Competitive Edge Products Blog » lifetime http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog Home Fitness and Exercise Equipment, Lifetime Sportings and Outdoor Products Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:57:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Lifetime Replacement Basketball Backboards FAQ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/basketball-systems/11/30/lifetime-replacement-basketball-backboards-faq/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/basketball-systems/11/30/lifetime-replacement-basketball-backboards-faq/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 21:21:05 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=238 Not all Lifetime basketball backboards are the same, and not all mounting brackets on Lifetime basketball systems are the same either. Below, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions concerning replacing and purchasing a backboard for a Lifetime basketball hoop.

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Lifetime replacement basketball backboards FAQ’s

Not all Lifetime basketball backboards are the same, and not all mounting brackets on Lifetime basketball systems are the same either. Below, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions concerning replacing and purchasing a backboard for a Lifetime basketball hoop.

1. Will this Backboard work with my system?

This question is most frequently asked when replacing a broken backboard. First step to knowing if a certain Lifetime backboard will work on your system is to know if your current system is made by Lifetime Products. If it is, then we are on the right track. Lifetime basketball backboards will not work when used on any other basketball system made by a different manufacturer. Next, what is the size and shape of your main pole on your system? For this question we are wanting to see 3.5-inch round. This size and shape of pole insures that the width of the mounting bracket is compatible with the width of the mounting uprights on your replacement Lifetime basketball backboard. Lastly, can you see a “y-shaped” bracket that attaches to the back of your current backboard. This bracket is what will be used to attach to your new backboard; thus, if you do not have a y-shaped bracket on your current basketball hoop, the bracket will not be able to attach to the new backboard your order.

2. What size of backboard do I need?

While it is always safe to maintain the same sizes when replacing a backboard, it is actually not necessary with dealing with Lifetime basketball backboards. For instance, if you successfully answered the questions asked in FAQ 1 above, then your current pole and bracket system can accept any backboard sized 44 inches wide to 54 inches wide. All of these backboard sizes have the same bracketing design.

3. Which kind of basketball backboard is best?

This question deals with the different materials and design features used on Lifetime backboards. Backboard materials range from plastic framed in plastic to acrylic framed in plastic to polycarbonate framed in steel.

Whenever budget permits, always get a Lifetime backboard framed in steel. The steel frame makes the backboard much more rigid and will thus produce a better rebound when the ball bounces off. A plastic framed backboard absorbs a lot of the impact of the ball and will thus weaken the bounce. Steel frames are the way to go.

Where to go from here:

You can check out our entire line of available Lifetime replacement basketball backboards here and start finding the right one for you. If you need some assistance determining which backboard will be best for you, or if you have any compatibility questions, you can reach us at 1-866-308-5484.

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Lifetime Replacement Backboards

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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 3241 backboard and rim combo, includes a tough 44 inch Impact® polyethylene backboard to handle aggressive play and a black Slam-It® Rim. [...]
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Lifetime basketball backboard 90087 52-inch backboard and rim combo features a polycarbonate backboard and an orange Slam-It rim. Order your replacement basketball backboards here. [...]
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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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Lifetime 3823 backboard and rim combo ships for free to the 48 States. Low price guarantee on this 44-inch plastic basketball backboard. [...]
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Lifetime basketball backboards for sale with free shipping to the lower 48 States. The 90086 is an excellent backboard for home basketball courts. [...]
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Choosing a Replacement Basketball Rim http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/basketball-systems/10/26/choosing-a-replacement-basketball-rim/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/product-reviews/basketball-systems/10/26/choosing-a-replacement-basketball-rim/#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:54:00 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=228 Every basketball system manufacturer on the planet wants to 1, have you buy their product; and 2, buy their replacement parts for their product. Thus, Lifetime Products, Spalding, Huffy, Goalrilla, Goalsetter, Mammoth, and every other maker you can think of has their very own design and specification for their rims. Not only that, these manufacturers also have various forms of rims inside their product line as well that are, you guessed it, not always compatible.

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Replacement basketball rims are not created equal

That headline sounds cliche I know, but it is true. Every basketball system manufacturer on the planet wants to 1, have you buy their product; and 2, buy their replacement parts for their product. Thus, Lifetime Products, Spalding, Huffy, Goalrilla, Goalsetter, Mammoth, and every other maker you can think of has their very own design and specification for their rims. Not only that, these manufacturers also have various forms of rims inside their product line as well that are, you guessed it, not always compatible. Now, this is not necessarily a diabolical scheme to drive sales in increments of $50 for a rim; rather, these differences are often related to the level of basketball hoop you purchased. For instance, the rim found on a $200 system is not, and frankly should not, be the same rim on a $2000 system. So, here are a few rules of thumb to help you select the correct rim.

Match manufacturer with manufacturer

Always pay attention to what you are ordering. If you have a Lifetime basketball hoop, you should not be looking and Spalding or Goalrilla basketball rims. In some rare instances, the bolt patterns mentioned in a product listing give the hint that maybe they are the same as the bolt pattern you have. Don’t get tripped up on this. Even if your Lifetime basketball rim has the same bolt pattern as the Spalding rim you want to replace it with, do not buy it. It will not work.

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Match bolt pattern with bolt pattern

After you have determined the manufacturer of your system and found replacement rims by that same manufacturer, now is the time to investigate bolt patterns. Bolt patterns refer to the distance up and down and side to side of the mounting bolts for the basketball rim. In most cases, manufacturers have a large variety of basketball system products and will likely have different bolt patterns for different qualities of rims.

Match model with model

Potentially, this rule could have been your first step. If you find a rim that is the exact same rim model as the one you have, you are good to go. However, that is not always possible. Sometimes, for instance, manufacturers have a range of rims that a basketball hoop owner might be able to use to upgrade their current system. This type of design describes Spalding’s line of basketball hoops. On most of their systems priced $400 and cheaper, the rims are entirely interchangeable allowing you to upgrade as you see fit. Back to the point of this step though, if you match model with model, you are sure to succeed. For instance, if you have a Lifetime Slam It Pro basketball rim, then purchasing a Lifetime Slam It Pro basketball rim will always be compatible.

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Selecting the right Lifetime Basketball Hoop. http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/related-articles/lifetime-basketball-hoop-selection-guide/11/12/selecting-the-right-lifetime-basketball-hoop/ http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/index.php/related-articles/lifetime-basketball-hoop-selection-guide/11/12/selecting-the-right-lifetime-basketball-hoop/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2009 02:04:43 +0000 http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/sporting-fitness-exercise-equipment-blog/?p=13 So you want to buy some basketball equipment and set up a basketball court. But you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for in a home basketball system. Portable basketball goal or in-ground basketball system? Classic Rim or Slam-It® Rim? What’s a Power Lift®? Lifetime Products, Inc has provided this choose-it-yourself guide with technical facts […]

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So you want to buy some basketball equipment and set up a basketball court. But you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for in a home basketball system. Portable basketball goal or in-ground basketball system? Classic Rim or Slam-It® Rim? What’s a Power Lift®? Lifetime Products, Inc has provided this choose-it-yourself guide with technical facts that can help you answer questions like these and choose your basketball goal for the game you play and the area where you play it. Purchase from Competitive Edge Products, Inc to get the best price on a Lifetime basketball accessory, goal or system. Notify us if you find a lower price and we will make you a deal.  You can also pick up most Competitive Edge Basketball Hoop Lifetime sports products from us here in Utah if you wish to avoid shipping.  We also have some Competitive Edge Products coupons and Lifetime Basketball coupons to our Mammoth and Competition Basketball Systems.  Call us if you are interested.

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