As you’ve probably realized by now, there are many residential basketball systems available on today’s market. At Playground World, we carry two of the best-selling residential hoops in America: Goalrilla and Goalsetter. This article will help you understand some of the differences between the two basketball systems.

Goalrilla Advantages:
  • Dupont® Powder Coated Paint – Powder coated products are less likely to be affected by impacts, moisture, chemicals, UV rays, and extreme weather conditions.
  • Rim Mounting – The flex-rim on a Goalrilla goal is mounted directly to the steel frame located just behind the glass backboard. This technology allows all the pressure to be taken off the glass during aggressive play, including dunking.
  • All Backboards Are Double-Framed- The back frame is heavy steel while the front frame is polished aluminum, giving the finished product a professional look and superior performance. This is a key difference and not to be discounted, as many competitors will gloss over details like these. It may not be apparent in a photo, but up close, the fit and finish of this is quite noticeable.
  • Clear View Backboards- Tired of seeing that steel backboard support in your backboard? They have become the preferred choice for the basketball purist, and they truly do give you that clean, clear look to your backboard. Goalrilla has an entire line of Clearview (CV) goals that look and play as close to the professional arena goals as you can get.
  • Rim Height Adjustment Range – Goalrilla hoops adjust from 10’ to 7’8”.

Goalsetter Advantages:

  • Rim Height Adjustment Range –Goalsetter hoops adjust from 10’ to 6’ (Signature series)
  • Both an adjustable and stationary system – Goalsetter has an internal locking system that prevents changing goal heights, unless authorized. This is quite handy for commercial applications, when you don’t want users lowering heights.
  • Hinged Ground Anchor System – The hinged ground anchor system allows you to take your hoop with you if you move. You simply leave the anchor and install a new anchor in your new home.
  • Triple Coated Paint Process – One coat of primer and two coats of baked on acrylic enamel make this goal a great option for parks, schools, and other commercial uses.
  • Made in the USA – Due to strong finances and demand for Goalsetter, 100% of the manufacturing for Goalsetter still takes place in Iowa today. They are manufactured just steps away from the teams who actually design and engineer the systems. This allows Goalsetter to have outstanding quality control and very quick response to dealer and customer requests.
Whether you choose a Goalrilla or Goalsetter basketball hoop installation you can be confident knowing you are getting a top of the line goal that you and your family and friends will enjoy for many years to come.
If you have questions about which hoop is right for you, call us at
1-800-381-4902. We’d love to help you through the process.