Lifetime 1269 Pro Court Portable Basketball System with 44″ Acrylic Fusion Backboard
Lifetime 1269 Pro Court Portable Basketball System Review
Playing basketball at home is great but you need a hoop that can endure a real game. You need a hoop that is also flexible. The Lifetime 1269 Pro Court Portable Basketball System with 44″ Acrylic Fusion Backboard fits those needs and a lot more. This is the ultimate in durability and flexibility. The base is made of a high durable material. It can be filled with either water or sand. The Lifetime 1269 Pro Court Portable Basketball System with 44″ Acrylic Fusion Backboard is very portable just simply roll the hoop to where you would like it to be located. The telescope adjustable poles allow you to adjust the hope from 7.5 to 10 feet in height and at 6-inch increments. You will be able to get the perfect height without even trying. The pole is also coated with a rust resistant finish so your hoop will last. The back board is made out of a acrylic fusion material. It is 44-inches wide with graphics that are UV-protected and fade resistant. The rim is welded to the back board and made of steel net hooks.
Pros: Sturdy, portable, rim height is adjustable
Cons: Need two people to assemble, poles adjustable height can slip, exposed bolts can lead to early erosion.
Price: Usually $180-$200
Value for money: 8/10
Lifetime 1269 Pro Court Portable Basketball System Review #1: D. A. OWENS “grooove” (ROCK HILL, SC United States)
“Good but….the adjusting arm for height is kinda sketchy. A couple good shots to the back board and it will come lose and drop down a few feet. My kid kept coming in say that it was “low again”. I had to “rig” it up so that I would not go from 10 feet to 8 feet by itself. Better off getting a hoop with a permanent height, and not the adjustable kind.”
Lifetime 1269 Pro Court Portable Basketball System Review #2: trebe (Connecticut)
“This basketball goal and base by Lifetime is economical, relatively simple to put together, and pretty sturdy. The instructions are easy to follow, and no drilling or special tools are required. Because of possible liability concerns, safety is stressed. Although at a couple of steps, it states that two adults are required to complete the task, one adult with moderate strength and weight, exercising care, can safety get the job done. I put it together by myself, however if another person is available, it would certainly be advisable to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
The hollow plastic base can be filled with either water or sand to provide the required counterweight to support the pole and rim. It will cost more, but I recommend using sand rather than water, especially if you live in a cold weather area. The instructions state that 319 pounds of sand are required. Not sure about that, but it probably takes between 3 and 4 cubic feet of sand to fill the base.
The base has a pair of small plastic wheels that help you to move or position it. Once in place, you fill up the base to about half capacity, raise the goal upright, and then fill the base to capacity. Unless you are capable of moving a football blocking sled, don’t’ plan on moving the system very far, after it is filled. The pole and backboard will bend back and wobble during normal play. This is to be expected, as the system will not be as rigid as a regulation goal. The plastic backboard is smaller than regulation, so your angles for bank shots are tighter, but at least it is rectangular rather than rounded at the top. If you can dunk, take it easy or you could take the hoop down. The rim is black rather than orange. The net is low quality, and does not slow the ball down after a goal.
Although the system is pretty sturdy, long term life is an open question. There are exposed bolts and metallic parts, and the top of the pole is open, so if exposed to rain, corrosion is inevitable. The rim height is adjustable in six inch increments from 7.5 to 10 feet. Once you set the rim height, painting any unfinished metal parts might be a good idea.
Overall, this is a very good product for the price, especially if you get it on sale with Super Saver shipping. Hopefully it will hold up well under the elements. So far, I am loving it! My shot is improving, and I am also saving gas because I don’t have to drive to the neighborhood park.”