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Organize Your Tools with a Lifetime Shed

Posted by Administrator on 11/6/2013 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
Lifetime who manufactures the very popular Lifetime shed has grown in size and has a great number of employees.

Tips and Ideas for Winter Kayak Storage Needs

Posted by Administrator on 11/5/2013 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
It's that Kayak storage time of year once more for many of us.

Lifetime 60094 Heavy Duty Garden Caddy on Wheels

Posted by Administrator on 11/4/2013 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
Gone are the days of having to load up my wheelbarrow or other compartment with devices from the shed, only to arrive at the place in my yard I am dealing with and not have exactly what I require.

Kayak Vacation Spots

Posted by Administrator on 11/4/2013 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
These days, taking a family members on a holiday trip or vacation is no easy task money wise or logistic wise.

Enjoy Tailgating Season More with a Lifetime Tailgate Table

Posted by Administrator on 11/2/2013 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
With football season throughout the year, it's time to break out those game day T-shirts, hats, and foam fingers.

Consider Giving Dad a Fishing Kayak

Posted by Administrator on 10/30/2013 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
What is a great gift for your father?

Basketball Training for a Competitive Edge

Posted by Administrator on 10/30/2013 to Related Articles
The 2013-2014 Basketball Season is almost upon us.

View New Video Instructions to Help Assemble Your Lifetime Shed

Posted by Administrator on 10/26/2013 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
Lifetime Products who is the manufacturer and our supplier for our Lifetime sheds posted a great blog article on Shed assembly instructions and videos and instructions to assemble your shed.

Replacing Parts on the 90056 Lifetime Double Shot Arcade Game

Posted by Administrator on 10/21/2013 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews

Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Portable Basketball Hoop Impact Backboard Info

Posted by Administrator on 10/17/2013 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
The Lifetime 1221 Pro Court portable basketball hoop from Lifetime Products is a very common purchase for an initial basketball system.

Know When You Can Order Basketball Backboard Replacement

Posted by Administrator on 2/19/2013 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
You have had a wonderfully functional basketball system in your backyard for years. You have spent hours out practicing by yourself, inviting your friends and family over, and teaching your children to play. Things were going great until one afternoon, your oldest child comes in and tells you that your beloved basketball system is no more. He and his friends did not do anything wrong. They were just out shooting hoops and the backboard, quite suddenly, shattered. Hey, it happens. Backboard cannot last forever. You got a long life out of the system. Time to hang up the sneaks for good, right? No!

Indoor Arcade Basketball Games and Options

Posted by Administrator on 2/15/2013 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
Here is some help for you when researching a purchase for an arcade basketball game for your home use. First, we will look at manufacturers of these types of games. Lifetime Products, Spalding,and Escalade Sports are the largest manufacturers of these types of systems - there are many other smaller makers as well. Of these 3 main players in this market, Spalding and Escalade Sports offer more than 1 system. Each of these manufacturers offer very similar products in quality and play. However, certain minor differences between their product offerings may sway you one way or the other. We will look at each unique portion of their systems next.

Arcade Basketball Game Help - Dealing With Broken / Defective Products

Posted by Administrator on 1/3/2013
When purchasing an arcade basketball hoop, you have made an excellent decision for a product that can provide you and your family many hours of fun each day. One thing to keep in mind is that when adding electronics to just about anything, you introduce a number of new ways for the product to not work correctly or to break down. Rather than an outdoor, full-size basketball system, which typically falls victim to rust or the elements, an arcade basketball hoop almost always has the electrical parts of the system go bad before anything else. You can, however, plan ahead for this type of damage and breaking down better than most damage to an inground or portable outdoor basketball hoop.

Lifetime Basketball Hoop Assembly Helpful Tips

Posted by Administrator on 12/12/2012 to Basketball Hoop Guide
Plan on getting a basketball hoop from Lifetime Products this year for Christmas? Don't let assembly of the system slow down or ruin your holiday. Here is some helpful tips that will help you during your assembly process.

Black Friday Deals 2012

Posted by Administrator on 11/20/2012 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
We will be selling a number of popular tables, basketball systems, and playground equipment for highly reduced prices.

Lifetime Table Purchasing Help - Getting The Best Price

Posted by Administrator on 11/7/2012
Lifetime folding tables have several different packaging structures that you ought to consider when purchasing these products. Many times, these purchases are for 2 or more tables; other times they are 50 or more. We will discuss different things to consider when purchasing these tables in volume. Also, we will take a look at purchasing Lifetime tables in quantities of 1. Lastly, we will take a look at getting the best prices for tables in any quantity. Let's take a look.

Plastic Storage Sheds Vs. Metal Storage Sheds

Posted by Administrator on 11/1/2012 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
Sheds are produced in many different materials including wood, metal, and plastic. Most manufactures, like Lifetime Products, will make sheds out of one of these materials. Other manufacturers, such as Duramax, make sheds out of a couple of the materials. In many cases, the intended use and location you have for your outdoor storage shed will determine which material you should have for your shed. We will explore the differences and appropriate uses for sheds made with plastic and metal.

Replacing Backboards on Lifetime In Ground Basketball Systems

Posted by Administrator on 10/31/2012
Over time, all backboards will wear out. When the time comes, a knee-jerk reaction might be to throw out the old system and look to purchase a whole new system. While, in some cases, this might be necessary, many times you can save considerable amounts of money by simply replacing the backboard of the in ground basketball goal. Lifetime Products makes many of their systems with component backboards that can be purchased retail, rather than replacing the entire goal. Here is the way to determine if your basketball system has a backboard that can be replaced.

Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Pole Shape and Size

Posted by Administrator on 10/29/2012 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
Thee pole of the basketball system is an important part for obvious reasons; the most obvious reason being it holds the backboard and mounting hardware in position. However, there are also less obvious reasons that might escape some people. With most manufacturers, they will have a series of basketball goal offerings that will increase in quality and size. Thus, the poles of their systems will also differ in quality and size. Other manufacturers will offer basketball poles in only 1 shape, but differ in sizes. We will explore these options in this part of the basketball hoop purchasing guide.

Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Basketball Backboard Sizes

Posted by Administrator on 10/16/2012 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
To start off this section, we should note that a regulation backboard is 72 inches wide and 42 inches high. Most basketball systems, however, do not have this large of a backboard. There are a large number of mini basketball hoops available, which we will not consider. We will consider basketball hoops made by Lifetime Products, Spalding, Huffy, Goalsetter, and Goalrilla product offerings that have systems that can have the rim reach 10 feet. In this group of available basketball systems, backboards widths can be as small as 44 inches wide and as big as a regulation-sized backboard. Here are some more details for each size group.

Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Warranty Options

Posted by Administrator on 10/10/2012 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
Most basketball hoop purchases provide an excellent upgrade to your home, or at least provide a long lasting product that can provide many years of use. Thus, most basketball hoop manufacturers provide product warranties for their items. They understand that you are wanting the system to last a long time while your family grows up. However, just about every manufacturers' warranty is different, sometimes even from the same manufacturer. We will discuss these here.

Lifetime Products

Lifetime Products has two separate basketball hoop lines they make. Each group is essentially universal in warranty length and coverage. The low-end systems carry a 5 year warranty; the high end has a limited lifetime warranty. These warranties deal with defects in workmanship and materials - which essentially means they are guaranteeing parts of the system for the specified period of time until things give out due to normal wear and tear. What is normal wear and tear and what is not normal wear and tear is entirely up to Lifetime to decide. The only exception to these warranty generalities is with any system that has a glass backboard. In the low end, the currently amounts to 1 system. In the high-end, that covers currently 5 different systems. This difference is this, the glass backboard material is not warrantied.

Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Height Adjustment Mechanisms

Posted by Administrator on 10/9/2012 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
Nearly every basketball hoop manufacturer has a height adjustment mechanism of some sort. These height adjustment mechanisms can be as simple as a turn crank, or has complicated as a pneumatic piston lift. This post will discuss the different options available from each of the major manufacturers.

Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Backboard Materials

Posted by Administrator on 10/6/2012 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
As part of your purchasing research for a basketball system you will inevitably run into the question of what backboard material is best. This question is not lost on either low-end or high-end basketball system purchases. So, we will address this questions here. Different manufacturers building basketball backboards with different materials; many manufacturers build systems with with multiple types of backboard materials depending on the system. Typically, your options for backboard material will include polyethylene plastic (or similar plastic material), polycarbonate, acrylic, and tempered glass. These backboard materials have many different suppliers and purposes. We will look at them one at a time.

Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Manufacturers

Posted by Administrator on 9/29/2012 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
While this is the first topic we will cover in the basketball hoop purchasing guide series, this is not necessarily the place you need to start with your shopping. The maker of the basketball hoop you are interested in just makes for a great logical sequence to proceed through to discuss the ins and outs of buying an appropriate basketball system for your home or organization. Each basketball hoop manufacturer, if successful, tends to target a particular market segment to fit the needs of a market segment better than anyone else. Thus, if you are wanting a high-end hoop, do not expect to find great options from low-end producers, and vise versa. The following list of common basketball hoop makers will help you sort who caters to your particular needs.

Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide

Posted by Administrator on 9/25/2012 to Competitive Edge Product Reviews
This post is to announce our basketball hoop buying guide that will be presented over several blog posts for the purpose of helping you decide on the best product solution for your basketball system needs. These articles will go through every detail we can think of that will affect your buying decision. We will discuss manufacturers of basketball systems, backboard size, backboard material, in ground vs. portable, wall-mounted systems, warranties, shipping, assembly, etc. Come back and visit us soon for our first buying guide articles.
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