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Lifetime 54-Inch Acrylic Portable Basketball Hoop (Model 71522)

Lifetime 54-Inch Acrylic Portable Basketball Hoop (Model 71522)

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SKU:71522 by Lifetime
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  • 2 - 3
  • $480.15
  • 4 - 6
  • $470.35
  • 7 - 10
  • $465.45
  • 11+
  • $455.65
Rust Resistant
Includes all-weather, white net
5 Year Warranty
Free returns
Orange Slam-It PRO Rim

You are now viewing the top of the line portable basketball hoop from Lifetime Products. The 71522 features the largest portable base, the widest pole, the thickest backboard frame, the thickest backboard material, and the strongest rim of any of their portable basketball systems.

The 35-gallon base can be filled with sand or water, and provides a sturdy weight offset for aggressive basketball play. The 3.5 inch diameter round pole is the widest pole used on any of their portable basketball goals. The wider the pole, the more stiff the system is when in use.

Portable basketball hoops can have many different sizes and materials used for the backboard frame; the 71522 provides you the best frame in this price range. Made of powder-coated steel measuring 1.5 inches thick, this backboard frame is the thickest in this price range of basketball system. The thicker the frame, the better the backboard material support. The backboard itself provides the thickest material of any of Lifetime's portable systems. Top this all off with a true breakaway rim - the Slam-It Pro - and you have a system that is ready for tough basketball play.

The 71522 comes with a 5-year factory warranty from Lifetime Products for customers in the United States and Canada. All metal components of the basketball system are powder coated to help resist rusting.

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 the product must be received back in resalable condition to qualify.

UPC: 0-81483-71522-3



  • Dimensions: 54 inches W x about 33 inches H.
  • Backboard frame: powder-coated steel.
  • Backboard frame thickness: 1.5 inches.
  • Backboard material: EM5 Acrylic.
  • Backboard thickness: 3.8 mm (0.15 inches).
  • Backboard features fade-resistant graphics.
  • Backboard to pole clearance: 22 inches.
  • Lower edge of the backboard is covered with a blow-molded guard to protect players from direct impact with the backboard material.
  • Straight-arm extension bracket mounts directly to the backboard frame; no Y-Bracket.

Slam-It Rim Pro

  • Orange Slam-It PRO rim, regulation a 18 inch diameter.
  • Rim uses a true breakaway mount.
  • Rim diameter: 5/8 inch.
  • Includes all-weather, white net.
  • Net weight: 150 grams.
  • Net attaches to rim via welded metal hooks. No plastic clips.

Pole and Height Adjuster

  • Uses the Power Lift mechanism to raise and lower the rim height.
  • Pole size: 3.5 inch round.
  • Pole construction: 3 pieces.
  • Pole color: gray.
  • The Power Lift mechanism is a pneumatic device.
  • Power Lift is activated via a handle and trigger mounted to the back of the pole. Squeeze the trigger and move handle up and down to change the height of the backboard, releasing at any time in the movable range of the mechanism.
  • This mechanism is designed to be used with adult supervision.
  • Rim height adjusts from 7.5 feet to 10 feet in infinite increments.

Other Specs and Features

  • Portable base can be filled with sand or water.
  • Base footprint: 32.5 inches W x 49 inches D.
  • Portable base size: 35 gallons.
  • Approximate weight of the base when filled with water: 280 lbs.
  • Shipping weight: 119 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions: 55 inches x 34.625 inches x 12.625 inches.
  • Includes a 5-year warranty from Lifetime Products on all parts of the system for customers in the United States and Canada.
  • All metal parts are powder coated to help resist rusting.
5 Stars
Worth the absurd assembly!
We were very impressed with Competitive Edge's customer service. The hoop is terrific but be advised that the assembly is a bear. My husband is very handy and fortunately he has an extensive tool collection. We had read other reviews indicating what we experienced first hand so we were prepared. If you are not handy, I would recommend hiring someone to assemble. My oldest son is a budding engineer so between the three of us, we got it done! The manual is clear and well explained, but many of the components are awkward to assemble. We were bummed that upon opening the packing materials, some of the powder coating was spotty (Mostly on the corners of the backboard) and some of the black acrylic paint on the reverse side of the backboard was scratched in a few spots. Since ours will be outdoors, we are researching whether or not we should apply a clear Rust-Oleum type spray to the areas where the powder coating isn't solid. Overall, a fantastic hoop and Competitive Edge had hands down the best price.
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Reviewed by:  from Fort Lauderdale. on 5/21/2016
5 Stars
Great Product
I hired a professional to put this together. He did an excellent job and it is an excellent product. The backboard is solid and the ball comes off it almost like a glass backboard, also it is a huge backboard. This product is well made and my grandson and family love it. I will be having lots of company in my yard after putting this goal set up. Thanks lifetime for such a good product. This is a $800. 00 set and when I bought it was on sell for $379. 00 what a deal. Bobby Napoleon Shawnee Oklahoma.
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Reviewed by:  from Shawnee, Okla.. on 1/12/2016
5 Stars
Putting it together
The finished product is excellent, but it takes two people more than 5 hours to construct the equipment. the most difficult part of the installation process is to determine which nuts/bolts to use...I suggest that the manufacturer package the parts and label them for each step in the operation. Overall, this is a fine backboard and stand system and my grandchildren are immensely pleased with it!
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Reviewed by:  from Newtown Square, PA. on 1/3/2016
5 Stars
Great product
Great price, fast shipping, great product! Very pretty goal, love the grey post! My family is enjoying this goal!
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Reviewed by:  from Indiana. on 10/2/2015
5 Stars
Great basketball hoop!!
I got this Lifetime basketball system for me and my friends to play on and it is strong enough to handle the abuse that we give it. My 7 year old daughter and her friends use it too and they have no problems raising and lowering the backboard. This is a great system that is easy to adjust and use for adults and children!
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Reviewed by:  from Lifetime Customer. on 2/1/2014
5 Stars
Awesome product
Great hoop with super easy adjustment and high quality materials, Little challenging assembly but no worse than you'd expect from any similar product.
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Reviewed by:  from Lifetime Customer. on 2/1/2014
5 Stars
54" Backboard Model 71522
This replaces a 52' basketball system that was destroyed by a neighbors contractor (long story). Assembly was quick and easy, perhaps because we had recently assembled a very similar unit approximately one year ago. I found the instructions and diagrams adequate. My 11 year old son and I put it all together in about 3 or 4 hours. The backboard has good bounce and the rim is solid! This time we elected to fill the base with water instead of sand. In my opinion, if you never intend on moving the basketball system, then sand is the way to go, however, if you may need to relocate it, then water is a better option. Although the water filled base weighs less than a sand filled base, it still seems very sturdy. For extra piece of mind, I may put a sand bag or two on top of the base, but it probably is not necessary. Overall, I am very happy with the unit. Like I said earlier it replaces a very similar unit which we had for about a year before it got wrecked. The unit is well made and the power lift system makes raising the lowering the backboard effortless. I would recommend this unit to my friends
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Reviewed by:  from New York, NY. on 4/15/2013
5 Stars
Ebay Customer Positive Review
Super fast shipping, great communication, excellent product. Great company!
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Reviewed by:  from CT. on 11/6/2009
Q: The lift system does not work. The pin or bolt is not thick enough to push the pin on the cylinder far enough? I have to use a screw driver to push the pin in then the unit adjusts.
Asked by: Brad - 1/9/2020
A: We apologize for the inconvenience, that item has a 5 year Manufacturer's warranty, please call 1-800-225-3865 so that we can get this resolved.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (1/10/2020)
Q: Is this backboard shatter proof?
Asked by: Maureen - 2/6/2018
A: This is acrylic which is the next best thing to glass and one step above the shatterproof poly carbonate boards. Acrylic has a very true bounce and it is not loud. The trade off is that if the base is not weighted properly and a bad storm comes and the system falls over, then the backboard can crack. It should not break ever just by playing basketball. If you are looking for the poly carbonate version of this same system please check out model number 71524 as that has the shatterproof board. They are a little bit louder and the bounce is a little bit more bouncy when you make a bank shot. So, it is practically indestructible, but the bounce is not like what you would find in a high school or recreation center. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (2/6/2018)
Q: How heavy is the system? How long before the delivery? Is it very durable? Is shipping to Hawaii free?
Asked by: N - 9/3/2017
A: This item weighs about 120 pounds. The order generally ships out within the next business day or two. The item is very durable with a five year manufacturer's warranty. Shipping to Hawaii is not free. If you add the item to your cart and type in your ZIP Code it will give you an estimate.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (9/5/2017)
Q: Can I get a replacement base for this model?
Asked by: S - 8/17/2016
A: Unfortunately we do not sell replacement parts. However, the manufacturer's number is 1-800-424-3865, they should be able to help you, just give them the model number of the product.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/18/2016)
Q: Does this come with a pole pad?
Asked by: Jeffrey - 2/25/2016
A: It does not include a pole pad. They are sold separately. The model number is 0602. This item does include a frame pad for the bottom of the backboard, however.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (2/26/2016)
Q: Do your company have professionals that assemble basketball and backboard sets.?
Asked by: Bobby Napoleon - 12/26/2015
A: Looking for assembly assistance? They are rated and reviewed to ensure promptness and professionalism. Service Connection Storage Shed Assembly. Call 855-544-8854 and give them your zip code and model number for a quote.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (12/28/2015)
Q: Is there tax on the product? How long to assemble? Shipping cost? And, can it be received by Christmas?
Asked by: George - 12/19/2015
A: You may owe use tax in your state. Assembly generally takes about 2 1/2 hours. Shipping is usually free, but you will want to add it to your cart and type in your ZIP Code to find out for sure to your location. It takes about one week to receive.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (12/19/2015)
Q: Should I fill the portable base with sand or water?
Asked by: Admin - 8/12/2015 12:25:02 AM
A: That depends entirely on how much weight you think you will need to hold up to how the system will be used. As noted on the product, when filled with water, the base weighs about 248 lbs. When filling the base with sand, the base typically weighs about 1.5 times the weight of the base filled with water, depending on the density of the sand you use. Note that the heavier the base, the sturdier the system; but, the system will also be more difficult to move.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/12/2015 12:25:04 AM)
Q: What is better, polycarbonate or Acrylic backboards?
Asked by: Admin - 8/12/2015
A: Assuming you are comparing polycarbonate and acrylic backboards of the same size and thickness, polycarbonate backboards tend to last longer than acrylic backboards, while acrylic backboards tend to provide a better rebound.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/12/2015 12:21:49 AM)
Q: What are the differences with the 71522, the 90088, and the 71524?
Asked by: Admin - 8/12/2015
A: Differences between models 71522, 90088, and 71524: The 71522 has an Acrylic board for improved rebound and less flex, but is less strong than the polycarbonate boards that the 90088 and 71524 have. The 71522 has a 1.5 inch thick backboard frame. The 71524 and 90088 have a 1-inch thick frame. The 71522 and 90088 have rigid extension arms that mount directly to the board frame. The 71524 uses standard straight extension arms that mount to a Y-bracket instead of directly to the backboard. They are all great systems that will last for many years.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/12/2015)

Fast Shipping: Orders for the 71522 Portable Basketball Goal generally leave the warehouse the next business day.
Accurate Tracking: Tracking information is automatically emailed to you just as soon as the order ships out.
Delivery Details: This product ships directly from Lifetime Products in Clearfield, UT. This item ships via FedEx and may not require a signature.
Signing for the Package: When signing for the delivery it is important to note any damage. Damage is extremely rare. We package these to travel both domestically and internationally. However, sometimes the packaging may be slightly damaged, but you may not be sure whether something inside is damaged. In such a case it is a good idea to sign for it and have the driver note it as such. You can still accept delivery. Call or email us with any questions.
Local Pickup Option: This item is available for local pickup in Clearfield, Utah. If you are interested in picking it up locally contact our customer service for a special pickup quote at 866-308-5484.

UPC: 081483715223

Packaging Specs
Weight: 119 lbs
Dimensions: 55" x 35" x 13"
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