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Spalding Portable Basketball System - 50" Acrylic Backboard

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  • Portable basketball system with 50-inch acrylic backboard
  • Heavy-duty steel frame; Pro Slam breakaway rim
  • ExactaHeight lift system adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments
  • 3-piece, 3.5-inch round steel pole; authentic board pad
  • 34-gallon base fills with sand or water for stability
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Product Description

Product Description

The Spalding 66355 features a 50" steel framed acrylic backboard with authentic style board pads. The ExactaHeight lift system adjusts rim height from 7.5' to 10' in 6" increments. The system features a 2-wheel, 34-gallon base that can be filled with sand or water to provide maximum stability and safety. The front cover of the system also acts as a rebounder during play. The system also has a 3 piece, 3.5" round pole set at a 20 degree angle from the base.

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Designed to sit in a driveway, backyard, or any other open space, the Spalding 50-inch portable basketball system will turn your paved landscape into a jump-shooting haven. The system starts with a 50-inch acrylic backboard with a heavy-duty steel frame. The board offers the same look and feel as pro-style glass backboards, helping you shoot layups and bank shots with confidence. The Pro Slam breakaway rim, meanwhile, holds up well against the force of emphatic dunks--a must for modern hoops. And hops-challenged players will love the hoop's ExactaHeight lift system, which lets you adjust the height from 7.5 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments. Other features include a two-wheel, 34-gallon base that fills with sand or water for maximum stability and safety; a front cover that acts as a built-in rebounder during play; and a three-piece, 3.5-inch-diameter round pole.

About Spalding
Founded in 1876 by Hall of Fame pitcher Albert G. Spalding, Spalding is one of the oldest and best-known sporting goods brands in the world, and is a leading producer and marketer of basketballs, volleyballs, footballs, softballs (Dudley brand), and soccer balls. Spalding is the official game ball provider of the National Basketball Association, the Major Indoor Soccer League, and more than 200 college and university programs. Spalding is also the official basketball equipment supplier to the NCAA Final Four. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Spalding is owned by Russell Corp.


Product Details

Instruction Manual [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 55.5 x 34.4 x 6.7 inches ; 111 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 111.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B001XOKUSO
  • Item model number: 66355
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
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From the Manufacturer

Learn about the different types of backboard material:

Acrylic: with more bounce than polycarbonate but less bounce than glass, acrylic is a great 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.

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.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

My son loves it and plays every day !!
Andrea Jean Brady
I gave my email 3x, and the operator couldn't get it right (no email received).
Tamara r. Torres
Was not the easiest to put together but not bad.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Rick Mallory Jr. on April 28, 2011
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Alright. Long story short, I absolutely love this basketball hoop. The quality and craftsmanship is exactly what I was both looking for and expected when it comes to durability and appearance. I was hesitant at first upon reading the other reviews on this, however pretty much every hoop I looked through all had the same complaint: assembly. True, this would be quite the project for a single person to put up alone, but as long as you have at least two individuals who are somewhat handy, setup isn't that complicated (and can even be fun). I myself had two friends of mine (granted they are both majoring in engineering in college) come by to help me assemble it and within an hour and a half we had it up. I don't know about the individual who wrote that parts weren't there, because what came in the box was everything that was needed (we even ended up with a small quantity of spare parts)! I think what that reviewer meant is that you WILL need some tools for setup (not parts), like ladders, wrenches, extensions, and things of that nature, but like I said, aside from that, everything is all there. In case you're wondering, the manual tells you exactly what tools you will need. Anyway, don't be scared away by other reviews, this product is a TRULY excellent value for the money, and I am glad I purchased it. :)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Schmela on July 25, 2013
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After lots of searching the Internet and looking around town I picked this hoop. Overall as a driveway hoop I like it. I like it a lot, and don't think there is much to be gained at this price point.

I will be the first to admit that I am competitive. I really like racing with tasks. So upon reading the manual it says 2 hours for 2 competent adults. I see a challenge! I started the clock, opened the box and read the manual!! Those of you with XY chromosomes out there give us a bad rap by not reading (directions, maps, wife's shopping lists)!! The directions are good if you follow them.

+ They say sockets or open end wrenches...there is 1 step that requires a 1/2" socket. It is putting the plastic cover around the height adjustment bracket.
+ The location of that bracket is one thing I messed up on. I up it on the middle section, not the top section. There is an extra set of holes on the middle piece that I used, even though when I double check the manual, yes it says top section. A hiccup that cost me 5 minutes.
+ The bottom section of the box flipped over makes a great assembly table for the back of the backboard. A trash can did wonders supporting the pole during upper unit assembly.
+ When connecting pole unit to the top of the backboard pivot up the top of the backboard and tap the bolt through.

Those that knock this hoop for the time it took to assemble it are missing the point. It should be rated as a hoop, not on your dexterity with tools. It is like hating on brownies because you went out shooting hoops instead of taking them out of the oven on time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Morris A. Till IV on February 18, 2014
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This is a nice portable basketball system at a good price (I got it for $265.99 + $18.62 tax on 11/30/13). The only complaint I had is that the Pro Slam breakaway rim's spring mounting bolt had to be modified. The T bolt is made with a rounded backside so it can pivot up and down inside the matching recess of the rim's mounting plate during a slam. The problem was that the rim's mounting place recess wasn't deep enough so the bolt couldn't pivot. The T bolt actually got pinched. I ended up grinding the T bolt rounder to solve the issue. Not a big deal for me but not everyone had the tools or ability to make this modification.
Overall though it is a nice looking unit and my three kids love it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Hillfamily3boys on January 11, 2012
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My boys love this goal, it's sturdy and very well built! They play on it every day! The back board is large and looks like a real goal in a gym! My neighbor put his goal up the same day but we were outside much longer putting all the final pieces together. Assembly will take a couple of people but LOOK THE RESULTS ARE WORTH IT!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By The Helpful Dad on May 4, 2014
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My family and I have enjoyed playing basketball in the driveway with this hoop and in that regard the hoop has fulfilled it's intended purpose HOWEVER I can honestly say that had I listened more to the critical reviews and known what I know now upfront then I would NOT have made this purchase. Here are some tips to help you if you are considering buying this hoop...

1) THE SET-UP: this is the biggest con. Listen to the other reviewers when they say it takes 3-6 hours+ to put this together. It has nothing to be with being Mr Handyman or how much you know about tools, it's all about the quality (or lack of it) regarding the materials you are given to work with, the lack of clear instructions, and the poor machining of the pieces. Let me give you a few examples:
a) there are approx 100 nuts/bolts/screws in the kit but none of the bags they come in are labelled and the only way to figure out what screw you need for a specific instruction step is to try to match the screw to the picture in the manual. SInce a number of the screws look the same and are similar lengths it's sometimes guesswork and you have to hope for the best. THis process ultimately eats up so much of your time and I would say it adds about an hour to the process. Had Spalding simply labelled the screws in their bags/boxes it would have been much easier
b) whenever you have to work with the pieces which are painted black you'll quickly discover that the manufacturer unfortunately also painted the screw holes too! I wish I had discovered/known this sooner because I would have stopped/returned the hoop immediately but you don't actually find this out till you are about 70% into the job and then you have no choice but to forge on.
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