The challenge of the panel jump is that the dog has to clear what looks a solid wall to him. The panel jump is also an agility obstacle that is used in obedience trials (as is the broad jump). The "wall" is made of 6 individual panels that rest on 12 pairs of jump cups. This jump conforms entirely to AKC/USDAA standards. The pipe is made of furniture-grade uv resistant pipe with a 1 1/4" OD and vinyl panels. All weather construction - never needs painting. IncludesFREEtape for decorating. One of the best prices for a Panel Jump you will find anywhere!