The 10 Best Glass Backboards
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Unlike plastic and acrylic models, glass backboards are resistant to warping, corrosion, and clouding, and are known for the consistent bounce and traction that only the famed amorphous solid can supply. They are considerably more expensive than the old-school, fan-shaped designs, though there are a few that can help improve your bank shot without breaking the bank (sorry about that). When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
November 26, 2018:
The physics phenomenon known as "bouncing" is pretty important to basketball, so we turn to actual glass for the most authentic experience. Most residential setups will work best with a 60-inch model, as the regulation size can be overkill for smaller courts. Below 60 inches, there are a couple kid- and adolescent-sized models, but don't spend an arm and a leg on something that the little one may soon grow out of. If space is a concern, for that matter, there are a couple wall- and roof-mountable models floating around. We've also included a number of high-end conversion boards, which bolt directly to existing hardware, and there are some super-high-end units on the list that school administrators should keep in mind when it's time to remodel the gym.