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Spalding NBA Portable Basketball System - 54" Glass Backboard
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- Portable basketball system with 40-gallon capacity base for water or sand
- Tempered glass backboard, measures 54 inches wide (0.25-inches thick)
- Heavy duty solid steel Arena Slam breakaway rim
- Three-piece, four-inch square pole with 4-strut mount for increased support
- Screw Jack adjustable height system moves the basket from 7.5 to 10 feet high
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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 basketball 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.
54" 1x1 SF w/Alum;1/4" Glass;Scjk Lift;Arena Slam;Brd & Stad Pd
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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- layout all materials before starting
- read and reread the instructions on each page and look at the picture multiple times that goes with it. There are multiple steps per page.
- use of sawhorse is called for but one reviewer suggested using two and that would be a good idea- we did not but it would have been useful
- the poles- I was dreading this part the most. Look at the picture, look again at the picture, and then relook again before putting together. I did end up switching the direction of one right before we started pounding together based on looking at the picture wrong. We did spray WD-40 on it- not sure if that helped or not but I'm sure didn't hurt. We did start with trying to stand on ladder and having someone with a small mallet hit from the top with wood on the bottom and wood on the top part. Didn't move much. We then laid the poles on the garage floor and while I tried to hold one end my husband used a sledge hammer and gave a hard hit with wood protecting the pole like you would play croquet. That worked great. What we didn't do though was to put a blanket down to protect the poles therefore part of the poles got scuffed from the garage floor.
- because of the climate where we live we did use sand for the base (also because of many commenting how quickly the base cracks) Whoever said the design of the little hole to pour the sand through is the most ridiculous thing ever is 110% correct. I cannot understand if they recommend water OR sand why they don't have a better system. In addition, we bought play sand as others recommended but due to the weather it ended up not being extremely dry. Therefore it took us hours to get the sand in. We started with the hoop on a sawhorse, husband on a ladder pouring the 50 lb bags onto a cardboard sort of funnel and I stood on the other end and literally pushed the sand through for the first 200 lbs. Then moved into place and added the rest since it had some weight to hold it up then- which included tipping the system forward and to the side to try to distribute the sand and using a small pole to push the sand further in. If I were to do again I would lay out a tarp on the driveway and empty about 350/400 lbs of sand onto it to dry in the sun while we put it together in the am. Then transfer the dry sand into the hole. That was the worst part.
The system when done is impressive and very nice to look at. Very nice to play off of as well. Like how it is a straight up and down pole vs slanting like our last one. I thought I would be disappointed with the 54 instead of getting the 60 but am not at all and it was $500 cheaper. As others indicated if using sand it is a very heavy system and after about 100 lbs of sand hard to move so try to get into location before adding the rest. Will update review once we have for a bit. Hoping backboard doesn't crack as others have had happen and poles/base stays in one piece. Took us without adding the sand about 3+ hours to install plus a couple breaks to borrow a couple tools.
It took me and my father in-law about 1.5 hours to assemble this. Like everyone says, the instructions are a bit messy. However, I will also say that if you have the time and space, organization is key! Lay everything out on the floor (or table) so you can easily see the different sizes and types of hardware. The instructions do provide you with a hardware "key" to show you which piece is which. Take your time and don't get frustrated.
Finally, I thought the item was very well packaged, no damage. I can see this hoop lasting 10 years or more, easily!
Not bad to assemble, if you're comfortable with socket wrenches, very heavy items, and have 6-8 hours to spare. Helpful to have a 10 year old pair of extra hands to help for half the job and a full sized adult for a few hours. 3 key things will make it all easier...
1)Loctite. Worth putting on the fasteners to ensure it stays together thru the years.
2) DRY SAND. Tape a cardboard funnel to the base and the bags will pour in like sand through an hourglass. Buy wet sand and this is a 3 day project. The base can hold water, but I assumed leaks will happen (or freezing) and then the unit tips over.
3) Truck or car. The most difficult part is slamming the 3 square pole sections together. The instruction tell you to hold the posts vertically, and repeatedly raise/drop to pile drive the top section into the bottom section with gravity. No way that would work for us - we were able to get it 2.5" together by hand, even with grease. Considered attaching weight to the very top, but seemed sketchy. So, for the total 4" we propped the pole up to car bumper height on boxes and taped 2x6 board scraps to the ends (to protect the metal poles). With one 2x6 against a concrete foundation, we gently rolled my truck against the other end at ~2 mph, which did the trick.