This is an EXCELLENT product. VERY heavy duty & well made. I, being a basketball novice, did not realize that I would need a backboard. This does not have a backboard with it, you will have to make one. Buying a backboard by itself is NOT going to happen. Backboards all come with the hoop! My grandsons LOVE this hoop. It has a spring action and they say the net is great! So, buy it confidently but be aware that you either need to already have a backboard that needs a replacement hoop, or you'll have to make one.