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Lifetime In-Ground Basketball 71281 52 In Shatterproof Backboard Hoop
Lifetime In-Ground Basketball 71281 52 In Shatterproof Backboard Hoop

Lifetime In-Ground Basketball 71281 52 In Shatterproof Backboard Hoop

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SKU:71281 by Lifetime
Ground Sleeve Option help
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Estimated Restock Date: 8/18/2020
Rust Resistant Powder Coating
5-year warranty
Adjusts 7.5'-10'
Clear Backboard
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The 71281 is an in-ground basketball goal system constructed of weather resistant materials like powder coated steel and a 52" UV protected Shatter Proof Polycarbonate backboard. Polycarbonate makes the backboard virtually unbreakable and many times stronger than acrylic. The steel backboard frame improves the rigidity of the backboard, which also improves rebound. A Slam-It rim with double compression springs allows for competitive dunking or friendly competition. Power Lift Adjustment mechanism allows for easy height adjustments with just the squeeze of a handle so the whole family can play with this system for years to come.

This basketball systems is also available as a portable basketball goal system model 71286.

A major difference among Lifetime Basketball goals is in the frame of the backboard. Lifetime produces 2 different types of basketball backboard frames. One type is a plastic frame; and the other is a steel frame. In some cases, two different model numbers of Lifetime basketball hoops will appear to have very similar specs with very different prices. If a customer notices a stark difference in price like this, the difference is typically due to a difference in backboard frame material, steel being the more expensive option. The Lifetime 71281 basketball goal has a steel frame.

Competitive Edge Products, Inc. is an authorized retailer of the Lifetime 71281 In Ground Basketball Goal System.

: 081483000657

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!

Specs

Backboard

  • Dimensions: 52 inches W x 33 inches H.
  • Material: polycarbonate.
  • Backboard frame: 1 inch steel.

Slam-It Rim

  • Comes with a regulation-diameter, 18 inch slam-it rim and all-weather white net.
  • This rim uses a double-spring mount to help hold up to aggressive play.
  • Rim color: orange.
  • Net color: white.
  • Standard 12 loop net design.
  • Steel metal net hooks are welded to the rim. No plastic clips.

Pole

  • 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 Power Lift mechanism.
  • Rim height adjusts from 7.5 feet to 10 feet in infinite increments.
  • Power Lift mechanism uses a handle on the back of the pole to raise and lower the hoop.
  • This mechanism can typically be operated with just one hand.

Other Specs and Features:

  • Comes with a 5-year warranty from Lifetime Products.
  • Shipment weight: 89 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions: 54.75 inches x 34.813 inches x 5.815 inches.
5 Stars
VP
We installed this In-ground basketball net and it works great. It took about 4 hours to assemble and install. Its really easy to adjust the height. We set the pole 9" from the concrete per the instructions and the backboard overhangs the edge of the concrete by 8". I wish I would have set it further back but not a big deal. It did come with a protective pole cover
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Reviewed by:  from Clarence. on 5/18/2020
5
5 Stars
Mr
This is a very solid basketball goal. I got the in ground sleeve and the pole cover to along with it, and they both look great and work well. Setup would have been difficult by myself, particularly in trying to keep things level, but luckily I had a second person and it went fairly smoothly. Would recommend.
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Reviewed by:  from Bloomington IN. on 5/15/2020
5
5 Stars
Good hoop
I did a lot of research on what hoop to buy. I bought this one as it seemed to be great for the price and better than more expensive ones. I really liked how easy it is to adjust the height of the hoop. My kids use it every day and was easy to put together. I put it together as the cement cured and had it up in no time.
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Reviewed by:  from CHEEKTOWAGA. on 5/4/2020
5
5 Stars
Lifetime In-Ground Basketball 71281 52"
I've used this basketball hoop and was very happy with how sturdy and well made it is. The alternative was one of the 4x4 square basketball hoops but I didn't feel it was worth the extra expense and complexity of assembly. The sleeve makes for an easier install.
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Reviewed by:  from Naperville. on 5/12/2016
5
5 Stars
Great hoop, awesome value, 5 hour install
So excited to get this hoop installed. Fun family project with my boys. 3 hours to build it. 1 hour digging (hard dirt). 1 hour cement pour and shape. Product seems like good quality. Everything works and family is having lots of fun.
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Reviewed by:  from San Diego, CA. on 5/13/2013
5
5 Stars
great product
A great product. Easily installed because of precise instructions. The position mechanism works perfectly. I needed a steady and beautiful looking goal. This goal served that purpose at an affordable price. Enjoy seeing it in our yard
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Reviewed by:  from Cape G, MO. on 4/30/2013
5
5 Stars
Perfect for City Kids
This in-ground basketball system was a perfect addition to the sports activities night we do every week for the Kids in the neighborhood. I put it together by myself. My wife, who has absolutely no arm strength, helped me with the final step attaching the backboard to the pole. Easy! Then we dropped it right on to the cemented post. I have already started playing with it myself and am wondering why I did not buy two! Thanks for beating the competitions prices and for great customer care, fast shipping, etc. Be perfect, stay perfect!
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Reviewed by:  from St Petersburg. on 4/26/2013
5
5 Stars
Great System
Ordered this for my grand kids after much research. The Grand kids were waiting with their basketballs in hand when Grandma and I arrived to start the setup. Some of the instructions were a little confusing but it took about 12 hours total. The grand kids were not real happy when they found out the cement had to set for a week. As it turned out the 'shatterproof' backboard had a scratch. Our concern was that once a basketball hit it - the scratch would continue from one side to the other. Called customer service on Monday and told them-also told them we had grand kids that were sleeping with their basketballs waiting for the court to be up and running by the following Saturday. There was no hesitation-the new backboard was sent out that day (Monday) and arrived on Wednesday. Wonderful customer service! The Grand kids are having a ball and we feel the system is safe and will bring much joy for several years! Highly recommend
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Reviewed by:  from Michigan. on 9/29/2012
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Q: Can this item be installed using an existing 3.5" diameter post?
Asked by: Wes - 6/20/2020
A: this is the whole system, no pole needed.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (6/20/2020)
Q: how long is the backorder for this item?
Asked by: Melissa - 4/21/2020
A: These are made on an almost weekly basis here in Utah, we have a ton of orders for these right now. You will need to join the backorder to get one. it should ship within a few weeks.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (4/23/2020)
Q: How long is the pole-would expect it should be 3-4 feet into ground for stability?
Asked by: Big Animal - 4/15/2020
A: You will need a 2' deep by 18" wide hole, and you will need to mount the pole 14.5" into the concrete.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (4/16/2020)
Q: We want to replace an old backboard and hoop but the exiting pole is square and the mounting piece the comes off the back side of the backboard is square also and slides over the pole. Do you have any mounting hardware that might work in this fashion? I believe the square pole is approximately 3.5 - 4 inches wide.
Asked by: Heidi - 1/18/2018
A: We carry backboard and rim combinations and brackets are available for them that allows them to attach to 3.5" round poles or 4 in. square poles.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (1/18/2018)
Q: Can you get parts for the permanent goals?
Asked by: James A - 3/12/2017
A: Please call 1-800-225-3865 to get replacement parts for this basketball system.
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Answer provided by:  ADmin (3/14/2017)
Q: How good is Polycarbonate?
Asked by: Luke - 12/19/2016
A: Backboards are measured in their ability to rebound, the better the rebound, the more expensive, and the higher the quality. Polycarbonate is the cheapest and has the shortest rebound, Acrylic is more expensive with a better rebound, and glass is the most expensive with the best rebound.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (12/19/2016)
Q: How does this ship?
Asked by: Luke - 11/16/2016
A: This product ships directly from Lifetime Products in Clearfield, UT. This item ships via FedEx and may not require a signature.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (11/16/2016)
Q: What is the distance between the pole and the backboard?
Asked by: Luke - 7/7/2016
A: Straight round extension arms provide a 22 in. (55.8 cm) offset from playing surface to pole
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (7/16/2016)
Q: does this accommodate the pro slam rim I recently purchased?
Asked by: Fred C - 6/23/2016
A: As long as the rim you purchased is Lifetime brand it should work find. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (6/23/2016)
Q: How can I get just the pole if I already have the backboard?
Asked by: Luke - 6/20/2016
A: You can obtain it by calling 800-225-3865.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (6/20/2016)
Q: How difficult is assembly?
Asked by: Admin - 8/12/2015 1:19:19 AM
A: Most customers assemble their systems themselves without a problem. Some handyman services may be available in your area to assist with assembly if needed. Assembly is best done with at least 2 people working on the product together. Lifetime Products does have a customer service line with representatives that are trained in installation questions that can also be of assistance.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/12/2015 1:19:20 AM)

Fast Shipping: Orders for the 71281 Inground 52" Lifetime Basketball System 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.

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: 081483000657

Packaging Specs
Weight: 89 lbs
Dimensions: 55" x 34" x 6"
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