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The main advantage of polycarbonate is its durability and strength. Even when the material is very thin, you can usually count on polycarbonate backboard virtually never cracking.
In fact, many institutions that install backboards for public use opt for polycarbonate hoops in order to guard against damage from overuse or vandalism. Unfortunately, there aren’t the most popular materials. High end hoops (which can cost more than $1000) use thick acrylic backboards over polycarbonate.
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So which one is better? All things being equal, the polycarbonate backboard offers you the best value. They’re extremely strong, will last a long time, and actually have long warranties. They’re a perfect choice if you a getting a low or middle range hoop, and plan on playing rough or owning the basketball goal for a long time.
However, as backboards get thicker, such as ½ inch, like you can see in in very high end basketball hoops, the type of plastic you use doesn’t matter as much.