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SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop

SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop Brand: SKLZ

Features:

  • Indoor miniature basketball hoop with look and feel of genuine outdoor hoop
  • Pro-grade, spring-action breakaway steel rim for real slam dunks; 8-loop, 3-ply nylon net
  • Easy-to-assemble frame mounts over any door or installs on the wall (wall mounting hardware not included); features foam padding on door mounts

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Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height-Adjustable Portable Basketball System with 44-Inch Backboard

Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height-Adjustable Portable Basketball System with 44-Inch Backboard Lowest new price: $89.99
List price: $179.99
Brand: Lifetime
Model: 1221

Take your basketball game anywhere you want it with the Lifetime Pro Court 1221 Portable Basketball Hoop with 44 Inch Impact Backboard! You can take your bball game to the driveway, patio or cul-de-sac with a portable basketball hoop! Great for get-togethers and friendly family competition, this Lifetime portable system is height-adjustable for a good game anywhere, anytime. Made from patented high-density polyethylene plastic, the 1221 basketball goal is durable and resistant to chipping and cracking. The adjustable backboard is also U.V.-protected so the graphics wont fade. Constructed of powder-coated steel, this rugged system wont rust, for strength and beauty that last! Just set your height and go with this tough, convenient Lifetime Basketball System!

Hone your jump shot in your spare moments or perform a backyard dunking drill with this Lifetime portable basketball system. Unlike in-ground basketball hoops--which are typically anchored in concrete--this portable hoop rolls on wheels, letting you position the basket support in your desired location, from the back patio to the middle of the cul-de-sac. All you have to do is fill the 27-gallon base with water or sand and play.



The Lifetime hoop adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments.
Lifetime knows that younger players aren't always ready for a 10-foot hoop, which is why the basket boasts a height-adjustment mechanism. The telescoping mechanism adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments--no tools required--letting players of all ages and skill levels enjoy the game on their own terms. Aspiring dunkers can also gradually raise the basket 6 inches at a time as their vertical improves, although the 18-inch solid steel rim is not a breakaway rim. The black rim is instead extremely stable, with 1/2-inch steel braces, welded steel net hooks, and a 50-gram net.

And players needn't worry about the 44-inch backboard wearing dramatically over time thanks to the UV-protected, high-density polyethylene construction. This sturdy plastic material helps the board resist chipping and cracking while protecting the graphics from fading. Also equipped with a black, powder-coated, three-piece pole, the Lifetime system carries a five-year warranty.

About Lifetime
In the beginning, all the founder of Lifetime Products wanted was a sturdier basketball pole for his backyard. With this in mind, he found and purchased a piece of heavy-duty used pipe, a sheet of plywood, and a basketball rim. The resulting backyard basketball standard functioned perfectly in his backyard. Seeing the potential of his hoop, he placed an ad in the local free classified newspaper and made his first sale. The rest--as they say--is history. He created the American PlayWorld Company in 1973, based out of his garage in Riverdale, Utah. After expanding into several other types of playground equipment, he eventually moved to a bigger location in South Ogden, Utah. Several years later, the company transformed the basketball industry by introducing the Quick Adjust basketball pole, the first complete basketball system you could raise and lower with a broomstick. In 1986, American PlayWorld created Lifetime Products, a separate company intended to concentrate specifically on manufacturing adjustable basketball systems. In the ensuing years, the company has grown from having 18 employees in a 32,000-square-foot space in half a warehouse to more than 1,400 employees and 2.6 million square feet over 23 separate buildings.

Features:

  • Portable, height-adjustable basketball system with 44-Inch backboard
  • Telescoping mechanism adjusts from 7.5 to 10-Feet 6-Inch increments
  • 27-Gallon base fills with water or sand and rolls to your desired location
  • UV-protected, high-density polyethylene construction resists chipping and cracking
  • 18-Inch black solid steel rim with 1/2-Inch steel braces, 5-year warranty

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Lifetime Youth Basketball Hoop

Lifetime Youth Basketball Hoop List price: $139.99
Brand: Lifetime

The Lifetime Youth Basketball Hoop is perfect for those Kobes and LeBrons in training. This portable basketball hoop uses the latest technology to help introduce the classic game to your child. The 32-inch backboard is molded from high-density polyethylene, which makes it virtually unbreakable. The hoop's graphics are screen-printed with UV-protected inks for vivid color that lasts outdoors, and the nylon net is built to last, too. The Classic rim is supported by a 0.625-inch ring of solid steel with half-inch braces, and its double-compression springs. The telescoping pole allows you to easily adjust the height of the rim from 5.5 to 7.5 feet to accommodate players of any height or skill. The three-piece round steel pole is protected with a powder-coated, weather-resistant finish, and supported by an 11-gallon portable base. Just fill it with sand or water - no cement is needed. About Lifetime Sports Lifetime has been transforming basketball since 1986, providing products that let you throw down a slam dunk or shoot up the perfect game-winning shot. Makers of the first adjustable basketball pole, Lifetime is the world's leading producer of home basketball equipment. Lifetime makes it all a part of your game right at home with family and friends, the way it was meant to be. Virtually unbreakable 32-inch polyethylene backboard. Weather-resistant 3-piece steel pole. Simple telescoping pole. Height adjusts between 5.5 and 7.5 feet. 11-gallon heavy-duty portable base. 15-inch classic rim features wraparound brace.

Features:

  • Virtually unbreakable 32-inch polyethylene backboard
  • Weather-resistant 3-piece steel pole
  • Simple telescoping pole
  • Height adjusts between 5.5 and 7.5 feet
  • 11-gallon heavy-duty portable base

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Spalding NBA Slam Jam Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop

Spalding NBA Slam Jam Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop Lowest new price: $29.99
Lowest used price: $25.83
Brand: Spalding
Model: 56099



Spalding NBA Slam Jam Mini Basketball Hoop

Designed to look just like the official backboards of the NBA, this scaled down replica fits right over your doorway to bring you basketball action and fun no matter where you are.

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Work Hard, Play Hard. The Slam Jam Mini Hoop fits right over your door, for basketball action wherever you go.
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Practice your basketball game indoors and at home - no court required

Similar Look to the Official Game Backboards of the NBA

The NBA Slam Jam is made at a 1/4" scale replica of actual NBA game backboard, keeping the proportions the same as the professional level backboards, and the design features a color NBA Logoman. With this set, you can get as close as possible to the real NBA experience, without having to leave your room.

Foam Padding to Protect Door from Scuffing

This basketball system comes with padded door hooks that won't cause damage to your doorway, and prevent scuffing that often occurs with other systems.

Included in Set: The NBA Replica Game Ball

The NBA Slam Jam set comes complete 4" rubber basketball, which arrives deflated. This ball is also designed with the look of actual NBA basketballs, featuring NBA Logoman graphics.



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Product Specifications

  • 18" x 10.5" Polycarbonate Backboard
  • 1/4" Scale Replica of Actual NBA Game Backboard
  • Slam Jam Breakaway Rim
  • 4" Rubber Basketball with NBA Logoman Graphics
  • Foam Padding to Protect Door from Scuffing














About Spalding

From the beginning it was all about being first, being the best… being what others could only aspire to become. Established by Boston Red Stockings pitcher A.G. Spalding in 1876, Spalding has long been a leader of innovation and quality in the sporting goods category. From the development of the very first basketball to the latest in NeverFlat technology, Spalding's tradition of innovation continues.

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Slam Jam breakaway rim gives you a great dunking experience

Features:

  • 1/4" scale of NBA game backboard
  • 18" x 10.5" Polycarbonate Backboard
  • Slam Jam Breakaway Rim Design
  • Easily mounts with a pre-assembled bracket and over the Door Foam Padded Bracket
  • 4" Rubber Basketball Included along with tool for easy assembly

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Lifetime 51550 Courtside Portable Basketball System with 48-Inch Shatterguard Backboard

Lifetime 51550 Courtside Portable Basketball System with 48-Inch Shatterguard Backboard Lowest new price: $213.00
Lowest used price: $199.21
List price: $279.99
Brand: Lifetime
Model: 51550

Lifetime Courtside portable basketball system offers the 48" Shatter Guard Fusion Backboard with screen printed with UV-protected inks, providing fade resistant color. 3piece, 3" Round Speed Shift Pole adjusts from 8 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments. Simple one hand height adjustment. Orange Slam-it Rim features double compression springs to provide spring-back action. 1/2 " braces, providing excellent durability with welded steel net hooks and an all-weather nylon net. Play today, no cement required. 5 year warranty that covers everything on the system. Lifetime Customer Care @ 1-800-225-3865 (or) www.lifetime.com

Hone your jumpshot in your spare moments or perform a backyard dunking drill with the Lifetime Courtside portable basketball system. Unlike in-ground basketball hoops--which are typically anchored in concrete--the Courtside portable hoop rolls on wheels, letting you position the basket support in any desired location, from the back patio to the middle of the cul-de-sac. All you have to do is fill the 31-gallon polyethylene base with water or sand and play.

Lifetime knows that dunking and above-the-rim play are a huge part of modern basketball, which is why the Courtside comes with both a height adjustment mechanism and a spring-back rim. The three-piece, 3-inch round Speed Shift pole includes a set of counter-balance springs to help you raise and lower the backboard from 8 to 10 feet with one hand. Thanks to the handy technology, players of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the game on their own terms, while aspiring dunkers can gradually raise the level 6 inches at a time as their vertical improves. The Slam-It Rim, meanwhile, is designed specifically for players who like to throw down. The solid-steel rim features double-compression springs that give way during dunks to protect the player, then spring back once released. The orange rim is also supported by 1/2-inch braces, with welded-steel net hooks and an all-weather nylon net.

And players needn't worry about the backboard shattering after a nasty spill, as the 48-inch Shatter Guard Fusion backboard boasts Makrolon polycarbonate technology that's virtually unbreakable. Other features include fade-resistant graphics screen-printed onto the backboard with UV-resistant inks, a high-impact polyethylene frame around the backboard, and a powder-coated, rust-resistant finish around the pole. The Courtside carries a five-year warranty that covers everything on the system.

Amazon.com Basketball System Buying Guide
With the high-quality construction of many portable basketball systems, turning your driveway into a basketball court can be as simple as hooking up your garden hose. But while a portable system may ultimately be your best choice, there are reasons you may want to consider an in-ground or wall-mount system before you decide.

In-Ground Systems
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.

Many in-ground systems are height-adjustable, include removable post features that let you take the system down for off-season storage, and feature heavy-duty break-away rims. You'll also want to research the adjustable mechanisms on the systems, as there are several types to choose from. Some feature a counter-balance spring that lets you perform easy, one-hand adjustments while others may feature a sturdy, pneumatic system.

Wall-Mount Systems
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.

Portable 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.

Backboard Considerations
Regardless of which system you choose, you'll want to brush up on Backboards 101. Most residential systems feature backboards made of acrylic, fiberglass, graphite, or various other composite materials. While clear acrylic gives the professional look and feel of glass, it is not as rigid as fiberglass or graphite. Some systems may offer steel or aluminum backboards, which are virtually vandal resistant, but don't offer the true rebounding action.

The regulation size of an NBA backboard is 72 inches wide and 42 inches high. Most portable hoops are 42 or 44 inches wide and 36 inches tall. In-ground systems tend to be a bit larger, with 54-inch and 60-inch widths being the most popular. While rectangular shaped backboards provide more bank shot opportunities, they are generally more expensive than the streamlined fan-shaped board.

Features:

  • Portable basketball system with sturdy 31-gallon polyethylene base and bottom wheels
  • 48-inch shatter-proof polycarbonate backboard with fade-resistant graphics
  • 3-piece, 3-inch round Speed Shift pole adjusts from 8 feet to 10 feet
  • Solid-steel Slam-It Rim with double-compression springs and welded net hooks
  • All-weather nylon net; base fills with water or sand; 5-year warranty

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Lifetime 1301 Pool Side Basketball System with Backboard (White/Blue, 44-Inch)

Lowest new price: $143.42
List price: $159.99
Brand: Lifetime
Model: 1301

Lifetime Pool Side Base, with white granite 44" rectangular impact backboard. Features our blue hammertone telescoping pole and classic rim. Fun for the whole family , the Lifetime Pool Side Portable Basketball system will be a great addition to your pool. Easy to use, it simply rolls to the desired location and requires no tools to adjust. Features a durable nylon net with welded-steel hooks, rust-resistant finish, and a telescoping pole. 5 year warranty that covers everything on the system. Lifetime Customer Care @ 1-800-225-3865 (or) www.lifetime.com

Take the competition from the hardwood to the pool with the Lifetime 1301 poolside basketball hoop. Equipped with a 44-inch Impact backboard and a classic 18-inch rim, the hoop provides hours of backyard fun for kids and adults alike.


The poolside hoop is height adjustable from 4 to 6.5 feet.
The backboard is made of blow-molded, high-density polyethylene, with a design that rebounds well while holding up to bricks and bad bounces. The rim is also sturdy, with a 5/8-inch solid steel frame, 1/2-inch steel braces, and a 50-gram net. And should the game get a little too easy or hard, you can adjust the hoop to a more accommodating height. The hoop--which sits a top a two-piece, 3-inch-diameter powder-coated steel pole--adjusts from 4 to 6.5 feet.

Best of all, the poolside hoop is easy to move, so you can roll it wherever it fits best. Just fill up the 27-gallon heavy-duty base with sand or water and roll it to your desired location. The 1301 poolside hoop carries a five-year limited warranty.

About Lifetime
Headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, Lifetime is the world's leading manufacturer of residential basketball hoops and folding tables and chairs. With manufacturing facilities in Utah and Xiamen, China, Lifetime has applied innovation and cutting-edge technology in plastics and metals to develop creative products with superior strength and durability. Lifetime continues to expand its product lines, with outdoor sheds, kayaks, and tent trailers designed to simplify your everyday life and get the most out of your free time.

Features:

  • White Granite 44-inch rectangular Impactbackboard
  • Blue hammertone 2-piece, 3-inch round telescoping pole
  • Blue hammertone classic Rim
  • No tools required to adjust
  • Rust-resistant finish

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Spalding 79351 Backboard/Rim Combo with 44-Inch PolyCarbonate Backboard

Spalding 79351 Backboard/Rim Combo with 44-Inch PolyCarbonate Backboard Lowest new price: $111.51
Lowest used price: $101.56
List price: $119.00
Brand: Spalding
Model: 79351

44-inch PolyCarbonate backboard solid steel Slam Jam breakaway rim; white all-weather net; fits round or square poles

Play like the pros in your own backyard with this Spalding polycarbonate backboard/rim combo, which is designed to fit on both round or square poles. Measuring 44 inches wide, this clear board has look of a pro-style backboard--complete with NBA logo in the corner--this unit is ideal for mounting to a pole, garage, or wall. It also features a 5/8-inch solid steel Slam Jam breakaway rim with ultra-smooth spring action and an all-weather net. Mounting hardware not included.

Key Features:

  • 44-inch polycarbonate basketball backboard
  • Slam Jam breakaway basketball rim
  • 2-7/8" x 2-1/2" hole pattern
  • Designed to fit round or square poles
  • Weighs 34 pounds

Manufacturer's Warranty
Five-year limited warranty

About Spalding
As a Division of Russell Corporation, the Spalding Group consists of three business units: Spalding in Springfield, MA; American Athletic, Inc. (AAI) in Jefferson, IA; and Huffy Sports, in Sussex, WI. The three companies, collectively combined, are now the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world. Spalding is the official basketball supplier of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the official backboard of the NBA and NCAA, the official volleyball of the King of the Beach Volleyball Tour and the official football of the Arena Football League (AFL) and Pop Warner.

Amazon.com Basketball System Buying Guide
With the high-quality construction of many portable basketball systems, turning your driveway into a basketball court can be as simple as hooking up your garden hose. But while a portable system may ultimately be your best choice, there are reasons you may want to consider an in-ground or wall-mount system before you decide.

In-Ground Systems
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.

Many in-ground systems are height-adjustable, include removable post features that let you take the system down for off-season storage, and feature heavy-duty break-away rims. You'll also want to research the adjustable mechanisms on the systems, as there are several types to choose from. Some feature a counter-balance spring that lets you perform easy, one-hand adjustments while others may feature a sturdy, pneumatic system.

Wall-Mount Systems
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.

Portable 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.

Backboard Considerations
Regardless of which system you choose, you'll want to brush up on Backboards 101. Most residential systems feature backboards made of acrylic, fiberglass, graphite, or various other composite materials. While clear acrylic gives the professional look and feel of glass, it is not as rigid as fiberglass or graphite. Some systems may offer steel or aluminum backboards, which are virtually vandal resistant, but don't offer the true rebounding action.

The regulation size of an NBA backboard is 72 inches wide and 42 inches high. Most portable hoops are 42 or 44 inches wide and 36 inches tall. In-ground systems tend to be a bit larger, with 54-inch and 60-inch widths being the most popular. While rectangular shaped backboards provide more bank shot opportunities, they are generally more expensive than the streamlined fan-shaped board.

Features:

  • 44-Inch poly carbonate backboard
  • 5/8-Inch solid steel Slam Jam breakaway rim
  • Fits round or square poles
  • 5 Year limited warranty

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SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop System

Lowest new price: $104.98
Lowest used price: $96.58
List price: $149.99
Brand: SKLZ
Model: HP08-000

Perfect for indoor and outdoor recreation and fun, with full height adjustments. Has the look, function and durability of a Professional- grade system. Includes SKLZ mini basketball and easy to assemble.

Features:

  • Perfect for indoor and outdoor recreation and fun, with full height adjustments.
  • 30" x 20" clear polycarbonate shatterproof backboard with replica graphics
  • spring action "Break-A-Way" Rim
  • Variable height configurations for standard or pool play
  • Weighted mobile base fills with sand or water

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Spalding Portable Basketball System - 50" Polycarbonate Backboard

Spalding Portable Basketball System - 50" Polycarbonate Backboard Lowest new price: $334.99
Lowest used price: $287.61
List price: $399.99
Brand: Spalding
Model: 66349

The Spalding 66349 features a 50" steel framed polycarbonate backboard with authentic style board pads. The ExactaHeight lift system adjusts rim height from 7.5' to 10' in 6" increments. The system features a 2-wheel, 34-gallon base that can be filled with sand or water to provide maximum stability and safety. The front cover of the system also acts as a rebounder during play. The system also has a 3 piece, 3.5" round pole set at a 20 degree angle from the base.

Designed to sit in a driveway, backyard, or any other open space, the Spalding 50-inch portable basketball system will turn your paved landscape into a jump-shooting haven. The system starts with a 50-inch polycarbonate backboard with a heavy-duty steel frame. The board offers the same action as glass backboards, helping you shoot layups and bank shots with confidence. The Pro Slam rim, meanwhile, holds up well against intense play -- a must for modern hoops. And hops-challenged players will love the hoop's ExactaHeight lift system, which lets you adjust the height from 7.5 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments. Other features include a two-wheel, 34-gallon base that fills with sand or water for maximum stability and safety; a front cover that acts as a rebounder during play; and a three-piece, 3.5-inch round pole set at a 20-degree angle from the base.

About Spalding
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..

Features:

  • Portable basketball system with 50-Inch polycarbonate backboard
  • Heavy duty steel frame, pro slam breakaway rim for serious dunks
  • Height lift system adjusts from 7.5 to 10-Feet in 6-Inch increments
  • 2 Wheel, 34 gallon base fills with sand or water for maximum stability
  • 3 Piece, 3.5-Inch round pole, front cover acts as re-bounder during play

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Lifetime 71525 In-Ground Basketball System with 54-Inch Shatter Guard Backboard

Lifetime 71525 In-Ground Basketball System with 54-Inch Shatter Guard Backboard Lowest new price: $339.99
List price: $499.99
Brand: Lifetime
Model: 71525

Lifetime In-Ground basketball system offers a clear 54" x 33" x 1" square Shatter Guard backboard screen printed with UV-protected inks for fade resistant color. The 3 piece, 3.5" round Power Lift Pole is powder coated with a gray hammertone, rust resistant finish. Pneumatic lift mechanism helps to raise and lower backboard with ease. Arena-Style Slam-it Pro Rim features wraparound bracing supporting a 5/8" ring of solid steel, double compression springs to provide spring-back action, welded steel net hooks and an all-weather nylon net. Comes with a blow-molded backboard frame pad for protection. 5 year warranty that covers everything on the system. Lifetime Customer Care @ 1-800-225-3865 (or) www.lifetime.com

Hone your jumpshot in your spare moments or perform a backyard dunking drill with the Lifetime 71525 in-ground basketball goal. Designed for permanent installations in cemented driveways, the 71525 includes such features as a Shatter Guard backboard, a spring-back Slam-It Pro Rim, and a Power Lift pole mechanism for speedy height changes.

The goal's sturdiness stems from the cement-ready base, which is more rigid and takes up less space than portable basketball goals (it does require roughly 72 hours of cement drying time, however). The clear 54-inch Shatter Guard backboard, meanwhile, is made of Makrolon polycarbonate, which is virtually unbreakable and 30 times stronger than acrylic. As a result, broken backboards are a thing of the past, even from errant rocks and other non-basketball threats. In addition, the board offers a UV coating that prevents yellowing over time, a high-impact polyethylene frame, and screen-printed inks for fade-resistant color.

Lifetime knows that dunking and above-the-rim play are a huge part of modern basketball, which is why the 71525 also comes with both a height adjustment mechanism and a spring-back rim. The Power Lift tool raises or lowers the rim from 7-1/2 to 10 feet in infinite increments without requiring a broomstick, crank, or other tool. The user simply squeezes the handle to activate the pneumatic mechanism, which lifts or lowers the backboard to the desired level. Thanks to the Power Lift technology, players of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the game on their own terms, while aspiring dunkers can gradually raise the level an inch at a time as their vertical improves.

The arena-style Slam-It Pro Rim, meanwhile, is designed specifically for players who like to throw down. The 5/8-inch solid-steel rim features wraparound bracing and double-compression springs that give way during dunks to protect the player, then spring back once released. The rim is also supported by 1/2-inch braces, with welded-steel net hooks and an all-weather nylon net.

The 71525, which comes with a blow-molded backboard frame pad for protection, carries a five-year warranty.

Amazon.com Basketball System Buying Guide
With the high-quality construction of many portable basketball systems, turning your driveway into a basketball court can be as simple as hooking up your garden hose. But while a portable system may ultimately be your best choice, there are reasons you may want to consider an in-ground or wall-mount system before you decide.

In-Ground Systems
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.

Many in-ground systems are height-adjustable, include removable post features that let you take the system down for off-season storage, and feature heavy-duty break-away rims. You'll also want to research the adjustable mechanisms on the systems, as there are several types to choose from. Some feature a counter-balance spring that lets you perform easy, one-hand adjustments while others may feature a sturdy, pneumatic system.

Wall-Mount Systems
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.

Portable 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.

Backboard Considerations
Regardless of which system you choose, you'll want to brush up on Backboards 101. Most residential systems feature backboards made of acrylic, fiberglass, graphite, or various other composite materials. While clear acrylic gives the professional look and feel of glass, it is not as rigid as fiberglass or graphite. Some systems may offer steel or aluminum backboards, which are virtually vandal resistant, but don't offer the true rebounding action.

The regulation size of an NBA backboard is 72 inches wide and 42 inches high. Most portable hoops are 42 or 44 inches wide and 36 inches tall. In-ground systems tend to be a bit larger, with 54-inch and 60-inch widths being the most popular. While rectangular shaped backboards provide more bank shot opportunities, they are generally more expensive than the streamlined fan-shaped board.

Features:

  • Durable in-ground basketball goal designed for rugged, high-intensity play
  • 54-inch pro-look backboard made of sturdy Makrolon polycarbonate for shatter-proof action
  • Power Lift pole raises or lowers rim from 7-1/2 to 10 feet in infinite increments
  • Slam-It Pro Rim with double-compression springs for dunking; all-weather nylon net
  • Blow-molded backboard frame for protection; fixes in ground with cement; 5-year warranty

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