- One-piece 5.5” X 5.5” Steel Post
- 60”X36” Tempered Glass Clearview Backboard
- Medium Weight Flex Rim
- All-Steel Actuator Adjusts 7.5’-10’
- 2 ½‘ Overhang
- 13 gauge Steel Post
- No Pole Pad
The GS60c (model B5002) is the economy model of the 60” Goalrilla backboards. It has a 60”X36” backboard, a 5.5” steel pole, a 2 ½ ‘ overhang, and a medium weight flex rim. The goal meets the ASTM standards, adjusts 7 ½’ to 10’ easily with a hand crank. All Goalrilla goals are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
What To Like
- Crank Adjustment. The goal easily cranks up and down, 7 ½ ‘ to 10’. The handle to the crank the goal can be removed by taking out a pin, and this will set the goal to the height you choose.
- 1-Piece 5.5” Square Pole. The 10’ 1-piece steel post is the most stable in-ground system. Lower cost goals with the 2-piece poles will lean forward within a short time frame from being played on agressively. There are also basketball goals that have 1-piece poles that are 8’ in height, longer support arms are needed which causes the backboard to vibrate and twist more.
- Tempered Glass Backboard. The backboard is ⅜” tempered glass, and has a steel frame around it making it very sturdy. Overtime the glass remains looking nice, and will not become cloudy or yellowish like the acrylic backboards. The performance of a tempered glass backboard is outstanding.
- Independent Anchor System. The independent anchor system is one of the greatest features. If you move, it’s as simple as unbolting the 4 bolts from the bottom of the goal, moving the goal to the new home, and purchasing and installing a new anchoring system at the new home.
What Not To Like
- 2 ½ ‘ Overhang. The overhang on the Goalrilla goals range from 2 ½’ to 4’. The GS60c has the shortest, which leaves only a small distance between the playing area and the pole. Because of this a pole pad is needed to prevent injuries.
- Gauge of Steel. The gauge of steel is 13, which is the only Goalrilla goal that has the lower gauge steel. The thinner steel will cause it to vibrate more than the other goals with the thicker steel.
- No pole padding. Even with the overhang, pole padding should still be included with the hoop just in case someone does bump into it. Goalrilla does sell a pole pad separately if you are interested.
More Reviews from Around the Web
The goal was easy to assemble. The kids love it, as does my husband. It makes our house look complete, especially being Hoosiers. The goal is easy to adjust. goalrilla.com – Steph (Indiana, USA)
The GS60c has proved to be a great training aid for my son. The structure is very well built, and the installation was straightforward. It appears that it will last many years. goalrilla.com -Adam31 (Kingston, PA)
A reviewer said they hoped the hoop would go lower than 7’6 inches so they can dunk with ease. Maybe they should have checked the Little Tykes section if that was their objective. This is a great hoop and very sturdy, I highly recommend it and my kids love it. dickssportinggoods.com – Blitz (Scottsdale, AZ)
Moving or Relocating the System
If you need to move or relocate this Goalrilla Basketball Hoop System, you will need a new anchor system. This basketball hoop is very easy to unbolt and reassemble wherever you want to move it. The system comes with an anchor set, however, if you ever need to move it, you can buy an additional anchor set here:
All the Goalrilla basketball goals are the very best in-ground basketball systems available. The GS60c has the same features that are found on the 72” backboards; 10’ 1-piece pole , adjusts easily 7 ½ to 10’, and a limited lifetime warranty. The GS60c is a great choice when there are space or budget restrictions. The 60” backboard is a mid-size goal, which is only a size smaller than the 72” backboards played on in competitive sports.
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