These Basketball Systems are the best in its class for ultimate durability and play.
The F5™ Series is an ideal choice for institutional applications such as neighborhood parks, municipalities, school playgrounds and anywhere else an adjustable system is not desired or needed. The fixed system was designed with safety in mind with a uniquely angled 5’ extension arm that allows for the maximum safe-play area minimizing any potential contact with the extension mount.
MAX Clear View 42″ x 72″ Backboard
Our durable, unobstructed, NBA regulation size “clear view” backboard has an aluminum perimeter frame supported by a welded steel back frame. This combination allows for a very rigid playing experience and maximum ball response. Unlike traditional “H Frame” backboard supports, the reinforced galvanized steel extension arms attach directly to the perimeter frame, allowing for the preferred, professional “clear view” appearance. Plus, we’ve pre-installed black, one-inch thick molded vinyl backboard padding to give you the best playing experience. Ever.
Choose from (2) Backboard Options:
Tempered Glass Backboard The tempered glass board is a full ½” thick which is the same used at all competitive levels such as the NBA and NCAA.
Polycarbonate Clear View Backboard Our polycarbonate board is a full ½” thick. Polycarbonate is a clear material that is virtually unbreakable.
Pressure Flex Breakaway Goal
The stress of heavy, unsupervised play and aggressive dunks are no match for Douglas® F5™ Basketball Systems’ durability and performance. Constructed of robust steel with a CSPC compliant powder-coat finish and featuring a 5/8” thick, 18” steel rim, and a double spring pressure flex breakaway mechanism, our recreational breakaway goal attaches to the MAX clear view backboard and directly to the extension arm. Featuring unique hidden net attachment style hooks along the inside of the hoop, our pressure breakaway goal will withstand the weight of even the most aggressive slam dunks. You better believe it.
5′ Fixed Extension Arm
The Douglas® F5™ fixed extension arm overhangs 5’ providing stability, strength and extra room for lay-ups and fast competitive play. The unique extension mount is angled and completely out of the play area minimizing any potential contact with the extension mount. The corrosion-resistant 5” x 5” reinforced extension arm attaches to the base of the backboard and to the outer perimeter of the frame allowing for the preferred “clear view” style. Upper brace arms are provided for maximum stability.
Galvanized Steel Pole
Constructed from 6” square galvanized steel with a 3/16” wall thickness, the Douglas® F5™ System is built to handle rugged play in the toughest conditions. Through decades of design and testing, we have manufactured our one-piece construction galvanized steel pole, equipped with double welded base gussets, with the optimal specifications to minimize shake and vibration. Every steel pole is finished in an attractive black acrylic powder coat to prevent chipping, rusting and corrosion in virtually any environment from coast to coast. For increased aesthetic appeal and to keep our players safe and free from injury, we have included a durable 2” thick fitted pole and base pad with every Douglas® F5™ Basketball System. Rest assured, your MVPs are protected.
Form fitted pole and base padding are manufactured with durable black all-weather vinyl that is UV and all weather resistant. Dense foam padding is 2” thick for maximum impact protection. Padding secures in the back with sewn-in overlapping velcro straps. Sleek, molded vinyl backboard padding offers maximum player protection while not interfering with game play. Backboard padding is pre-installed for your convenience.
Easiest Installation Process
A robust anchor system allows for easy and accurate leveling during installation. All systems are set in a structurally sound 4’ deep concrete footing providing a safe and steady base you can trust. Not only are our bolts and base completely covered for player safety, our J-bolt anchor system permits you to dismount your basketball system and move to a new location – all you will have to do is install a new anchor system at the new location. Easy. As. Pie.
All Weather, All Season Protection
Blazing summers, drizzly springs, and icy winters are no match for the ultimate weather protection of our Douglas® F5™ Basketball Systems. Our team immerses our steel in a bath of molten zinc to produce a corrosion resistant, multi-layered coating of zinc-iron alloy and zinc metal, preventing rusting and chipping, while providing ultimate weather protection against the elements. All of the fastening hardware is made from stainless steel to ensure your system maintains its structural integrity. Plus, all protective padding is completely weather treated and UV resistant. Rest assured, your system will be protected against the elements, long after the buzzer goes off. We’ve got you covered.
Douglas® Lifetime Limited Warranty
With over five decades of experience manufacturing elite sports equipment and great customer service to help you identify and solve problems, we stand behind our systems and guarantee a lifetime of dunks. Replacement parts are always readily available, so you never have to miss a minute of playtime. We’ve got your back and we’re here to stay.