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Spalding Portable Basketball Hoops The Beast 60 in. Glass Backboard
Spalding Portable Basketball Hoops The Beast 60 in. Glass Backboard
#74560 by Spalding
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Product: Spalding Portable Basketball Hoop - The Beast - 74560 60 inch Glass Backboard Goal System.

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While most every other consumer end basketball manufacturer does not produce a portable basketball hoop backboard larger than 54 inches, and certainly not made of glass, the Spalding model 74560 portable basketball system features a 60 inch glass backboard. Glass is a superior product to comparable backboard sizes made in acrylic or polycarbonate because glass provides you a better rebound comparable to what is used in a collegiate or even professional setting. The 60 inch backboard size gets you as close a regulation sized backboard as you can get in a portable system. The Pro-Image breakaway rim helps stand up to aggressive play.

Spalding Portable Basketball Hoops 74560 The Beast Features and Specs:

60 inch Glass Backboard

  • 60 inch wide, tempered glass Backboard.
  • 1/4 inch thick material.
  • Glass provides a superior rebound compared to Acrylic, polycarbonate, or plastic backboards.
  • 4-point, welded Z-arm backboard mounting.
  • Heavy-duty steel frame with aluminum trim.
  • Clearance from backboard to base: 2 feet.

Portable Base and Pole

  • 55 Gallon Portable Base fills with sand or water for added stability.
  • Filling the base with sand increases the weighted base by about 1 1/2 times the weight than if it was filled with water.
  • Mulit-wheel casters provides better stability in moving the product around.
  • 5 inch rectangular pole attaches to the base with 4 supports for great stability and rigidity than traditional portable basketball systems.
  • Pole comes in 2 pieces.
  • Screw in water level gauge base caps.
  • The square pole on this system provides less wobble and more durability than a traditional 3.5 round pole on other systems.
  • Powder coated on steel parts helps reduce rusting.

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Other Specs and Features

  • Product comes with a Pro-Image, breakaway rim.
  • Rim height is adjustable from 7.5 feet to 10 feet using as screw check lift, angled up the back of the system.
  • Product weigh is about 345 lbs.
  • The product ships in 3 boxes via an ltl carrier. This unit is delivered using a curbside deliver, which means the driver will require assistance unloading the product.
  • This product generally ships out the next day from Alabama and takes about 1 week to receive.

Weights and Sizes of Delivery Cartons

  • Carton 1- Weight: 85 lbs. Dimensions: 66 inches x 43 inches x 7 inches.
  • Carton 2- Weight: 179 lbs. Dimensions: 71 inches x 39 inches x 8 inches.
  • Carton 3- Weight: 81 lbs. Dimensions: 65 inches x 38 inches x 14 inches.

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5 out of 5 stars Spalding Beast-Holds its name
by TZi from Carlsbad, CA on 8/9/2011
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
The truck delivers the unit in 3 large boxes. It does take a very long time to put together (at least 4 hours) but it is pretty easy except for the lifting parts. My 3 kids did the most of it except for the lifting parts. We used water to fill and went according to the instructions. It does take at least 2-3 people as some have to hold while you fill so the unit does not tip. With water it is still very sturdy. After finally getting it together to use my twin boys think it is AWESOME and one of the best things they ever received. They are going to be starting Freshman (HS) bball and this unit is definitely better than what we had. The glass makes a super difference. Enjoy!
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5 out of 5 stars Well worth the investment!
by Swooo from New Hampshire on 5/10/2011
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
It took some time (3 1/2 +/- hours)to assemble, yes. Follow the directions and its simple. The hardest was part was filling with sand (my choice) because you had to stand it up every 50 # to get it to slide to the other end. When we passed 400 pounds it took 3 people to get it to tilt over, at 600 it took 5 people. My thoughts were if it were to blow over, it will make one hell of a mess as the glass will shatter, so why not fill with the heaviest possible. If your intent was to create a stiff (not wobbly) and realistic portable hoop/backboard, then this is it. It is truly portable within some realistic boundaries. In other words, it will not be able to go four wheeling without sinking. The unit weighs over 1,000 pounds now and will roll on a hard surface but its not going to go real far without a relatively flat hard surface and with several people to assist. Love the pivoting front wheels. Bounce from the glass is very realistic, unlike the previous composite backboard system we had. The rim has very little shake after impact due to the 6" square tube and 4 braces that hold the backboard. I wanted to give both my kids (both play year round and are either currently a varsity or will be a varsity HS player) the opportunity to play on a realistic hoop. I have achieved what I wanted. I was worried about The $1,000 purchase price at first, but now that I have it, I am very happy with my selection.
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