Lifetime Portable Basketball System

$123.25

SKU: B0015S9FPW Categories: ,

Description

Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; 44″ Shatterproof Fusion backboard is constructed of High Density Polyethylene for superior strength and durability; Telescoping height adjustment mechanism adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet; Fade Resistant Graphics on board;Backboard Surface :…

3 reviews for Lifetime Portable Basketball System

  1. Michael Long Beach NY

    Great hoop! If you are going to fill the base with sand b/c water will freeze in winter and crack base. Try to get dry sand and not the “play/multi purpose” sand from Lowes or HD. The play sand is slightly wet and will take you HOURS to get it in the holes with a funnel. Maybe dump the sand from the bag into a rubbermaid container and let it dry out in the sun first…then it will be a breeze filling it

  2. RKmerica

    Great hoop! If you are going to fill the base with sand b/c water will freeze in winter and crack base. Try to get dry sand and not the “play/multi purpose” sand from Lowes or HD. The play sand is slightly wet and will take you HOURS to get it in the holes with a funnel. Maybe dump the sand from the bag into a rubbermaid container and let it dry out in the sun first…then it will be a breeze filling it

  3. RPowers

    I’ve had this basketball hoop set up in the back of my house for a few weeks now. From box to built it was about 30 minutes. (I suggest a second person just for when it’s time to put the backboard/rim together and mounted onto the pole.) After looking over some hoops at the BX and Walmart, I decided to check out Amazon and found this one. (Though I did pick up the bag of base gel from the BX–it’s a must-buy for these type of hoops as it lasts just under a month before more is needed in the base.) It’s held up well for me and my five boys since it’s been built.This is where I get to the “for the most part” of my review headline. Over this past weekend, due to the base slowly losing it’s gel from evaporation, the hoop fell over. Once it was set back upright, I came home from work and noticed the tilt in the backboard that most likely came from tipping over due to lack of gel in the base. The “tilt” is slight but it is still noticeable… from near where the rim is on the backboard up to the top of the backboard it goes forward just a bit. The bad part of this is that there’s really no way of resetting the backboard to make it (and keep it) straight since the backboard is balanced by 2 wing bars that extend from near the rim on the back of the backboard up and outward towards the top corners. This means any attempts to reset those wing bars would only corrupt their integrity even more and risk further damage.Bottom line: good basketball hoop, just make sure you periodically check the base gel (or water… or if you get sand obviously evaporation wouldn’t be an issue but from deploying to Iraq for a year I just couldn’t deal with the mess of more sand on a daily basis–your choice though).

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