Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoops System 71522 54" Acrylic Backboard

Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoops System 71522 54" Acrylic Backboard

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SKU:71522 by Lifetime

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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.

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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.
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 10pm and ended at around 2am, 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 4.75mm thick compared to the standard 3mm 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
5 Stars
54" Backboard Model 71522
This replaces a 52'' basketball system that was destroyed by a neighbors contractor (long story). Assembly was quick and easy, perhaps because we had recently assembled a very similar unit approximately one year ago. I found the instructions and diagrams adequate. My 11 year old son and I put it all together in about 3 or 4 hours. The backboard has good bounce and the rim is solid! This time we elected to fill the base with water instead of sand. In my opinion, if you never intend on moving the basketball system, then sand is the way to go, however, if you may need to relocate it, then water is a better option. Although the water filled base weighs less than a sand filled base, it still seems very sturdy. For extra piece of mind, I may put a sand bag or two on top of the base, but it probably is not necessary. Overall, I am very happy with the unit. Like I said earlier it replaces a very similar unit which we had for about a year before it got wrecked. The unit is well made and the power lift system makes raising the lowering the backboard effortless. I would recommend this unit to my friends.
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Reviewed by:  from New York, NY. on 4/15/2013
4 Stars
Solid product - good quality
This system took professionals about an hour and 45 minutes to assemble. The system is solid and the backboard is stable with very little movement on shots. Huge backboard. The lift system is excellent though a little harder than I thought for say my 7 year old daughter. The backboard makes a sort of strange sound on bank shots, like a drum, by no big deal. Overall I like the system a lot and would recommend it. On odd thing is the base does not line up directly under the backboard. In other words the base is positioned slightly angles in order to get the backboard lines up square with the driveway. That could have just been the assemblers fault though.
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Reviewed by:  from Maryland. on 9/17/2011
5 Stars
eBay Customer Positive Review from otter50
Super fast shipping, great communication, excellent product. Great company!
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Reviewed by:  from Lakeville, CT. on 11/6/2009
4 Stars
eBay Customer Positive Review from tricom1234
Thanks for the product.
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Reviewed by:  from Mclean, VA. on 10/30/2009
5 Stars
eBay Customer Positive Review from alicia82985
Fast shipping .. Great item .. Wonderful eBayer. Thanks!
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Reviewed by:  from Imlay City, MI. on 7/6/2009
5 Stars
eBay Customer Positive Review from guitarheins
Thank you that you are willing to ship to Canada!
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Reviewed by:  from Waterloo, ON. on 7/1/2009

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