Lifetime Basketball Hoop 71525 54-inch Backboard In-Ground System

Lifetime Basketball Hoop 71525 54-inch Backboard In-Ground System

Retail Price:$599.99
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Lifetime basketball hoop model 71525 is an excellent intermediate-level system. With a 54-inch polycarbonate backboard, this system provides ample space to practice your game including bank shots. The rim height is adjustable up and down from 7.5 feet to 10 feet in infinite increments using the Power Lift height adjuster. The height adjuster is easily used with just one hand. The large, 3.5-inch diameter steel pole provides great structural strength to the system while in use. The backboard material is framed in steel as well, which improves the rebound for the backboard. The 71525 also includes the Slam-It Pro breakaway rim and an all-weather white net.

All metal structural parts are powder coated to help resist rusting and providing you many years of use. Lifetime Products warranties this product for 5 years. This system also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.

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The 71525 features the best specs for an In-Ground basketball system before the next upgraded step in the pole system, the Lifetime 78888 Basketball System, which features a 4-inch square pole. The 71525 has the largest round pole available, the largest backboard available, and the largest frame available for this level of system. In the pole sizes Lifetime Basketball hoops systems have 2.75-inch models, 3-inch models, and 3.5-inch models. In this range of system, they have backboards as small as 44 inches wide; and they have backboards as big as 54 inches wide, like the 71525. For this level of system, the backboard frames are either steel or plastic. The 71525 has a 1.0-inch steel frame, which provides better support and durability for both the backboard as well as the mounting arms from the pole.

This product has a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

Simply hang onto the original packaging and contact us within 30 days of receipt if you are not satisfied with this product. We will have the item picked up at our cost and refund you in full. We are that confident you will love this product!



  • Dimensions: 54 inches W x 33 inches H.
  • Material: polycarbonate.

Slam-It Pro Rim

  • Comes with a regulation-diameter, 18-inch breakaway rim and all-weather white net.
  • Rim color: orange.
  • Color: white.
  • Standard 12 loop net design.
  • True breakaway mount. Holds up well aggressive play.
  • Steel metal net hooks are welded to the rim. No plastic clips.


  • Pole size: 3.5-inch round.
  • Pole assembly: 3 pieces.
  • Powder coated steel helps pole resist rusting.
  • Pole cap included to help prevent rain water for getting inside pole.
  • Color: black.

Height Adjuster

  • Height adjusts using Power Lift mechanism.
  • Rim height adjusts from 7.5 feet to 10 feet in infinite increments.
  • Power Lift mechanism uses a handle on the back of the pole to raise and lower the hoop.
  • This mechanism can typically be operated with just one hand.

Other Specs and Features:

  • Comes with a 5-year warranty from Lifetime Products.
  • Shipment weight: 89 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions: 54.5 inches x 34.31 inches x 5.69 inches.
5 Stars
Good product
Good sale man and great product, my grand daughter loves it.
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Reviewed by:  from Lewisville, TX. on 3/15/2015
4 Stars
Great product!
Great product! My kids love it! The easy height change is wonderful! My 8 year old daughter can do it easily. The directions are a bit awkward. It takes a couple hours to assemble simply because you keep having to look at the key for parts instead if it being stated in the directions. But Id recommend the finished product ... And it was a very competitive price. Thanks for fast shipping as well.
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Reviewed by:  from Tupelo, MS. on 12/25/2013
5 Stars
Couldn''t be happier
This is exactly what we were looking for. We couldn''t be happier. We love how easy it is to adjust and it looks great.
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Reviewed by:  from Nevada. on 7/27/2013
4 Stars
Nice goal for the price
If you aren''t someone looking to have dunk contests, but rather just shoot around and have fun with your kids, then this is the goal for you. for the money, it is dollar for dollar the way to go. I still cant get over how easy it is to raise and lower the height. I was very happy with the way the goal went up, and I would highly recommend buying the ground sleeve to go with the goal.
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Reviewed by:  from Kentucky. on 6/17/2013
5 Stars
71525 Basketball System
I shopped everywhere for the best basketball system I could afford with the largest backboard available, and the 71525 was my choice. The quality of the 71525 is pleasantly amazing, but understand, its assembly and installation is a project. The instructions can be confusing with parts sometimes mislabeled, and in my case, two spacers missing (a trip to the hardware store fixed that problem). It took 9, sixty pound bags of concrete to fill that 18'' X 24'' hole, and winter weather delayed everything. Do yourself a favor and buy the 0023 ground sleeve because the system will install much quicker and easier. It takes patience and a bit of time to assemble everything properly. In the end your diligence and hard work will be duly rewarded. (Updated on 1/12/2013.)
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Reviewed by:  from Atlanta, GA. on 1/12/2013
5 Stars
Excellent product for the price
Product and service exceeded expectations. I would definitely buy from Competitive Edge. Very professional company. Shipping was free and fast. This is the second lifetime basketball system for us. Plan to spend several hours putting it together though. The parts, while labeled correctly, are not in Assembly order. Would make a lot more sense to have the parts bagged and labeled to match the corresponding steps. Its not that hard to figure out but time consuming. We also purchased the portable in-ground sleeve. Overall, great product, you will be satisfied.
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Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 11/5/2012
5 Stars
No Problem
No problems with this hoop. Had all parts in the box and assembly was easier than I was expecting. The directions could be better, but we got it done. The price was the best I could find and I would definitely buy from Competitive Edge again. It was a positive experience.
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Reviewed by:  from Dover, OH. on 9/12/2012
4 Stars
Lifetime 71525 basketball system
Hello, I recently purchased and installed the 71525 basketball in ground system. Let me say first of all that this is a well designed product, and nothing was missing from the box. Assembly was mostly straightforward. However, the assembly instruction itself was poor. You have to read and reread the directions. It would be great if there was a video on YouTube (or on a disk) to see the details that are too small to see clearly on the diagrams. Also, it really takes TWO strong people to lift and place the system in place. I purchased the in ground sleeve to make assembly easier, and this is a worthwhile option. My wife cannot lift it with me, and we almost killed ourselves when she fell off the ladder. So be careful! My family and I really enjoy this system after it was installed. The backboard raises and lowers EASILY and the vibration is not bad, provided everything is tightened down properly. I highly recommend this to anyone seeking a quality product at a good price.
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Reviewed by:  from CT. on 8/21/2012

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