Lifetime Portable Basketball Goal 1534 48 inch Backboard - Competitive Edge Products
Lifetime Portable Basketball Goal 1534 48 inch Backboard
#1534 by Lifetime
4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews 4.5 out of 5  - 2 review(s) Review Stats
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Lifetime Portable Basketball Goal - 1534 Courtside System - 48-inch Polycarbonate Backboard.

The 1534 portable basketball goal provides an excellent option for a beginning-level basketball system with some higher-end features. This Lifetime basketball hoop has a 48-inch polycarbonate backboard, which is stronger than acrylic and provides a better rebound than plastic. Attached to this backboard is a black Slam-it Rim. Rather than a mere static mount to the backboard, the Slam-it Rim uses two springs under the mount to help absorb impact from dunks and other aggressive play. This system has a large, 31-gallon base that you can fill with either sand or water to help balance and stabilize the unit. And best of all, as a portable system the 1534 and be carefully tilted onto the wheels on the base and moved around at will to the desired location for your basketball court.

Lifetime Portable Basketball System 1534 Features and Specs:


  • Backboard material: polycarbonate.
  • Backboard dimensions: 48 inches W x 30 inches H.
  • Backboard thickness: 2.5 mm.
  • Backboard is surrounded polyethylene plastic frame.
  • Comes with the Slam-it Rim, which uses a dual-spring compression mechanism to mount to the backboard.
  • Rim color: black.
  • Rim ring diameter: standard 18 inches.
  • Rim material: 5/8 inch steel.
  • Comes with a 70 g all-weather net.

Pole and height-adjustment mechanism

  • Pole construction: 3 pieces.
  • Pole material: steel.
  • Pole diameter: 3 inches.
  • Pole color: black.
  • Pole mounting arms to the backboard gives you 18 inches of clearance between the backboard and pole.
  • Backboard is height adjustable using the Strong Arm mechanism from Lifetime Products.
  • The Strong Arm adjusts the rim height from 8 feet to 10 feet in 6-inch increments.
  • Strong Arm uses a handle behind the pole and can easily be adjusted by moving that handle.

Other features and specs

  • Steel parts of the system are powder coated to help resist corrosion.
  • Package weight: 78 lbs.
  • Package dimensions: 48.31 inches x 33.13 inches x 10.31 inches.
  • Portable base capacity: 31 gallons.
  • Base can be filled with sand or water. Filling the base with sand generally makes the unit weigh about 1.5 times the weight if the base was filled with water. This weight factor will vary in different situations, depending on the density of your sand.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Comes with a 5-year warranty honored by Lifetime Products.

Watch the video below to see this hoop in action in a real driveway with people shooting, dunking, and doing layups. Notice how easily it can be adjusted to accommodate all ages.

2 Customer Reviews
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Average Customer Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews 4.5 out of 5
100% recommend it to friends
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5 out of 5 stars Best Hoop for the price!
by Al from Lifetime Customer on 11/28/2013
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
I was in the market for a new Portable hoop after I had the last one for almost 15 yrs. Overall I couldn't be happier. The product is very well made, and from the looks built to last. Assembly of the unit does take some time, but all the units in its class take some time to build. My only complaint would be, it does take awhile to fill the base with sand. I recommend that you have a helping hand for this step. As for the performance of the product. The backboard is a good size and does give a decent bounce once the base is completely filled. The rim also has a good bounce and is a break-a-way style rim which works very well to protect the unit. The unit does wobble slightly when a hard shot hits the backboard. After going over the unit to make sure all bolts were tight, I noticed that most of the wobble comes from the adjustment handle. So when I play I just tie it down so the backboard doesn't wobble and gives a more true bounce. Thi sunit will provide many years of enjoyment.
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4 out of 5 stars Happy Hoops
by Jeff, father of many from Lifetime Customer on 11/28/2013
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Pros:"Sturdy" Cons:"Light base" Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. My kids and the neighborhood kids use this basketball hoop all year long. I appreciate how sturdy it is. The backboard is solid and won't break as easily as some other hoops we've had. My only wish is that the base would be more steady. I've filled it with water and I put sand bags on top of the base. Great product.
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