Visually looks like the 8' Flat Slimline series. Designed to compete with those who build wood backboards. Each panel contains sound deadening interior (no metal interior frame) and is encased in the same outer fiberglass and gel coat shell coated with Imron paint. Three horizontal rows of pressure-treated 2x4s (provided) are mounted to a fence post. Holes are then drilled through panels at appropriate heights (instructions explain this) and attach the panels with provided green-faced bolts.
Installation requires more carpentry skill; however, it remains very simple and quick to mount. Although not as quiet as our other backboards, it is quieter than an average wood backboard. It looks much better and does not fade, warp, peel or rot in 2-3 years like wood backboards. Economy series is competitive in price when factoring in the cost of materials, design, construction, filling, painting/repainting, installation, and labor of a wood backboard. Economy series is often sold for driveways and backyards but requires mounting 2 or 3 standard fence posts in the ground. Space required: Width of backboard and length of 40' (service practice requires 39', distance from the baseline to backboard). Typically purchased by budget-conscious court owners, driveways, schools, and parks where noise is not a major issue. The most common purchase size is 3 and 4 panels.