Goalrilla vs Goalsetter: What You Need to Know

As you’ve probably realized by now, there are many residential basketball systems available on today’s market. At BasketballGoalStore.com, 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

Worm-Screw Actuator

Goalrilla basketball systems are equipped with a worm-screw actuator, which is less likely to fail than other basketball systems. Most other residential goals use a gear adjustment system that raises and lowers the goal. Both technologies have been tested and the worm screw has been proven to last longer, and is more durable in outdoor conditions.

Dupont® Powder Coated Paint

The baked-on powder coated paint is designed to withstand the elements of nature. 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. There is a cutout in the glass so it is not sandwiched between the rim and metal mount. This technology allows all the pressure to be taken off the glass during aggressive play, including dunking.

Independent Anchor System

Goalrilla basketball systems are mounted to a rock-solid anchor system that is equipped with 4 L-shaped zinc-coated bolts that can withstand 8,000 lb. of pressure each. The anchor sits 4 feet deep in the ground, below the frost line, which will prevent the anchor from being pushed up when the ground freezes. This is the same technology that is used by municipalities to anchor street lights and stop lights.

Mitered and Welded Steel Support Arms

Mitering and welding is a more expensive and labor intensive manufacturing philosophy than just bending the steel but it is much stronger, more precise, and less likely to bend causing your backboard to be unlevel.

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.

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Goalsetter Advantages

Rim Height Adjustment Range

Goalsetter hoops adjust from 10’ all the way down to 6’.  Although this has not been approved by the ASTM, 6’ allows more kids at younger ages to play on the system.  Note: Supervision is critical at the 6’ height to avoid injuries.

Hinged Ground Anchor System

The anchor system installs easily and safely.  The 42” anchor has considerably more surface area when compared to other goal systems with j-bolt anchor systems. The unique hinge system also allows assembly and stand up to take place on the ground when you stand up the hoop.  Many other hoops will likely require you to stand on a ladder to stand them up.

Heavy Duty Construction

Goalsetter goals feature a heavy-duty 7 gauge steel post, allowing it to hold up to the use of commercial applications.

Optional Acrylic Backboard Option

Acrylic is 72 times more durable and less likely to break then tempered glass, making it a better option for commercial and unsupervised public areas.

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.

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.

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Whether you choose a Goalrilla or Goalsetter basketball goal system, you can rest assured knowing you’re 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 goal is right for you, call the BasketballGoalStore at (800) 689-0281. We’d love to help you find your perfect goal!

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