Lead time 8-12 weeks.
Bakko Economy Flat Series Backboard 8’ x 16’ (Model #be8x16)
Due to current supply chain issues, this item has a lead time of 8-12 weeks.
Visually looks like the 8’ Flat Slimline series. Designed to compete with those who build wood backboards. Each panel contains sound deadening interior (no metal interior frame) and is encased in the same outer fiberglass and gel coat shell coated with Imron paint. Three horizontal rows of pressure treated 2x4s (provided) are mounted to fence post. Holes are then drilled through panels at appropriate heights (instructions explain this) and attach panels with provided green faced bolts.
BAKKO BAK BORD 8 X 16 ECONOMY FLAT SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Size: 8’ x 16’
Do It Tennis is not responsible for the set up of the new backboard.
Shipping company policies state curbside delivery only for residential deliveries.
That means the shipping company will not bring the backboard into your backyard or onto your court. For commercial deliveries, shipping company policies state loading dock delivery or curbside only. You should prepare for receiving your backboard by having people on hand to move the backboard to its intended area of use.
Installation requires more carpentry skill, however it remains very simple and quick to mount. It is quieter than an average wood backboard. It looks much better and does not fade, warp, peel or rot in 2-3 years like wood backboards. Economy series is competitive in price when factoring cost of materials, design and construction, filling, painting/repainting, installation and labor of a wood backboard. Economy series is often sold for driveways and backyards but requires mounting 2 or 3 standard fence post in the ground. Space required: Width of backboard and length of 40’ (service practice requires 39’, distance from baseline to backboard). Typically purchased by budget conscious court owners, driveways, schools and parks where noise is not a major issue.
WARRANTY INFORMATION FROM THE MANUFACTURER:
Bakko Bak Bord will honor a ten (10) year pro-rated limited warranty for our tennis backboards. The warranty includes issues such as structural integrity of each panel, no major warping, peeling, delaminating/separating or decomposition of panels. A one (1) year warranty applies to the Imron paint used for the exterior of the panels; this includes cracking, peeling, fading and oxidation. Imron, while the most expensive and an airplane/automobile grade paint, will eventually show signs of age, especially when exposed constantly to the outdoors. The signs include oxidation and light color fading. Different areas will experience paint deterioration quicker than other, for example Hawaii and Florida, with high salt content in the air, tropical climate and intense sun will experience oxidation faster than a state like Nebraska. The location and direction the backboard is situated in accordance to direct sun can also cause longevity of paint. If questions arise regarding panels oxidizing, please contact us and we can assist you in steps to restore your backboard.
The warranty does not cover the following items: vandalism, Acts of God, extreme weather conditions, marking or scratching not related to tennis usage, elements such as tree sap or animals (example: woodpeckers) or improper installations. The installation should follow manufacturer recommendations. The warranty does not cover hardware items such as channel, tape, nuts and bolts; just panels. If in extremely tropical climates, Bakko can provide galvanized or stainless hardware to increase the life span. The warranty is not valid if panels are cut or gouged, exposing the interior structure. Interior structural material exhibiting signs of imprinting on panel face does not constitute a warranty claim. The warranty is null and void if the tennis backboard is used for reasons other than it is intended for, practicing tennis with tennis balls.
The warranty is effective once the bill of lading is signed by receiver. Damage occurring during freight delivery or by the freight company that is accepted without notation as damaged on the bill of lading is not covered by warranty. All damage during shipping should be noted on bill of lading, this is not a warranty issue, but a damage shipping claim from the carrier. All shipments are F.O.B. from manufacturer.
Bakko Bak Bord is in its third decade of business and will assist owners of our backboards with any questions or concerns.