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Spalding NBA In-Ground Basketball System - Aluminum Trim Glass Backboard


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  • 54" x 32" steel framed glass backboard with aluminum trim. 1/4" thick tempered glass backboard for superior rebound.
  • U-Turn(TM) lift system provides infinite height adjustment from 7.5' to 10'
  • Two Piece, 4" Square steel pole allows for maximum stability. Ground sleeve anchor system allows for easy installation.
  • Backboard has 2' offset from pole
  • Pro-Image(TM) Breakaway rim for recreational level of performance
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Spalding NBA In-Ground Basketball System - 54" Aluminum Trim Glass Backboard + Spalding Pole Pad  (For 3-inch to 4-inch Poles)
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  • ASIN: B00T7KUG9Y
  • Item model number: 88454GJ0-Parent
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
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From the Manufacturer

Learn about the different types of backboard material:

Glass: the most professional and expensive of backboard materials. Glass provides the most bounce of backboard materials, allowing you to play like a pro.

Acrylic: with more bounce than polycarbonate but less bounce than glass, acrylic is a good material for players of all levels.

Polycarbonate: a durable and less expensive material with a bit less bounce than other materials. Polycarbonate is ideal for beginner or youth players.

Learn about the different types of basketball systems:

Portable Systems

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.

Wall-Mount Systems

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.

In-Ground Systems

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.


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4.2 out of 5 stars

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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Tal on September 24, 2011
Style Name: 54" Glass Backboard Verified Purchase
Hello,

I thought I would share some feedback on my experience with the "Spalding 88454G In-Ground Basketball System - 54" Glass Backboard."

First, and as usual, Amazon did a great job shipping as promised. The free Super-saver on this was welcomed as the whole box was over 100# easy.

Next, the installation manual is horrible hence the 4 star review. The pole section on this is two pieces, but the manual has pictures of 3 pieces, so I kept wondering if I was missing something! Once you lay out the two piece pole section, you realize you are not.

As most other reviews have mentioned, connecting the two poles together [inserting one into the sleeve of the other] is near impossible. I'm a reasonably strong guy, and using a sledge hammer was only able to get the sleeve to slide in about 3.5 inches as opposed to the 6 inches the manual calls for. At the 3 inch marker, I realized the concrete in the pole and the 3 inch overlap would not pose any structural issues, and it did not.

To further increase the strength of the concrete in the pole, I bought 2 pieces of 8 foot 3/8 rebar and inserted them in during the concrete pour. Total cost was about $6 at Lowes.

HELPFUL ADVICE! DO NOT FOLLOW THE MANUAL and pour the concrete in the pole first against a saw horse as they describe. Instead, I would highly recommend joining the poles. inserting them into the tube in the ground and shovel the concrete in scoop by scoop from the top. My wife and I struggled just to get the empty pole into the sleeve. There is no way in heck, we could have done that with the pole loaded up with 150 pounds of concrete...Think about it!
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By MNMOHIO on June 24, 2011
Style Name: 60" Glass Backboard
We purchased this system based on price and reviews. Most reviews read were accurate. Good system with some installation challenges. Heres what we did and it seemed to work well.
Dig hole 2x2x3 ( the three foot depth was for northeast Ohio frost line)
Ditch Sleeve and mark pole with tape for depth into hole for increased stability
Ordered concrete and had it delivered due to the need for almost 1500 pounds by the bag.
Filled hole within 8 inches of the top of the hole using vertical and horizontal rebar for added support. Add remaining concrete to top of form. (form made using 2x4's)
Insterted bottom of pole section 14-16 inches down from top of hole (same as if sleeve was used. Used tape to mark pole depth). A pole level was valuable while concrete was setting to keep the pole straight. Also used a 4 foot piece of rebar extending 2 feet up into bottom of the pole and 2 feet down from the bottom of the pole, into the hole. Pour conrete into bottom pole section up to about 12 inches from the top. Before concrete sets, take another 4 foot piece of rebar and stick in 2 feet down into the top of the bottom pole section, with 2 feet sticking out into the air (spacers were used to keep rebar in middle of pole). The second piece of rebar will make the two piece pole section stronger.
Allow to dry for a few days.
CONNECTING BOTH POLE SECTIONS.
Apply grease to the top 3 inches of pole in concrete and three inches of grease to inside of top pole section. Place top pole section on bottom pole section (already set in concrete). Mark the bottom pole section 5-6 inches from the top with tape so you know how far the top pole needs to go down (the beveled part of the top pole is about 6 inches).
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Penberthy on May 29, 2012
Style Name: 54" Glass Backboard Verified Purchase
This is a nice product but not easy to install. The main problem is fitting the two pole halves together. This was my second one of these goals (moved to different house) and both had the same problem. This time I thought I would be OK because I ground off the powder coat finish on the inner portion where the poles fit together, AND greased both halves. I STILL needed to use a 10-lb sledgehammer to get the pole halves to overlap 5" (instructions ask for 6"). By the time I got to 5" I was starting to mangle the bottom of the pole even using a 4x4 piece as a cushion.

The other problem I had was the hardware is mislabeled in the instructions. In the parts list each bolt is given a number and a qty. In the instructions each bolt is identified by its number EXCEPT for one bolt which accidentally uses its qty as its number. I recommend laying out all the hardware separately for each step so you can figure that part out.

I used the ground insert sleeve on my first goal and found the goal a little shaky for my taste. Not horrible, just a little too much give. On the second goal I ditched the sleeve. I filled the hole part way with concrete (and some rebar sticking up to almost ground level) so that when it hardened the post would rest on it at the right height. Then another day I inserted the post over a centered rebar and filled the hole the rest of the way. The next day I filled the post with 80 lb concrete. Now that it's all done we're really happy with it. Solid and good quality. But joining the post halves is not for the feint of heart.
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