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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: #537,989 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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This is a very solid, and heavy, system.
palefire
Directions are pretty clear for most people.
caseycour
My friend finished the project in 7 hours.
Michelle Sims

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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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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Sims on February 8, 2008
This product shouldn't be sold. Step 1 in the assembly there were problems with the weel attachment. I had to rig something up to make it work. Ok and hour later...step 2 after wondering why the bolt instructed to use in the assemble didn't work, I quit. Then, I was talking about this problem with some parents and one said they had the same hoop and encountered the same problems. The problems didn't end with the instructions having a misprint with the bold. They continued to the supporting bars (the main support that held up the net). They don't fit together....it seems like the engineer for this system forgot to calculate for the paint on the "tight fit" of the support and paint stripper must be used to remove the paint in order for the parts to fit. What a nightmare! I have yet to finish assembling mine. My friend finished the project in 7 hours. I don't have 7 hours to remanufacture this disaster. I tried a jillion times to call tech. support with spalding. Conviently, no matter what hour you call, nobody answers. I'm going to see if I can return this to the store I purchased at.
Don't waste you money and toture yourself.
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