Heaviest of all of our recreational hoops, the Kensington croquet hoops weigh in at 2 pounds of steel each. They are made from 7/16" round steel which is then heated and bent into the square 'U' shape you see here. With a solid 5" in the ground, they still provide regulation height. Their opening of 4" offers a challenging opening but not too close that would frustrate on most backyard surfaces. The heavy steel allows shots to be ricocheted through from an angle.
Upgrading to the Kensington hoops in your backyard will increase the caliber of play and boost your enjoyment of the game.