Lifetime 71522 Competition XL Portable Basketball System, 54 Inch Acrylic Backboard


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This portable basketball system from Lifetime Products
features a 54″ Steel-Framed Acrylic backboard with a Power Lift height
adjustment mechanism that adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet high in infinite height
increments. It also includes a Slam-It Pro rim with an all-weather nylon net
and a 3.5″ diameter round steel pole. With a 35-gallon portable base, this
system can easily be moved to a desired location. So bring the arena to your
home with a residential basketball system from Lifetime Products.
Hone your jumpshot 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–the 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
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 hoop
comes with both a height adjustment mechanism and a spring-back rim. The
three-piece, 3.5-inch Power Lift pole includes a pneumatic mechanism to help
you easily raise and lower the backboard from 7.5 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 an inch at a time as their vertical improves. The arena-style Slam-It
Rim, meanwhile, is designed specifically for players who like to throw down.
The 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 orange rim is also supported by 1/2-inch braces, with welded-
steel net hooks and an all-weather nylon net. Other features include fade-
resistant graphics screen-printed onto the backboard with UV-resistant inks,
rigid rectangular extension arms that provide superior backboard rebound, a
blow-molded frame pad for protection, and a powder-coated, rust-resistant
finish around the pole. The hoop carries a five-year warranty that covers
everything on the system. 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.


  • 54″x33″x1.5″ Steel-Framed acrylic backboard gives you the look and feel of the professional game
  • Power Lift height adjustment mechanism easily adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet
  • Weather-resistant pole and net with fade resitant graphics; Designed to withstand the harshest elements
  • Features solid-steel Slam-It Rim with double-compression springs and welded net hooks
  • XL 35 Gallon base provides stability and portability and can be filled with water or sand; Backed by a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty

Product Details:

  • Item Package Dimensions L x W x H: ‎55 x 35 x 13 inches
  • Package Weight: ‎54.89 Kilograms
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: ‎34.3 x 54 x 12.7 inches
  • Item Weight: ‎54.03 Kilograms
  • Brand Name: ‎Lifetime
  • Warranty Description: ‎5-Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty
  • Color: ‎Gray/Orange
  • Material: ‎Acrylic
  • Number of Items: ‎1
  • Manufacturer: ‎Lifetime
  • Part Number: ‎71522
  • Size: ‎54-Inch
  • Sport Type: ‎Basketball
  • Date First Available: January 1, 2007
  • Handling

    We will ship all orders within 3 business day of payment.

  • Delivery

    We Do Not Ship Outside of the Continental US.

  • Return Policy

    All items qualify for returns within 30 days of receipt. Buyer is responsible for return shipping on any item that is not damaged.

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Dimensions 55.0 × 35.0 × 13.0 cm









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