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Guide: Which Basketball Hoop Manufacturer Fits Your Needs Best?

While this is the first topic we will cover in the basketball hoop purchasing guide series, this is not necessarily the place you need to start with your shopping. The maker of the basketball hoop you are interested in just makes for a great logical sequence to proceed through to discuss the ins and outs of buying an appropriate basketball system for your home or organization. Each basketball hoop manufacturer, if successful, tends to target a particular market segment to fit the needs of a market segment better than anyone else. Thus, if you are wanting a high-end hoop, do not expect to find great options from low-end producers, and vise versa. The following list of common basketball hoop makers will help you sort who caters to your particular needs.

Lifetime Products

Lifetime Products is possibly the largest manufacturer for consumer-end basketball systems in the world. They have accomplished this status through perfecting the basketball hoop features catered to a low-end budget. Do you own, or have you seen, a basketball hoop that can be raised and lowered? Chances are you are looking at a system made by Lifetime Products. Lifetime made raising and lowering backboards common place in a residential basketball goal. Lifetime Products has the most extensive product selection in the low end compared to just about any other maker. Their systems can be priced as low as $100. Due to their success at the low end, Lifetime has also dabbled in the high end. Their high-end basketball goals are called Mammoth basketball goals. These types of goals are typically priced in the $1000 to $1500 range. Mammoth basketball goals are very comparable to most any other manufacturer of basketball system in the high end of products.

Lifetime Basketball System - 71525 Competition In-Ground Pole System - 54-inch Shatter Guard Backboard

Order Lifetime basketball model 71525 with a 54-inch polycarbonate backboard here. Order model 71525 Lifetime In Ground basketball hoops for low prices here.

Lifetime Atlas Portable Basketball Hoop 1558 52-inch Shatter Guard Backboard

Free shipping to the lower 48 States for the Lifetime Atlas portable basketball system. Low price guarantee for all Lifetime basketball products.

Mammoth Basketball Systems - 90181 72-inch Glass Backboard Goal

All new Mammoth basketball hoop model 90181 for sales with free shipping. Low price guarantee on this 72-inch Mammoth basketball goal system.

Spalding / Huffy

If you ever see Spalding or Huffy basketball systems, first thing to know is that websites frequently use these names interchangeably because they are both owned by Russell Athletics. In general, you will likely see Huffy label on low-end basketball hoops and Spalding on higher-end hoops. However, Spalding goals can be priced anywhere from $250 to $2400. Huffy and low-end Spalding basketball goals typically have plastic, acrylic, or polycarbonate backboard materials. On Spalding's high-end basketball systems, the backboards are either tempered glass or acrylic. To know when you have reached the high-end basketball line, you will typically see the brand product name Arena View. The Arena View basketball systems have very comparable specs to the Mammoth basketball line from Lifetime, but also include several models that have larger poles, thicker backboards, and stronger rims.

Spalding Inground Basketball Goals - 88365 54 inch Acrylic Backboard

Spalding 88365 54 inch Acrylic Inground Basketball system. This basketball hoop provides an affordable alternative to the more expensive glass backboard option. This system features a 3 piece, 4x4 inch square pole.

Portable Basketball Hoop System - 68395R Basketball Goal 54-inch Backboard

Spalding portable basketball hoops system model 68395. This basketball goal features a portable base and a 54-inch polycarbonate backboard. Order your portable basketball hoops here.

Spalding Arena View Basketball Systems 86604AGP 60 in. Glass Backboard

Spalding Arena-View Basketball Hoop 86604AGP features a massive 6x6 inch square pole and a 60 inch glass backboard. This system comes with both a pole pad and backboard pad for added player protection.


Goalsetter is unique among most any high-end basketball hoop manufacturer in that they are one of very few that manufacture their hoops in the United States. Based in Iowa, Goalsetter makes a very unique basketball hoop product. Their poles, which they term as offset in design, have a portion of the pole that is vertical and an upper portion that angles back. At this part that angles back and returns to a vertical position, the mounting arms for the backboard come forward in front of the pole. This type of design is unique to Goalsetter and easily identified when looking for a basketball hoop. One other thing of note with Goalsetter basketball hoops is that each of their systems is available in tempered glass and acrylic.

Wall-Mount Basketball Hoops - GS72AA Adjustable 72-inch Acrylic Goalsetter Basketball System

Goalsetter acrylic backboard wall-mount basketball hoops for sale with free shipping. Low prices available for the GS72GA 72-inch Goalsetter basketball system.

Goalsetter Wall-Mount Adjustable Basketball Hoop GS60 60" Glass Goal

Goalsetter Wall-Mount Basketball Basketball System. The GS60 features a 60 in. Glass backboard, an adjustable height mechanism, and a limited lifetime warranty. Goalsetter produces their products in the U. S. A.

Goalsetter Basketball Hoops - GS72GA Wall-Mount Basketball System - 72-inch Glass Backboard

Goalsetter basketball hoops model GS72GA backboard system with free shipping. GS72GA wall-mount basketball system with 72-inch glass backboard for sale.


Goalrilla makes high-end basketball system with 54, 60, and 72-inch backboard models. Goalrilla also makes a few mid-range systems under the brand name Silverback. Their pole sizes are comparable to Mammoth; however, they differ considerably in their lift mechanisms. All Goalrilla systems will have a bolt-down anchor pole. The 60-inch glass Silverback system will also have a bolt-down anchor kit. All other Silverback systems will have an in-ground pole

Goalrilla GLR GS III Basketball System 54 Inch Glass Backboard Goal

Goalrilla GLR GS III Basketball system. This model B3300W is the largest Goalrilla system available. This basketball goal system comes with a 54-inch glass backboard. Order your Goalrilla Basketball Hoop System today.

Goalrilla GLR GS II Basketball System 60 Inch Glass Backboard Goal

Goalrilla GLR GS II Basketball system. This model B3200W is the largest Goalrilla system available. This basketball goal system comes with a 60-inch glass backboard. Order your Goalrilla Basketball Hoop System today.

Goalrilla Basketball System - GLR GS I 72 Inch Glass Backboard Goal

Goalrilla GLR GS I Basketball system. This model B3100W is the largest Goalrilla system available. This basketball goal system comes with a 72-inch glass backboard. Order your Goalrilla Basketball Hoop System today. Just as a note, there are other basketball hoop manufacturers out there. We have simply covered the major ones. Until next time.



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