The Goalrilla GS60c is the Economy selection in the Goalrilla 60” lineup. The Goalrilla GS60c features a 60”x’36” clear view tempered glass backboard, 5.5”x 5.5” one-piece steel pole, and a 2.5’ overhang. Like all the Goalrilla systems, the GS60c is adjustable from 7.5’ to 10’ and has a tough baked on Powdercoat finish. The independent anchor system combined with the Goalrilla limited lifetime warranty make this a solid investment.
What to Like
Independent Anchor System: The Goalrilla GS60c features an independent anchor system. An independent anchor system allows you to take your investment with you if you move. The anchor system has 4 anchor bolts with 8,000 lbs of tensile strength each giving your goal a rock solid base and unmatched stability.
Tempered Glass Backboard: If you research basketball goals you will see a lot of different backboard material, acrylic, fiberglass, polycarbonate and tempered glass to name a few. Tempered glass is the best choice for longevity and performance. The tempered glass of the Goalrilla GS60c is the same material used at the professional level. This is going to give you the rebound and backboard response that you are looking for. Tempered glass, unlike acrylic, will never haze or discolor ensuring you don’t lose that curb appeal of your goal.
One-Piece Steel Pole: A one-piece steel pole is a must to ensure stability in your hoop. A lot of other goals on the market use a 2 piece or even 3 piece pole system. These pieces are “swedged” or beaten together at installation. This type of pole system doesn’t allow for dunking and will begin to wobble from normal shooting. There is no repair for this, therefore, the one-piece steel pole is the only way to go to ensure longevity and gymnasium like play.
Powdercoated Finish: The Goalrilla GS60c features a Dupont powder coated finish. A powder coated finish gives you the ultimate in rust and fade protection. Many other manufacturers use a gloss paint which will fade rapidly in the elements and is more prone to rusting. The semi-flat black powder coating on the Goalrilla GS60c will keep your goal looking nice for many years to come.
Actuator System: The actuator system, or adjusting mechanism, is an integral part of your goal. It allows the goal to be adjusted to different heights to accommodate all sizes of players. The actuator works on a worm screw so there are no extra gears to wear out. Unlike other companies who use a pneumatic system alone or combined with a screw system, the engineering of the Goalrilla allows it to work smoothly with the worm screw actuator without any other systems to assist. Combine great design with the lifetime Goalrilla warranty and you’ve got the peace of mind that this is the last basketball goal you will ever be buying.
What Not To Like
2.5’ Foot Overhang: The Goalrilla GS60c has a 2.5ft. overhang. The overhang is the distance from the front of the post to the front of the backboard when the goal is set at 10’. Overhang is important to give players enough room to shoot layups and rebound under the basket without stepping off the playing surface and twisting an ankle. With a 2.5’ overhang, it shares the same overhang as the Economy 54” models. The GSIII, CV54, and all the other 60” goals have at least a 3’ overhang.
Basketball Goal Padding: The Goalrilla GS60c does not come with either the backboard pad or pole pad. The backboard pad provides head protection and gives the backboard a nice gymnasium look. The Universal pole pad not only cushions the post but has a base pad that covers up the bolts after installation and provides protection during game play, and just like the backboard pad, looks really nice and gives the goal a nice finished look. These are two items that will need to be added at the time of purchase.
Gauge of Steel: Although the GS60c has a one-piece steel pole, it’s a little discouraging that this goal has the thinnest gauge steel out of the whole Goalrilla line-up. All the 54” and 60” Goalrilla Goals have at least 11 gauge steel.
When looking for a Goalrilla goal, there maybe better options than the GS60c. The premium 54” model, the CV54, offers an upgraded Heavy-duty Steel rim, thicker 11 gauge steel, and comes with both the universal pole pad and the backboard pad. Another option to consider would be the GSII. Just upgrading one goal, you get a taller backboard, a stronger rim, a bigger post, thicker steel, a larger overhang, and the GSII includes a Goalrilla brand pole pad.