A fixed rim is a perfect and practical solution for any basketball players that does not intend on touching the net with their hands. This particular type of rim is normally used for recreational use or a junior league. Fixed in a stationary position with solid steel support braces, the fixed rim is designed for taking shots without being hung onto. If you are a dunker, then a fixed rim is not for you. Dunking the ball on a fixed rim will not only cause excessive damage to the rim and backboard but without the give that a fixed rim does not have, you risk injury to yourself as well. However, if you are five feet tall and can only jump ten inches, then you will not be in a situation that would call for a more expensive option for your basketball backboard (the break-away rim).