Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoops System 71522 54" Acrylic Backboard

Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoops System 71522 54" Acrylic Backboard

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You are now viewing the top of the line portable basketball hoop from Lifetime Products. The 71522 features the largest portable base, the widest pole, the thickest backboard frame, the thickest backboard material, and the strongest rim of any of their portable basketball systems.

The 35-gallon base can be filled with sand or water, and provides a sturdy weight offset for aggressive basketball play. The 3.5-inch diameter round pole is the widest pole used on any of their portable basketball goals. The wider the pole, the more stiff the system is when in use.

Portable basketball hoops can have many different sizes and materials used for the backboard frame; the 71522 provides you the best frame in this price range. Made of powder-coated steel measuring 1.5-inches thick, this backboard frame is the thickest in this price range of basketball system. The thicker the frame, the better the backboard material support. The backboard itself provides the thickest material of any of Lifetime's portable systems. Top this all off with a true breakaway rim - the Slam-It Pro - and you have a system that is ready for tough basketball play.

The 71522 comes with a 5-year factory warranty from Lifetime Products for customers in the United States and Canada. All metal components of the basketball system are powder coated to help resist rusting.

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! Please note that the product must be received back in resalable condition to qualify.

UPC: 0-81483-71522-3



  • Dimensions: 54 inches W x about 33 inches H.
  • Backboard frame: powder-coated steel.
  • Backboard frame thickness: 1.5 inches.
  • Backboard material: EM5 Acrylic.
  • Backboard thickness: 3.8 mm (0.15 inches).
  • Backboard features fade-resistant graphics.
  • Backboard to pole clearance: 22 inches.
  • Lower edge of the backboard is covered with a blow-molded guard to protect players from direct impact with the backboard material.
  • Straight-arm extension bracket mounts directly to the backboard frame; no Y-Bracket.

Slam-It Rim Pro

  • Orange Slam-It PRO rim, regulation a 18-inch diameter.
  • Rim uses a true breakaway mount.
  • Rim diameter: 5/8-inch.
  • Includes all-weather, white net.
  • Net weight: 150 grams.
  • Net attaches to rim via welded metal hooks. No plastic clips.

Pole and Height Adjuster

  • Uses the Power LIft mechanism to raise and lower the rim height.
  • Pole size: 3.5-inch round.
  • Pole construction: 3 pieces.
  • Pole color: gray.
  • The Power Lift mechanism is a pneuamatic device.
  • Power Lift is activated via a handle and trigger mounted to the back of the pole. Squeeze the trigger and move handle up and down to change the height of the backboard, releasing at any time in the movable range of the mechanism.
  • This mechanism is designed to be used with adult supervision.
  • Rim height adjusts from 7.5-feet to 10-feet in infinite increments.

Other Specs and Features

  • Portable base can be filled with sand or water.
  • Base footprint: 32.5 inches W x 49 inches D.
  • Portable base size: 35 gallons.
  • Approximate weight of the base when filled with water: 280 lbs.
  • Shipping weight: 120 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions: 54.75 inches x 34.31 inches x 12.5 inches.
  • Includes a 5-year warranty from Lifetime Products on all parts of the system for customers in the United States and Canada.
  • All metal parts are powder coated to help resist rusting.
4 Stars
Solid Unit
Put this together in 4 1/2 hours.. Nice and solid once together.. Grandkids seem to enjoy it.. 1 minor flaw if ball bonces over back of backboard it seem to lodge between the arms from backboard to pole, which requires a stick or something to dislodge the ball.
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Reviewed by:  from Central, Ohio. on 3/15/2016
5 Stars
Worth the absurd assembly!
We were very impressed with Competitive Edge's customer service. The hoop is terrific but be advised that the assembly is a bear. My husband is very handy and fortunately he has an extensive tool collection. We had read other reviews indicating what we experienced first hand so we were prepared. If you are not handy, I would recommend hiring someone to assemble. My oldest son is a budding engineer so between the three of us, we got it done! The manual is clear and well explained, but many of the components are awkward to assemble. We were bummed that upon opening the packing materials, some of the powder coating was spotty (Mostly on the corners of the backboard) and some of the black acrylic paint on the reverse side of the backboard was scratched in a few spots. Since ours will be outdoors, we are researching whether or not we should apply a clear Rustoleum type spray to the areas where the powder coating isn't solid. Overall, a fantastic hoop and Competitive Edge had hands down the best price.
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Reviewed by:  from Fort Lauderdale. on 5/21/2016
5 Stars
Great Product
I hired a professional to put this together. He did an excellent job and it is an excellent product. The backboard is solid and the ball comes off it almost like a glass backboard, also it is a huge backboard. This product is well made and my grandson and family love it. I will be having lots of company in my yard after putting this goal set up. Thanks lifetime for such a good product. This is a $800.00 set and when I bought it was on sell for $379.00 what a deal. Bobby Napoleon Shawnee okla.
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Reviewed by:  from Shawnee, Okla.. on 1/12/2016
5 Stars
Putting it together
The finished product is excellent, but it takes two people more than 5 hours to construct the equipment. the most difficult part of the installation process is to determine which nuts/bolts to use...I suggest that the manufacturer package the parts and label them for each step in the operation. Overall, this is a fine backboard and stand system and my grandchildren are immensely pleased with it!
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Reviewed by:  from Newtown Square, PA. on 1/3/2016
5 Stars
Great product
Great price, fast shipping, great product! Very pretty goal, love the grey post! My family is enjoying this goal!
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Reviewed by:  from Fountaintown . on 10/2/2015
4 Stars
54" Lifetime 71522 Acrylic
Competitive Edge is a first rate seller. I have been very pleased with their customer service and prompt attention to phone calls and emails. They have been very professional and courteous. All questions were answered to my satisfaction. Regarding the portable Lifetime model 71522, it is a good quality system. I was not missing any parts and everything arrived undamaged. I was very pleasantly surprised at the directions, which I thought were pretty straight forward. There were two small errors that I noticed. 1) It said to attach the lower support arms to the middle pole, when it was actually the top pole. The middle pole did not have holes that would accept the bolts. 2) Attaching the left and right plastic pads onto the backboard were reversed. Common sense told me that they were designed so the lip covers the front of the acrylic backboard, not the backside. No big deal, easy enough to figure out. I got excited and started the project by myself at 10 pm and ended at around 2 am, when I was getting delirious from being overtired. Doing it alone took me about 2 more hours the following day using a stack of tires to help support the pole to try and attach the backboard. It also took me longer due to trying to jockey it around my relatively packed garage, because it was raining out. I highly suggest you follow the directions and use 1o 2 other adults to help you lift and position things to make it easier. I was inpatient and wanted it done, plus the satisfaction to say I did it by myself. The system is well designed and seems to be of good quality. The acrylic is 4.75 mm thick compared to the standard 3 mm polycarbonate that seems to be so popular. It has less give than the polycarbonate and is not nearly as noisy when a ball is bounced off of it. To be clear, this is not a glass backboard, but a reasonable compromise given the lower price point. This system is also one of the only to use 1 1/2" steel frame, compared to the 1" norm. To me, the difference is noticeable in terms of how rigid it is. If I were to redo, I might consider the 54" Spalding glass unit, which has a 4" square pole and a thicker .25" tempered glass backboard, but that was a good $200+ more so I accept the tradeoff. It is reasonably rigid, but still a portable system with a relatively small pole. It does move on impact, but my family has no aspirations to play in the NBA or even in high school. We wanted a midrange quality hoop and this qualifies as such. If you anticipate your children playing in high school and beyond, I would recommend getting a glass unit. Overall very satisfied with the quality and directions.
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Reviewed by:  from Syracuse, NY. on 4/11/2015
4 Stars
Backboard is great- a little hard to assemble
Replaced an older, smaller Lifetime portable and this one is much superior. Instructions specifically indicate that two adults should assemble this product. Be sure to follow that suggestion. It would help if the instructions indicated the required position of the base and pole when attaching the backboard. My son loves this one!
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Reviewed by:  from Lifetime Customer. on 2/1/2014
5 Stars
Great basketball hoop!!
I got this Lifetime basketball system for me and my friends to play on and it is strong enough to handle the abuse that we give it. My 7 year old daughter and her friends use it too and they have no problems raising and lowering the backboard. This is a great system that is easy to adjust and use for adults and children!
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Reviewed by:  from Lifetime Customer. on 2/1/2014
UPC: 081483715223

Packaging Specs
Weight: 116 lbs
Dimensions: 55" x 34" x 13"

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