Lifetime Elite 54" Acrylic Portable Basketball Hoop
When I put it together it had missing parts and was relay hard to assemble. I am relay good at putting hoops together. And it looks funny and hard to raise and lower.
March 23, 2013
DONT THROW YOUR MONEY AWAY!!!!!!!!!
I have put Lifetime products together before, this portable system (not the other regular pole systems), comes missing parts and the handle almost doesn't work. The only other one almost as bad is the 60" portable with the huge base. After 2 systems and waiting for them to send the missing parts I'm done. I just got the other 54" portable with the regular pole works fine and it went together in like an hour and a half...what's up there?
January 28, 2013
I really love this hoop. It took a while to put it together but once it was its great. its a little expensive but my parents paid for it so it doesn't really matter.
September 15, 2012
absolutely the worst
I have installed over a thousand basketball systems and this one is the worst. Portable systems are very difficult to begin with but this one is by far the worst. Lifetime obviously makes cheap horrible products but they took the cake on this one. Installing these systems are a nightmare. If you hate your kids buy this system for them...
August 25, 2012
DO NOT BUY
I had the same issue with the hydraulic arm not working. Also, two of the protective plastic pieces that go on the bottom of the backboard were not in the box. Also had to make the hole bigger in order for the arm to fit. Instructions are a pain, too.
June 30, 2012
I am a very handy person and have put other basketball hoops together in the past and never had as many issues as i had with this one. Once i opened the unit and took all the parts out and started to assemble i realized i was missing parts. I called to get replacements and continued to assemble once they arrived a few days later. I had to put this together and take it a part a few times due to the instructions not being really clear. There arent any written instructions only pictures. Alot of the pictures arent clear with how the parts go together. The hardest part of assembling this unit was trying to get the gas strut to attach to the handle and pole. I had to use a drill to widen the hole for the bolt to secure properly to the bottom strut that attaches the board to the pole. Overall this took me over 6 hours to assemble and once completed the play is questionable at best. the board is very wobbley and shakes badly. The lift is also difficult to use when lowering the board height.
June 20, 2012
Wouldn't recommend this if it were free
After spending a day putting it together, the last piece to install was broken. The hydraulic compressor didn't work. I went and got a replacement and of course, that didn't work either. After two days trying to get this thing put together, I'm giving up; it's not worth my time. I'll have to spend another day taking it apart and returning it to the store. WORTHLESS.
June 1, 2012
GREAT BUY - REALLY TERRIBLE INSTRUCTIONS
I just finished putting the system together and so far...I LOVE IT!!!! BUT>>>>I would like to recommend to LifeTime to fire the person who developed the instruction manual. I am a pretty handy person and have worked from instruction manuals before but this is the worse!! They do not give you enough pictures or information about the items that you are trying to put together. If LifeTime could develop a better manual, it would make the system a complete package!!! I would recommend this system to a friend...BUT...only to be aware of the instruction manual!!!
May 30, 2012
It great when i shoot around and play games with my friends i think if your into basketball a lot and have money to spend you should get it it feels like your in the NBA......!!!!
May 15, 2012
Loved this system!!!
Yes there is a lot of parts to assemble, but once it was all done the grandkids absolutely had a blast and loved. Great finished result. Highly recommend!
April 17, 2012