Lifetime 54" In-Ground Basketball Hoop
Piece of junk I just got my new basketball hoop and it's terriable!! DO NOT BUY this! Hoop doesn't stay in place and the back board vibrates and it's a piece of JUNK!!
May 5, 2013
Good system until pole actually split
We had the system professionally installed in 2007. By 2010 I was noticing that the pole was actually bulging out mid-way up. By 2013, the bulge had grown to several feet high and then the pole split open. Lifetime has agreed to replace the pole but I have to pay for $100 shipping and still pay to have the old system removed and the new pole installed. We've decided just to get a new system with a better pole.
March 16, 2013
excellent price and quality!!!
i'm very satisfied with this product, and all the lifetime products, i think i have the pleasure to have a usa made hoop, make me feel good every time i use it. very sturdy and well made, no problems so far.
February 12, 2013
Great value, great system.
I purchased this hoop for my kids (ages 14 and 12) after they outgrew the smaller portable hoops. This is a great system. They love the tempered glass that gives a "pro feel" to the backboard. The adjustment is smooth and easy. When they do lower the system to play "dunk ball" the rim is sturdy. Overall, we are well pleased with our purchase and the value. The only issue we have had with this system is the pole cap. Make sure you wedge that down...
February 8, 2013
LIFETIME???? Maybe LIMITEDTIME!!!
Don't ever buy a Lifetime product!!!!! I bought one and the pole has a 6 inch split in it after one year. I call them and they said it is not covered under the warrenty!! JUNK and a JUNK company. I will never deal with them again and I hope you don't!!!!!!! They wanted $225 for a new pole. What a joke.
September 5, 2012
Piece of junk!!!!
I installed it myself by the directions and the hoop doesn't stay in place. I paid a $100 to have the professional assemblers fix it per Dick Sporting Goods guidance. It still doesn't work. Doesn't stay in place and has some vibration. I called Lifetime and the help desk caused even more issues and were of no help. Save your time and buy something else.
August 13, 2012
still have not recieved the item
I would love to tell you about this product but it has still not been delivered to us. We are very disappointed.
May 20, 2012
Back board extremely hard to attach. Had to contruct a scaffold to hold in place. Rim lowers every time ball hits it. Exsessive back board vibration. recommend system assembled on ground then bolted.
May 19, 2012
I got this for my 8 year old and it works great. Installation was easy, but the directions for assembling the rim/backboard are a little sketchy so be careful. Another thing to watch for is the hardware. I'm not sure why the nuts/bolts fit the way they do, its almost as if the nuts were intentionally made a hair smaller as not to loosen up. The downfall of this is that they can be very hard to tighten, and one of the bolts actually snapped before the nut was fully tight. I had to hit up the hardware store for a replacement. Be sure to cement the pole in there really well because the backboard/rim unit is quite heavy, I dug the hole 21" wide by 24" deep as directed. I used eight 60 lb. bags of cement which filled it right to the top. All in all this is a great system even with the few hiccups mentioned above. The height adjustment is very smooth and easy to do and the unit is very solid.
March 29, 2012