Spalding NBA 54" Portable Angled Basketball Hoop with Polycarbonate Backboard
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Spalding NBA 54 inch Polycarbonate Backboard
- Constructed of a polycarbonate backboard material
- Comes with a one-year warranty
- 54 inch portable basketball hoop is adjustable from 7.5-feet to 10-feet
- Angled pole design allows for more play under the basket
- 34-gallon base and steel pole construction are durable, strong and steady
I did a lot of research online and in store. I was dead set on an in-ground hoop because I hated the idea of a hoop shaking (thought it would make you miss a bunch of shots). I've played on this for two days now and had no issues with stability. It's VERY sturdy! It adjustsin seconds! 7ft 6in to 10 ft in 6in increments. 7ft 6in actually measured 7ft 7in, and 10ft was DEAD ON (that extra inch gradually diminished as you approach 10ft). Pretty accurate if you ask me. I did site-to-store and there was no damage and no missing parts. There were a lot of screws and nuts and bolts. It looks beautiful and it can take a dunk, no problem (just don't hang on it unless you weigh under 50 lbs like my son. Then you can hang on it all day).In my opinion, you can:A. Spend a hundred bucks and pray it lastsB. Spend a thousand or more and be the envy of the neighborhoodC. or Spend $250 on this and endure the difficult assembly to have one just as good looking and functional as the more expensive onesThis is the basketball system you're looking for anywhere between $100 and $1000. Unless you want to dunk all day every day. Then I'd get a Goalrilla.You're going to need:1. a scrap piece of wood (appx 6in X 6in) to bang the 3 long poles into each other on2. 1/2 inch , 9/16 inch , and 3/4 inch sockets with a 6\"-12 inch extension3. 1/2 inch , 9/16 inch , and 3/4 inch hand wrenches4. Phillips and Flat head screw driver5. Hammer6. A sawhorse or 4-5ft table to rest the backboard on to lower the pole onto to attach it to the backboard (I used my city garbage can. It worked fine)7. 6ft Ladder (Duh, but I didn't think of it, lol)TIP#1 I laid out all of my screws, nuts, and bolts on the bottom of the box and numbered them BEFORE I started construction and it helped tremendously. Hold each piece of hardware up to the guide on pages 8-10 to correctly identify. They are not labeled in the packages when you receive themTIP#2 The main \"Mast inch is composed of three tubes which need to fit EXACTLY 3.5in into each other. It's nearly impossible to separate these once you've begun connecting them, so double check your 3.5in marks and double check to make sure the order of poles is correct (bottom, middle, and top poles)TIP#3 Make sure you attach the pole mount bracket (part# 15)to the top pole, not the middle or bottom like I did the first timeTIP#4 Your large carriage bolts may have trouble sliding in and out of the factory pre-drilled holes because of the black coating on the brackets (I only had trouble with 1 hole). Don't worry, just bore the hole out a little with a drill bit or by wallowing the hole out a bit with a smaller boltCheck out my pictures and ask questions if you want.
Features & Specs
Polycarbonate construction Backboard adjusts from 7.5' to 10' 34-gallon base