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What to Know When Replacing a Backboard on a Spalding Basketball System

So, your backboard finally bit the dust. What now? Don't be too hasty with your next moves. Otherwise, you may find yourself with looming product returns, wasted money, wasted time, and a whole lot of unneeded frustration. In spite of what you may think, basketball system manufacturers do not build parts for one another. Meaning, you cannot have a Spalding basketball hoop and purchase a Lifetime backboard and have them be compatible. Here are some things to consider when purchasing a replacement backboard.

Spalding Does Not Have Consistent Mounting Brackets Between Systems

When replacing a backboard on your Spalding system, you cannot safely purchase a 48-inch replacement backboard just because you have a 48-inch Spalding backboard on your current system. Spalding's backboard mounting brackets vary so much from system to system that backboard size alone will not be sufficient to determine compatibility.

Maybe, If You Know the Mounting Bracket Model Number...

Let's say you purchased a pole system or mounting bracket separately when you first set up your basketball system. You may be able to safely determine the required replacement backboard from there. For instance, if you purchased the 316 mounting bracket, and you know for sure it was model 316, you would then be able to safely purchase the 79564 or 79307 backboard and rim combos to go with that bracket without further hassle. However, a possible caveat with this method is do not base this decision off of what a bracket looks like online and what you actually have. For instance, the 316 bracket looks like many other brackets on existing Spalding basketball systems, but only the 316 bracket would be compatible with the 79564 and 79307. Therefore, if you do not know the model number for sure of your bracket, do not purchase a replacement backboard just yet.

It Is Probably Just Better You Call

Because Spalding backboards are so tricky to work with - and Spalding does not publish much information to help you on your own - it is best to contact Spalding's customer service on the phone to confirm compatibility of a new backboard with your existing system. They can be reached at 1-800-558-5234.



Date 4/9/2015

Give Competitive Edge Products, Inc a call if you need help with a deciding on a replacement backboard.


Date 7/17/2015

This is not something I often hear being talked about, so it leads me to believe that when the time comes to deal with it most people are left clueless. In that case, you have come to the rescue! Great post.


Date 3/25/2018

Is there any warranty on basketball backboard hoops? If so how long are the warranties. We have a pole b-ball hope that after 2 years, the backboard cracked. Need some advice how to replace.

Lionel Guy Girardin

Date 2/12/2022 3:16:29 PM

trying to replace a spalding backboard 50x32 it says on the board 538FR


Date 5/9/2019 7:33:00 AM

The warranties are through the manufacturer. Which brand do you have? Lifetime is generally a five year warranty, but nobody has a warranty on tempered glass.


Date 4/14/2018

I also have a cracked backboard and the pieces are falling off. Is it possible to just get that replacement part?


Date 5/9/2019 7:34:00 AM

It should be possible. What brand do you have?


Date 7/26/2018

You can get replacement backboards, but if your system is 300 bucks or less, the best option is to buy a new one. You will spend at least a third of the cost of a new one on the replacement part....only to have the base break next. The 300 dollar range hoops (and less) are not made to last. If you get 5-10 years out of them you should feel like you got a deal!


Date 5/8/2019

I would've been nice to get 5 years out of it! Mine cracked after only 2 years.

Carla Cooper

Date 5/14/2019

I'm needing to get a replacement backboard (Spalding) the part # is 93604 Do you have one

Pam I

Date 7/4/2019

I need a replacement backboard for Spalding Beast 60". Do you carry this replacement?

Charley Hansen

Date 7/5/2019 4:57:00 AM

The replacement backboard for the beast is available, but you can only get it by contacting 800-558-5234.


Date 8/8/2019

I need a replacement backboard for Spalding 88454G basketball inground system. Can you tell me what parts I need to purchase.

Charles W

Date 9/7/2019

I need a replacement backboard for a Huffy 556970. The bracket part no. is 90096401.


Date 9/10/2019 8:43:00 AM

You should be able to obtain that by calling 800-558-5234

Jordan Hobson

Date 3/27/2020

My backboard on my Spalding NBA has broken and several parts have fallen off. Is there a way to just get the replacement glass?

B Perkins

Date 3/31/2020

Need bk board replacement for Spaulding 538FR, where do I get one?

David Olson

Date 3/31/2020

Hi, I need 2 Spalding part # 90096401 - "Bracket, Backboard Support"


Date 3/31/2020

I need a replacement backboard for Spalding 395FR

Dave Leitch

Date 4/5/2020

Looking to get a replacement backboard for a Spalding/Huffy system, the # on the board is 352F1 if that makes sense, it is 44x30 and I live in Ontario, any information regarding a replacement board for this is appreciated Thanks Dave


Date 4/12/2020

I'm in the same boat as David Leitch. I'm located in Toronto, Ontario and need a replacement backboard (board # 352F1). According to the FAQs section on "Spalding basketball hoop systems only ship within the continental United States". Any advice on sourcing a Spalding replacement backboard for Canada would be appreciated. Thanks Michael.


Date 6/11/2020 8:00:05 AM

I believe Spalding does ship to Canada - having a Canadian branch. You might try calling them at 800-558-5234.

John Brucato

Date 5/14/2020

I need a Spaulding replacement backboard and rim. Looking at the current backboard the only thing resembling a part number Is 538FR. The current backboard is 50 inches. Is this something you carry or can guide me to someone who sells this?


Date 6/11/2020 7:59:13 AM

You can get that by calling 800-558-5234. Please keep in mind that due to the virus you may not be able to get that part until August, but that is the correct number to call.

Steve Ferrier

Date 6/10/2020

Looking to replace a very old Sure Shot backboard.....can't find a part number.....but will try to send a picture.


Date 6/11/2020 7:58:46 AM

I believe that's the Spalding brand. They have discontinued or sold that branch of their company. You might contact them to find out more information on where to obtain those parts by calling 800-558-5234.

Don Loving

Date 12/21/2020

I have 60x34 Spalding tempered glass. I need a replacement back board. I don’t have the correct model. But all the measurements are like a Spalding 88461G. I don’t care if it is tempered. A heavy duty poly would be ok. Can you help me locate one. That might fit my adjustable stand.

Charles Hansen

Date 12/22/2020 9:43:17 AM

You can only get that by calling 800-558-5234. They may need some photos or ask for more measurements, etc. Best of luck!


Date 6/28/2021

Think it’s horrible that Spalding makes it so difficult. Cause they want consumers to just buy new. What a waste! I’m glad I saw post. I was looking to buy replacement. No wonder I see tons of brand new backboards for sale on Marketplace. Glad I read articles. Not I won’t get stuck with wrong size. Thank you!! ??


Date 11/17/2021

I need parts for my Spaldling ASAP can anyone please help Iv been trying for months! I need backboard bracket I’m In the uk.

Coop Dzanaj

Date 12/13/2021

Any idea how much a replacement 60 inch tempered glass "BEAST" backboard may cost??

Coop Dzanaj

Date 12/13/2021

Any idea how much a replacement 60 inch tempered glass "BEAST" backboard may cost??


Date 5/5/2022

I got a 54x32 Spaulding glass backboard and I am wondering if your company sells them. Without the ring and net, just backboard 54x32. Glass


Date 5/6/2022 8:15:31 AM

We do not sell them separately I'm sorry to say. Thank you for your message. Please allow me to refer you to the manufacturer's customer service where they should be able to assist you with this. Here is the contact info: Spalding (formerly Huffy) - tel. 800-558-5234, their website is and their email is [email protected] You can also contact them here:

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