The DC72E1's patented rim design is directly anchored to the steel structure of the basketball hoop, allowing it to support over twice as much force as rims that are supported by the glass backboard. The DC72E1 features dual welded board arms -- creating twice the strength of unsupported board arms. Both the upper and lower board arms are supported by, not one, but two reinforcing blocks of steel that significantly reduce goal vibration and increase structural integrity. Rugged steel is used throughout our basketball hoops, providing the uncompromising strength of a Goalrilla. To protect this steel, our hoops are covered in DuPont® Powder Coating for ultimate rust and UV protection, maintaining the performance and look of the basketball goal. It's Goalrilla tough – beyond the strength needed for the most brutal play. This technology allows the Goalrilla DC72E1 to support up to 2,000lbs aka 1 TON!