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Gared® Aluminum Backboards


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Ships direct from the supplier 4-28-14 Orders placed on weekdays before 3pm CST ship the same day.

Description

Lightweight, maintenance-free aluminum will never rust.

  • One-piece cast aluminum backboard (54"W x 36-1/2"H) with 12 reinforced mounting points for stability
  • Durable white powder-coat finish, with or without border and target
  • Mounting keyhole slots positioned at 20" vertical, 35" horizontal
  • Hole pattern: 5"W x 4-1/2"H
  • Accepts front-mount goals, sold separately
  • Truck delivery

Sport Tips

Which backboard is right for me?

Acrylic
  • Provides clean look of glass without the expense.
  • Thicker acrylic equals better play.
  • Heavier framing around board (aluminum or steel) improves rebounding characteristics.
  • The next best alternative to glass backboards.
  • Indoor/outdoor use.
Steel
  • A durable choice, especially for outdoor and side courts.
  • Excellent longevity and strength.
  • Does not have the same playability and rebounding capabilities as other materials.
  • Indoor/outdoor use.
Aluminum
  • Tough, rustproof, and lightest in weight.
  • Does not have the true playability of other material options.
  • A good choice for recreational play.
  • Indoor/outdoor use.
Glass
  • The choice for all high school, college, and pro competition.
  • Superior performer for rebounding and durability.
  • Approximately four times as heavy as acrylic.
  • Mass and material dissipates nearly all vibrations.
  • Indoor/outdoor use.
Rectangular

The backboard of choice for high school, college, and pro competition, in official 72"W x 42"H or 72"W x 48"H sizes. Provides more room for play and back shots than fan-shaped backboards. 

Fan-Shaped

A streamlined, noncompetition backboard often used for side-courts and where space is at a premium. Doesn't offer as much space for bank shots as rectangular backboards.  


Which backboard is right for me?


Choosing the right backboard: Rectangular or fan-shaped?

Rectangular
  • Official 72"W x 42"H or 72"W x 48"H sizes.
  • The backboard of choice for high school, college, and pro competition.
  • Provides more room for play and bank shots than fan-shaped backboards.
Fan-Shaped
  • A streamline, noncompetition 54"W x 35"-39"H backboard.
  • Often used for side courts and where space is at a premium.
  • Doesn't offer as much space for bank shots as rectangular boards.

Choosing the right backboard: Rectangular or fan-shaped?

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