I’ve recently purchased a portable basketball ring. Trouble that I am having is the perspex backboard (2 plates of 1/8" thickness) is making a considerable amount of noise when the ball rebounds relatively hard. This makes some of the neighbourhood dogs start barking which surely irritates my neighbours.
Wondering how I could dampen the sound?
Surely the metal structure is amplifying the sound some what, as is the fact that it is 2 sheets of perspex as opposed to 1 for the backboard. I’ve considered filling the stands with foam to remove any echoing from the metal stands.
As for the back board I’m not sure what kind of material I should use. Neoprene rubber? Some kind of light weight wood like ply wood to reduce vibrations? Any other preferred options?
Any shots beyond foul line distance are a no go for me currently.