Competitive Edge Blog » Related Articles http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog Home Fitness and Exercise Equipment, Lifetime Sportings and Outdoor Products Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The VX Series Kodiak Canvas Tenthttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/related-articles/05/07/the-vx-series-kodiak-tent/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/related-articles/05/07/the-vx-series-kodiak-tent/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 19:06:26 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=1307 What is the VX Series Kodiak Canvas Tent? The VX series Kodiak Canvas tent comes in two models. The models are 6011 and 6041. Sometimes you see VX behind the model number. The VX is simply to help differentiate the model numbers. Why was the VX model designed? We have a lot of customers who […]

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What is the VX Series Kodiak Canvas Tent?

The VX series Kodiak Canvas tent comes in two models. The models are 6011 and 6041. Sometimes you see VX behind the model number. The VX is simply to help differentiate the model numbers.

Why was the VX model designed?

We have a lot of customers who use our tents. These customers go camping in all sorts of conditions and on all sorts of terrain. The Burning Man competition in the desert takes place once a year under very hot and rough conditions. We’ve sold so many tents to people who attend the Burning Man event and received many questions as to whether there is a tent that has more ventilation. Canvas can get hot. That’s one of the good and bad things about a canvas tent. The more ventilation in the desert-the more happy the customer.

Who sells the VX tent?

The VX was designed specifically for Competitive Edge Products, Inc with desert camping in mind. Camping in the desert can leave you susceptible as sand blows in with the wind. The no seeum mesh is on every window and can keep out most of the fine dust particles. Many people who camp in the desert and purchase the Kodiak tent will also put some type of an awning over the tent to minimize the heat from the sun. Each year we get many customers referred to us who first saw that model at the burning man event. We continue to be the exclusive seller of the VX tent and we feel that it is perfect for any condition. The extra ventilation can be nice in camping other than the desert.

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Introduced to the market Fall 2012 due to popular demand. 6041 Deluxe Kodiak 8 person 10×14 Canvas tent with side screens. Free shipping and volume discounts available.

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Basketball Training for a Competitive Edgehttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/related-articles/10/30/basketball-training/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/related-articles/10/30/basketball-training/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:52:29 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=679 The 2013-2014 Basketball Season is almost upon us. An important part of basketball is basketball training, conditioning and getting yourself into shape. Without game speed training and conditioning, your game will suffer. It is important to be in top physical condition in time for your games. View Several Basketball Training Articles and Websites Below Check […]

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SKLZ Basketball Training System - 3-in-1 Essentials KitThe 2013-2014 Basketball Season is almost upon us. An important part of basketball is basketball training, conditioning and getting yourself into shape. Without game speed training and conditioning, your game will suffer. It is important to be in top physical condition in time for your games.

View Several Basketball Training Articles and Websites Below

Check our this article on Core Training for Basketball

 

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While core strength is the magic elixir of the training world (and not just basketball trainers), another basketball trainer said that he “pukes in his mouth” when a client tells him that he needs core training. This trainer identifies

To dominate in basketball you need to be explosive so that you can blow by the defense, tear down rebounds and shut down your opponents. Here is a nice article and explosive training.

Explosive Basketball Training – Serious Basketball Training

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If you are practicing solo you may want to invest in a skillz d man defensive mannequin which will simulate an opponent during practice for you to score against. The Sklz d man will help to make your individual practice more effective by simulating the defender that you need to get around or shoot over.

To: Serious Point Guards and Shooting Guards Ages 14- 18 Who Want To Become All-Conference, All-state, or All-American If you think that because you have great [skills].

With basketball strength training it is important to continue working on your shot since your muscles are constantly being strengthened and rebuilt. If you keep up your shooting practice you should be able to improve your game tremendously.

Check out some more content on practice drills below:

Basketball Practice Drills – Basketballteacher

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Basketball coaching books can be very helpful. Here are few basic basketball training tips that can effectively help to learn the game and improve your skills. Ball Handling and Passing Tips: * Practice drills: Regardless of your age every player

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Also check out some great dribbling aids. NBA Baller beats is a fantastic Kinect basketball game that can take your stationary dribbling to a new level. When our daughter was six or seven she started practicing this game and when she went to her girls basketball game many of the other girls would just run around with the basketball carrying it like a football without dribbling while she was dribbling and breaking ankles going coast-to-coast after getting this practice.

Improve your basketball shooting products are highly recommended.

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Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Portable Basketball Hoop Impact Backboard Infohttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/10/17/lifetime-portable-basketball-hoop-1221-impact-backboard-product-information/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/10/17/lifetime-portable-basketball-hoop-1221-impact-backboard-product-information/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:56:29 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=545 Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Portable Basketball Hoop Information: The Lifetime 1221 Pro Court portable basketball hoop from Lifetime Products is a very common purchase for an initial basketball system. This basketball goal is very affordable and provides many features that are great for young and developing players. Here is a brief outline of things to […]

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Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Portable Basketball Hoop

Information: The Lifetime 1221 Pro Court portable basketball hoop from Lifetime Products is a very common purchase for an initial basketball system. This basketball goal is very affordable and provides many features that are great for young and developing players. Here is a brief outline of things to consider when looking at this basketball system. What am I getting with this basketball system? This basketball hoop comes with a 44-inch backboard. The backboard size is the biggest identifier of the overall system being for players that are just starting to learn the game. Regulation backboards are 72 inches wide. So, this backboard size is great for young players, but not for players looking to develop their game. For instance, larger backboards provide more space on the backboard to practice bank shots – a more common shot that an advanced player would want to practice.

Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height-Adjustable Portable Basketball System with 44-Inch Backboard

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Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height-Adjustable Portable Basketball System with 44-Inch Backboard

Price: $99.00

The Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Adjustable Portable Basketball Hoop with 44 Inch Effect Backboard is best for entertainment as your house. The Lifetime 1221 Pro Court transportable basketball system showcases a 44 inch Polyethylene backboard, a traditional basketball rim and a 27 gallon Pro Court base. The telescoping post permits you to adjust the basketball goal from 7.5-10 feet in 6 inch increments, to ensure that players of any age group can enjoy the game at their degree or level. Sharpen your jump try in your extra moments or perform a yard dousing drill with this Lifetime transportable basketball system. Unlike in-ground basketball hoops– which are usually secured in concrete– this transportable hoop rolls on wheels, letting you position the basketball system in your preferred location, from the back patio halfway to the cul-de-sac. All you need to do is fill the 27-gallon base with water or sand and play.

 Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Adjustability

The Lifetime hoop adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments.

Lifetime realizes that more youthful gamers aren’t always ready for a 10-foot hoop, which is why the basket includes a height-adjustment mechanism. The telescoping mechanism adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments– no tools called for– allowing ballers of any ages and skill degrees enjoy the game on their own terms. Aspiring dunkers could additionally slowly raise the basket 6 inches at a time as their vertical enhances, although the 18-inch strong steel edge is not a breakaway edge. The black edge is as an alternative incredibly secure, with 1/2-inch steel braces, bonded steel web hooks, and a 50-gram net.

And players need not stress over the 44-inch backboard wearing considerably in time, many thanks to the UV-protected, high-density polyethylene construction. This sturdy plastic material aids the board stand up to nicking and cracking while securing the graphics from fading. Additionally geared up with a black, powder-coated, three-piece post, the Life time system carries a five-year warranty.

About Lifetime
Initially, the founder of Lifetime Products wished for a tougher basketball pole for his yard. With this in thoughts, he discovered and bought a piece of heavy-duty used pipe, a sheet of plyboard, and a basketball rim. The resulting yard basketball basic unit worked flawlessly in his yard. Experiencing the capacity of his hoop, he placed an ad in the local free classified newspaper and made his first sale. The remainder– as they state– is record. He developed the American PlayWorld Firm in 1973, based out of his garage in Riverdale, Utah. After broadening in to several other types of playing field devices, he at some point transferred to a larger location in South Ogden, Utah. Many years later, the firm improved the basketball industry by presenting the Quick Adjust basketball pole, the first full basketball system you can increase and lower with a broomstick. In 1986, American PlayWorld developed Lifetime Products, a separate firm meant to focus particularly on making flexible basketball systems. In the following years, the firm has expanded from having 18 staff members in a 32,000-square-foot space asunder a storehouse to greater than 1,400 staff members and 2.6 million square feet over 23 separate buildings.

  • Portable, height-adjustable basketball system with 44-Inch backboard
  • Telescoping mechanism adjusts from 7.5 to 10-Feet 6-Inch increments
  • 27-Gallon base fills with water or sand and rolls to your desired location
  • UV-protected, high-density polyethylene construction resists chipping and cracking
  • 18-Inch black solid steel rim with 1/2-Inch steel braces, 5-year warranty

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Spalding Varsity Basketball – Ideal for beginners, the officially sized and affordably priced Spalding Varsity Ball is ready to take your game to the streets. It’s designed to withstand the street game with a durable outdoor rubber cover. It features deep, black channels for expert handling on the court and all-ball pebbling for a good grip.

Lifetime Pole Pad – Invest in safety with a Lifetime Pole Pad for your basketball system. Basketball pole padding cushions impact with the pole. Our Lifetime Pole Pad is made of weather-resistant vinyl and foam padding and can be used indoors or outdoors. Using velcro straps, the Lifetime Pole Pad attaches easily to your 3.5 inch round basketball pole.

BaseGel – Super absorbent polymer replaces sand or water as ballast weight for portable base supports for basketball goals

Franklin Ball Maintenance Kit – Ball Maintenance Kit includes pump, extension hose, 3 metal needles, pressure gauge and plastic carry case.

Spalding Court Marking Kit – Create a regulation court on your driveway; layout lane, freethrow line and 3 point arc; uses patented measuring device; sports chalk stands up to competitive play; includes NBA logo stencil

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Know When You Can Order Basketball Backboard Replacementhttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/02/19/know-when-you-can-order-basketball-backboard-replacement/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/02/19/know-when-you-can-order-basketball-backboard-replacement/#comments Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:44:21 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=536 You have had a wonderfully functional basketball system in your backyard for years. You have spent hours out practicing by yourself, inviting your friends and family over, and teaching your children to play. Things were going great until one afternoon, your oldest child comes in and tells you that your beloved basketball system is no more. He and his friends did not do anything wrong. They were just out shooting hoops and the backboard, quite suddenly, shattered. Hey, it happens. Backboard cannot last forever. You got a long life out of the system. Time to hang up the sneaks for good, right? No!

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Basketball Backboards Break – Time for a Basketball Backboard Replacement

Basketball Replacement Backboard ExampleYou have had a wonderfully functional basketball system in your backyard for years. You have spent hours out practicing by yourself, inviting your friends and family over, and teaching your children to play. Things were going great until one afternoon, your oldest child comes in and tells you that your beloved basketball system is no more. He and his friends did not do anything wrong. They were just out shooting hoops and the backboard, quite suddenly, shattered. Hey, it happens. Backboard cannot last forever. You got a long life out of the system. Time to hang up the sneaks for good, right? No! Time to order a Basketball Backboard Replacement.

Basketball Backboards Can Be Replaced … Sort of

Before you junk the old system, please read the rest of this blog post. The backboard is merely a part of the system. And parts are replaceable. So, question number one is where does one go to replace their backboard? So, here is the sort of part. Several manufacturers actually sell replacement backboards through a whole host of retailers in store and online. However, not every basketball backboard replacement online or in store will work with your system. So, the next question is who made your system? You are most likely to find a replacement for your backboard from either Spalding / Huffy or Lifetime Products as both of these manufacturers actively market replacement backboards. However, all of their backboards are not replaceable. So, next question is what material is the backboard made of? If it is tempered glass, then you are again out of luck as tempered glass backboards are not retailed from either manufacturer. You will have to attempt to order directly through the manufacturer. To speed up your quest, Lifetime Products can be reached at 1-800-225-3865 and Spalding / Huffy can be reached at 1-800-558-5234. If your backboard is not tempered glass then you are still on the right track. Both manufacturers retail basketball backboard replacement units made with plastic, polycarbonate, or acrylic materials. So, you are a step closer to find the right system. The last thing that you will need to figure out is what mounting bracket you have on your system to verify compatibility with replacement backboards for sale. For this last question, brackets differ greatly. Contact us with any questions if you got to this point. We will be happy to assist.

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Lifetime Basketball Systems, Performance - view basketball backboard replacement units.

Michael Sweeten, Lifetime’s Sporting Goods Product Manager, describes various kinds of basketball backboards, rims and systems, taking the guess-work out…

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Indoor Arcade Basketball Games and Optionshttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/02/15/indoor-arcade-basketball-games-options/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/02/15/indoor-arcade-basketball-games-options/#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:48:44 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=526 Here is some help for you when researching a purchase for
an arcade basketball game for your home use. First, we will look at
manufacturers of these types of games. Lifetime Products, Spalding,
and Escalade Sports are the largest manufacturers of these types of
systems - there are many other smaller makers as well. Of these 3
main players in this market, Spalding and Escalade Sports offer a
more than 1 system. Each of these manufacturers offer very similar
products in quality and play. However, certain minor differences
between their product offerings may sway you one way or the other.
We will look at each unique portion of their systems next.

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Manufacturers that make indoor arcade basketball games

Arcade Basketball Games --Lifetime 90056 Double ShotHere is some help for you when researching a purchase for an arcade basketball game for your home use. First, we will look at manufacturers of these types of games. Lifetime Products, Spalding, and Escalade Sports are the largest manufacturers of these types of systems – there are many other smaller makers as well. Of these 3 main players in this market, Spalding and Escalade Sports offer a more than 1 system. Each of these manufacturers offer very similar products in quality and play. However, certain minor differences between their product offerings may sway you one way or the other. We will look at each unique portion of their systems next.

Lifetime Products Indoor Basketball Game

Lifetime Products makes only 1 system, model 90056. This system is a double shot game – meaning 1 or two players can play at the same time. This system has a couple of unique parts to it. First, the 90056 Double Shot uses infrared sensors to track scores. Traditional designs use plastic clickers to track scores. No one system is 100 percent accurate; but, infrared sensors tend to be more accurate tracking scores than plastic clickers. Plastic clickers will regularly get stuck in the down position when the ball goes through the net causing the unit to double or even triple count a score. Infrared sensors do not have that problem, essentially eliminating double and triple counting scores. Next difference for the 90056 is the frame of the unit. The poles used in the game frame are thicker diameter and heavier than other comparable poles from other manufacturers. The larger poles make the game more stable and more durable. Next difference, the frame at the base where the players shoot the balls is wider than other double shot game, sometimes by as much as a foot. This added space provides players more space to shoot and less bumping into one other. Lastly, the 90056 is one of the only Double Shot games to come with 7 basketballs. Other Double Shot arcade basketball games come with 5 or 6. This lower quantity of balls regularly interferes with game play when two players are playing as players fight one another to get the basketballs as they roll down the net. 7 basketballs tends to provide smoother game play, and less fighting between players.

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Spalding Pop a Shot Arcade Basketball Games

Spalding currently offers two indoor arcade basketball games, a single shot and a double shot. This immediately differentiates them from Lifetime Products as sometimes you should do not want, or do not have enough space, for a double pop a shot shot game. The single shot game provides the same game play as the double shot game, only with a smaller frame and one basketball hoop to shoot at. Their basketball games use traditional plastic clickers. Their Double Shot game tends to be less expensive than Lifetime Products.

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Escalade Sports Arcade Basketball Hoops

Escalade Sports has one of the most diverse product offerings for arcade basketball games. They have single shot and double shot games. Of their double shot games they have several product qualities to choose from. Their lowest end systems would be comparable to Spalding’s Double Shot Game. Their mid-range system would be most like Lifetime’s 90056. They also have a high-end goal with a bulky, sturdy frame in what is called their RhinoPlay series. Their mid-range arcade basketball hoops and high-end goals will typically use infrared sensors to track scoring. Their low-end systems will typically use the plastic clickers to track scores.

Harvard Single Shootout Basketball Game Harvard Single Shootout Basketball Game Harvard M01462W Double Shootout Electronic Basketball Game Harvard M01462W Double Shootout Electronic Basketball Game

Another lesser known model that some good reviews is the: Goglory arcade double shootout basketball game

Choosing the best system for you

These options for your indoor basketball arcade games provide enough variety that almost anyone can find a great system for their needs. Budget conscious purchases will probably want to take a look at Spalding and Escalade games. Quality conscious will want to look at Lifetime and Escalade Rhino Play offerings. Feel free to contact us with any questions not addressed in this post so that we can better assist you in your purchase.

Check out this Lifetime Double shot video

Arcade basketball games are a lot of fun and will keep you and your family entertained for hours.

Lifetime Double Shot Vs Spalding Dual Shot Vs Harvard Shootout Vs Triumph Sports Arcade Basketball Games

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TitleLifetime Double-Shot Arcade Basketball SystemTriumph Sports USA Big Shot 8-in-1 Two-Player BasketballSpalding Dual Shot Electronic Basketball GameSpalding 4160 Single Shot Electronic Basketball GameHarvard Single Shootout Basketball GameHarvard Double Shootout Arcade Basketball Game
BrandLifetimeTriumph SportsSpaldingSpaldingHarvardHarvard
FeatureAdjustable height from 82 and 90 inches
Folds up for convenient storage
2 heavy-duty pro-style rims
Electronic infrared scoring eyes with multiple games, buzzers, and sound effects
7 balls; pump and needle included
LED electronic scoring backboard and includes 4 mini basketballs and 1 pump; Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)
Features 8 games with sound and game clock: play games like Horse and Around the World
Features 2 player competition with ball return
Fold-Up design for easy storage
Sturdy steel frame construction with durable metal hoops with chain netting
Arcade-style electronic basketball hoop for 1 or 2 players
Tests your shooting prowess against 60-second timer
Electronic scoring system with dual display
Powder-coated steel frame; easy to assemble
Measures 81 x 90 x 44 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
Arcade-style basketball game for your entertainment room
Electronic scoring for one or two players
Includes three basketballs and pump
Fully netted to keep the balls in play
Measures 8 by 2.3 by 7.6 feet
Arcade-Style Basketball Game - Designed Specifically For Home Use
One or Two Player Electronic Scoring and Time Clock - Keeps the Game Moving
Frame is 7/8? Steel Tubing - Adds Sturdiness and Stability
Folds Easily to Save Space When Not in Use, Includes (2) Mini Basketballs and Air Pump
Play Position: 92?L x 26 1/8?W x 90?H, Storage Position: 35 1/2?L x 26?W x 90?H
? Arcade-Style Basketball Game - Designed Specifically For Home Use ? One or Two Player Electronic Scoring and Time Clock - Keeps the Game Moving ? Frame is 7/8? Steel Tubing - Adds Sturdiness and Stability
? UPS Shippable
? Equipped with Magnetic Scorers for Scoring Accuracy
Price$239.99$120.64$123.32$144.99$135.99$173.99
Height6 inch5 inch99 inch87 inch4 inch89.5 inch
Weight85 pound49 pound5 pound36 pound
Width27.63 inch22 inch43 inch26 inch26 inch45 inch
Length52.25 inch51 inch91 inch91 inch34 inch86.5 inch
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Lifetime Basketball Hoop Assembly Tips and Helphttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/related-articles/12/12/lifetime-basketball-hoop-assembly-tips-and-help/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/related-articles/12/12/lifetime-basketball-hoop-assembly-tips-and-help/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2012 23:34:08 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=517 Plan on getting a basketball hoop from Lifetime Products this year for Christmas? Don't let assembly of the system slow down or ruin your holiday. Here is some helpful tips that will help you during your assembly process.

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Lifetime basketball system assembly help

Plan on getting a basketball hoop from Lifetime Products this year for Christmas? Don’t let assembly of the system slow down or ruin your holiday. Here are some helpful tips that will help you during your Lifetime basketball hoop assembly process.

Read All Your Instructions for Lifetime Basketball Hoop Assembly

Lifetime Basketball Hoop Assembly

When assembling your system, you might find a step that you recognize that parts for and can visualize how they fit into the completed goal. If this happens to you, you might be tempted to proceed with what seems an obvious step in the assembly without actually reading the directions. While you might luck out and get the step completed properly sometimes, this is definitely not advisable. Lifetime frequently puts little notes on certain steps that will direct you to do or not to do something until something else is completed. For instance, you might read a note that says “Do not tighten bolts until assembly is complete”; or “Before completing this step, make sure you do ‘this or that thing’ first.” By reading the instructions all the way through, you will save time by not having to redo steps when you inevitably get to a step that is not completable based on a previous step not being followed correctly.

InGround Basketball Hoop Help

The most important thing I can suggest here is that if you are ordering an inground system and you want to complete the assembly for Christmas, you will need to start several days earlier (longer if the weather does not cooperate). For instance, when assembling an in ground basketball system you will need about 72 hours for the cement to set for the inground portion of the system, even when using a ground sleeve. Plan ahead, and start assembly with enough time for all steps to be completed properly. You do not want to rush assembly of your system and have it set incorrectly.

Portable Basketball hoop Help

For a portable system, you ought to mainly consider what you will use to fill your base. Generally, bases of portable goals are filled with water. Water is the easiest to fill and unfill with these types of systems. However, water does have some draw backs. For instance, if your climate where you live has freezing temperatures during any part of the year, you risk damaging the base when the water expands. Lifetime makes several recommendations for dealing with water-filled bases; the key is simply doing something that avoids the water freezing. An alternative to this is sand. Sand is not a cure all per se. Sand tends to weigh about 1.5 times that of those units have the base filled with water – depending on the density of the sand you use. So, the plus-side to sand is a heavier, more stable base and no freezing worries. The minus-side is the heavier base is much more difficult to move around and harder to put into the base. Choose wisely.

Additional help is Available

Lifetime wants you to have a positive experience with their products just as much as you want it. Thus, they also provide a customer service line with trained technicians that are available to help with assembly issues at no cost to you. They can be reached at 1-800-225-3865. Use this resource as needed.

Check out this Lifetime basketball hoop help Video

Lifetime basketball hoop assembly can be challenging if you are not sure what to do or how to do it, but if you read this article it will help you know what to do for your Lifetime basketball hoop assembly.

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Lifetime Table Purchasing Help – Getting The Best Pricehttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/11/07/lifetime-table-purchasing-help-getting-the-best-price/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/11/07/lifetime-table-purchasing-help-getting-the-best-price/#comments Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:23:37 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=503 Lifetime folding tables have several different packaging structures that you ought to consider when purchasing these products. Many times, these purchases are for 2 or more tables; other times they are 50 or more. We will discuss different things to consider when purchasing these tables in volume. Also, we will take a look at purchasing Lifetime tables in quantities of 1. Lastly, we will take a look at getting the best prices for tables in any quantity. Let's take a look.

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Lifetime Table Packaging Structure

Lifetime folding tables have several different packaging structures that you ought to consider when purchasing these products. Many times, these purchases are for 2 or more tables; other times they are 50 or more. We will discuss different things to consider when purchasing these tables in volume. Also, we will take a look at purchasing Lifetime tables in quantities of 1. Lastly, we will take a look at getting the best prices for tables in any quantity. Let’s take a look.

What to look for when purchasing small volumes of Lifetime Folding Tables

If you have ever looked to purchase certain models of Lifetime tables in quantities of 1 to 3, you were probably greeted with either unusually high per product pricing, or extremely high shipping rates, depending on the site you visited. To help you understand what a merchant is looking at, let’s start with the longest table Lifetime Products makes, the 8-foot rectangular model. The 8-foot table is the perfect example of the troubles with ordering in small quantities because this size of solid-top rectangular table will have to ship with an ltl freight carrier. Ltl freight carrier, as opposed to small parcel carriers (think FedEx and UPS), have minimum shipment charges and rarely has any pricing difference based on the weight the package. They assume that the most limiting factor of any shipments their semis will carry will not be based on weight, but dimensional space. So, a 8-foot table might cost a merchant under $100 from the manufacturer, but the cost of shipping that one table will typically be no less that $130. So, most websites will sell that 22980 model table from Lifetime for anywhere from $150 to $250 to remain profitable. This pricing can be anywhere from 2 to 3 times the cost per table when ordering in volumes of 4 or more tables. Fortunately, there is some help.

Lifetime Products makes most of their tables in solid tops and fold-in-half models. What some people miss here is that they assume that there will be severe compromises in table stability when the table top folds in half, but the difference is likely negligible for most people. For instance, Lifetime makes the 22980, an 8-foot table with a solid top, and the 80175, an 8-foot table with a fold-in-half top. The weight capacity of the 22980 is a very sturdy 2,000 lbs. With the 80175, the published weight capacity is the exact same, 2,000 lbs. Now, to the crucial benefit for the fold-in-half table. This table ships folded in half in the box, and thus can ship via a small parcel carrier. Immediately, the price of shipping 1 table is dropped anywhere from 50 to 75 percent. So, with the fold-in-half table ordered in small quantities, you save a considerable amount of money with no difference in table strength. For Lifetime tables, they will have fold in half models for their 4-foot, 5-foot, 6-foot, and 8-foot rectangular tables and for their 46-inch and 60-inch round tables. If fold in half is fine for your needs, look there before ordering a single solid top table that could cost you much more money.

Product Examples

Lifetime Table 2980 22980 White Granite 8 Ft Top with Folding Frame – 1 Pack

Lifetime tables 22980. Order your white granite, plastic 8-foot folding tables here and get volume discounts.

 

 

Lifetime Products 80175 8 ft Almond Fold in Half Folding Table – 1 Pack

Fold in Half Table from Lifetime Products. The 80075 Almond folding tables are perfect for indoor and outdoor use.

 

What to look for when purchasing high volumes of Lifetime Folding Tables

Lifetime tables have several packaging options. For nearly all models of tables, they will offer single packs, 4 packs, and a pallet package. Thus, when ordering higher volumes of Lifetime tables, you should consider ordering the largest package(s) to get you to your desired quantity. For example, let’s say you needed 16 60-inch, solid top round folding tables. The way to get the cheapest price per table would be to order models 2970 – a 12 pack – and 42970 – a 4 pack- as opposed to ordering 16 qty. 22970 singles, which could cost you as much as $2900, or 4 qty. 42970 4 packs, which could cost you as much as $2500. Ordering the larger packages for this quantity of 60-inch round tables can save you anywhere from $400 to $1100. This is true of all other table packages from Lifetime Products. Here is why.

Lifetime encourages high-volume purchases in two ways. 1, the per table price in the 4 packs and pallet packs is cheaper than the single table price; and 2, the price per table to ship larger volumes is much cheaper than 1 table. As mentioned earlier, if the table you are ordering is a single 8 foot table, the shipping cost to the merchant, at a minimum, is typically $130. However, if you ship two 8-foot tables to the same address, the shipping cost to the merchant likely does not go any higher; if it does go higher, it is by very little. So, two tables will likely ship for $150 or cheaper. 3 tables will likely ship for $175 or cheaper. Are you seeing the savings add up in per table shipping cost. So, when you get to a 4 pack, or a pallet pack, the cost to the merchant is much lower; to stay competitive, most merchants will then pass those savings on to the customer in very high discounts.

To sum up, the key to getting the best pricing on your Lifetime tables is to purchase fold-in-half models when suitable for small quantity purchases, and order the largest packages possible to get you the appropriate quantity for large quantity purchases.

Product Examples

Lifetime Round Tables 2970 White Granite Plastic Folding Unit 60 in. Top 12 Pack

 

12 PACK (FREE SHIPPING) 2970 Lifetime Round Folding Tables 60 inches White Granite Molded Top, 1.125 in diameter Gray Hammer Tone Folding Frame. Very sturdy steel frame with a high density polyethylene plastic top.

 

Lifetime Round Folding Tables 42970 White Granite 60 in. Top 4 Pack

 

Lifetime Round Folding Tables with white granite table top and folding frame. Quantity – 4 Large Round Dining Tables. Get a shipping discount when ordering 42970 Round Tables.

 

Lifetime Tables – Plastic Round Folding Table 22970 60 inch White Granite Top – Gray Steel Frame – 1 Pack

 

Lifetime tables model 22970 60-inch round top for sale with quick shipping. Order Lifetime round folding tables model 22970 with 60-inch plastic top here.

 

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Plastic Storage Sheds Vs. Metal Storage Shedshttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/11/01/plastic-storage-sheds-vs-metal-storage-sheds/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/11/01/plastic-storage-sheds-vs-metal-storage-sheds/#comments Fri, 02 Nov 2012 02:16:05 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=475 Sheds are produced in many different materials including wood, metal, and plastic. Most manufactures, like Lifetime Products, will make sheds out of one of these materials. Other manufacturers, such as Duramax, make sheds out of a couple of the materials. In many cases, the intended use and location you have for your outdoor storage shed will determine which material you should have for your shed. We will explore the differences and appropriate uses for sheds made with plastic and metal.

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What type of shed is best for your outdoor storage needs

Plastic ShedSheds are produced in many different materials including wood, metal, and plastic. Most manufactures, like Lifetime Products, will make sheds out of one of these materials. Other manufacturers, such as Duramax, make sheds out of a couple of the materials. In many cases, the intended use and location you have for your outdoor storage shed will determine which material you should have for your shed. We will explore the differences and appropriate uses for sheds made with plastic and metal.

Plastic storage sheds: Review of Features

When you see that a shed is made with plastic, you need not suppose that all parts of the shed are made with plastic or that the shed is weak or flimsy in any way. All plastic sheds have reinforcements to the shed wall and roof structure. Of these reinforcements, such as those made by Lifetime Products or Duramax, the material used is powder coated steel. The powder coating of the reinforcements helps the metal resist rusting and corrosion. The metal reinforcements serve to help stiffen the walls and roof structure. They also help the roof support weight and pressure for things like snow storms. Most of these sheds include floors. The flooring tends to be relatively thin and must be supported with some sort of foundation structure underneath. This type of shed is highly useful for specific needs.

Who would want a plastic storage shed?

Plastic storage sheds tend to be much lighter than metal sheds. They are easily assembled and disassembled. Thus, someone that might want to move their shed to a different location on the property or a different property all together would benefit from the plastic shed modular design. Plastic Sheds are also not going to rust over time. Even with powder coating, or some other sort of coating, all metal eventually rusts. Thus, a shed with walls and roofs made of metal are much more likely to rust quicker and need upkeep compared to a plastic shed that has metal structural parts placed safely inside the shed. Thus, those who intend on using their sheds in a adverse weather climate might benefit the most from the plastic shed design.  Learn more from http://www.largeoutdoorstoragesheds.com/

Our Top 3 Most Popular Plastic Sheds

Lifetime Shed 6405 Sentinel 8 Ft X 10 Ft Discount Outdoor Storage Shed

Lifetime 6405 8 x 10 Sentinel Home Garden Structure Storage Shed walls reinforced with steel and steel roof trusses. UV Protected polyethylene eliminates maintenance. Like Element 6419

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Hillcrest Lifetime Sheds – 6415 11 X 13.5 Foot Outdoor Storage Shed

Hillcrest Shed Lifetime 6415 Outdoor Storage Shed. This Lifetime Shed measures 11 x 13.5 Feet with a roof, floor and a window on each side.

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Lifetime Garden Shed – 6446 8 x 15 ft. Side-Entry Storage Unit

Lifetime Products 6446 Outdoor Storage Sheds side entry shed. This shed is made from polyethylene plastic, which will not fade, crack, or peel like traditional vinyl and plastic sheds. Each Lifetime shed comes with a 10 year warranty.

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View Video of Lifetime 8X10 Shed

The Lifetime 8×10 Shed is constructed of heavy-duty double-walled
polyethylene plastic with steel reinforcements for low maintenance and
durability. Won’t fade…

Video Rating: 4.25 / 5

Metal Storage Sheds: Review of Features

Most metal storage sheds are going to have a modular design (meaning the shed is built using interlocking panels). Unlike plastic sheds, most metal sheds do not include a floor. Metal sheds panels are reinforced with metal support beams to help strengthen the shed structure. Metal sheds tend to be more rigid than their plastic counterparts due to the nature of the metal material. Metal storage sheds also have a covering for the metal panels that will help resist rusting.

Who would want a metal storage shed?

Metal sheds are great for non-aesthetic, strictly functional needs. The design is very simple, rarely even having any windows. Because of this simplicity in design, they also tend to be a littler shorter than plastic sheds, which makes them ideal for strictly storage needs. This height difference can be significant in some cases. For instance, some metal Duramax sheds are as short as 65 inches of head room. Whereas most plastic sheds, such as those from Lifetime Products, have 76 inches or more of head room. Most metal sheds are going to be priced lower than comparably-sized plastic sheds.

View Our Top 3 Most Popular Metal Sheds

Duramax Metal Garage 12×20 – Garage Shed

50961 12×20 Duramax metal garage sheds for sale with free shipping. Low price guarantee on these Duramax shed products.

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Duramax Storage Buildings 12×26 Metal Garage

Get free shipping for the 55161 and 55131 12×26 Duramax metal garage. Competitive pricing available. Let us know if you find this metal storage building cheaper than us.

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10×8 Del Mar Metal Shed with Foundation Kit, Brown Trim

Your source for Del Mar Metal Sheds. For sale with free shipping.

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Replacing Backboards on Lifetime In Ground Basketball Systemshttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/10/31/replacing-backboards-on-lifetme-in-ground-basketball-systems/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/10/31/replacing-backboards-on-lifetme-in-ground-basketball-systems/#comments Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:04:34 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=467 Over time, all backboards will wear out. When the time comes, a knee-jerk reaction might be to throw out the old system and look to purchase a whole new system. While, in some cases, this might be necessary, many times you can save considerable amounts of money by simply replacing the backboard of the in ground basketball goal. Lifetime Products makes many of their systems with component backboards that can be purchased retail, rather than replacing the entire goal. Here is the way to determine if your basketball system has a backboard that can be replaced.

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Lifetime Basketball Backboards Are Replaceable

Over time, all backboards will wear out. When the time comes, a knee-jerk reaction might be to throw out the old system and look to purchase a whole new system. While, in some cases, this might be necessary, many times you can save considerable amounts of money by simply replacing the backboard of the in ground basketball goal. Lifetime Products makes many of their systems with component backboards that can be purchased retail, rather than replacing the entire goal. Here is the way to determine if your basketball system has a backboard that can be replaced.

What is the backboard material that is used on your inground basketball system?

Lifetime in ground basketball systems can have several different backboard materials. Of those, backboards that are made of polycarbonate, acrylic, and polyethylene plastic are replaceable. If your backboard is made with tempered glass, the only way to replace the item is calling in directly to Lifetime Products and order the specific part of your in ground goal. Please note that if your system has a polycarbonate, acrylic, and polyethylene basketball backboard you cannot change these materials to tempered glass. Tempered glass backboards weigh much more than similarly-sized acrylic, polycarbonbate, and plastic backboards. The mounting arms for glass backboards are much larger.

What is the shape of your pole?

Now, assuming you have a backboard with the correct backboard material, the next thing we will look at is the shape of your pole. Lifetime makes in ground basketball systems with both round and square poles. The pole shape matters because the mounting bracket that attaches the backboard to the main pole of the system will differ between these two shapes of pole. If your systems has a square pole, the mounting bracket for your backboard will not fit retailed Lifetime backboards; you will have to contact Lifetime customer service to replace it. If your pole is round, than we are still on the right track.

What size of pole do you have on your basketball hoop?

Lifetime basketball systems have several different pole-size options. For their round-shaped poles, options of 2.75-inches, 3-inches, and 3.5-inches are available. To replace your backboard for an in ground basketball goal, you will need a pole size of 3.5 inches. Smaller poles will have smaller brackets that will keep you from fitting retailed replacement backboards. If your pole is smaller in size, you will need to contact Lifetime customer service to replace the backboard. Otherwise, continue forward to the next step.

Do you see a Y-bracket that attaches to the backboard?

The mounting bracket contains several components. One of these mounting brackets that is found on basketball systems with a round pole measuring 3.5-inches in diameter has 4 mounting arms that attach directly to the frame of the backboard. The other design for the same size and shape of pole has 4 mounting arms that come off from the pole of the system and then attach to a Y shaped bracket. The Y-bracket is the last part of the mounting bracket that actually attaches to the backboard. If you see this Y-bracket (it is very obvious, it simply looks like a large capital letter Y), then you can continue to the last step.

How old is your system?

Are you still reading? Good. That means we can be about 90% certain that you have a system that has a replaceable backboard. The last thing to confirm is the age of your system. The mounting brackets have actually changed sizes in the past 10 years. If your basketball hoop is older than that, you can still purchase a retailed backboard, but you will also need to purchase a new Y-bracket. The Y-bracket consists of two parts and can be purchased from Lifetime customer service. If your in ground basketball system is younger than 10 years old, then literally any retailed Lifetime backboard, including ones that are larger or smaller than your current backboard, are going to be compatible with your current system. Please note that even if you have to purchase a new Y-bracket you will still be saving money compared to replacing the entire system.

Lifetime Products can be reached at 1-800-225-3865.

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Lifetime Basketball Systems, Performance

Michael Sweeten, Lifetime’s Sporting Goods Product Manager, describes the various kinds of basketball systems, backboards, and rims, taking the guess-work out…

Video Rating: 4.625 / 5

 

See Lifetime Replacement Backboard Examples Below

73729 World Class Lifetime Basketball Backboard and Rim Combo with a 48 in x 30 in x 1 in Square Clear Shatter Guard Backboard with Lexan, Orange Slam-it Pro® Rim, Black Blow molded Frame Pad (1 in square) Basketball Hoop. [...]
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Lifetime basketball backboard model 73621. This backboard features a fusion 48-inch backboard and an orange Slam-It rim. Volume Discounts available for basketball backboards. [...]
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Free shipping to the lower 48 States for the 73650 Lifetime backboard and rim combo. Low price guarantee on all Lifetime basketball systems. [...]
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Lifetime basketball backboard 71526, Combos, clear 54 x 33 x 1 Inch Square Shatter Guard Backboard, orange Slam-it Pro Rim, Blow-Molded Frame Pad. 54in [...]
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Lifetime replacement basketball backboards model 79910 can attach to most Lifetime basketball systems. This replacement backboard features 50-inch wide polycarbonate material and a sturdy steel frame. [...]
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Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Pole Shape and Sizehttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/basketball-systems/10/29/basketball-hoop-purchasing-guide-pole-shape-and-size/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/basketball-systems/10/29/basketball-hoop-purchasing-guide-pole-shape-and-size/#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2012 02:40:26 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=462 e pole of the basketball system is an important part for obvious reasons; the most obvious reason being it holds the backboard and mounting hardware in position. However, there are also less obvious reasons that might escape some people. With most manufacturers, they will have a series of basketball goal offerings that will increase in quality and size. Thus, the poles of their systems will also differ in quality and size. Other manufacturers will offer basketball poles in only 1 shape, but differ in sizes. We will explore all these options in this part of the basketball hoop purchasing guide.

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Basketball pole shape and size differ among manufacturers

The pole of the basketball system is an important part for obvious reasons; the most obvious reason being it holds the backboard and mounting hardware in position. However, there are also less obvious reasons that might escape some people. With most manufacturers, they will have a series of basketball goal offerings that will increase in quality and size. Thus, the poles of their systems will also differ in quality and size. Other manufacturers will offer basketball poles in only 1 shape, but differ in sizes. We will explore all these options in this part of the basketball hoop purchasing guide.

Basketball pole shape considerations

Basketball pole shapes are typically in one of 3 shapes: square, triangle, and rectangle. The most common of these 3 are square and triangle, and thus we will focus on these two in this article. For the cheaper basketball hoop budget, the most common and affordable will be basketball systems with a round pole. The round shape is easily constructed and uses less metal material than a comparably-sized square pole. On the other hand, more expensive basketball systems tend to have square pole that ultimately get very large the higher up the line you go in price. One consideration that few people realize when choosing a basketball hoop is that the shape of the pole can also determine the stiffness, or rigidity, of the basketball hoop. For instance, a square pole is much more rigid in the ground than a comparably-sized round pole. Thus, if you are wanting a rigid, stiff system, you will want to look for a basketball system with a square pole.

Basketball pole size considerations

Now that we have a good understanding of shape, we will take a look at considerations with the size options for the basketball pole. For most manufacturers offering round poles, the sizes will get as small as a 2.75-inch diameter, and grow all the way up to a 3.5-inch diameter. The larger the pole, the less movement you will see when the basketball system is in use. These round pole sizes will also follow a comparable budget, meaning, the larger the pole diameter, the more expensive the system. For square poles, sizes typically start at a 4×4 and go all the up to an 8×8. Some of these size options are manufacturer specific. For instance, only Spalding has basketball hoop options that have an 8×8-inch pole. Other manufacturers, such as Lifetime, Goalsetter, and Goalrilla, will have basketball pole sizes from 4×4 to 6×6. (Note: Spalding also has 4×4 to 6×6 poles).

Before ordering your basketball hoop, make sure you take the poles size and shape into consideration. If you will not be happy with a particular shape or size, save for the appropriate budget. Basketball hoops are a long-term purchase; better to save and be happy for the long term than impulse purchase a weaker system and regret it for years to come. As always, let us know if you have questions.

Basketball pole safety

We encourage you to get a pole pad to protect players from impact on the pole during competitive games. We offer round and square pole pads in many shapes, sizes and colors. Spalding, Lifetime and Goalsetter brands are available.

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