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Lifetime 50 Inch Shatter Proof Portable Basketball Hoop

4.5 out of 5 stars 115 customer reviews

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  • Assembly of 1 portable hoop
  • Please allow an assembly window of 4-6 hours
  • Moving the basketball hoop to a new location is not included

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  • Assembly of 1 portable hoop
  • Please allow an assembly window of 4-6 hours
  • Moving the basketball hoop to a new location is not included
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  • 50" Shatterproof Makralon polycarbonate backboard gives you the look and feel of professional glass!
  • All-weather resistant, designed to withstand the harshest elements
  • Action Grip height adjustment mechanism easily adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet with one hand
  • Solid-steel Slam-It Rim with double-compression springs and welded net hooks is built to take a slam
  • Portable base can be filled with water or sand; Backed by a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty
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Dimensions 1 inches x 1 inches x 50 inches 12.7 inches x 34.3 inches x 54 inches 10.25 inches x 34.25 inches x 52 inches 11 inches x 34 inches x 54 inches
Item Weight 105 pounds 116 pounds 106.6 pounds 110 pounds
Special Features adjustable adjustable adjustable adjustable
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With a slightly larger target to shoot at, the Lifetime 50 Inch Shatter Proof Portable Basketball Hoop is perfect for beginners. This portable basketball hoop incorporates the latest technology into the classic game to ensure that the level of enjoyment is as high as possible. The shatterproof 50-inch Fusion backboard brings together a polycarbonate playing surface with an unbreakable polyethylene frame for a durable, professional look. The red graphics are screen-printed with UV-protected inks for vivid color that lasts outdoors. As far as the rim, the Slam-It features double-compression springs which launch the ball back into play, and an all-weather nylon net. The Speed Shift unit allows you to easily adjust the height of the rim from 7.5 to 10 feet. Although your slams are sure to shake things up, you'll want to keep the hoop in place, so the three-piece round steel pole is supported by a heavy-duty 35-gallon portable base. Just fill it with sand or water - no cement is needed. About Lifetime Sports Lifetime has been transforming basketball since 1986, providing products that let you throw down a slam dunk or shoot up the perfect game-winning shot. Makers of the first adjustable basketball pole, Lifetime is the world's leading producer of home basketball equipment. Lifetime makes it all a part of your game right at home with family and friends, the way it was meant to be. 50-inch rectangular polycarbonate backboard. 3-inch-thick steel pole. Simple 1-handed height-adjustment system. Height adjusts between 7.5 and 10 feet. 35-gallon heavy-duty portable base. Slam-It rim features double-compression springs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 50 x 34 x 10 inches ; 105 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 105 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B015OXUUKC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,949 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Size: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
Hello! I have had this hoop in use with my two boys (13 & 9 years old)for a month or so (as well as myself) and it works great! Very nice product and we are really pleased. I had seen so many comments (pro and con)on portable basketball hoop systems that I wanted to share my experience. This is my first time I have ever written a review, so please "bear with me" as I am hoping to be of some help as I share some of the questions/experiences I had with you.

I was looking for a nice quality basketball hoop, but had to keep the budget around $300.00(spouse's orders). Actually, I was really concerned at finding something of quality at that price point. I wanted at least a decent sized backboard of good material for my boys. At first I was first thinking of an in-ground systems as I thought they would be more stable. However, I was not sure on an ideal location for a permanent mount (each had some drawbacks in our location) due to the way we have our driveway, the slope on part of it, and what car(s) may be parked outside. In addition, I really did not want to get into digging a post hole and cementing in a sleeve only to find out the boys would not like the location. So, I changed my mind and started looking at only portable systems. Please be assured that this portable system is stable. Another concern I had was that perhaps the portable system might not look as nice (I don't know why I was worried about that, I think this hoop looks great!).

Amazon did a wonderful job shipping and delivering the whole box right to my garage (free shipping).

After reading many reviews about others putting together portable basketball hoop systems I was really DREADING putting this thing together.
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I purchased this hoop for my kids...ages 12,10,8 and 5. My husband put it together and came to the part where he was to put the first two poles together, lined up at the holes as indicated in the directions. When he put the poles together, the holes were indeed NOT lined up and there was no way the poles were coming apart. Eventually I called the company....information was easy to find on the website. The customer service person seemed to know immediately of my issue and said "I must have the wrong directtions". Apparently, the poles were updated but the instructions were not. So the poles needed to align on a different set of holes. The woman then proceeded to tell us how to get the poles apart, which included lifting them waist high and dropping them on a tarp or blanket on a flat surface. They came apart after about 30 drops. After this, he aligned the poles to the correct holes as indicated verbally by the company over the phone. Boy would it have saved a lot of heartache if they had someway to update the instructions when the holes changed. So annoying!!

The kids are enjoying the hoop and it is very easy to adjust the height for the different ages. Overall good purchase for the money.....and even better with free Amazon Prime Shipping!
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This is a hard product to review. On one hand you're getting a good product for the money. I was very happy with the final product. But getting the goal put together was the single hardest "some assembly required" product I've ever had to complete. I've put together bookcases, desks, cabinets, entertainment centers, Bowflex gyms...you name it. I've never had many issues with any of these and felt I was pretty handy with most anything that needed assembly. This Lifetime basketball goal made those look ridiculously easy.

There are several problems that you have to overcome. First is the sheer size of this goal. It makes it extremely difficult as it's very heavy and large and each step of assembly seems to require the goal to be in a different position. Sawhorses, not listed in the Tools Needed section of the instructions, are absolutely essential. They help position the goal in various ways and keeps the weight off the rim as several steps seem to indicate that the goal and entire weight should be placed with the rim on the ground. I can't imagine the rim not bending from that.

More difficult are the instructions. As most everyone has noted in their reviews, the instructions seem to have been put together by a sadist. Everything is referred to by strange three letter codes (AAF, AEB, etc) but nothing (not a single part) is labeled. Parts are placed in bags, but each bag does not go with a single step. You basically have to dump out 100 screws, bolts, nuts and other goodies onto the table and figure out what each part is. If this isn't bad enough, several of the bolts are very close, but not identical, to each other. It's very easy to use the 7" bolt where the other 7 1/8" bolts go. It makes assembly slow and maddening.
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Size: 50-Inch
First thing: my 10 year old son and I both love this basketball hoop. Even so, it was quite an adventure assembling it. I consider myself very good to excellent at following written directions for this type of assembly, even though I am not the most handy guy on the block.
One thing I did and strongly recommend is to assemble all of the tools listed in the directions before starting. For example, I bought the rubber mallet and it turned out to be extremely valuable, maybe indispensable, several times in the assembly process. Also, a ratchet wrench type wrench is very helpful, especially when two wrenches are used at the same time.
Two other recommendations not found in the instructions: use the cardboard box the hoop comes in to work on and start the project early in the day!
I got quite discouraged when, after the very early step of inserting one part of the support pole into another - as directed - I found that the screw holes did not line up! I called the assistance phone line and was promptly connected to a very helpful advisor (on a Saturday afternoon) who figured out that I received the "old" instructions with the "new" product. Fortunately, the advisor was able to tell me how I could separate the two pole segments even though they seemed permanently connected (drop the pole from about 2 feet off the ground onto the flattened out cardboard box, "5 times, or maybe up to 50 times" and the vibrations made the poles come apart.) To be properly aligned, the "A" hole in pole #1 had to line up with the "B" hole in pole #2, as it turned out. I asked the advisor if there were any other instructions in the old directions that would be wrong with the new hoop product and was told no, which fortunately turned out to be correct.
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