Bakko Backboard, Slimline Flat 8' x 16'
Panels are 1 3/4” thick with correspondingly less interior framework and thickness of sound deadening material. Each panel is otherwise manufactured similarly to 10’ high professional lines. Panels are pre-drilled so green face bolts attach each panel to metal channel. 8’ backboards are usually suspended a foot off the ground. This backboard is not as quiet or pleasing as the 10’ high professional series but an excellent, durable practical product, and a good seller. Typically purchased by schools, universities and parks. Most common purchases are 3 and 5 panels.
-8’ high panels, 1.75” thickness
-Interior compartmentalized metal frame
-Steel channels for horizontal supports
-Pre-drilled for easy installation
-Encased in thick fiberglass and gel coat
-Coated with solar and impact resistant polyurethane paint
-Multiples of 4’ wide panels
-10 Year pro-rated warranty on backboard structure
-1 Year warranty on Imron paint
Over twenty steps go into the construction of each backboard panel. Pre-fabricated panel concept allows virtually an unlimited size and/or placement capability for any facility or application. Each panel is 4 feet wide, 8 or 10 feet high and weighs 80 to 150 pounds. The backboards are ready for play when the pre-fabricated, completely finished, green fiberglass interlocking panels are affixed to your tennis court fence posts or wall. The Bakko assembly kit holds the panels in a tight, unitized, side-by-side construction. Kits come in traditional flat and single curved styles. All kits are complete.
Minimum adequate size is 8’ high by 12’ wide backboard (3 panels). Attaches to two tennis court fence posts which, on most tennis courts, are spaced 10’ apart.
Typically 16’ wide (4 panels) and 20’ wide (5 panels) backboards require 3 tennis fence post for attachment. A 16’ backboard, if post are standard, expose more channel and hardware. It is not as aesthetically pleasing. Typically 3 or 5 panel models have minimal hardware and channel exposure.
If post are 8’ apart a 16’ wide backboard can be elegant. 20’ wide backboards are very popular, especially in the 10’ high series. Bakko feels a 12’ backboard is adequate if only 1 person hits.
If occasionally or potentially 2 people may practice, a 16’ backboard is recommended. If 2 people hit and elegance is important, a 20’ backboard is a must. Schools and tennis camps sometimes purchase 6, 7 and 8 panel kits, several panels for a continuous wall.
Item No.: 34836B
Unit Wt.: 500 lbs.