By far our most popular backstops, there are hundreds of Arch Backstops installed across the nation.
While other manufacturers continue to try to copy, none have the experience and know-how that we do. There are no others equal to ours in quality, workmanship, symmetry, and ease of installation or structural integrity. We have been building them for over 40 years.
Only PW Athletic Mfg. Co. (Patterson-Williams) uses galvanized steel pipe. Originally designed in 1958 by landscape architect Richard Kamphefner, Park Superintendent for the City of Anaheim, California, manufacturing rights were granted to PW Athletic Mfg. Co. (Patterson-Williams) when the “layback” design proved so successful that quicker and more efficient production was required. Working to improve performance even further, PW Athletic Mfg. Co. (Patterson-Williams) designed the “perpendicular” style in 1968. Arch backstops are economical. The durability and design, which discourages climbers, enables the equipment to continue to look good for many years. They are assembled and erected with no field welding required.
PW Athletic Mfg. Co. (Patterson-Williams)
PW Athletic Mfg. Co. (Patterson-Williams) uses full-weight Schedule 40 pipe and galvanized tube, the strongest, most durable material available designed for the recreational industry.
For 87 years, the name PW Athletic Mfg. Co. (Patterson-Williams) has been synonymous with products made of the strongest, most durable materials available for the intended use.
Galvanized steel is strong enough to provide a substantial safety margin for the use and abuse to which it’s subjected. It has a higher tensile strength as compared with many other types of pipe or tubing used for play and athletic equipment.
Perpendicular Arch Backstop
Permanent Hooded, Regulation Series
Hooded, Value Series