Hoag 50 or Ballport 36 (baskets)

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by *Val*, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. *Val*

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    I've narrowed down which ball baskets I want to buy, and wondering if anyone can give any input on these two? I'm looking for a lightweight ball basket mostly for personal use, I'll probably be carrying it to and from court so ease of transport is important. I don't need to hold a huge amount of balls, mostly be using it for whenever I have a hit with someone or practice serves.

    HOAG 50

    Advantages
    -Looks sturdy (metal)
    -Holds more balls
    -Floating rod mechanism

    Disadvantages
    -Probably on the heavy side
    -More cumbersome

    Tourna Ballport 36

    Advantages
    -Lightweight yet looks sturdy (plastic)
    -Smaller, easier to carry around

    Disadvantages
    -Holds fewer balls
    -Less durable?

    I'm leaning towards the Ballport 36, the only thing is that 36 balls isn't that many. I see there is an 80 version but that's probably a lot bigger and so negates the advantages of going for the 36 over the HOAG. What do you think?

    Thanks
     
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  2. struggle

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    i got the ballport 36 not too long ago and while i haven't used it alot, i like it.

    i figure it's good for most personal applications as you state and i also have a 72 that i never use( steel type).

    it's light, convenient, top bar closes, etc.

    actually got mine at plastic world for fairly cheap.
     
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  3. *Val*

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    I've ordered the ballport 36, read some more reviews of the HOAG and apparently it is a bit of an arm workout (heavy), and I'll mostly be carrying it to and from court (a few miles), so a light plastic one is probably the best idea.
     
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  4. tball

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    Ballport is better: it has a more useful shape for the trunk, it locks up such that the balls do not roll out, it does not rattle when I drive.
     
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  5. Chotobaka

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    I have two Hoag's -- a smaller one that's really heavy gauge (50 or 80 balls, I forget which) and a bigger one that holds 100 balls. They have been bullet proof. These are built to last.
     
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  6. gramdacious

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    I too have a Hoag, I believe it is a 50, maybe a little bigger and it is bulletproof. However it is heavy, my wife hates it and it is a little bit of an arm workout loading it in and out of the car to the court but I wouldn't trade it because of the durability. I'll trade sturdy for lightweight and flimsy any day.
     
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