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The 71524 XL features a Power Lift height mechanism that will adjust from 7.5 feet to 10 feet.
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Amazon.com Basketball System Buying Guide
With the high-quality construction of many portable basketball systems, turning your driveway into a basketball court can be as simple as hooking up your garden hose. But while a portable system may ultimately be your best choice, there are reasons you may want to consider an in-ground or wall-mount system before you decide.
In-ground systems are permanently cemented into the ground--either via a bolt mounting kit or directly into the ground--and are generally more rigid and take up less space than portables. In-ground systems often require that you hire a professional to complete the task, but when the cement dries you'll have a hoop that can take punishing dunks with ease.
Many in-ground systems are height-adjustable, include removable post features that let you take the system down for off-season storage, and feature heavy-duty break-away rims. You'll also want to research the adjustable mechanisms on the systems, as there are several types to choose from. Some feature a counter-balance spring that lets you perform easy, one-hand adjustments while others may feature a sturdy, pneumatic system.
Wall-mount systems can be mounted to the side of a house, a tall retaining wall, or a garage. Generally sturdier than portables, wall-mounts have the added advantage of optimizing your existing ground space for the court, since you won't take any space up with the base or pole. Not all systems include the necessary hardware, so make certain you add a mounting kit to your list.
Portable systems require minimal installation and offer ultimate convenience. These systems generally feature a base that can be filled with sand or water to stabilize them and include wheels for portability. Although they are not as sturdy as in-ground or wall-mounted hoops, portables are simple to set up and can often be folded for convenient storage.
Regardless of which system you choose, you'll want to brush up on Backboards 101. Most residential systems feature backboards made of acrylic, fiberglass, graphite, or various other composite materials. While clear acrylic gives the professional look and feel of glass, it is not as rigid as fiberglass or graphite. Some systems may offer steel or aluminum backboards, which are virtually vandal resistant, but don't offer the true rebounding action.
The regulation size of an NBA backboard is 72 inches wide and 42 inches high. Most portable hoops are 42 or 44 inches wide and 36 inches tall. In-ground systems tend to be a bit larger, with 54-inch and 60-inch widths being the most popular. While rectangular shaped backboards provide more bank shot opportunities, they are generally more expensive than the streamlined fan-shaped board.
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Bought this years ago and never took the time to write a review until now…First off, the adjustable height lever stopped working within the first year, but I was too busy to do... Read morePublished 17 days ago by SADR
Pretty good. Parts are sturdy. Need to be strong male with strong male helper to assemble. Need 2 of each size wrench or socket wrench. Wish backboard was thicker.Published 2 months ago by Brian Davis
The other other reviews are right - it is time consuming and you WILL need another person for assistance. But it is well worth it when it's finished. My kids love it!Published 5 months ago by Mindy M Coughlin
This really is a very nice Basketball hoop, my kids and I have already had hours of fun with this. It is a bit of a chore to assemble, almost requires 2 people for a couple of the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by AmazonShopper
I had to return the unit I received as the backboard itself was not adhered onto the metal frame correctly. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Drahc
The kids love it! It was a little difficult to put together. You definitely need 2 adults, but it is a good, solid basketball system. Read morePublished 11 months ago by jennifer riley
1st off Prime is awesome ordered on Saturday arrived Monday.
The instructions are Ok-Good. Read carefully and don't tighten anything all the way until you are 100% sure you... Read more
to begin, if you're going to assemble this your self, get a friend to help you, some steps it takes 2 people to get it done or if you have a teenage son ( like I do) then make it a... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jerry
We bought this so our grandkids will be able to play when they visit. Even though it has been cold, they go out to shoot baskets every time they come over.Published 14 months ago by Carolyn Thompson