Draper recently added a white paper about backstop durability to the education section of our web site.
The piece, which was written by me, looks at the example of the University of Colorado. The Coors Events Center presents a strong case for choosing permanent folding backstops rather than portable units.
The University of Colorado’s 11,000 seat Coors Events Center is home to the Buffalo’s basketball and volleyball teams. When the facility opened in 1979, it featured 47’ tall EZ-Fold basketball backstops on the competition court. About 15 years after moving into the building, someone decided they should be using portable backstops. So, they folded their EZ-Fold model TB-25B Rear-Braced, Rear-Folding backstops to the ceiling and forgot about them. Until the summer of 2010.
To read the rest of this white paper, and to download a free PDF copy of it, click here.