Answer: The acrylic backboard of the 1269 is a more rigid material than the plastic backboard of the 1221. Acrylic's stiffness produces better bank shots, rebounds and holds up better than the plastic backboard. Which is wh y the 1269 usually costs a bit more than the 1221. Question: Is it regulation height Answer: Yes, but because of the assembly method, it can be imprecise at its highest setting.
I ended up measuring and adjusting with wood to make sure I was getting exactly regulation height. Question: Is the hoop made in the usa? Answer: It is all made in USA except for the net.
No usa company makes them, they all come from china Question: what are the dimensions of the backboard? Is it 44 inches square? Answer: It is rectangular--44" long and 34" high (to be exact, it says the dimensions are 44.5 x 34.5). A Type Package size A2 : long 44 wide 31 high 8.5 inch, Gross weight :44 lbs A1 : long 44 wide 31 high 8 inch, Gross weight :46.5 lbs. B Type Package size B3 : long 44 wide 31.5 high 8.5 inch, Gross weight :59.5 lbs B2 : long 44 wide 30.5 high 8 inch, Gross weight :56.5 lbs B1 : long 44 wide 31 high 8.5 inch, Gross weight :56 lbs.Outer box size:1158526 C1, C2:Telescopic basketball stand height adjustment:215-305CM(7-10foot), Backboard size:44"30" C3, C4:Telescopic basketball stand height adjustment:215-305CM(7-10foot), Backboard size:48"30". This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Team Sports\Basketball\Basketball Hoops". The seller is "honyuanb2c" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.