Goaliath 54" In-Ground Basketball Hoop

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Goaliath 54" In-Ground Basketball Hoop - Dick's Sporting Goods
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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 3.9 out of 5 by 55 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Product I purchased this for my teenage son and friends. The directions are fairly straightforward and I had no issues putting this together. I added a step to the "manufacturer's" instructions and filled the bottom pole with concrete to help with stabilization. I don't know how well it would have performed without adding concrete, but after reading the other reviews, I didn't take the chance and eliminated any "wobble". It's not a $2000 system, but definitely worth the price. October 10, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by fixable this goal is not worth the price after installation. the backboard wobble is terrible with any balls hitting the backboard. thus, creativity was needed to get it the point where it is adequately stable for routine basketball play. so, I was able to stabilize the goal by the following: 1. pour ready mix concrete into the pole ,just up to the first screw. it took me to 2.5 - 60# concrete bags to get it nearly full. you should let it set for a full week before any ball play on it. 2. get 2 metal 2 inch 4 to 6 foot "L" struts at Lowe's etc. you must cut them in spots and bend them to create an additional cross strut that goes to the EDGE of each side of the backboard. this is where the wobble originates. I believe that if you do not want to do it yourself, or you do not have a good handyman to do so, alternatively, you can likely order the two side struts of the 54 inch similar goal, from the "goalrilla" parts store and drill your own holes on the main pole and on the metal side of the goal. you would also have to drill some new holes on the purchased struts as well. alternatively, I did not do this, but it is probably worth the $60 gamble to fix this poorly engineered goal. or make your own via the L STRUTS AND drilling holes.. if you decide to do this, I recommend that you drill your holes about 4inches in parallel from the top bolt in the main pole and measure the IDENTICAL distance on the basketball goal frame. they have to be precisely positioned or the vertical adjustment mechanism will bind up. you will need appropo screws, nuts and Bushings , all available at lowes, etc. I am also going to screw in a 3rd L steel pole horizontal parallel strut into the new moveable struts about 4-6 inches from the back board. 3. I was able to twist a wire attached to a tree near my goal to further tighten up the goal by using single stranded 14 gauge wire and twisting with a screw driver in the middle of the wire looped around the top of the goal.. voila, now you have a fairly stable goal with only a hint of wobble. thus I prevented myself from tearing out the whole danged thing and starting over. I cannot believe that this store will not get an aftermarket set of struts to fix this problem for the legions of unhappy folks. or perhaps insert a third set of struts in the original packaging. this is a lot of work to fix this thing. if you do not get the goalrilla parts , make your own. October 2, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by It's been 11 days - no goal. I bought the goal eleven days ago. I also paid for assembly and installation. The goal was in stock and the installation fee was not cheap. Outside of the confirmation email I received the day I bought the goal I have not heard from the installer. I called them. Waited on hold for 30 minutes. Was told they would call me. I'm sure the goal is great. I just haven't been able to use it yet. September 6, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Decent hoop but expect wobble followed installation as instructed. dug hole and poured concrete base with anchor kit positioned exactly as instructed. 4 days later assembled hoop and finished installing hoop. the instructions were fairly easy to follow and all hoop parts seemed good quality. however i am disappointed in the wobble with this hoop. i expected some brief wobble after a shot but is worse than i expected. any shot to hoop causes continued wobble well afterward. whole backboard wobbles for continuous minute following shot.not a violent wobble but noticeable. appears 2 piece pole assembly is constructed with thinner flexing steel which probably results in the wobble. not a bad hoop for money but still disappointing. if you dont want wobble you better splurge and buy a higher end hoop such as goalrilla. i contacted escalade sports and they just told me that some "vibration" as they called it is normal with this model. also this hoop is not designed for dunking as clearly indicated by manufacturer. July 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by For the price, great! After reading some of the reviews I was skeptical about installing myself. Generally pretty handy around the house, but digging holes and mixing/pouring concrete I've never really done before. As other reviews stated, the hole was definitely the most labor intensive. It really wasn't that bad, but it required the most work of the process. Regular old shovel, a spade, and a post hole digger. I took another reviewers advice and added more rebar. Don't know exactly if it's necessary, but figured it couldn't hurt. I drove in 3 rods of 1/2" - 4ft rebar. Left them about 2ft out of the bottom of the hole. After beginning the concrete pour I used the rebar that came with the hoop. I didn't use concrete forms. In hindsight I should've. It would have made for a nice flat top of concrete. It seems that after shifting around the base plate to get level, I created a low point in the center. Not the end of the world I would guess. I let the concrete cure quite a while only because we went on vacation. The pole assembly just required some attentive reading. Another review recommended greasing the bottom pole to slide the top pole over. I did that and had no issues with getting the top pole to the recommended mark. Leveling was easy because I was overly meticulous with the base plate. A buddy helped me with the backboard, but I could see how some people would use three people for this step. We got lucky because once we set up my ladder (gorilla ladder) and lifted the backboard to the top of the ladder (he was on one side and I was on the other), the lower arm was lined up on my side. We used a scrap 2x4 on top of the ladder to push up the other end of the backboard because the driveway is on a slight slant so the ladder wasn't level. It all worked great. 2 & 1/2 hours on the hole and maybe 90 minutes on the pole/backboard. There is minor sway at 7.5' height and practically none at 10'. Use your muscles and tighten it down at the base. For $600 it's a great deal. If you want it perfect with no sway and whatever else the others complained about, go spend more. Knock yourself out. This hoop looks and plays great in the driveway. I would recommend it to anyone. July 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by So far, so good We've only had this hoop in for about 5 days, but so far, so good. As many other reviewers have said, there is a fair amount of wobble in the hoop, but it doesn't adversely affect game play or anyone's ability to have fun with the hoop. It is really nice looking, and raises and lowers easily enough for my older kids to do it. We have four daughters, ages 6-13, and they are all loving playing basketball with this hoop. We did opt to have the hoop professionally installed, using a company other than the one Dick's contracts with. I read terrible reviews about their contractor, but our installer did a great job. I do think we could have installed it ourselves, but without the professional equipment it would've taken much longer and I don't think we could've done as good of a job as the professionals did. Anyway, we are nothing but pleased with our purchase, great value for the money! June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice hoop at a good sale price Hardest part was digging the hole. Assembly was very easy. My son commented on the perfect size of backboard. June 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great hoop for the price This has been a great investment for our family. Our 7yr old loves it and there seems to a gathering of neighborhood kids here everyday to play. Installation was pretty easy. Spent one day digging the hole and putting the post together. One day putting in the concrete and setting the base. Finally, once the concrete cured, I installed the post by myself and attached the backboard with some help. For the backboard, it can be done with 2 people. I would recommend 3 to be safe. Some reviews mention that the hoop shakes and it does from a hard missed shot off the rim or corner of backboard. That is the only reason I gave it 4 stars rather than 5. This is an excellent home/recreation hoop. It fared well through the winter (In NC so not too extreme but some ice and snow). It appears to be holding up well in the summer heat too. I would definitely recommend and buy again. June 23, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Awful Stick with literally any other hoop! Everything is just terrible June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Product. Well constructed. Good instructions. It takes 3 people to safely install the backbord. May 18, 2016
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