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Lifetime In-Ground Basketball System 78888 Competition 54 in Backboard

Lifetime In-Ground Basketball System 78888 Competition 54 in Backboard

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  • $444.46
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  • $439.97
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  • $435.48
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  • $430.99
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Power Lift 1 Hand Height Adjust 7.5-10'
4" Square Pole
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Make the upgrade to the 78888 in-ground basketball system. This basketball hoop features a 54 inch acrylic backboard, a 4x4 square pole, and a breakaway rim. The soft square pole shape provides greater stability in the ground compared to round poles. Acrylic backboards are ideal for home driveway basketball courts as they hold up much better to aggressive and abusive play. The Slam-It Pro rim holds up well to dunking and aggressive basketball play.

This system comes with a 5-year warranty from Lifetime Products. All steel parts of the system are powder coated to help the metal resist rusting. The 78888 also includes an all-weather white net. All major components of the system are Made in the U.S.A.

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!

UPC: 081483788883

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Specs

Backboard
  • Dimensions: 54 inches W x 33 inches H.
  • Steel backboard frame thickness: 1.5 inches.
  • Material: EM5 acrylic.
  • Backboard material thickness: 0.2 inches (4.75 mm).

Slam-It Pro Rim

  • Comes with a regulation-diameter, 18 inch orange breakaway rim, and all-weather white net.
  • Rim color: orange.
  • Color: white.
  • Standard 12 loop net design.
  • True breakaway mount. Holds up well aggressive play.
  • Steel metal net hooks are welded to the rim. No plastic clips.

Pole

  • Pole size: 4 inch square.
  • Pole assembly: 3 pieces.
  • Powder coated steel helps pole resist rusting.
  • Pole cap included to help prevent rain water for getting inside pole.
  • Color: gray.

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: 94 lbs.
  • Shipping dimensions: 54.5 inches x 34.31 inches x 6.2 inches.
5 Stars
Awesome hoop!
We bought this hoop last year and it has been awesome! It was fairly easy to put together and install with a little muscle help. It has been very sturdy and we love how easy it is to adjust the height. The power lift system is epic! We have ages 35 down to 3 that want to play, and we adjust it frequently. It is very smooth to adjust. We have enjoyed this hoop and it seems to hold up in the cold or warm weather just fine. We also bought the court marking kit, but we haven't had a chance to paint it on yet. Excited for that when the snow melts!
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Reviewed by:  from Lifetime Customer. on 2/9/2016
5
5 Stars
Works well
We've had this installed for more than 5 years. The handle recently broke, but was replaced free of charge by Lifetime.
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Reviewed by:  from Lifetime Customer. on 2/9/2015
5
5 Stars
Great Product
Very pleased with this product. I found the directions to be very good and easy to follow. Before assembly, I highly recommend carefully walking through the check list of items. Keep all parts in their bags to make them easier to find when needed during assembly. Many of the nuts were VERY tight. This is likely intentional. Use a ratchet wrench and a little lubricant if needed (Vaseline). If you are not a do-it-yourself person, the assembly may take longer.
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Reviewed by:  from Houston. on 1/3/2014
5
5 Stars
Great hoop
This hoop is everything that is advertised. All parts fit together perfectly and assembly was not bad at all. The backboard gives consistent bounces for bank shots. The height adjustment is very smooth and easy to adjust. My only problem is that since putting up the hoop I cant get my 6 year old to come in for dinner!
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Reviewed by:  from Aberdeen, SD. on 4/12/2012
5
5 Stars
great value
Great Product for the price. I did a lot of research on hoops. Was a little iffy on it but product was better than expected. I would definitely buy from Competitive Edge again great work. Thanks
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Reviewed by:  from Sioux Falls SD. on 5/23/2011
5
5 Stars
Excellent In-Ground Basketball System
This product is exactly what I was looking for. The 4" square pole is sturdy enough for my teenage boys and their friends to use. The height adjustment is a simple one handed motion. It has been up for nearly 3 months and my boys use it almost everyday. The setup is definitely not a one person job due to the size of the system, but not overly difficult.
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Reviewed by:  from Reno, NV. on 3/8/2011
5
5 Stars
GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE
Nice and sturdy final product. Our family really enjoys playing basketball in the driveway using the lifetime goal. I shopped other products from other locations and this seemed to be the best value I could find. I Actually put the whole thing up on my own, no second set of hands.
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Reviewed by:  from Wisconsin. on 7/26/2010
5
5 Stars
Great Product
This was my first purchase from Competitive Edge and was very pleased with the service. Arrived in perfect condition. Quick shipping! We also purchased the ground sleeve. Me and my son like the goal a lot, looks great and is easy to raise and lower.
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Reviewed by:  from Illinois. on 6/6/2010
5
Q: If I need to purchase a replacement backboard and rim for this system, where can I go that?
Asked by: Vicki - 11/30/2016
A: This backboard has a special configuration the bolt pattern on the backside. The only place to get a replacement back for model number 78888 is by calling 800-225-3865. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.
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Answer provided by:  Customer Service (11/30/2016)
Q: What is the overhang length from pole to playing surface?
Asked by: Shana - 6/9/2016
A: The offset from Pole to backboard is 25"
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/23/2016)
Q: What is the difference between acrylic and tempered glass?
Asked by: Admin - 8/12/2015 8:04:41 AM
A: Acrylic is not as rigid as tempered glass, and tends to hold up better in more abusive conditions.
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/12/2015 8:04:42 AM)
Q: What is the difference between the 78888 and the 71525?
Asked by: Admin - 8/12/2015 8:04:15 AM
A: There are two major differences between these systems - besides the backboard graphic. First, the backboard frame - the steel part that surrounds the backboard material - is thicker on the 78888 than on the 71525. The frame thickness on the 78888 is 1.5 inches, whereas the frame is 1-inch thick on the 71525. A thicker frame can improve the rebound on the backboard and can improve the longevity of the system. Second, the other major difference is the pole shape and size. The pole on the 71525 is 3.5 inch round. The pole on the 78888 is 4x4 square. A larger, square pole provides greater stability in the ground compared to a smaller, round pole
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Answer provided by:  Admin (8/12/2015 8:04:38 AM)

Fast Shipping: Orders for the 78888 Inground 54 Inch Lifetime Basketball Unit 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: 081483788883

Packaging Specs
Weight: 94 lbs
Dimensions: 55" x 34" x 6"
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