From the Olympics to professional, collegiate and high school arenas - wherever great basketball is played - you will find Schelde Portable Basketball Goals setting the world standard for excellence. No other portable goals setup quicker, perform better or can endure more punishment than Schelde - nothing comes close.Schelde portable goals were developed in cooperation with FIBA (the world governing body for international basketball competition) to meet or exceed all requirements for the highest level of performance, safety and play. FIBA not only approves Schelde portable goals, it has recommended them. Not too long ago, portable basketball goals were unwieldy, often unreliable structures that stood in the way of athletic facilities and their users. Then Schelde invented the Spring Assisted Mechanism (SAM), eliminating the need for electrical and hydraulic systems and all the problems associated with them The game of basketball has become more physical and more demanding. Today's players are stronger and faster, and shot clocks are getting larger and heavier. These demands place greater stress on portable equipment, but are no problem for Schelde's portable SAM goals.