Spalding NBA The Beast Portable Basketball System - 60" Glass Backboard
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- Residential portable basketball system adjusts from 7.5-Feet to 10-Feet
- Gray inset cover acts as a handle for pre-play movement and a re-bounder during play
- Two-piece, 5-Inch square angled pole system with screw in water level gauge base cap
- 60-Inch glass backboard, Pro Image breakaway basketball rim, all-weather white net
- 50+ Gallon capacity dual capacity base fills with water or sand for stability
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Enjoy years of recreational basketball fun in your backyard with The Beast
The Spalding "The Beast" 74560 Portable Basketball Hoop with 60 Inch Glass Backboard features a two piece, 5 Inch square angeled pole system with screw in water level gauge base cap, a 60 Inch tempered glass backboard, and the Pro Image breakaway basketball rim. The Spalding 74560 basketball system adjusts from 7.5 feet to 10 feet with an easy to use screw jack adjustment system and is easily portable using the multi-wheeled castors with engaging handle.
"The Beast" base is designed for security, mobility, and a better playing experience
- Four-strut pole/base mount allows for superior system rigidity.
- The multi-wheel design with castors and the engaging handle make this portable basketball system easier to move.
- 50+-gallon base fills with water or sand for stability and safety.
Gray inset cover acts as a handle for pre-play movement and a rebounder during play.
The four-point Z-arm board mount provides increased stability and goal reinforcement.
Pro Image breakaway rim provides pure bounces above and around the hoop.
Learn about the different types of backboard material:
Glass: the most professional and expensive of backboard materials. Glass provides the most bounce of backboard materials, allowing you to play like a pro.
Acrylic: with more bounce than polycarbonate but less bounce than glass, acrylic is a good 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.
Learn about the different types of Spalding 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 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 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.
Spalding 's The Beast Tempered Glass 74560 60-in Portable Basketball System is sturdy and durable thanks to a 1/4-in tempered glass backboard with a heavy-duty steel frame trimmed in aluminum. The screwjack lift allows you to move the basket anywhere from 7.5 ft to 10 ft. This system also features a Pro-Image breakaway rim and a 50-gal capacity dual ballast base.
A Division of Russell Brands, LLC, Spalding is the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world, and America's first baseball company. Spalding is the official basketball of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the official backboard of the NBA and NCAA, the official baseball of the Little League World Series, the official volleyball of the King of the Beach Volleyball Tour and of the "Pro Beach Series" and the official football of Pop Warner. In addition to being a leading producer and marketer of basketballs, footballs, volleyballs and soccer balls, Spalding produces softballs under the Dudley brand. The SPALDING® and DUDLEY® trademarks are owned by Russell Brands, LLC.
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1) I purchased “The Beast” portable basketball system (model 74560) late December, 2016. My unit has a defect that prevents the front wheels from retracting enough for the unit to rest on the front lower pads. As a result, the unit is always able to roll freely even when the front wheel lever is flush against the lower pad. Others have had a similar problem. Here is an example: https://www.amazon.com/review/RXI2N85JV1LL6
2) They send me a defective unit.
3) I registered the product and filed a warranty claim on 1/2/17
4) I received an email confirming registration, but not confirming my warranty claim.
5) 1/9/17: Still no reply from Spalding, so I called customer service. The customer support person was curt, irritable, impatient, and challenged me on multiple fronts -- "Did you send us a picture? Did you send us a receipt? We can't do anything without a receipt!" I had uploaded everything they needed during the registration process, so I asked him to check. He checked and conceded that I'd provided everything they needed. He said they were 300 emails behind and that it would take them at least another week before they could respond.
6) 1/16/17: I received an email saying "modified wheels and brackets" had been shipped.
7) 1/17/17: I received an email with the tracking number. According to tracking, it didn't ship until 1/17/16 (not 1/16/17 specified in the previous email.
8) 1/21/17: The parts arrived (nearly three weeks after my first contact).
9) 1/28/17: Attempted to install the parts Spalding sent to fix the problem, but the package was missing four bolts necessary to install the repair kit.
10) 1/28/17: Emailed Spalding requesting the parts and I am waiting for their reply.
Assuming "The Beast" is as good as everyone says, I started with five stars and knocked off three due to poor customer service.
This sucker is heavy. It comes in 3 boxes, stacked on a wooden pallet (which should really have been my first clue this would probably not be a 15 minute installation). Installation isn't particularly difficult, but putting the two parts of the post together was a challenge. I ended up using some dish soap for lubrication and a cutting board to pound the post on (I broke the cutting board... several times). Key is to get the top post to sink about 4" into the bottom post. I do some deadlifting as a hobby, and it definitely helped lifting the pole. When in doubt, use 2 people (one for lifting and dropping; one for stabilizing).
I ended up using a small ladder instead of a saw horse to lean the pole on for assembly, and it worked beautifully. End-to-end installation took about 3.5 hours. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a 4' tall 11-year-old to destroy in b-ball.
Update: after finally getting a hold of Spalding - the issue was covered under warranty. The powder coating on the poles is very thick (a good thing) but needs to be sanded off at the intersecting points prior to putting the two pieces together (this is not called out in the manual). It also helps to add a lubricant like WD40. Nice quality and overall polite (not timely) customer service.
So, my advice, if this is a Christmas gift, be sure to order it at least 30 days from Christmas and do now wait until Christmas eve to assemble the system.
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