First Team offers a broad selection of backboards with each pole system. Backboards are available in tempered glass, clear acrylic, steel, aluminum and fiberglass. Tempered glass is used for all competition boards like those found in high schools, colleges and professional arenas across the country. Our Response™ tempered glass provides the best ball rebound off the board. Acrylic backboards provide the look of glass at a more economical price level. Steel boards are vandal resistant. Aluminum and fiberglass backboards have an extra measure of rust resistance. Fiberglass also provides "glass-like" ball rebound, however, for authentic gymnasium ball response, no backboard compares to tempered glass.