The Goalrilla DC Series is unlike any other basketball hoop. Instead of relying on the board and board frame to absorb vertical forces during play, this hoop bypasses the backboard and frame and transfers that force using a Direct Connection to the 4” steel beam. The patented rim design is directly anchored to the steel structure allowing it to support over twice as much force. It’s dual welded board arms make it twice as strong as unsupported arms. If you are looking for strength in your hoop, look no further.