Goaliath 54" In-Ground Basketball Hoop

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Step up your game with the Goaliath® 54" Basketball Hoop. This in-ground hoop features a 54" tempered glass backboard with a full-perimeter all steel frame for maximum rim support. A 4" x 4" swedged two-piece pole acts as a one-piece pole for a combination of strength and flexibility. Precise height adjustment easily adjusts hoop height from 7-1/2' to 10' to accommodate players of varying sizes.
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  • 54" tempered glass backboard
  • Full-perimeter all steel frame for maximum rim support
  • Pre-Assembled Pro-Style Flex Rim - UV and Corrosion Resistant, Net Included
  • 4" x 4" swedged two-piece steel pole simulates the performance of a one-piece pole
  • Dupont® Powder Coated - Ultimate UV and Corrosion Resistance
  • All-steel, precise height adjustment easily adjusts goal height from 7-1/2' to 10'
  • Rock-solid, anchor bolt mounting system allows for easy leveling
  • Includes backboard pads
  • 5 year limited manufacturer's warranty
  • Model: B2251, GB54cs2.0
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Country of Origin: China
Web ID: 19585576

Customer Reviews:

Rated 4 out of 5áby 46 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5áby Good Product. Well constructed. Good instructions. It takes 3 people to safely install the backbord. May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Well worth the money Good instructions, goes up easily and the kids love it. April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Easy install This product went together easily, nice sturdy construction! Hope it holds up to the Michigan elements. April 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Easy installation and works well Good installation instructions and well designed. Good performance for the price point. Bankboard vibration is acceptable for a 4" square pole. March 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Excellent Hoop Excellent goal, first off this was on sale for $499 and installation was a couple hundred. Installation was within a week or so and looks and performs well. I've had this for about 6 months and it still performs well. I do suggest to tighten some bolts here and there as it tends to get a little wobbly every once and a while. This can be lowered to 7.5 feet to help with skill level. Even though it doesn't recommend you dunk on this goal, it can take some heavy slams from time to time. The goal is used daily or sometimes weekly. Overall, after 6 months this is a good, high quality goal and is still going strong March 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Great for home use Great product !! Could use heavier duty pole. Moves around a little when you shoot and the ball hits but overall great March 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Great Hoop We couldn't be happier with the Goalith 54 in. Before I did the assembly and installation, I watched a handful of you tube video, read all the reviews on the Dicks website, and did a quick review the installation instructions I figured I would go ahead and share a couple things in a condensed post to save a future installer a little time. To start, digging the hole is going to be the most labor intensive part. I used the advice of one of the previous posts and dug out most of the hole with a standard shovel and when I hit the harder dirt/rocks I used a 48in bar and sledge hammer to loosen up the soil. This took a couple hours but I figured that a solid base is key with this. For the concrete form, I cut a standard 2x4x8 into four 18 inch boards and then nailed them together. Once your concrete has dried it is easier to remove the concrete form if you use nails compared to screws. Screws might hold the boards tighter but will be harder to remove if you get concrete in the head of the screw or strip out the head. I leveled the top of the concrete form to the driveway. For the concrete, I bought 9 bags and ended up using 8 1/2. I used the rebar provided and spaced them the required 8 inches apart in the hole. Mixing the concrete was pretty straight forward. One thing I wish I would have done on this step was mix the last bag a little drier then the rest. This would make it a little easier to smooth out the concrete at the top. The mounting plate went in ok. I checked to make sure the plate was level after I installed it and then at the 30 minute and 1 hour mark. I am really glad I did this since small adjustments where needed each time I checked. I let the concrete set for 6 days before installing the pole. The assembly of the pole is pretty much just reading directions and putting it together. The installation of the backboard was tricky. Trying to figure out how to hoist something 4 1/2 feet wide that's 100+ pounds in the air 7 1/2 feet while supporting it upright and installing a sequence of bolts, washers, and nuts was a little challenging. After 45 minutes of unsuccessful attempts, we decided to make the $20 investment in a Load and Go Truck rental from Home Depot. The Load and Go is a F250 with a flat bed on the back of it. This was money well spent. We put a 5 foot ladder in the back of the truck and had the backboard and rim in place in about 30 minutes. Now for the hoop... -The height adjustment is really easy. You install the provided handle and rotate it either clockwise or counter-clockwise to change the height. -The backboard and rim are solid and have minimal shake. This was a great purchase December 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Have had this for Over 15 years still going strong Great got more than my money worth it is now on its second generation of players. October 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Great basketball goal for the price! I really did my homework in searching for the right in-ground basketball goal for my kids and me, including reading each and every review on this site. I went to the store to see this model in person before making the purchase, and it seemed solid enough. I bought the bball goal back in December 2014, assembled the pole right away with a little help from my 8 y.o. son, and waited until the ground was dry in the spring before doing the full installation. As another reviewer mentioned, I am not the type to hire someone to do what I think I can do myself, so I rolled up my sleeves and followed the instructions to the letter, making sure to read each step more than once as I went. The pole assembly was so easy I thought I had done it wrong, based on most of the comments I had read. I must have been one of the lucky few. As others have stated, digging the hole and mixing/pouring the concrete is the most physically demanding part of the installation, but this is the part you can least afford to take shortcuts. Take my advice and don't try to do all of the digging with a post hole digger. If you don't already have one, go to your local home improvement store and spend about $30 on a good heavy digging bar with the chisel end. The weight of this thing is what makes it effective and it will blast through the rocks, old tree roots, etc. with ease. The kit comes with a few pieces of rebar to use in the concrete, but I decided to also make use of some 3' sections of rebar I just happened to have in my garage. Before pouring the concrete, I hammered 4 of my 3' pieces of rebar deeper into the ground inside the hole and angled downward about 45 degrees, leaving about 6" sticking out to grab the concrete. Probably more effort than necessary, but I figured I would only have the chance to do this once, so why not. Backboard installation was completed by resting the backboard on a 6' step ladder, with my 5' wife and me standing on the tailgate of my truck, and it was actually not that difficult. Overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out. As for the wobble, I don't have any more movement with this goal than you would typically see with the glass backboards hanging from the the ceiling in most gyms. And no, I did not add sand or concrete inside the pole. October 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Very nice basketball hoop I've had the hoop installed for about a week now, and I really love it. I think the quality and look are exactly what I was hoping for in this price range, and I really couldn't have asked for anything more. I can't see any reason to spend anymore money on a driveway basketball hoop, and I'm pretty picky about my sports equipment. At the same time, my wife was really concerned about the appearance, and I think even she was impressed at how nice it looks by the driveway. It definitely wobbles a little bit (more so at the lower heights), but I barely notice the wobble at 10ft. I've been playing basketball all my life on many different hoops, and it's definitely not something that would prevent me from enjoying playing on this one. As far as the installation goes, I wanted to share a few thoughts on my experience. I'm not one to hire people to install anything, and I'm pretty good with house projects, so the thought never even occured to me to pay for a professional installation, but I definitely underestimated how difficult it is to dig a hole that deep and to mix and pour concrete. I run everyday, and I'm generally in pretty good shape, but I found it extremely difficult. I used a post hole digger, and it was pretty much just me using brute force to get down to the required depth. By the time I was ready to pour the concrete, I was so physically exhausted that it was even difficult to mix and pour the concrete, which I was thinking that would be the easy part. Actually assembling the hoop was really easy, and FYI, one of the other reviewer's suggestion to use vaseline to connect the two poles worked like a charm. I was expecting that to be a pain after reading some of the reviews, and I had absolutely no problem with that step. At the end of the day, if money were no object, I probably would have paid for the installation. At the very least, I would have taken one day to dig the hole, another day to pour the concrete, and the another to assemble the hoop. That's not a knock on this specific hoop, but just a heads up for anyone doing the installation themselves. You can definitely do it, but give yourself plenty of time and expect some really hard work. August 25, 2015
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