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Lifetime 1531 Portable Basketball System, 48 Inch Shatterproof Backboard
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- Assembly of 1 portable hoop
- Please allow an assembly window of 4-6 hours
- Moving the basketball hoop to a new location is not included
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- 48" Shatterproof Fusion backboard with a Makralon playing surface and fade resistant graphics provides a durable pro-glass look!
- Features Quick Adjust II height adjustment mechanism; easily adjusts from 8 to 10 feet
- 31 Gallon base provides stability and portability; Can be filled with water or sand
- Rust-resistant all weather finish and all-weather nylon net; can be used indoor and outdoor
- Backed by a 5-year manufacturer warranty
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This hoop's rolling base makes it easy to position the hoop wherever you'd like, and its UV-protected construction won't crack or degrade outdoors. A 48-inch Shatter Guard backboard is made of practically indestructible Makrolon polycarbonate that will stand up to the most wicked dunks. A three-piece, telescoping pole system makes height adjustment fast and easy, and the rim's welded steel net hooks are designed to withstand aggressive play.
All Lifetime products include a limited manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Details are included with your purchase.
About Lifetime Products
Headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, Lifetime Products, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of residential basketball hoops and folding tables and chairs.
Top Customer Reviews
Other than that it has served us well, never fallen over even in 45 MPH winds and the base and pole were still in fine shape after 4 plus years.
Not included and which I feel is very important is a top pole cap. They talk in the manual about making sure there are no rust spots on the pole and if there are any that develop over the years how to patch them. The outside of the pole is painted black. However, that is only 50% of the pole surface. The other 50% is on the inside of the pole. The inside has no paint to protect it from rust. Thus with no pole cap any rain water will enter the pole from the top and make it rust from the inside. This is even more dangerous since you can't even see this potential degradation. I ended up solving this problem myself by using a plastic peanut butter jar as a cap. It fitted perfectly inside the pole (use the smaller jars of peanut butter). I painted it black so it would match. I do not have the years of age on it so time will tell how it holds up. The bolts are zinc and not stainless so they are not really made to stand up to water over a long period of time. I guess maybe paying more for a goal might get more bells and whistles like stainless parts among other refinements. Other than that for the price ($156 total delivered) you can't beat it.
I'm only pointing out a few things that I thought was useful but couldn't figure out when I was deciding on which to buy:
-I filled with water, and it is just fine no chance of it falling over
-Yes you do bend a piece of plastic for the mounting/adjusting mechanism of the backboard->pole, but it is mainly a sliding guide, and doesn't seem like it will break over time
-Easy adjusting with a broom stick. Push the rim itself to raise, push the metal behind the backboard to lower
-Backboard does wobble a bit when you hit the backboard, but not to the point where it gets annoying (you can still shoot bank shots). More motivation to shoot swishes anyway
-Backboard does not "deaden" the ball that badly
-Wheels on the front so you can tilt and move the hoop after you fill it, though it is pretty heavy even with just water
-Installation took me awhile, but is not hard. Read the instructions, on my manual there was a picture with an extra screw which does not exist and does not show up in the item list. Don't let that confuse you.
Hope that helps
Pros: Easy to assemble, with good instructions, stable base, easy to adjust, happy with quality of product. My son loves it
Cons: The one difficult portion of the assembly I did bracing the mounting pole against two trash cans while holding it up and trying to tighten the nuts. Have a second person to help.
I put this together in about 2 hours in the garage. It was relatively easy, except for one step where you mount the backboard to the mounthing pole. You need an extra set of strong hands. I made one additional error, after it was fully assembled I filled the base with sand and water, and then decided to move the hoop... big mistake.... it is heavy ... set it in the desired place then fill it, moving this thing is not easy.
Overall I highly recommend this product, much cheaper than buying at the sporting good stores, and it was delivered right to the garage.
It took about 2-3 hours to build. You really need two people for certain things. Tightening nuts and bolts require two people using force from different directions.
THERE ARE SOME WRENCHES THAT ARE REQUIRED AND IT DOESNT STATE THAT IN THE INSTRUCTIONS SO BEFORE STARTING, make sure you get a 3/4" wrench.
The instructions are not terrible. Pretty ok, but building this is a job. Just take that into account. For the price, this is a full size very nice hoop.
ONE BIG THING TO CONSIDER - many people were saying not to put water in it and that sand is better. Thing with that is we need 7 bags of sand (50lbs each) bcs you do need 350 pounds of sand. Now - if you just plop the bags down on top of the base then no problem. But - if you want to put the sand INTO the base - there are two small holes that you need to use. There is no other way to get the sand in. We bought a funnel and cut the top off to make the hole larger and it took us more than an hour to get just two bags of sand in. It's insane. It's really a pain in the B^%&. We put those two bags in and now we have the other five sitting on top waiting for the next time we have a few hours on our hands. We did become quite good at sifting sand through a funnel though!
For now - i think we are happy with this purchase but only time will tell. Now we need to start playing basketball!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
MY 6 YEAR GRANDSON LOVES IT. 3 SETTINGS FOR HEIGHT. JUST GREATPublished 1 day ago by Theresa C Ptasnick
Great goal so far. The only problem I am having so far is that one of the base plugs leaks a little.Published 9 days ago by C Bishop
Great product! Instructions were a bit difficult and the diagrams could be tough at times to make out. Took about 2-3 hours to put together, would not recommend doing alone. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Tyler Pitkin
I am only 5ft tall and it was pretty uncomplicated for me to assemble. ..Not a breeze by myself but not aweful by any means. It's adjustable and super sturdy . Read morePublished 25 days ago by Teresa N.
Very disappointed. Bought this for my brother as a house warming gift. Found out that he had to drill holes to attach the rim because the holes were not drilled corectly by the... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
A little hard to put together because instructions sip a few important details.
You will need several different socket sizes, go get the tools before you start... Read more
This was a replacement for a cheaper system that lasted pretty well for 3-4 years. It is both better and more expensive which makes it fairly neutral to having extra value for the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard P. Ostwald