breakaway rim (basket ball)


Senior Member
français France
Hi !
I have a translation about basket ball:
I don't know much about the game. a guy talks about a breakaway ram(at least that's what I hear...)
what is it?
thank you!
  • cropje_jnr

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    Breakaway rim.

    I think it's some kind of portable hoop to shoot at, but we need someone a little more knowledgeable in this domain to explain further, I'm afraid...

    Kelly B

    Senior Member
    USA English
    It means that the rim is mounted to the backboard with a pivoting hinge and springs. It can rotate down so that it doesn't break, or injure the player, if the player's hand hits it with downward force. The springs move it back to horizontal.