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Description

Thick 4-1/2" post system with double-rim goal increases durability.

  • 4-1/2" OD galvanized-steel post
  • 54"W x 35"H powder-coated fan-shaped backboard in rust-free cast-aluminum or steel; choose plain white or painted shooting target
  • Goal and backboard bolt directly to post for superior durability and rigidity
  • Fixed heavy-duty double-rim goal with chain net
  • 4' setback
  • Truck delivery

In-Ground Installation. Bent-post systems require in-ground installation within a concrete base footing, a project usually undertaken by maintenance staff or professional installers. Typically, a 12" dia x 3-4' deep hole is dug, then filled with concrete; the post is placed into the wet concrete, which must then be allowed to cure for a week before the backboard and goal are attached.

Sport Tips

Which bent-post system is right for me?

Post Size
Post Size

3-1/2" Post: Perfect for light-institutional use. 3' setback.

4-1/2" Post: More durable for continuous institutional use. 4' setback.

Setback Length
Setback Length

The setback (or rununder) is the distance from the post to the backboard, usually ranging from 3' to 4'. Longer setbacks increase player safety by reducing the risk of running into the post, but they also require more space for installation; shorter setbacks are best suited for smaller courts.

Rim & Board.

Single rims are best for light institutional use with no player-rim contact. Double rims are stronger and more durable for heavy use and dunking. Backboards are available in durable steel; lightweight and rustproof aluminum; or the glass-like feel of clear, unbreakable polycarbonate. Rectangular backboards offer the look and size of official indoor boards, while fan-shaped backboards are more compact for side or smaller courts.

Which backboard is right for me?

Acrylic
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
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
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
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.  


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