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Missing Piece - verify everything is there before beginning assembly
on January 25, 2015
Similar to another customer, the 15 3/4" metal rod that holds the pole, wheels and base together was missing. It's a critical component, so make sure it's there before beginning assembly. Lifetime is sending a new part asap, so really appreciate the quick service. Will upgrade the stars to reflect the product as soon as I can assemble it.
Update: Got the part and everything assembled easily (and did it fine by myself). That said, note that this model has the basket right against the pole, not in front, which means balls coming through the net are easily hitting the base, sending the ball ricocheting off in random directions. With this in mind, I would prefer a model where the baseboard is out in front of the pole.
Also, with this model, there is no easy way to level the hoop. Since our ground isn't perfectly flat (street slopes down to the curb) the backboard and rim are currently angled back by about 15 degrees, which is significant.