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Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System, 44 Inch Backboard
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- Installation of 1 in-ground basketball hoop according to instructions
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- 44" Impact backboard is virtually unbreakable.
- Telescoping mechanism adjusts from 7.5 to 10-Feet 6-Inch increments
- 27-Gallon base fills with water or sand and rolls to your desired location
- All-weather resistant, deigned to withstand the harshest elements
- 18-Inch black solid steel rim with 1/2-Inch steel braces, 5-year warranty
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The Lifetime hoop adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments.
And players needn't worry about the 44-inch backboard wearing dramatically over time thanks to the UV-protected, high-density polyethylene construction. This sturdy plastic material helps the board resist chipping and cracking while protecting the graphics from fading. Also equipped with a black, powder-coated, three-piece pole, the Lifetime system carries a five-year warranty.
In the beginning, all the founder of Lifetime Products wanted was a sturdier basketball pole for his backyard. With this in mind, he found and purchased a piece of heavy-duty used pipe, a sheet of plywood, and a basketball rim. The resulting backyard basketball standard functioned perfectly in his backyard. Seeing the potential of his hoop, he placed an ad in the local free classified newspaper and made his first sale. The rest--as they say--is history. He created the American PlayWorld Company in 1973, based out of his garage in Riverdale, Utah. After expanding into several other types of playground equipment, he eventually moved to a bigger location in South Ogden, Utah. Several years later, the company transformed the basketball industry by introducing the Quick Adjust basketball pole, the first complete basketball system you could raise and lower with a broomstick. In 1986, American PlayWorld created Lifetime Products, a separate company intended to concentrate specifically on manufacturing adjustable basketball systems. In the ensuing years, the company has grown from having 18 employees in a 32,000-square-foot space in half a warehouse to more than 1,400 employees and 2.6 million square feet over 23 separate buildings.
From the Manufacturer
Portable Basketball System
We've come a long way since our beginning. It all started as an idea in a garage in Riverdale, Utah. Lifetime Products' founder was a father who simply wanted to build a better basketball hoop for his family.
His passion for innovation quickly expanded beyond his initial project, and he created a company in March of 1986 called Lifetime Products. The philosophy for the name, as well as the goal of the company, was to build durable lasting products for consumers.
Lifetime Products has become a world-wide trusted brand as it has broadened from basketball hoops, to picnic tables, and to folding tables and chairs. Now our sheds, kayaks, and more are leaders in their competitive markets. From those first years in Lifetime's history, the company has grown from 15 employees in a partial warehouse to over 1,500 employees — all over the globe.
Portable Basketball System
This portable basketball system from Lifetime Products features a 44-inch Impact backboard that adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet high. It also includes a Classic Rim with an all-weather nylon net and a 2.75-inch diameter round steel pole. With a 27-gallon heavy-duty portable base, this system is the perfect beginner residential basketball system.
- Impact Backboard is Virtually Unbreakable
- Fade Resistant Graphics
- Classic Rim With All-Weather Net
- Telescoping Height Adjustment Mechanism Easily Adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet
- Heavy-Duty Portable Base
- 5-Year Warranty
Enjoy the game in your driveway or street at your level! Without the use of tools, players can adjust the height of the rim from 7.5 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments.
The durable Impact Backboard is crafted from virtually unbreakable High-Density Polyetheylene (HDPE). Screen-printed graphics are formulated with UV-protected ink for long-lasting superior color and protection from weather and intense game.
Transportable Rolling Base
The entire system is supported with a blow-molded durable base. Fill with sand or water and play today! To store, or protect strong winds, simply tilt the system forward and roll to your desired location.
This is the original Lifetime rim! With a Classic rim, you get a 5/8-inch solid-steel ring supported by ½-inch braces, perfect for the beginner or intermediate player. An all-weather net is included.
|Backboard Size||44 Inch||44 Inch||48 Inch||44 Inch|
|Backboard Material||High-Density Polyethylene||Makrolon||Makrolon||High-Density Polyethylene|
|Height Adjustment Mechanism||Telescoping||Telescoping||Quick Adjust II||Dual|
|Height||7.5 to 10 Feet in 6 Inch Increments||7.5 to 10 Feet in 6 Inch Increments||8 to 10 Feet in 6 Inch Increments||6.5 to 10 Feet|
|Base Size||27 Gallon||27 Gallon||31 Gallon||31 Gallon|
Top Customer Reviews
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Read all the reviews on this. Mind you, I was a bit skeptical at the price, but in the end, I locked and loaded on this one and am very happy. Below is my written review and I've also attached some video. Read the review first.
As for it being complicated to put together, I really did not find this to be an issue. Sure, there were a couple of vague areas, but I found if I just paused, thought about it for a while, the answer came to me. Aside from putting one bolt in backwards (kids could have bonked their head on it so just turned it around) it all worked out nicely. One adult can do most of the work, but you must have two for the mounting of the back board and hoop.
As for quality. It's just fine.
For little kids, I think this is perfect. If I was buying it for older kids, I might get one of the other models with a bigger back board and where the board is extended off the pole. I recorded a couple of videos which shows you how the back board sits right on the pole. As one reviews stated, if you were running and slamming, you'd run right into the pole. Sometimes the ball hits the pole and kicks it back out. So this hoop system is really more for "goofing" around than serious play.
If you have a limited budget and / or you just want something for goofing around, or for little kids who have an interest in Bball, really I can't find any faults. The price can't be beat. The system is very stable and sound.
But remember, this is not a professional set up. The backboard is made out of molded plastic. This is somewhat softer than plexiglass or wood and dampens the characteristic bounce that you might get with a harder surface. The fact that the base is weighted, rather than fixed to the ground, also increases the give on the backboard. Even so, the backboard perfroms competently. So unless your kids are budding NBA stars, the effect on play is minimal and the backboard is more than adequate.
You can fill the base with water or sand. Water has the advantage of being easier to remove whereas sand weighs more and would make the base more stable. However, even with water the hoop is far more stable than I would have imagined. It stays firmly planted even when the ball is thrown at the backboard with force.
Although portable, the structure is not easily collapsible. The hoop only reduces down easily to a minimum of 7 1/2 feet. So if you want to store it for the winter you will need to have enough room to store such a long structure, actually disassemble the hoop, or simply let it stay outside and brave the elements. It is not difficult to raise and lower the height in six inch increments, but this requires removing a screw and extending the pole assembly. Not too difficult, but more challenging than lever operated systems.Read more ›
I'd start out by saying now that I'm 100% ready to go, this hoop is at least as good or better then my reasonable expectations. Totally fine for my kids, but I think once you're up to a regulation 10 foot basket for kids 9 or 10 and older, it may not be good enough. The 44 inch backboard will be too small, and it just may not be sturdy enough for some more serious basketball, but again, for $100, it's really pretty solid and I'm very happy with it. In 3-4 years I'll upgrade (although for my 3 year old this will still be good). All in all, I give it 5 stars and recommend for smaller kids and/or a small budget.
Box came in just 3-4 days, no damage, and everything accounted for. I'm fairly handy, but made sure I took my time so I didn't do anything wrong. I organized the parts, reviewed the direction and got started. I can see how someone could get this together in 90 minutes or so, but it took me longer. No issues, the directions are clear and it's really not very complicated.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This hoop is a very sturdy and nice basic basketball hoop! We bought this for our boys birthday and they love it! Read morePublished 6 hours ago by MOM of 2 boys
Reasonably easy to assemble by myself. Filling the base with sand though was a huge pain.
Tips for sand:
A) Use the driest sand possible. Read more
It is ok. They need to make it sturdy and the design needs to be better. Like making it black with less of the light colors. Looks childish to me.Published 9 hours ago by Kevin Garns
It's ok. A bit of a pain to put together and adjust the height but knew that before purchasing. Plastic backboard seems to be arching from the sun. Serves it's purpose. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Malukey's Mom
Boughten for 4 grandsons 12 - 5....has worked very well for them...Published 2 days ago by Jack Newcomb
Not difficult to put together (easier with 2 people though). No complaints.Published 3 days ago by Mark
Now here is a really good quality product and look. This is our first buy of lifetime 1221 pro court.and satisfied customer, are we !! Read morePublished 3 days ago by recad