Lifetime Basketball In-Ground Hoop 90020 48" Polycarbonate Backboard - Competitive Edge Products
Lifetime Basketball In-Ground Hoop 90020 48" Polycarbonate Backboard
#90020 by Lifetime
4.5 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews 4.5 out of 5  - 8 review(s) Review Stats
8Customer Reviews
5 Star: 75% 6
4 Star: 0% 0
3 Star: 25% 2
2 Star: 0% 0
1 Star: 0% 0
Sale Price $219.95 $199.98
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Lifetime Portable Basketball Goals - 90020 Polycarbonate 48 Inch Backboard.

  • Dimensions: 48" W x 30" H
  • Backboard Frame:
  • Extension Arm Type: (the arms that attach the backboard to the pole) Y-bracket assembly with straight tube arms gives strength and durability.
  • Backboard Material: Makrolon Polycarbonate (clear see-through)
  • Backboard Thickness: 2.5mm
  • UV Backboard Graphics:Yes. Ensures graphics and borders won't fade over time.
  • Backboard Frame Pad:Includes backboard frame pad to help protect players from impact.
  • Overhang Distance: 22" from front of pole to back of backboard.

Spring-Loaded Rim

  • Regulation-size rim (18" diameter).
  • True breakaway rim mount.
  • Dunking: Yes. This rim holds up very well to aggressive play.
  • Net included: Yes. Net is a standard 12-loop net.
  • Net attachment: Attaches to rim via welded metal hooks like in the NBA. No plastic clips.

Height Adjuster Mechanism

  • Height Adjustment Type:
  • Adjustment Details: Action Grip gray handle with trigger. Squeeze the trigger and adjust up and down. Automatically clicks into place.
  • Rim Adjustment Heights: 7.5-feet to 10-feet in 6-Inch increments.

Pole Specs:

  • Pole Diameter: 3-sections, 3.5-inches round with pole cap to prevent rain in pole.
  • Pole Material: Steel with powder-coated finish to prevent rusting.
  • Pole Color: Black
  • Main Pole Shape: Round.
  • Pole Pad: Sold Separately – Part # 0602 Click here to view.
  • Ground Sleeve: Sold Separately. Allows owner to remove the pole from the ground rather than cementing pole into ground permanently. Part #0023
  • Anchor Kit: Not necessary. The pole on this system goes directly into the concrete. It does not bolt down.
  • Inground Pole Diameter: 3.5" Round

Other Specs and Features

  • 3-piece pole goes directly into concrete or you can use a sleeve.
  • Footprint:Inground footprint is approximately 18" diameter.
  • Warranty: 5-year warranty on all parts of the system from Lifetime Products.
  • All metal parts are powder coated to help resist rusting.

UPC: 081483002361

Get an affordable, in-ground basketball hoop with the 90020 Lifetime Products basketball system. The 90020 features a 48-inch wide polycarbonate backboard, a Slam-It double-spring compression rim, and a 3.5-inch round pole. The polycarbonate backboard material provides a long-lasting product that is estimated at 30 times stronger than comparably sized acrylic backboard. Have your way with the rim with the Slam-It rim. This rim features a dual-spring mount that holds up well to aggressive play. Get the largest round pole available for Lifetime Products with the 3.5-inch diameter pole. The larger the pole, the more stable the system is when in use. Lifetime Product warranties all parts of this system for 5 years, giving you one of the best warranties for your basketball system available. All metal components of this system are powder coated, which helps the metal resist rusting. Installation is easy, typically requiring no more than 2 adults.

About this level of Lifetime Basketball Goal: Lifetime Products produces a series of basketball systems in this price range with varying components and features. For the 90020 Lifetime Basketball Hoop, the design features of note are the backboard material, backboard size, backboard frame material, and pole size. For this level of Lifetime basketball system the backboard comes in either an acrylic or polycarbonate material. The 90020 has a polycarbonate, which is the stronger material as far as durability. The backboard size of 48 inches is a middle-ranged size for this level of basketball system. Basketball hoops in this price range can feature backboards as large as 54 inches and as small as 44 inches. The frame of Lifetime basketball backboards can either be plastic or steel. Steel backboard frames are typically more rigid in play and more durable. Plastic frames lend to a lower cost, but can be weaker over time. And lastly, the pole sizes available for Lifetime basketball round poles are as small as 2.75 inches round, and as large as 3.5 inches round. The 90020 features the 3.5-inch round pole.

Shipping is free within the 48 States.

  • Shipping weight: 75 lbs.
  • Number of boxes for this product: 1 box.
  • Shipping dimensions: 49 inches x 32 inches x 5 inches.
  • Ships via: FedEx or UPS. Doorstep delivery. No signature required for most residential addresses.
  • Lead Time: Generally ships out within 48 hours.
  • Shipping can take between 3 to 10 days depending on your location. Item ships from Clearfield, Utah.
  • Tracking numbers: Tracking information is automatically emailed to you once the order ships out.

Damaged shipments are extremely rare. Should anything be damaged upon arrival please note that with the driver or refuse shipment. We'll send out a replacement at no cost to you and we'll file the freight claim making it a painless process for you.

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What are the differences between What is the difference between acrylic and tempered glass?

Acrylic is not as rigid as tempered glass, and tends to hold up better in more abusive conditions.

Do I need a ground sleeve to install this basketball system?

A ground sleeve's purpose is to allow you to remove the pole of the system out of the ground it you think you will need to do that. Common reasons for removal are moving or putting the system in storage during the winter. If you do not think you will need to do this, you do not need a ground sleeve.

Does the ground sleeve weaken the pole stability of the 90020?

The ground sleeve is a steel encasement that form fits the pole. At the top of the ground sleeve, after installing the pole, you will hammer in a wedge that will keep the pole from moving while in the sleeve. Stability with and without a ground sleeve is very comprable.

0024 ground sleeve

0023 Inground Sleeve for 3.5" Lifetime Systems: This ground sleeve allows you to remove your pole. You cement it instead of your pole and then slide your pole into the sleeve. You can remove it if you move or if you need to replace your pole in the future.

Lifetime Basketball Accessories 0602 Black 3.5 in. Round Pole Pad

Lifetime Basketball Accessories 0602 Black 3.5 in. Round Pole Pad: Protect players from impacting directly with the pole of your basketball system with this 0602 basketball pole pad from the Lifetime Products. This pole pad fits 3.5-inch round poles and covers 48-inches of vertical pole distance. Made with all-weather vinyl.

Lifetime Basketball Roll Back Net - 12347 Ball Return Net

Lifetime Basketball Roll Back Net - 12347 Ball Return Net: Get more out of your basketball shooting practice using this basketball net ball return to help rebound your shots. This ball return net attaches to the basketball system, extends down in front of the pole, and anchors to the court using two Nylon bags.

Permanet Steel Basketball Net

Permanet Steel Basketball Net: Residential Permanet Nets are identical in appearance to the commercial permanets but of a smaller diameter cable bringing manufacturing costs down yet the nets still provide superior performance with the same feature set as Permanet for the home user.

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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 items must be in their original packaging and in the original condition for this return policy to apply. Also, please be sure to contact us within 30 days of receipt. Lastly, if you are unsure whether this product will fit your needs please contact a customer service expert toll free at 866-308-5484.

Looking for the owner’s manual, instruction manual, or care instructions for 90020? Click here to download and view the manual and assembly directions. It will show you how to assemble this product with a description as well as an illustration. This manual may also include a list for replacement parts and an 800 number for assembly assistance as well as a list of tools needed. It should also include safety and precautionary measures to get the best and longest use of your product.

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8 Customer Reviews
5 Star: 75% 6
Average Customer Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews 4.5 out of 5
87% recommend it to friends
4 Star: 0% 0
3 Star: 25% 2
2 Star: 0% 0
1 Star: 0% 0
5 out of 5 stars BBALL
by CLANCY from LC,LA on 4/7/2015
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Good price, quality, shipping speed. Assembly and install will keep you out of trouble for a couple days. We are enjoying it.
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5 out of 5 stars Price is right!
by Jess from Florida on 5/12/2014
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
We checked out a lot of hoops. For our first one, we wanted to make sure we got quality without spending a lot of money. This is a great hoop. My kids are 11, 8, and 5 and they all play on it and love it. Fast delivery and what we were expecting. Good deal!
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3 out of 5 stars Decent product - instructions are terrible
by DStanley from Oklahoma City, OK on 12/31/2013
Recommends it to Friends: No
I just got the goal installed, and unless you are an experienced handyman you could find yourself stuck on day 1. The instructions tell you to fill the hole with cement , then install the pole, which unless you have a soupy concrete mix (which is not as strong as a drier mix), you will need to remove some concrete to get the pole down to the instructed depth. It also tells you to install a Rebar after installing the pole, but since the Rebar is inside the pole you'll need a 1X1 block to put in the pole to hammer it in, and offers no suggestion on how to center the Rebar inside the pole. Also, the parts diagrams say that the pictures are actual size (unless otherwise noted), but most of the pictures were not actual size, which means you'll need to measure the bolts to make sure you use the right ones. I cant speak to the durability yet since we just installed it but I'm leery of the plastic backboard frame. I was hoping to be able to use the metal frame from my portable system but the pole does not go 10 feet up (the adjustment mechanism raises the goal to 10 by angling higher than the top of the pole). It was the cheapest in-ground system I could find but I wouldn't be surprised if I'm replacing it in a few years.
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5 out of 5 stars works great!
by tonemaster from Matteson, Illinois on 8/4/2013
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
I received the item in about five days and every piece was accounted for. It took me about a total of four hours to install the whole thing, minus the 72 hour waiting period. The system is solid and the adjustable rim is great for the kids.
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5 out of 5 stars just what they wanted
by tammy from Utica, KY on 1/2/2013
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Thank your for your prompt service. It would have been here in time for Christmas but the snow storm out west delayed it, but my kids were excited to open and assemble 2 days after Christmas. Great product and loved the price and NO shipping. Thanks and have a great day!
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by COACHJ from Ohio on 7/6/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
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3 out of 5 stars Nice size for younger kids.
by KidSpoiler from Rapid City, SD on 4/28/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
The grand kids love their new in-ground basketball hoop. We were surprised that the plastic backboard was rather lightweight. It also would have helped if the assembly directions were correct. The top pole holes did not line up with the slot for the screw in the middle pole. So we had to call the company to get the correct instructions. We were told the designed changed but the old instructions were sent with the item. Their customer service was very helpful and told us how to correct the problem and get the top and middle poles apart (which was "irreversible" according to the directions).
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5 out of 5 stars Great $$ value
by RSchroeder from Murrieta, CA on 3/25/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Great value for the price, looked at sport stores and internet for the best price and this company was it. delivery was within 1 week, assembly was easy to moderate took me 2 hours, but I took my time and let my 13 year old son do a lot of the work. I would recommend this product to anyone that wants a low cost in-ground basketball court.
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