Porter Fair-Court® Rim Testing System
The Fair-Court® rim testing system is designed to fairly and accurately measure the rebound performance of the rim and entire support system. This testing is essential in order to begin solving the problem of inconsistent rebound performance found in inferior or worn equipment, to minimize the home court advantage and to improve the integrity of the game of basketball.
The Fair-Court® is a user friendly testing device that solves the problem of a valid and reliable ball/rim field test. By testing with the Fair-Court® device, players and coaches can be assured that rims and goal support systems would be consistent from one end of the court to the other and from gym to gym.
Fair-Court® Basketball Testing System
System is furnished complete in a compact carrying case to properly transport and store the entire unit.
Calibrate the Unit
The assembled unit must be calibrated on a solid floor before each use. This is a quick and easy process.
Fair-Court® on the Rim
The unit is conveniently secured to the rim from the floor requiring no ladders, etc. to perform the entire test procedure. A special cast aluminum hook snaps firmly on the rim and supports the unit to insure accurate test results. The Fair-Court® also measures rim height. Bottom section of the device unscrews from the housing and telescopes down to the playing floor to accurately measure competition goal heights.
Raise and Drop The Weight on Fair-Court® Unit
Drop the weight and a sensor in the unit reads the velocity at which the weight rebounds from a precision compression spring concealed within the housing. A micro-processor within the hand held unit instantly computes the percentage of energy absorption of the entire system and provides a digital readout on a liquid crystal display. To meet NCAA recommendations the readout must be between .350 and .500 for the rim, backboard and support structure to qualify for competition. Repeat test on opposite end of court to insure that both rims are within a 5% range.