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Lifetime Basketball Hoop - 71799 50-inch Backboard In-Ground System
Lifetime Basketball Hoop - 71799 50-inch Backboard In-Ground System

Lifetime Basketball Hoop - 71799 50-inch Backboard In-Ground System

Retail Price:$290.98
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SKU:71799 by Lifetime
Quantity Pricing
  • 2 - 4
  • $268.75
  • 5+
  • $260.35
Includes Net
5-year factory warranty
In Ground Pole
Adjustable Height
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Features and Specs:

Order the 71799 today and get a system with a Shatter Guard Polycarbonate backboard and an easy height-adjuster for your home court use. This Lifetime basketball goal provides you incredible features at your disposal. The system comes with the Action Grip Height Adjuster. Simply squeeze the triggers together behind the pole and push up or pull down the handle to adjust the height of the rim anywhere from 7.5 ft. to 10 ft. in 6 inch increments. The hoop comes with a Slam-it rim, which uses a dual-spring compression mechanism to absorb impact on the rim to help hold up to more aggressive play. Best of all, this basketball hoop is made in the United States at Lifetime's factory in Clearfield, Utah.

Lifetime basketball hoop model 71799 comes with a 5-year factory warranty from Lifetime Products. This system has powder-coated metal, which helps the metal resist rusting. Enjoy your basketball hoop for many years to come.


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  • Dimensions: 50 inches W x 33 inches H.
  • Material: Makrolon polycarbonate.
  • Backboard material thickness: 3 mm (0.1 inches).
  • Backboard to pole clearance: 22 inches.
  • Backboard frame: 1 inch thick powder-coated steel.
  • Backboard graphics are treated with Fade-Resistant Graphics to keep you basketball goal looking superb.

Orange Slam-It Rim

  • Comes with a regulation 18 inch diameter orange Slam-It rim and all-weather white net.
  • Rim color: Orange.
  • Color: white.
  • Standard 12 loop net design.
  • Rim steel diameter: 5/8 inch.
  • Slam-It Rim features double compression springs.
  • Steel metal net hooks are welded to the rim. No plastic clips.


  • Pole size: 3.5 inch round.
  • Pole assembly: 3 pieces.
  • Powder coated steel helps pole resist rusting.
  • Pole cap included to help prevent rain water for getting inside pole.
  • Color: black.

Height Adjuster

  • Height adjusts using Action Grip mechanism.
  • Rim height adjusts from 7.5 feet to 10 feet in 6 inch increments.
  • Action Grip mechanism uses a handle mounted to the back of the pole.
  • Action Grip functions by squeezing two triggers together on a handle behind the pole and either pushing up or pulling down the handle to change the height of the rim.

Other Specs and Features:

  • Comes with a 5-year warranty from Lifetime Products.
  • Shipment weight: 91 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions: 54.8 inches x 34.8 inches x 6.23 inches.
  • All metal parts of the system are powder coated, which helps the metal resist rusting.
  • Made in the U. S. A.
5 Stars
Engineering Technician
Great setup! Great price. Super easy and smooth to adjust height with a push of a trigger button. Sturdy and quality setup.
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Reviewed by:  from Kent. on 5/21/2020
5 Stars
Basketball hoop
The service was as promised. Delivery was great. This was a gift for my grandchildren and they love it. Didn’t take much time to install with the exception of cement drying. Wonderful.
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Reviewed by:  from Schaumburg il. on 5/11/2020
5 Stars
Good hoop
Adjusts easily. Fun board colors.
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Reviewed by:  from Logan, UT. on 3/21/2016
3 Stars
Nice product, but a bit flimsy
I recently purchased the Lifetime 71799 and installed it according to the directions. Did not use a ground sleeve, but did put into a 22'x18' square with tons of concrete. The base is very sturdy, however, the rest of the pole and backboard seem to be top heavy! There is a lot of play and bounce when a ball hits the backboard. I realize I did not buy the top-of-the-line system, but I did expect it to be sturdy. We will see how it holds up during heavy use (by my 9 year old son) and through the winter. As for the folks at Competitive Edge Products, they were great with helping me get the best deal on this goal. The item was shipped and arrived faster than expected!
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Reviewed by:  from Indianapolis, IN. on 9/16/2011
2 Stars
Competitive Edge was a delight to deal with, but the product arrived missing hardware and with defective poles. The instruction book does not label the main pieces- only hardware, until the step dealing with that particular piece. So if you want to take inventory before assembly, it is very difficult. This definitely requires 2 people and is not for a beginner builder. I recommend using with an in-ground sleeve for stability for a number of reasons, including stability. The product appears to be of decent quality.
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Reviewed by:  from JERSEY SHORE. on 3/20/2013
Q: The instructions emphasize seating the middle and top sections of the pole ensuring the maximum length does not exceed 83-1/2" but it does not state that you need to seat these top two sections with the bottom section. Is this necessary or preferred?
Asked by: Rob - 5/14/2020
A: For that please call: 1-800-225-3865
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Answer provided by:  Admin (5/19/2020)
Q: A friend ordered the Basketball goal that is an in ground one Model 71799. I really need to exchange it for a portable style. What do you have that is compatible in quality and price to this one?
Asked by: Margaret - 4/27/2020
A: Here are our portable hoops in that size.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (5/12/2020)
Q: Is this basketball hoop okay For a 12 year old? I need one That has a base for outdoors
Asked by: C Kemenes - 4/27/2020
A: This one should work great as you can adjust the height of the rim anywhere from 7.5 ft. to 10 ft. in 6 inch increments.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (5/12/2020)
Q: We have the lifetime basketball hoop 51781. A storm broke the backboard off. Is there a replacement backboard we can buy? If not, do you sell any other basketball hoop with the same size pole, so we could swap out with having to remove the existing pole?
Asked by: S - 6/24/2019
A: Most of the Lifetime backboards have the same set up, so they are often interchangeable. If you want to keep the pole, then I would recommend buying a Backboard and Rim Combo and a compatible bracket. The 9594 is not adjustable and 1044 is adjustable.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (11/22/2019)
Q: Do I need to put concrete in the pole or can I just keep it hollow?
Asked by: Customer - 8/26/2016
A: Most of the basketball poles are already pre-filled with concrete tomato them sturdy.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/26/2016)
Q: How does the shipping work? Does it come in separate orders? Is the entire system & pole Included?
Asked by: Luke - 6/10/2016
A: This basketball system comes in one complete order. If you order separate items such as a pole pad, court marking kit, etc. those to ship separately.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (6/11/2016)
Q: What is the difference between lifetime 71799 and lifetime 90084? Do you recommend one system over the other?
Asked by: Arrow Dave 11 - 3/19/2016
A: Basically the only difference is the type of backboard and the colors on the backboard. Model 71799 is better, because it has a steel frame supporting the backside of the backboard, whereas, 90084 has a plastic frame (it is still good, but still is better). They both have the same pole and adjustment mechanism. The rim is also the same.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (3/21/2016)
Q: Why do I care about the differences between the 71799 and 90020 Lifetime basketball hoops?
Asked by: Admin - 8/12/2015 8:13:18 AM
A: The 71799 has 2 differences: backboard size and backboard frame material. The 71799 backboard is 50-inches wide; the 90020 backboard is 48-inches wide. The 71799 has a 1-inch thick steel backboard frame; the 90020 has a 2-inch thick plastic backboard frame.Why do I care about the differences between the 71799 and 90020 Lifetime basketball hoops?
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/12/2015 8:13:19 AM)
Q: Is this basketball system usable by my [young] child?
Asked by: Admin - 8/12/2015 8:13:13 AM
A: Yes. The 71799 Lifetime basketball hoop is ideal for younger players that are just getting learning the game. The low price, but quality features - the large 3.5 inch round pole and adjustable backboard height - are great for younger, developing players.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/12/2015 8:13:15 AM)
Fast Shipping: Orders for the Lifetime 71799 generally leave the warehouse within 1-2 business days.

Accurate Tracking: Tracking information is emailed to you after the order ships out.

Delivery Details: This product ships directly from the warehouse in Clearfield, UT. This item generally 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. The products are packaged 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 may be available for local pickup in Clearfield, UT. If you are interested in picking it up locally contact our customer service for a super cheap pickup quote at 866-308-5484.
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 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: 081483000664

Packaging Specs
Weight: 91 lbs
Dimensions: 54.8" x 34.8" x 6.3"
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