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Spalding NBA 68395R Portable Basketball Hoop with 54 Inch Polycarbonate Backboard


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  • 54in Polycarbonate Backboard Basketball Backboard with Aluminum Frame
  • Solid Steel Arena Slam Breakaway Rim with All-Weather Net
  • 3-Piece, 4-Inch Square Pole
  • Screw Jack Lift System Provides Infinite Height Adjustment from 7.5 feet to 10 feet
  • 40-Gallon Base Fills with Sand or Water for Stability
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Product Description

The Spalding(r) 68395R 54-in Polycarbonate Portable Basketball System features a heavy-duty, solid steel Arena Slam rim, an all-weather net, and an aluminum-framed polycarbonate backboard. It adjusts easily from 7.5 to 10-ft with a convenient Screw Jack lift system. The 40-gal base fills with water or sand for stability.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 54.5 x 35 x 13 inches ; 45 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 141 pounds
  • ASIN: B001DE1EG6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #885,178 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

The backboard has good bounce on it and the break away rim was much higher quality then I expected.
CT Dan
I would recommend this system to my friends and anyone else looking for a reasonably priced, easy to build, good quality portable basketball hoop.
E. E. Naya
Adjusting the height is so easy, my 7 year old daughter can raise and lower with ease using the Screw Jack system.
caseycour

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By palefire on June 1, 2010
This is a very solid, and heavy, system. A few notes: The 3-piece square pole assembly does require effort and patience to assemble, but it really does fit together tightly with a little persistance. I sprayed a little WD-40 around the edges, although I don't think that probably helped too much. You just have to slam the pieces together. The instructions say "bounce" it together on a block of wood, and that is essentially correct, although I think "repeatedly slam" is probably a better description. Once the first two sections are together, those combined sections are quite heavy to "bounce" repeatedly onto the remaining third section. At this point I put the pole assembly on the ground and hammered the last section into the first two sections using a block of wood and a heavy hammer just to get it started (and that wasn't particularly easy, either). Then, once I got it just started, I picked the whole assembly up and did the "bounce" action as described in the instructions and let gravity help in getting the pieces to butt together fully.

I assembled this system by myself, but if I had to do it again I'd recruit an adult to assist. It'll go much easier. I found the instructions to be entirely satisfactory, overall. I took it slow, and was able to get it all together quite easily, and I'm not the world's greatest mechanical wizard. However, it was challenging, particularly for one person. It's heavy and awkward, and that's probably the most difficult part of the assembly.

I would never try to move this hoop with the base filled. I think you'd damage the unit. Instead, move to your desired location and then fill it up (having another person to hold it until it's steady enough that you can continue on your own.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By CT Dan on June 15, 2009
I do not know why there are so many complaints about the setup. I have to agree with E.E Naya, this was not that hard to put together and the instructions although not great, were good enough for a person with basic reading comprehension skills. I agree that it may be a bit odd to "bounce" the sections of the pole together but if you follow the instructions it was actually very effective. In my opinion the most difficult part was lining up the top/middle/bottom sections the right way, because if you mess that up and need to pull them apart I could see that being next to impossible. All you need to do is align the stickers that are labeled Top/Medium/Bottom on the same side and you are good to go...the instructions could have been a little bit more detailed on this part but all I did was look ahead a few steps and see where the holes were used in the following steps and then it was clear as day. Once the 3 pole sections were aligned and "bounced" together the rest was a walk in the park.

It should take 2 able bodied, sober adults no longer then 3 hours to go from box to pick-up game. AFA the unit itself, the base is a little cheap, but the rest was higher quality then I expected for $339. The backboard has good bounce on it and the break away rim was much higher quality then I expected. Can easily withstand me dunking on it (at 7.5 feet of course) with not ill effects. Great first hoop for my 6 and 8 year olds and the occasional pick-up game in the driveway. I would highly recommend this hoop for the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W. Aldridge on July 15, 2010
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I've had two other portable hoops that cost about the same, but this one is in a class by itself. This is the most solid, substantial portable hoop I've ever seen. It seems like near professional quality.

All right, assembly is not the easiest, but only a little more difficult than any other hoop I've owned. It's best done by two people, but a third couldn't hurt. My 14 year-old son and I got the job done without too much grief. The trick to connecting the three post sections is to use a little lube like WD 40 on the surfaces that slide into each other and then hold the sections together and drop them onto a wooden board to get the connection started. Once that is accomplished the rest is relatively easy. Just follow the directions in the order they're given and Bob's your uncle.

The finished product is amazing. This thing is SOLID, and looks absolutely great. For less than $400 and free shipping you can't go wrong. And it looks like it will last forever. This hoop is worth twice the price.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. E. Naya on May 7, 2009
FIRST let me say... I usually don't write/send in reviews - but, after reading a few negative reviews by some that purchased this system, I was driven to send in my own experience...which questions how anyone could send in a negative review on this product...In other words, I just don't understand how they could have had a negative experience??? (Keeping in mind, that when you buy this product...you need to know that you'll need to put this thing together...with a few bolts, screws and nuts (no pun intended) - it's not a out of the box fold open and ready to go product...it's a some assembly required product.)
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Here's my story...I received my hoop yesterday via UPS...it came in one large box. My wife called me at work to give me the heads-up (as she wanted me to put it together before my son's bday, which was only two days away.) With only two days to put together the unit...she was a little concerned, as she had read a couple of the negative reviews left by others (which after building the unit myself -- based on their feedback, I can say -- they must have been incompetent -- and I say this in a nice way -- as I just don't understand why they could have run into any issues.) Regardless, my wife being like most...was more interested in the negative reviews then the positive ones (e.g., difficult to construct, took 8 hours to build, etc, etc, etc...) I assured my wife that I'm good at reading directions and putting things together (e.g., BBQ Grill, Bike, Bed Frame, etc...) so I was not overly concerned with the negative reviews and figured I was up to the task. I got home by 5:00 and started into the project...ready for the worst.

All-said and done, it was EASY-EASY-EASY to build.
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