Lifetime Complete Portable Basketball System with 48″ Shatter Guard Backboard
Lifetime Complete Portable Basketball System Review
The Lifetime Complete Portable Basketball System, 48″ Shatter Guard Backboard is the (almost) perfect basketball hoop. This basketball hoop has a 3 piece telescoping pole that can be adjusted from 7.5 to 10 feet in height. The pole allows you to adjust it in 6 inch increments which give you the ability to have a more enjoyable game. Not only is the Lifetime Complete Portable Basketball System, 48″ Shatter Guard Backboard adjustable but it is also portable. The base allows for easy transport from one part of your yard to another. It’s easy for storage. The base is made out of a high-density polyethylene material in which is long lasting and durable. Unlike most bases it will be able to withstand even the most severe weather. And just like the base, the netting is also made of high quality nylon which is weather proof. The backboard is strong and was design out of Makrolon polycarbonate which is practically indestructible. This gives the players the ability to concentrate on the game and not worry about the portable hoop. The Lifetime Complete Portable Basketball System with 48″ Shatter Guard Backboard comes with a manufactures warranty so that your investment is completely protected.
Pros: Durable, company stands by their warranty, Easy to assemble, stable base, easy to adjust.
Cons: Backboard wobbles, no top pole cap, requires two or more people to assemble
Price: Usually $199
Value for money: 9/10
Lifetime Complete Portable Basketball System Review #1: Two kids “Lifetime stood by the product warranty on our older version of this hoop. We have an older version of this basketball hoop. In fact it is 4 years and 10 months old. This is important because the warranty was five years. At 4 years and 10 months the backboard cracked when the kids were using it. A large hole developed after a few more shots. I emailed the company, sent in some photos (as requested) and the Amazon receipt (another nice thing about Amazon, they keep track of when you bought stuff for you) of the backboard. They shipped me a new backboard free of charge in a few days. It is nice to see a company that stands by its products. They were cheerful about replacing it. Other than that it has served us well, never fallen over even in 45 MPH winds and the base and pole were still in fine shape after 4 plus years. “
Lifetime Complete Portable Basketball System Review #2: H. Liu (Farmville, VA) “Couldn’t have asked for a better hoop in this price range. I’m only pointing out a few things that I thought was useful but couldn’t figure out when I was deciding on which to buy:
-I filled with water, and it is just fine no chance of it falling over
-Yes you do bend a piece of plastic for the mounting/adjusting mechanism of the backboard->pole, but it is mainly a sliding guide, and doesn’t seem like it will break over time
-Easy adjusting with a broom stick. Push the rim itself to raise, push the metal behind the backboard to lower
-Backboard does wobble a bit when you hit the backboard, but not to the point where it gets annoying (you can still shoot bank shots). More motivation to shoot swishes anyway
-Backboard does not “deaden” the ball that badly
-Wheels on the front so you can tilt and move the hoop after you fill it, though it is pretty heavy even with just water
-Installation took me awhile, but is not hard. Read the instructions, on my manual there was a picture with an extra screw which does not exist and does not show up in the item list. Don’t let that confuse you. Hope that helps “