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Spalding NBA Portable Basketball System - 60" Acrylic Backboard
|Price:||$554.40 FREE Scheduled Delivery|
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- Portable basketball system with 60-inch acrylic backboard
- Heavy-duty steel frame; Arena Slam breakaway rim
- Screw Jack lift system adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet in infinite increments
- 3-piece, 3.5-inch round steel pole; front cover acts as rebounder
- 40-gallon base fills with sand or water for stability
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Founded in 1876 by Hall of Fame pitcher Albert G. Spalding, Spalding is one of the oldest and best-known sporting goods brands in the world, and is a leading producer and marketer of basketballs, volleyballs, footballs, softballs (Dudley brand), and soccer balls. Spalding is the official game ball provider of the National Basketball Association, the Major Indoor Soccer League, and more than 200 college and university programs. Spalding is also the official basketball equipment supplier to the NCAA Final Four. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Spalding is owned by Russell Corp.
From the Manufacturer
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.
Top Customer Reviews
But the assembly was such a pleasant surprise and the end product so awesome, I had to post a review (my first ever, for anything).
The end product is attractive and solid. We live in the Midwest and I was afraid the large backboard would act like a sail on windy days. Being able to lower the backboard when not in use is a big plus and it's very easy to do. We filled the tank with water and, as per the directions, 2 gallons of antifreeze since we live in a cold climate. I believe that will work fine, but the day after final assembly the weather forecast called for 40-50 mph gusts. So being a bit of a ninny, I put an extra 150lbs of ballast (bags of rock salt) on top of the tank. The hoop is solid as a rock both in the wind and during play.
Assembly was pretty painless and took about 5 hours altogether. Contrary to what I've come to expect from instruction manuals, this one was pretty decent. A couple of assembly tips:
1. Tools needed. I can't imagine trying to assemble this without a socket wrench set. Also, most of the time during assembly the pole will rest on sawhorses - make sure they are tall enough before you start (at least 38" high). You'll need that much clearance when the backboard is attached.
2. The instructions advise to check that bolts fit smoothly thru their intended holes in case dried paint around the hole opening impedes that. Good advice. I encountered that issue in step A 11 when attaching the "elevator tubes".Read more ›
I found the instructions to be on par with virtually everything else in the "assembly required" category ... swing sets, ping pong tables, modular furniture, etc. It's no better and no worse that those items. You won't get the Apple experience here, but the instructions are very usable.
There are a couple of items that are out of sequence. For example, after step 9 is a note to tighten the bolts you installed in steps 4 thru 8. But, I never saw anything in steps 4 thru 8 that suggested I not tighten them. (My step references may be off, but the point is the same -- maybe front-load the direction to not tighten bolts until later).
Otherwise, thorough and relatively easy to follow.
These systems have a 3-piece pole. The instructions tell you to "bounce" the pieces together. It's a full-body slam. After wrestling with the first pole, I used some grease on the second one. I recommend grease.
You need some sort of saw-horse. This is called out in the instructions. I used two ladders with 2x4s between them. A standard saw-horse may not work, as you need it to be fairly tall. Just know this going in -- you have to have some way to have the pole horizontal and off the ground.
Hardware fit was snug and secure. Occasionally, the powder coating impeded bolts from fitting and required light tapping with a rubber mallet. This is called out in the instructions, though.
I think it would be nearly impossible to install the backboard without a 2nd person. It took me and my dad 3 hours to assemble, including a good 30 minutes to diagnose a missed bolt. Oops ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is good except for when you have high winds. The middle and top poles separated when the wind hit the secure cover. The top hit the ground making the rim an oval.Published 4 days ago by W. Rollins
Very good set take your time read the directions went together pretty easy had some help and every one who shoots on this hoop love it thanksPublished 9 days ago by Gerald
Could not use product because the backboard was completely bent on half when it arrived!!Published 3 months ago by Linda Voulgarakis
A little time consuming to assemble. But is a good value for the price. This is my young children's first hoop, so the adjustable height is great.Published 4 months ago by Mike La Rosa
The base came cracked, so I had to patch it up with silicon before it leaked too much water. Instructions are very unclear and excruciatingly annoying. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bro
Great value for the price paid. No problems with assembly. We are using it indoors in our farm shop.Published 5 months ago by athomemom
I have looked at many portable hoops and for the money paid I found this to be a fair value. There is quite a bit of assembly required and many steps would be much easier with two... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Scott