New Products from Gopher Sports

SafePro™ Bolt-On Backboard Padding

NFHS Authenticating Mark


Protect equipment and players with affordable padding in your choice of 12 colors, precut for 72"W x 42"H glass backboards.

Durable molded-urethane foam (2" thick) bolts easily to any 72" official rectangular glass backboard (front notch exposed on 48"H board). Interlocking steel connectors ensure perfect pad alignment. Hardware included. Meets NCAA, NFHS, and FIBA specifications.

Choose from 12 colors: Red, Maroon, Orange, Yellow, Forest Green, Kelly Green, Light Blue, Royal, Navy, Purple, Gray, and Black.

Sport Tips

Which backboard is right for me?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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. 


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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