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Lifetime Basketball Backboard Rim Combo 73729 48-in Polycarbonate Goal

Lifetime Basketball Backboard Rim Combo 73729 48-in Polycarbonate Goal

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  • 2 - 3
  • $158.35
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  • $153.55
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  • $143.96
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  • $135.96
Indoor and Outdoor Use
White, all-weather net Included
5-Year Warranty
Free Returns
Rust Resistant

Are you needing to replace your backboard on an existing basketball system? Or, are you wanting to set up your first basketball court at home? The 73729 is a great backboard and rim combo for what you are wanting. This system features a 48 inch x 30 inch polycarbonate backboard, a 1 inch thick steel frame, and a true breakaway rim. Please contact us if you are using this as a replacement backboard for an existing system before ordering to verify compatibility before ordering.

The backboard for Lifetime 73729 48 inch Shatterproof Backboard and Rim Combo. The frame, including the mounting uprights on the back of the backboard, is made of powder-coated steel. The 73729 is a backboard and rim combo, which includes just a backboard and rim. The mounting bracket and Mounting Hardware is not included with this package, but are sold separately. If you are ordering this Lifetime basketball backboard as a replacement backboard for your existing system, please contact us first to verify compatibility.

Lifetime Basketball Backboard 73729 Features and Specs:


  • Material of construction: polycarbonate.
  • Backboard Pad included made with Polyethylene plastic.
  • Slam-It rim pro: Constructed of solid steel with 1/2 inch braces and welded steel hooks.
  • Slam-It rim pro uses a spring-loaded mount to the backboard.
  • Rim color: orange.
  • Comes with a 5-year warranty.
  • This backboard can be attached to a pole or wall using the 1044 Adjustable Height Basketball Mounting Bracket, or to a pole or wall or roof using the 9594 Fixed-Height basketball mounting bracket.
  • Comes with a white, all-weather net.
  • All metal components are powder coated to help the metal resist rusting.
  • This backboard is good for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • The backboard frame, including the mounting uprights on the back, are made of polyethylene plastic.
  • These Lifetime Basketball Backboards Feature Fade-Resistant Graphics.


  • Backboard thickness: 3 mm.
  • Backboard frame thickness: 1 inch.
  • Backboard dimensions: 48 inches W x 30 inches H.
  • Rim size: regulation, 18 inch diameter.
  • All-weather net weight: 150 g.
  • Overall backboard weight: about 36 lbs.
  • UPC: 0-81483-73729-4

  • Competitive Edge Products is an authorized dealer of Lifetime basketball products.

Lifetime 48 inch backboard
5 Stars
Clean install, Great hoop!
Just completed the install yesterday - out of the box, it seems to be a great hoop! Shot my first two baskets since our old hoop was demoed in our remodel four years ago, woo-hoo! There were only two (product-related) install glitches, neither affecting the product and both minor: the plastic backboard edge guard wasn't pre-drilled (anyone installing this can handle that). The other was relatively minor too: the plastic guard around the hoop hinge overlapped a little bit with the "one-direction push-washer" which made it very hard to install. A little more technical, but can be addressed with a few minutes' persistence (or a cut into the plastic if you're that way - not me).
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Reviewed by:  from Bloomfield MI. on 8/18/2019
5 Stars
Perfect Fit
Really impressed. We had the portable pole and backboard in front of our house when we moved in; neighbors said it was about 20 years old. Once the backboard cracked I was only looking for a partial replacement as the pole is in great shape, even the Y-mounting bracket less some rusted screws. The website made it easy to pick the right backboard and ensure my bracket and u-mount for the rim would all fit (Great FAQ's and online help to choose options). Even going from a 44 inch to 48 inch and bumping up the quality made no difference on compatibility. The old backboard was not easy to get off so I had just about every wrench, socket, and vice grip outside by the time I was done. Installation was pretty easy though with 2 wrenches and the instructions were far more detailed than I hoped after reading reviews. YouTube helped too. The only modification I did based on some reviews was drilling holes through the indents on the plastic molding (bottom), which made it much easier to drive screws. Shipping was a little slow and came about a week after the expected date but no fault of this website. I also bought the ball return from Competitive Edge so the whole package looks pretty slick outside. Very solid backboard even with the kids slamming brick shots off the glass, barely a wiggle and the rim is very responsive. I attached some before and after pics since it seems like a lot of people have the same Lifetime bracket setup. I may have just been lucky that everything matched perfectly but you should be fine reusing the y-bracket if it's in good shape. If not, easy enough to get a new one.
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Reviewed by:  from Massachusetts. on 5/23/2019
5 Stars
I replaced a 20 year old backboard and upgraded to this larger 48 in model. Upon receiving the backboard, I suddenly realized that the mounting hardware would not be compatible with my existing quick-adjust system and I called Lifetime Products, Inc. and my problem was resolved quickly and without cost. Customer Service agent Katherine Cook walked me through my problem and with pictures taken while on the phone a new mounting bracket was shipped without charge from Lifetime. At first I thought the new bracket would not work, but it was only due to my interpretation of the mounting manual issued. Please be aware that if your backboard has flaps that extend upward from the backboard, your mounting bracket rests on top of the metal flaps and does not sit directly against the backboard itself. Once I realized this, I quickly was able to put up my new backboard for the grand kids and neighborhood could use the basketball setup in our street. My highest regards to Lifetime!
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Reviewed by:  from Moscow, ID. on 10/11/2017
5 Stars
Product Is Typical Of Lifetime
Product is typical of lifetime. Excellent material and quick delivery. Don't forget to purchase installation materials as they are not included
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Reviewed by:  from Montana. on 5/23/2016
5 Stars
great backboard
Installation instructions easy to follow and accurate. Everything fit.
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Reviewed by:  from NC. on 10/6/2013
5 Stars
Nicely made
Backboard arrived in record time. Took time to read instructions. No surprises. It looks good and first 50+ shots have not broke it. I am happy with purchase.
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Reviewed by:  from NC. on 5/11/2013
5 Stars
My son loves it!
It was kind of time consuming to put this together, but it was worth it. The tricky part is mounting it on the pole as it is quite heavy. We actually used 3 people. We bought this to replace my sons Huffy backboard which was much smaller than this one. My son loves this one so much better and he likes the fact he can dunk on this rim.
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Reviewed by:  from NC. on 3/4/2013
5 Stars
Nice Product!
I spent weeks researching for a new goal for my needs. Comparing prices, quality and personal preference between local box sports stores (including Walmart) and many online. I found this goal here and then tried to compare again and there was no comparison. I couldn't wait to get it! Once I received my new goal I was very impressed with the quality and the easy instructions. I have installed it and love it! Thanks Competitive Edge for your great products, service and unbeatable price!
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Reviewed by:  from Indiana. on 12/7/2012
Q: where do I find a mounting bracket for my garage? Is there one for this specific model?
Asked by: Jake - 7/28/2019
A: Model 9594 and 1044 work with this backboard.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Support (7/29/2019)
Q: What bracket would I use to mount this to a 4" square pole?
Asked by: Todd Horton - 1/28/2018
A: Lifetime doesn't make a bracket that works for this backboard and rim combination and also works on a 4 inch square pole. Brackets model number 316 does work on your pole, you would need a compatible Spalding backboard such as model 79564.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (2/7/2018)
Q: What is the bolt pattern dimensions 2-7/8" x 2-1/2"???
Asked by: John M - 7/13/2016
A: Bolt Configuration: 3-1/2 inches W x 2-1/2 H.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (7/16/2016)
Q: Can this be mounted to roof of garage? If not can any? If so please show product.
Asked by: Tom - 7/11/2016
A: Yes, it can be mounted to the roof of the garage even if it's slanted or flat by using the bracket, model number 9594. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Help (7/16/2016)
Q: does the pole foundation come with this backboard and rim?
Asked by: Carl - 6/17/2016
A: I'm not sure what you mean by pole foundation. This is just a backboard and a rim combination kit. It does not include a pole or bracket. Brackets are sold separately. They are model numbers 1044 and 9594.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (6/18/2016)
Q: I have a 4x4 square steel basketball pole without the other necessary equipment for a basketball system. Will this work with it and what is the Bracket item number to make it all work ?
Asked by: Luke - 6/6/2016
A: The Mounting Bracket model 316 from Spalding should work for a 4 inch square pole
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Answer provided by:  admin (6/6/2016)
A: This will not work if your pole is 4 x 4. Most customers purchase model 79564 and the corresponding brackets number 316 as those do work with the 4 x 4 square pole. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (6/6/2016)
Q: I have a 3.5 inch rectangular pole for the backstop. What mounting kit is required for the Backboard Rim combo?
Asked by: Candace - 6/6/2016
A: Unfortunately we do not carry any brackets that work with 3.5" Square poles.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (9/13/2016)
Q: Will this work as a replacement for a lifetime system with the manual height adjustment lever? Also do measurements correspond with the clear material or the overall black frame?
Asked by: Mike - 5/2/2016
A: It will work for most lifetime basketball systems. If your pole is 3 1/2 inches round, then you are set. If your pole is a different size you will want to give us a call.
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Answer provided by:  Charley Hansen (5/3/2016)
Q: Can this combo be attached to an existing pole. The shatterproof backing broke off and I do not want to get a new inground pole or system put up. Too much trouble to remove the concrete, etc. My set is approx. 25 years old. Are the bolts, etc., compatible with a new rim and hoop? I am a widow who wants this for my grandsons. I have none to put in a new inground pole, etc.
Asked by: Amy - 4/1/2016
A: This can be attached to an existing pole as long as the pole is 3 1/2" round in diameter. You would also need to purchase brackets (either model 1044 or 9594) to mount it to your 3 1/2 inch round diameter pole.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (4/1/2016)
Q: I have a 10+ year old in the ground Lifetime "Competition Series" system 48". The backboard broke. I need to order a backboard rim that will work with my bracket system. Do you know which one I should order?
Asked by: Tom - 3/12/2016
A: This board will not be compatible. Please call 800-225-3865.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (3/12/2016)
Q: What types of things can this mount to?
Asked by: Customer - 2/23/2016
A: This can mount to a wall, garage roof, or an existing 3.5" pole. You do need the brackets though. The bracket model numbers are 9594 and 1044. One is adjustable and one is fixed height.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (2/24/2016)
Q: My boys have the model 1090 quick adjust system installed (44-in) and were surprised it shattered under normal use (after about ~7 years). We would like to replace with this larger backboard (48-in) made of polycarbonate instead of acrylic like the original. Will this bolt up OK and can we order just the backboard without the rim? Thanks!
Asked by: Brent - 12/28/2015
A: Yes, this would work with your model 1090 just fine. We do not carry just the board; only the backboard and rim combinations bundled together.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (12/29/2015)
Q: What do we think about this hoop?
Asked by: Admin - 8/12/2015 12:31:40 AM
A: The 73729 backboard and rim combo is a great product, especially for the price. We also carry larger boards, but this one is the best "bang for your buck". Most driveways have a 44"-48" board. We recommend at least a 48" board if you want a decent bank shot. The board is light weight and is designed to be used as a replacement backboard for most lifetime systems or a new board to be mounted to a roof, wall, or existing 3.5" round diameter pole. This board and rim gets our recommendation. A close second is the 79910 or the 71526 board, both larger boards.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/12/2015 12:31:41 AM)
Q: What else do you need besides this backboard and rim combo?
Asked by: Admin - 8/12/2015 12:31:37 AM
A: The mounting brackets are sold separately. If you are mounting it to a roof you need the 9594 lifetime brackets. If you are mounting this to a 3.5" round pole then you need the 1044 adjustable lifetime brackets or you can use the 9594 brackets. If you are using the nonadjustable brackets make sure your pole is 10.5 from the ground to the top in order for your rim to reach 10. If you are considering the adjustable brackets your pole needs to be 8.5 (most poles are about 8.5 out of the ground). Here are the Lifetime Mounting Brackets . You can also see the brackets in the recommended items by scrolling to the bottom of this page. They are models 9594 and 1044.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/12/2015 12:31:38 AM)
Q: What mounting brackets can I use for this backboard?
Asked by: Admin - 8/12/2015 12:31:34 AM
A: Lifetime Sports Equipment basketball backboards and combo sets are compatible with the mounting brackets model 9594 non adjustable and 1044 adjustable basketball hoop mounting kits. The basketball hoop mounting kit is not included with this unit but is sold separately. We also carry other Lifetime basketball replacement backboards and Basketball Goal Hardware and Accessories.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/12/2015 12:31:35 AM)

Fast Shipping: Orders for the 73729 Backboard and Rim Combo 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 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.

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 items must be in their original packaging and in the original condition for this return policy to apply. Also, please be sure to contact us within 30 days of receipt. Lastly, if you are unsure whether this product will fit your needs please contact a customer service expert toll free at 866-308-5484.

UPC: 081483737294

Packaging Specs
Weight: 36 lbs
Dimensions: 49" x 31" x 5"
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