1) establish minimum strength and testing methods for clamps, fitting, and other devices used to attach such equipment to building structure; 2) Establish minimum strengths and testing methods for all pivot points and operable joints on such equipment; 3) Establish minimum strength testing methods for components of lifting systems for such equipment; 4) Specify minimum size and grade for hardware used in such apparatus; 5) Specify minimum sizes and grades for hardware used in such apparatus; 5)Specify saftey features and options that should be included on such equipment.

    Specification is needed due to existence of numerous designs and methods used by suppliers of this type of equipment and the need to establish minimum requirements for safe products and installations.


    Basketball, Backboard, Backboard Systems

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Arthur Mittelstaedt

    Draft Under Development