Lifetime 90061 Portable Basketball System, 52 Inch Shatterproof Backboard,Black
|Frame Material||Alloy Steel|
|Minimum Height||7.5 Feet|
About this item
- 52" Steel Framed Shatterproof backboard is constructed of High Density Polyethylene for superior strength and durability
- Features Front Adjust height adjustment mechanism; easily adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet. 3 Piece Powder Coated Steel Round Pole, Adjustment Increments: 6 inches
- 35 Gallon heavy duty 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. Base Dimensions-49 x 32.7 x 9 inches
- Backed by a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 49 x 52 x 120 inches; 100 Pounds
- Item model number : 90061
- Department : Unisex-teen
- Date First Available : October 26, 2010
- Manufacturer : Lifetime Products
- ASIN : B00498NEEI
- Best Sellers Rank: #100,423 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Now the major issue during assembly is that this thing is really big, awkward and VERY heavy (as you would expect). The instructions clearly say 2 people for assembly. My wife helped me a couple times to hold stuff and without her it would not only be tough but you would probably end up with it on your head.
Overall it took me 3 hours from start to finish. I only ended up with 2 extra screws for placing the plastic guard on the bottom of the backboard. The package says 10 and there are 10 included but I could only see where I needed 8 and during the install it asks for only 8.
I haven't used it yet as it is a surprise for my son's 7th birthday, but it looks straight and it seems very robust. I'm sure it doesn't have the feel of a $1K one, but for kids, it is more than enough. Very legit. Moving it once it is full with water is near impossible though. It is VERY heavy. I'm glad I didn't fill it with sand before testing that. Wow.
We'll see how it holds up but it went together very well with everything exactly as the instructions stated and everything seems perfect built so I'm hopeful it will last. Now if it only fit in my garage...
Usage: The hoop itself is great looking and does not rattle or shake at all when shots hit the backboard. The base can be filled with sand or water. I live in a temperate climate and have to move every few years. That being the case I opted for water since it can be easily emptied. Be aware if you live in an area with common freezing temperatures, water may expand and possibly could crack the base. Please note that the sand is not included. Raising and lowering the hoop was able to be accomplished by my 9 year old and is pivoted which does not require lots of strength to accomplish. One does not have to bear the weight to move the hoop up or down. Additionally the height adjustment is done by gripping the two handles in the middle of the pole and squeezing the "triggers" then you can easily raise or lower the hoop.
Wheels are no the bottom of the base but are really not easy to engage. The backboard comes with a nice protective film over it and looks great once removed.
Market Research: I did look at other hoops and they often had inferior components such as lackluster smaller backboards, insufficient bases, and difficult height adjustment methods. This is a shatter proof backboard, with a spring system on the rim. From a safety standpoint the materials and design make this a step above other hoops I went and looked at. I have no regrets on this purchase and my kids love it.
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