Lifetime In-Ground Basketball Hoop 1008 44-inch Acrylic Backboard - Competitive Edge Products
Lifetime In-Ground Basketball Hoop 1008 44-inch Acrylic Backboard
#1008 by Lifetime
4.5 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews 4.5 out of 5  - 54 review(s) Review Stats
54Customer Reviews
5 Star: 66% 36
4 Star: 24% 13
3 Star: 5% 3
2 Star: 1% 1
1 Star: 1% 1
Sale Price $199.99 $169.98
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LifetimePortable Basketball Goals - 1008 Acrylic 44 Inch Backboard.

  • Dimensions: 44" W x 29" 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: Acrylic (clear see-through)
  • Backboard Thickness: 1.9mm
  • 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: 18" from front of pole to back of backboard.

Classic Rim

  • Regulation-size rim (18" diameter).
  • Fixed rim discourages dunking and vandalism.
  • 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: Uses the Quick Adjust height adjuster invented by Lifetime Products.
  • Adjustment Details: Using a broom stick this can be quickly raised and lowered.
  • 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.


Lifetime basketball system model 1008 features a 3.5-inch round pole, a 44-inch acrylic backboard, and a black classic basketball rim. This is a great system to start developing your basketball game. The acrylic backboard features fade-resistant graphics. The backboard is easily adjustable up and down using Lifetime Products' patented Quick Adjust system. This height adjustment system requires only a regular pole to raise and lower the backboard height. You can lower the rim height to 7.5 feet and raise it all the way to a regulation-height, 10 feet.

All metals parts of this system are powder coated to help resist rusting. This system comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you decide you want to return this item within 30 days of receiving the order, simply contact us and we will send FedEx back out to your home to pick the item up. This basketball system also includes a 5-year factory warranty from Lifetime Products. Help train your rising basketball star with this Lifetime in ground basketball hoop. When your little baller gets bigger, simply upgrade the backboard to bigger size using any of the our Lifetime backboard and rim combos.

Shipping is free within the 48 States.

  • Shipping weight: 62 lbs.
  • Number of boxes for this product: 1 box.
  • Shipping dimensions: 45.5 inches x 32.375 inches x 6.375 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.

If you don't see the answer to your question please email us and we'll post it.

My backboard is broken and I need a replacement. Which model would be the appropriate replacement?

The appropriate replacement that would be compatible is model number 73650. It is the same 44 inch size and the bolt patterns are the same. However, the colors on the backboard are slightly different. That won't make a difference.

What are the differences between What is the difference between the 1008 and the Lifetime inground basketball hoop 90020?

The 90020 and 1008 have 3 differences. 1, the 90020 backboard is 48-inches wide; the 1008 has a 44-inch backboard. 2, the 90020 has a grip handle height adjuster reffered to as the Action Grip; the 1008 uses the Quick Adjust, which operates using a broom stick. And 3, the 90020 rim uses a double-spring compression rim; the 1008 uses a classic static rim.

Is this basketball system usable by my young child?

Yes. The 1008 Lifetime basketball hoop is ideal for younger players that are just getting learning the game. The low price, but quality features - the large 3.5-inch round pole and adjustable backboard height - are great for younger, developing players.

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 - 0501 Hoop Chute Basketball Ball Return

Lifetime Basketball Accessories - 0501 Hoop Chute Basketball Ball Return: This hoop chute attaches to your regulation-sized rim and directs made shots back to the front of the system. This product is great for free throw practice when shooting alone.

Lifetime Basketball Accessories - Court Marking Kit Accessory Model 0900

Lifetime Basketball Accessories - Court Marking Kit Accessory Model 0900: The Lifetime 0900 Driveway Basketball court marking kit is great for your outdoor basketball court at playgrounds, churches, schools, and even your very own driveway.

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.

Spalding Basketball Ball - 63-249e Nba Outdoor Official Size Basketball

Spalding Basketball Ball - 63-249e Nba Outdoor Official Size Basketball: This ball is manufactured with a durable rubber shield so it will last for a lengthy time interval, regardless of how tough the flooring surface is. This ball's deep networks and pebbled outer masking presents you with an outstanding grip and operates jointly with a continuous and dependable bounce.

Spalding Hexigrip NeverFlat Basketball 74-833E 29.5-inches

Spalding Hexigrip NeverFlat Basketball 74-833E 29.5-inches: Guaranteed to retain air in the ball for up to 1 year, the 74-833E hexigrip. Official NBA® size and weight. Premium soft grip technology cover allows for a better grip and feel.

Superior Basketball Court Stencil Marking Kit

Superior Basketball Court Stencil Marking Kit: Superior CourtTM quickly, easily and accurately allows you to paint a regulation basketball court on any driveway, patio or play area in any yard.

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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 1008? 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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54 Customer Reviews
5 Star: 66% 36
Average Customer Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews 4.5 out of 5
96% recommend it to friends
4 Star: 24% 13
3 Star: 5% 3
2 Star: 1% 1
1 Star: 1% 1
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Featured Review
5 out of 5 stars Great In-Ground System
by surfergirl from Blairsville, GA on 2/19/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Product came very fast, ordered it on Sunday and arrived by Friday. The picture does not give it justice, it looks very sharp, as several neighbors have commented to me about. The pole assembly is very sturdy, which as a big concern of mine having owned a lesser quality system. The mechanism which raise and lowers it is simple and fast to use with a broom stick. Why pay more for a fancy crank model. Fortunately, the rest of the structure is very sound and offsets that. I priced a lot of systems and for the money this unit is a definite winner!
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5 out of 5 stars Inground Basketball system
by Lynn from Lincoln, Nebraska on 5/20/2011
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Purchased system at a great sales price. I was short a couple of items when I received the basketball system but have the parts on the way to me as I write this review. Very nice people to work with in Utah and am sure my grandchildren will enjoy playing basketball as soon as I get it up. I recommend purchasing the ground sleeve for easy removal at a time later if necessary. The quality of the system is excellent and would recommend this to all who desire making their grandchildren happy when they with their Grandpa.
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5 out of 5 stars Great Item
by Karina from Indiana on 4/21/2011
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
This goal is a great value and a great item. It is perfect for any family. We have never had any issues with their products. This is our 2nd one as the first one we had to leave behind at our old house. So we immediately purchased a new one for the new house. Competitive Edge Products has great customer service and they are very quick to ship items out. I recommend their products to anyone!
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5 out of 5 stars Amazing quality and deal !!!
by Marti from McAllen, TX on 3/12/2011
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
I am so pleased with the product and your company. I received In ground basketball complete system promptly. Thank you Competitive Edge. You have sold me as a lifetime customer of your sports equipment Marti W.
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5 out of 5 stars Inexpensive But Not Cheap
by JohnnyMon from South East Georgia on 1/18/2010
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
High Quality, Low Cost In-Ground Hoop. Very Impressed With The Durability! I Thought (Since It Was Very Inexpensive)I Was Buying A Product Id Have To Replace In A Short Time. I Was So Wrong. This High Quality Hoop Will Be Around My House For Years! Looks Like Lifetime Lives Up To Its Name!!!!!
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4 out of 5 stars Instructions terrible
by skip from foristell, missouri on 3/30/2015
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Once you get the product up it is great. Putting it together sucked.
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3 out of 5 stars Install
by dick from Pittsburgh, PA on 4/14/2014
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
The hoop itself is great. However I do have a concern that the person who wrote the instructions was severely intoxicated or perhaps extremely high. I used to build houses for a living, and it was easier to build a house than to follow these instructions. Honestly the person who wrote them must have been extremely high. best of luck if you plan on assembling it.
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2 out of 5 stars disappointed
by Mart from St. Louis MO on 1/10/2013
Recommends it to Friends: No
Our Lifetime inground goal is 7 years old and now must be removed because of a long split at the base and rust on both the pole and the metal parts of the backboard. It has been used minimally. The 5-year warranty must be the clue that these goals do not have a long life. It will be expensive to have it safely removed. Next time we will get a portable goal.
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