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Lifetime In-Ground Basketball 71281 52" Shatter Guard Backboard Hoop

Lifetime In-Ground Basketball 71281 52" Shatter Guard Backboard Hoop

Retail Price:$499.99
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On sale:$289.95
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SKU:71281 by Lifetime
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  • 2 - 3
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  • $278.35
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Adjusts 7.5'-10'
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The 71281 is an in-ground basketball goal system constructed of weather resistant materials like powder coated steel and a 52" UV protected Shatter Proof Makrolon Polycarbonate backboard. Makrolon Polycarbonate makes the backboard virtually unbreakable and many times stronger than acrylic. The steel backboard frame improves the rigidity of the backboard, which also improves rebound. A Slam-It rim with double compression springs allows for competitive dunking or friendly competition. Power Lift Adjustment mechanism allows for easy height adjustments with just the squeeze of a handle so the whole family can play with this system for years to come.

This basketball systems is also available as a portable basketball goal system model 71286.

A major difference among Lifetime Basketball goals is in the frame of the backboard. Lifetime produces 2 different types of basketball backboard frames. One type is a plastic frame; and the other is a steel frame. In some cases, two different model numbers of Lifetime basketball hoops will appear to have very similar specs with very different prices. If a customer notices a stark difference in price like this, the difference is typically due to a difference in backboard frame material, steel being the more expensive option. The Lifetime 71281 basketball goal has a steel frame.

Competitive Edge Products, Inc. is an authorized retailer of the Lifetime 71281 In Ground Basketball Goal System.

Upc: 081483000657

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: 52 inches W x 33 inches H.
  • Material: polycarbonate.
  • Backboard frame: 1-inch steel.

Slam-It Rim

  • Comes with a regulation-diameter, 18-inch slam-it rim and all-weather white net.
  • This rim uses a double-spring mount to help hold up to aggressive play.
  • Rim color: orange.
  • Net color: white.
  • Standard 12 loop net design.
  • 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: 86 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions: 54.5 inches x 34.31 inches x 5.69 inches.
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Reviewed by:  from New Lenox, IL. on 7/26/2009
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Great transaction. Highly competitive price. Free shipping added bonus.
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Reviewed by:  from Berkeley Springs, WV. on 8/15/2009
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eBay Customer Positive Review from iker
Lightning fast free shipping and great product. A+
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Reviewed by:  from Cary, NC. on 8/20/2009
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Top of the line!
We were not disappointed at all with the quality and easy of putting together and installing this basketball goal. It is a very good product.
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Reviewed by:  from Phoenix. on 5/17/2011
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great product
your site came to me from someone who purchased what I wanted they were extremely satisfied with your service and products.
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Reviewed by:  from Canfield, OH. on 5/30/2011
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Great Product For The Price
Best price anywhere for this basketball system. Fast shipping. Saved over $130 from big name sports store locally
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Reviewed by:  from Long Island, NY. on 6/27/2011
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Great Product. Great Price.
I was hunting for a basketball goal to replace a broken one for my son when I ran across this site. This goal was on sale and over $100 less than other stores. It seems to be a quality goal. It was very easy to assemble. You have to wait three days for concrete to dry, but that is the same for most goals. The pole and backboard brackets are much stronger than the goal I was replacing. I am expecting many years out of this goal.
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Reviewed by:  from Tennessee. on 8/8/2011
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eBay Customer Positive Review from buzz10_15
Fast And Free Shipping. Great Product! Thanks A lot!
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Reviewed by:  from Hollister, CA. on 10/9/2009
UPC: 081483000657

Packaging Specs
Weight: 86 lbs
Dimensions: 55" x 34" x 6"

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