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Backboard Comparison

The Best Backboard In The Business Is Also Your Best Value!
There are many different types and styles of backboards. Most, however, fall into these categories: wood, concrete/concrete blocks, plastic, net and Bakko.
All backboards provide the user with a great practice partner and aerobic exercise for players of all ages and ability levels from beginners to top-playing professionals.
But the quality, reliability, variety, versatility, and function of today's backboards can vary greatly. What's the difference? Judge for yourself...
Bottom line is, "You get what you pay for!"
The Difference Is....
  • Four series of fiberglass backboards
  • Three series of net backboards
  • 8- and 10- foot heights
  • 12-, 16- and 20 foot standard widths
  • Continuous walls in increments of 4'
  • Custom colors - green, blue, black
  • Fiberglass
  • Gel coat
  • Polyurethane paint
  • Sound-deadening matrix interior
  • Wide range of costs
  • Competitive with wood and less expensive than concrete
  • Best buy for you backboard dollar
  • Ideal for practicing consistency and placement drills
  • Typically takes two people 4 hours to install
  • Complete installation kit
  • Interlocking green fiberglass panels
Comparison Chart

Type: Wood

Advantages: low initial expense
Disadvantages: warps, peels, requires frequent repainting, loud and noisy, poor bounce, limited design, average life of only 2-5 years

Type: Plastics

Advantages: solid color, durable
Disadvantages: only one color, high expansion and contraction, scratches easily, warps & ripples, only available in flat

Type: Concrete/concrete block

Advantages: durable, if on correct engineered footing, low noise, good bounce
Disadvantages: high cost, requires frequent repainting, installation requires construction crew, permanent fixture, high ball wear from masonry, little design variety, requires special footing design

Type: Net

Advantages: quiet, low cost, portable, requires little space, minimal set-up time, can be used indoors and outdoors
Disadvantages: unrealistic rebound, small hitting area, limited design difficult background visibility