Over the past 3 years we have purchased only two of these hoops. I say only two because, my basketball obsessed son pays HARD with this hoop every single day. We have it on a door at the end of our hallway. Even though the packaging discourages "slam dunking"... um, he dunks so hard I think the whole door is going to come down. Free throws, dunks, layups... you name it and it's done on a DAILY basis. Only once has the hoop broke (which I blame the husband for getting too rowdy). Never is the actual hamper used. Actually use the hampers for carrying dirty laundry to the basement. If you have a son with not a lot of out door space to play ball and is obsessed with basketball. THIS IS A GREAT GIFT!!!