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Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Portable Basketball Hoop Impact Backboard Info

The Lifetime 1221 Pro Court portable basketball hoop from Lifetime Products is a very common purchase for an initial basketball system.
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Know When You Can Order Basketball Backboard Replacement

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!
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Indoor Arcade Basketball Games and Options

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.
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Arcade Basketball Game Help - Dealing With Broken / Defective Products

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.
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Lifetime Basketball Hoop Assembly Helpful Tips

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.
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Black Friday Deals 2012

We will be selling a number of popular tables, basketball systems, and playground equipment for highly reduced prices.
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Lifetime Table Purchasing Help - Getting The Best Price

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.
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Plastic Storage Sheds Vs. Metal Storage Sheds

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.
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Replacing Backboards on Lifetime In Ground Basketball Systems

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.
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Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Pole Shape and Size

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.
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Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Basketball Backboard Sizes

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.
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Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Warranty Options

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.

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Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Height Adjustment Mechanisms

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.
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Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Backboard Materials

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.
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Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide: Manufacturers

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.
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Basketball Hoop Purchasing Guide

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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Basketball Hoop Maintenance Tips

Basketball hoops have many different features that help prolong the life of the system. For instance, most basketball hoop manufacturers provide some sort of protective covering on metal parts to prevent rusting. However, there are still some things you can do to help your basketball hoop last as long as possible. Here are some suggestions. Make sure you always follow instructions and maintenance requirements set forth by the manufacturer.
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80161 Lifetime Adjustable Leg Table Product Review

This Lifetime adjustable-height table was purchased by one of our employees for home use. Below is a copy of his review.
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Lifetime Folding Tables Promotional and Volume Pricing

Red priced items have no volume pricing. There are some relatively infrequent times where the volume price you would have paid at the full price is lower than the red-marked promotional price. If that is the case for your purchase, let us know and we will get the price discounted appropriately.
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Kodiak Canvas Tents Back In Stock in Time for Fall Camping

Several popular Kodiak Tents are back in stock, just in time for Fall Camping. These tents include one of their cabin tents, one Flex-Bow Tents, and one truck tent. Also of value to customer purchasing now, most of these tents are currently on sale. For instance, the large 10x14 canvas tent is currently about $30 cheaper. The 6133 cabin tent is also about $30 cheaper. Take advantage of these prices while they last.
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Kodiak Canvas Tents - Flex Bow Vs. Cabin Tent

Many people have become familiar with the high-quality brand from Kodiak Tents; however, some people do not yet realize that Kodiak actually have two different tent designs. One of the tent designs, for which they are also most well known for, is the flex-bow tent. The other design is called the cabin tent. We will quickly describe both options so you understand the terminology when you are shopping.
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Kodiak Tents for Burning Man Event

Kodiak tents are used frequently in the Burning Man event each year. The tents are sturdy and heavy-duty. They do well in high-wind areas and are also very breathable for great ventilation in hot temperatures. Kodiak tents are made with canvas material, which provides a durable material that holds up well to Burning Man conditions. These tents are generally delivered within 3 to 6 business days from the time of ordering until delivery; thus, your tight Burning Man schedule can be accommodated with these canvas tents. You can view these Kodiak Tents here.
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Portable Folding Table Options From Lifetime Products

Lifetime Products has several tables that are easily portable. These designs include options like fold-in-half tables, carrying handles, camping tables with benches, and folding picnic tables. Each design has some overlapping uses and some specific uses. Here is a run down of these tables, with their model numbers for easy searching.
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New Lifetime Bistro Chair and Table Set

Lifetime Products has just released a new product, model 60074 bistro chair and table set. This package features two folding chairs and one folding table. View further product details for this Lifetime chairs and table bistro set.
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Understanding Differences Between Lifetime Folding Chair Models

Lifetime Products has several different folding chair models. Some of these chairs are merely different colors. Others, however, have different features, structures, and uses. This article will help explain these differences so you know what to look for when you are shopping.
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