Competitive Edge Blog » lifetime basketball http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog Home Fitness and Exercise Equipment, Lifetime Sportings and Outdoor Products Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:29:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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

 

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Matching a Replacement Lifetime Basketball Backboard to an Existing Systemhttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/basketball-systems/02/02/matching-a-replacement-lifetime-basketball-backboard-to-an-existing-system/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/basketball-systems/02/02/matching-a-replacement-lifetime-basketball-backboard-to-an-existing-system/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:06:54 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=262 We have written about this before, but figured it might be useful for a refresher course in case people get hung up on how to replace the backboard on their Lifetime basketball system. You should always verify compatibilty of the backboard you are interested in before ordering the product.

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How to make sure your replacement Lifetime basketball backboard is compatible with your system:

We have written about this before, but figured it might be useful for a refresher course in case people get hung up on how to replace the backboard on their Lifetime basketball system. You should always verify compatibility of the backboard you are interested in before ordering the product.

Match manufacturer with manufacturer

Replacement Lifetime Basketball Backboard ExampleFirst things first. If you are ordering a replacement Lifetime basketball backboard as a replacement backboard for your system, your system absolutely has to be a Lifetime basketball system.

Every manufacturer has their own designs and measurements. If your system is not made by Lifetime Products, it will not work. If you have a Lifetime basketball system, please see the next step to learn about pole sizes and shapes and their relation to your choice.

Pole size and shape

Next, the mounting brackets – the four arms that attach the backboard to the main pole of the system – can change depending on the size and shape of the pole of your existing system. The shape we need for a replacement Lifetime backboard to fit is round; the size is 3.5-inches in diameter. If measuring the diameter of your pole is difficult, you can also obtain the diameter by measuring the circumference. The circumference for a 3.5-inch diameter pole is 10.99 inches. If the size and shape of your pole match up, please continue to the last step below.

Where it the “Y”?

Lifetime has different mounts for different systems with the same size pole. The way you can determine if your mounting bracket is correct is to look on the back of your existing backboard (assuming it is still attached to your basketball system) and look for a bracket that looks like a capital letter “Y”. It is very obvious if you have it, so you should not have to look hard. If you do have that Y-bracket, then you are set. Any of the replacement Lifetime basketball backboards on our website will be compatible with your basketball system. You can change the size of the backboard if you want. You can change the quality of the backboard and rim as well. Note that when purchasing a replacement basketball backboard, the Y-bracket is not included in the purchase; you will use your same bracketing system on your current basketball goal to attach the new backboard.

The rarest of rare exceptions:

Everything in life just cannot be simple, and so it is with replacing a backboard. Even if all of the above steps check out, the age of the system might make your Y-bracket outdated. No need to worry though; it just adds one more step. In this case, if you receive your backboard and the bracket holes/size does not match up to your new backboard, simply contact Lifetime Products directly at 1-800-225-3865. Their customer service line can actually get you a replacement left and right Y-bracket so you have up-to-date parts. As the heading shows, this need is the rarest of rare exceptions, probably effecting 1 percent of Lifetime basketball backboard customers we deal with.

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Lifetime Basketball Systems, Performance

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

Video Rating: 4.625 / 5


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End of the Line for Lifetime Basketball Hoop 90013http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/news-and-events/11/02/end-of-the-line-for-lifetime-basketball-hoop-90013/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/news-and-events/11/02/end-of-the-line-for-lifetime-basketball-hoop-90013/#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:55:12 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=230 Well, it was fun while it lasted. Lifetime just informed us that the 90013 has been discontinued and is no longer in stock. This means, the closest product available in this price range to the 90013 is the 54-inch glass backboard in-ground basketball system.

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Lifetime Products discontinues In Ground Basketball Hoop Model 90013.

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Lifetime just informed us that the 90013 has been discontinued and is no longer in stock. This means, the closest product available in this price range to the 90013 is the 54-inch glass backboard in-ground basketball system. These two systems have many differences beyond the size of the backboard you should be aware of. For instance, the 90013 was not a traditional in-ground basketball goal; it used an achor kit to mount to the ground. The 90014, on the other hand, cements the pole into the ground instead of an anchor kit. To get a basketball system with an anchor kit will require a jump to the Mammoth basketball line.

As always, the discontinuance of model 90013 does not affect the warranty for those who already purchased one. Lifetime can still assist with product issues for these customers.

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Lifetime Basketball Systems Additionshttp://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/basketball-systems/10/22/lifetime-basketball-systems-additions/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/basketball-systems/10/22/lifetime-basketball-systems-additions/#comments Fri, 22 Oct 2010 22:37:47 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=195 Lifetime Basketball Systems New Models Lifetime Products has recently added several new models to their basketball hoop line up. I have added a brief description of some of these basketball goals below. 90013 InGround Basketball Goal This Lifetime basketball goal system provides the largest backboard of all of Lifetime’s lines without having to upgrade to […]

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Lifetime Basketball Systems New Models

Lifetime Products has recently added several new models to their basketball hoop line up. I have added a brief description of some of these basketball goals below.

90013 InGround Basketball Goal

This Lifetime basketball goal system provides the largest backboard of all of Lifetime’s lines without having to upgrade to the Mammoth Basketball Line. This system has a 60-inch, tempered glass backboard and a bolt-down system, similar to the 90013′s Mammoth counterparts. The major differences between the 90013 and the Mammoth line are the pole size is smaller on the 90013, the backboard thickness is less on the 90013, and the warranty is not as good as the Mammoth line. Lifetime Products warranties the 90013 for 5 years, whereas the Mammoth Basketball Hoop line has a lifetime warranty.

Reebok 51228 Portable Basketball Hoop

Don’t let the logo fool you. Lifetime Products makes this basketball system as well. The reason why I put this system on this blog post is because of its uniqueness. While many Lifetime systems have a plastic backboard, the 51228 is currently the only basketball goal system with a fan-shaped backboard. This shape of backboard is for old-fashion looking, which is what makes it pretty cool looking.

90085 Lifetime Front Adjust InGround Basketball System

This system was a must add to this list because of the all-new Front Adjust mechanism. This basketball hoop represents Lifetime’s most recent attempt at innovation in the consumer-end, home-basketball-court arena. The Front Adjust height adjuster uses two handles that can be gripped from the front to adjust the basketball hoop – the best of my knowledge this is an industry first – instead of having to go the back of the hoop to use a grip handle. The size of the backboard is also unique as the first 52-inch, InGround basketball goal from Lifetime.

As I menioned earlier, there are plenty more new listings – 11 if I remember correctly – that you can take a look at. Check them out at our Lifetime basketball hoop category page.

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