Beginner or entry-level basketball systems all have three things in common - they are affordable, lighter weight, and have graphics geared toward a younger age group. Are they less durable? Absolutely not. They carry the same 5-year warranty as the intermediate and most advanced portable goals. They simply don't have all the bells and whistles of the larger hoops such as hydraulic lift mechanisms in the back. They are all adjustable in height and include a standard 18" diameter rim to accommodate a regulation size basketball. So, if price is your concern you've come to the right page.