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DuraSkin® Bolt-On Backboard Padding

NFHS Authenticating Mark


Our best, most popular backboard padding offers a sleek look for both 42" and 48"H boards.

Reversible-mount for official 72" rectangular glass backboards offers the same smooth, clean look, with no front notch exposed on the 48"H backboard. Molded-urethane foam (2" thick) bolts directly to backboard frame and won't loosen. Color won't fade or scratch off. Installs in about 5 minutes! Hardware included. Meets NCAA, NFHS, and FIBA specifications. SPECIFY Color: Scarlet, Orange, Gold, Kelly Green, Forest Green, Royal, Navy, Purple, Columbia Blue, Vegas Gold, Maroon, Cardinal, Burnt Orange, Brown, Gray, or 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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