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Y-Frame Ceiling Mount Structures
With eight optional styles to choose from and attachment point heights up to 36’, IPI can provide virtually any sports facility
with rigid, safe and easy to operate and maintain basketball systems. All IPI Y-Frame fabricated steel components carry
an industry leading limited lifetime warranty and will likely last longer than the gym itself with periodic inspection and
All Y-Frame center drop tubes are constructed of 6” OD, 11 ga. mechanical tube which provides 35% more structural steel than 6 ⁄”, 14 ga.
tubing used by some other manufacturers. Diagonal side supports are constructed of 2 ⁄” OD structural tube and intersects the 6” drop tube no
more than 30” above the top of the backboard to insure maximum rigidity. The top horizontal cross member is 2” x 3”, 11 ga. rectangular steel
Entire Y-Frame is welded with extra gusseting at critical connecting points on structures when the oor to attachment point heights are
under 28’. Heights over 28’ bolt together with ½” grade 5 hardware and have additional diagonal bracing for added integrity. Our 1” threaded
adjustment hanger bolts allow perfect alignment and installation and are safer than smaller adjustment bolts provided by others. Y-Frames are
suspended by 3 ½” OD structural steel tube for spans up to 16’ and with 3 ½” OD and 1 ⁄” OD structural pipe welded bridge trusses on greater
All steel parts including Y-Frames, hanger brackets and overhead pipes have a polyester powder coated nish available in a wide range of
colors including a primer suitable for eld painting. 7,000# breaking strength, ¼” diameter aircraft cables run through 2 ½” diameter solid steel
pulleys to insure safe and reliable electric hoist or manual winch operation. ¾ HP or 1 HP, 115 volt, single phase hoists can be operated by a wide
variety of control devices including traditional 3 positon key switch, wireless handheld controller or programmable 4” monochrome or 7” color
hardwired control panel. See page 12 for details.
3 ½” OD Steel Tube Hanger Tubes
1” Diameter
Adjuster Bolts
¼” Thick Stamped Steel Hanger Brackets
¾ HP or 1 HP Hoist
Saf-Lok (recommend for all
overhead equipment)
Extra Welded Gusseting for Added Strength
2 ⁄” OD Welded Sway Braces (on heights to 28’)
¼” 7000# Aircraft Cable
Powder Coated Finish in Your Choice of Colors
Fully Welded Y-Frame to 28’ Attachment Point Heights
6” OD, 11 ga. Mechanical Tubing
3 Year Warranty Breakaway Goal (other options available)
Lifetime Warranty 42” Glass Backboard (other options available)
Original DuraSkin
Backboard Padding
(17 colors)
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IP1350FF Forward
Fold, Rear Braced
One of the most common
designs. Suitable for gyms
where there is limited
unobstructed overhead
space behind the required
backboard position but
enough space to allow rear
IP1360FF Forward Fold,
Front Braced
When the distance from the wall
to the backboard is extremely
limited, front bracing and front
folding is the best option despite
the possibility that the front
brace may occasionally interfere
with play.
IP1370FF Forward Fold,
Oset Y, Front Braced
The oset Y frame design
results in greater structural
rigidity and allows the front
bracing to be closer to the
backboard position reducing
possible interference during
play. Also ideal for attachment
heights above 28’. Requires
more distance from wall to
backboard than IP1360FF.
Backward Fold,
Rear Braced
The perfect design for
gyms where there is
signicant unobstructed
space behind the desired
backboard position. No
bracing, cables or other
structural members are in
front of the backboard at
any height to negatively
impact play.
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IP1345SF Side
Fold, Side Braced
A good choice when
there are concerns about
avoiding interference
with volleyball courts
but the backboard
position is too close to
the wall for backward
folding structures or if
ceiling heights are below
ideal levels.
IP1345FRBF Forward
Roll, Backward Fold,
Rear Braced
Unique design allows the upper
portion of the Y Frame to roll
forward toward the court so
that the backboard can fold
backward to the ceiling. Ideal
when space behind backboard
location is limited.
Wall Braced
When folding
structure is not
required and
backboard is no
more than 10’ from
the wall, this system
will provide the
most aordable
and rigid option
IP1345CS Stationary,
Ceiling Braced
Similar stationary structure as
IP1345CW to the left except for
use when wall to backboard
distance is more than 10’ or
wall attachment is impossible
or undesirable so that either
forward or rear bracing is
substituted for wall bracing.
Design les, certicates, specications, and more can be found on our website on our Toolbox page.
Please contact us with any questions or if you need assistance with take-os, customization, or product
recommendations. Color samples for our digitally printed items, solid and mesh vinyl, and powder coating
as well as catalogs and architects resource binders are available at no charge upon request.