How To Select A Basketball System For Your Home

SafeStuff Pole Padding

Only Bison has always included a safety pole pad at no charge with every residential system ever sold.  Player safety should not be optional.

DuraSkin Backboard Padding

In the late 1980s, Bison developed a dense molded bolt-on backboard padding system that is durable for indoor or outdoor use.  Often imitated, but never equaled, DuraSkin is available on most rectangular residential backboards.  Backboard padding is required at all levels of official college and high school play to protect players from backboard contact and recommended for home use.

Direct Goal Mounting

Backboard durability is virtually a non-issue on a Bison system due to the goal mounting system that effectively mounts the goal through the backboard and directly into the steel pole structure.  The goal creates virtually no stress on the backboard even during slam dunk action.

Flex Goal

Bison flex goals are designed with many of the same durability features of our competition breakaway goals but require less pressure to release.  This improves player safety and rim life.  Flex goals will hold up outdoors in any climate.

Safe Play Area

As the name implies, the greater the safe play area the greater the player safety during aggressive play.  Safe play area is the distance from the face of the backboard to the pole.  Safe play area is particularly important on systems that are regularly lowered for slam dunk action.

Power Coated

Bison’s super thick textured powder coated finish is over twice as thick as other powder coated finishes on the market and far superior to wet spray paint systems.  In addition to beauty and durability, power coating is environmentally and employee friendly, without the hazardous waste and toxic fumes common with wet paint or other finishes.

Direct Bury

This method of installing a pole system inserts the pole into the ground between 30″ and 48″ depending upon the size of the system.  Concrete is poured around the bottom of the pole making the installation permanent.

Pedestal Base Mounting

Many Bison systems have a mounting plate on the bottom of the pole that allows them to be bolted onto (and unbolted from) a poured foundation with protruding threaded bolts.  This lets you easily take your investment with you when you move.

TruGlass Backboards

Bison pioneered the use of actual tempered glass on residential basketball systems over 30 years ago.  Over the years an ever increasing number of homeowners have recognized the superior rebound of glass backboards.  Today, Bison sells more TruGlass than any other backboard type.

Smoked Backboards

While clear glass or acrylic matches the look of gymnasium backboards, many homeowners like the curb appeal of tinted backboards that reduce glare and provide a contemporary look.  Bison offers smoked backboards on most systems at a minimal additional charge.


Limited Lifetime warranties offered by Bison on many residential basketball systems cover functional failure in the course of normal use but exclude failure caused by vandalism, improper use, or improper installation.