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Lifetime In-Ground Basketball System 78888 Competition 54 in. Backboard
#78888 by Lifetime
4.5 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews 4.5 out of 5  
30Customer Reviews
5 Star: 63% 19
4 Star: 30% 9
3 Star: 0% 0
2 Star: 3% 1
1 Star: 3% 1
Sale Price $499.99 $449.99
(Savings: $50.00)
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Lifetime Basketball Systems - 78888 In Ground 54-inch Acrylic Backboard Goal

Backboard
  • Dimensions: 54 inches W x 33 inches H.
  • Steel backboard frame thickness: 1.5 inches.
  • Material: EM5 acrylic.
  • Backboard material thickness: 0.2 inches (4.75 mm).

Slam-It Pro Rim

  • Comes with a regulation-dimaeter, 18-inch orange breakaway rim, and all-weather white net.
  • Rim color: orange.
  • Color: white.
  • Standard 12 loop net design.
  • True breakaway mount. Holds up well agressive play.
  • Steel metal net hooks are welded to the rim. No plastic clips.

Pole

  • Pole size: 4-inch square.
  • Pole assembly: 3 pieces.
  • Powder coated steel helps pole resist rusting.
  • Pole cap included to help prevent rain water for getting inside pole.
  • Color: gray.

Height Adjuster

  • Height adjusts using Power Lift mechanism.
  • Rim height adjusts from 7.5 feet to 10 feet in infinite increments.
  • Power Lift mechanism uses a handle on the back of the pole to raise and lower the hoop.
  • This mechanism can typically be operated with just one hand.

Other Specs and Features:

  • Comes with a 5-year warranty from Lifetime Products.
  • Shipment weight: 94 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions: 54.5 inches x 34.31 inches x 6.2 inches.

Make the upgrade to the 78888 in-ground basketball system. This basketball hoop features a 54-inch acrylic backboard, a 4x4 square pole, and a break-away rim. The soft square pole shape provides greater stability in the ground compared to round poles. Acrylic backboards are ideal for home driveway basketball courts as they hold up much better to aggressive and abusive play. The Slam-It Pro rim holds up well to dunking and aggressive basketball play.

This system comes with a 5-year warranty from Lifetime Products. All steel parts of the system are powder coated to help the metal resist rusting. The 78888 also includes an all-weather white net. All major components of the system are Made in the U.S.A.

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 hve the item picked up at our cost and refund you in full. We are that confident you will love this product!

UPC: 081483788883

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This product ships via FedEx. The warehouse is located in Clearfield, Utah. Fast Shipping! Orders for this product generally leave the warehouse within 1 business day. Delivery of the product is a doorstep delivery. No signture required.

A ground sleeve is useful for installation of the basketball system if you think that you will need to remove the system at some point; examples: you are going to move soon, and you want to take the system with you, or you want to take the system down for part of the year.

A great training aid for basketball shooting practice when shooting for the same position in front of the system is a basketball hoop chute.

Pole pads help protect players from direct impact with the pole of the system. The 0648 is a particularly thick pad, which cushions impact very well.

Backboard Performance Video


Backboard Height Adjustments Video

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.

What is the difference between the 78888 and the 71525?

There are two major differences between these systems - besides the backboard graphic. First, the backboard frame - the steel part that surrounds the backboard material - is thicker on the 78888 than on the 71525. The frame thickness on the 78888 is 1.5 inches, whereas the frame is 1-inch thick on the 71525. A thicker frame can improve the rebound on the backboard and can improve the longevity of the system. Second, the other major difference is the pole shape and size. The pole on the 71525 is 3.5-inch round. The pole on the 78888 is 4x4 square. A larger, square pole provides greater stability in the ground compared to a smaller, round pole.

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 owners manual, instruction manual, or care instructions for 78888? Click here to download and view the manual and assembly directions. This manual may also include a list for replacement parts.


30 Customer Reviews
5 Star: 63% 19
Average Customer Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews 4.5 out of 5
93% recommend it to friends
4 Star: 30% 9
3 Star: 0% 0
2 Star: 3% 1
1 Star: 3% 1
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4 out of 5 stars Nice setup
by pgast5 from Kansas city, MO on 5/7/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Great customer service! First time ordering such a large item on the internet and everthing arrived as expected. Called before ordering and associate was very helpful! Basketball goal wasnt too bad installing. The hardest part was waiting for the concrete to dry before we could finish installing!! Kids love the backboard and I love not having to drag out the broom everytime we want to adjust the height. Would definitely recommend.
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5 out of 5 stars Great hoop
by NateR from Aberdeen, SD on 4/12/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
This hoop is everything that is advertised. All parts fit together perfectly and assembly was not bad at all. The backboard gives consistent bounces for bank shots. The height adjustment is very smooth and easy to adjust. My only problem is that since putting up the hoop I cant get my 6 year old to come in for dinner!
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4 out of 5 stars Great system
by Skully from Midwest US on 4/3/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Great product! Well made and sturdy. Should give us many years of enjoyment and exercise.
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4 out of 5 stars Good Product and great service
by Eddi from Chicago on 7/20/2011
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Great Product and nice service with expert tech support.
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Featured Review
4 out of 5 stars 78888 (Nice System / Not so nice Assembly)
by from IL on 7/20/2011
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
The customer service was excellent and I do mean excellent.The product is a very nice product after it gets assembled.The directions were horrible to use. At some points I had to put the directions down and try figure it out like a puzzle. Also, the nuts and bolts were flawed. The nuts would not screw onto its allocated bolt. At one point I turned to my wife and said it shouldn’t be this hard to tighten these nuts and then the bolt literally snapped off into two. Unfortunately this was at the very beginning stage where the gas spring gets mounted to the pole. I had to skip that part and continue on which led to more problems. But at the end of the day(s) and after a trip to the hardware store then having the manufacture mail me out a new gas spring I was eventually able to mount the unit into concrete. I’m not one of these negative kind of guys, but this is the way it happened with this unit. Frustrated with the assembly instructions and materials, but really enjoy playing basketball with family and neighbors. (Updated on 7/20/2011.)
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5 out of 5 stars Great Product
by Mike Mac from Houston on 1/3/2014
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Very pleased with this product. I found the directions to be very good and easy to follow. Before assembly, I highly recommend carefully walking through the check list of items. Keep all parts in their bags to make them easier to find when needed during assembly. Many of the nuts were VERY tight. This is likely intentional. Use a ratchet wrench and a little lubricant if needed (vasoline). If you are not a do-it-yourself person, the assembly may take longer.
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1 out of 5 stars This product did not last a year
by BrettC from Alabama on 10/31/2012
Recommends it to Friends: No
We purchased this model less than a year ago as a family Christmas gift. The installation was straight forward and required 2 people at times. Unfortunately the acrylic backboard has already warped and started separating from the frame. Now every time the ball hits the backboard it provides no true rebound and falls flat. I have filed a warranty claim with Lifetime to see if theyll stand behind the product as they advertise.
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4 out of 5 stars Very nice
by StanK from Villa Hills, Ky on 7/6/2011
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Nice goal, worth the money.
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