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 3.9 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent investment - Great hoop My husband and I installed this ourselves - just the two of us - and have had no problems at all. We followed the instructions to a T, including installing at the correct depth, and have only noticed minimal wobbling that is described as "violent" in other reviews. As long as you take the time to follow the directions, don't expect to be able to dunk as it explicitly says it cannot withstand, and install at the correct depth - this is a GREAT hoop and a great value. June 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Pleased Very pleased with the quality of the product. I am not a "handy" person but install was rather easy. Hardest part was digging the hole. It has only been a couple of weeks but feel this was a good investment. April 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very cheaply made for a huge price tag Rubber corners cracked and melted because of the heat from the sun on the back board five days after I bought it. And backboard swing arm was bent out of the box causing the the backboard not to be straight. Just clearly made by the lowest bidder with the top of the line price tag. April 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by How to void your warranty In my searches for a good wall mounted adjustable height backboard system. Everything was either plastic or over $1,000. After looking at this one in the store, I decided it wouldn't be too difficult to re-engineer the lift system to mount above my garage door. In my case I bolted all the way through the solid wood header beam that spans across the door so I knew I had a very sturdy mounting point. I used about a 33" section of the top of the pole and w/ some minor modifications to the arms and re-locating the screw jack to the front of the post. In the end I changed out the jack for a heavier duty trailer jack rated at 7,000 lbs that made it much easier to raise and lower and gave it more vertical travel. The original jack felt really rough like the threads were about to strip. February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy with my purchase The Directions were easy to follow, Although I did use longer (length and Dia. re-barb). I allowed the concrete to cure for 5 days. Assembled and installed the parts and goal as per the instruction. When leveling the pole, the use of two 4 foot levels makes that job real easy. I only needed my son and myself to install the back board, rested the goal on my step ladder and adjusted the height until the bolts and holes aligned. Once I double checked my work. My children began their fun. Does the back board shake, yes, very little and not enough to upset me, my family or anyone else that played B-ball at the house. I DID NOT pour any concrete inside the pole either. Very Happy with this purchase. January 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by This goal wont stop shaking after shots I installed this basketballs goal EXACTLY the way instructed and even used the highest grade concrete. After every shot the goal shakes and doesn't stop until I put my hand on it. Not worth the money of 600.00 I spent at Dick's. Very disappointed. I am searching for ways to stop shaking of pole now. Other users have said they filled pole with concrete and that helped. January 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Looks great, some wabble on shots, good deal. I decided to go with this goal primarily because I wasn't interested in dropping over 1000 bucks on a basketball goal. My kids like to shoot basketball, but I am under no delusion that they might make the big leagues. I picked this one up at my local Dick's on Black Friday for $350. The install takes some time, you will have to dig a monster hole in the ground. I dug the hole one evening, and then poured the concrete the next day. It took 7 1/2 bags of 80 pound concrete to fill the hole dug to specs. Setting the base in the concrete is fairly simple, the only painful part of process is the hole-digging and pouring the concrete. I had no problem getting the two pieces of pole together. Watch the YouTube video from the company's website, and you should not have much difficulty getting the poles together. I misread the directions in the manual, and I suspect many other do-it-yourselfers misread them as well. Seeing the video is very helpful. I did spray WD-40 on the poles, which was not shown on the video. It took me and a friend to hold up the back board, while my wife inserted the bolts. The rest of the process I did on my own. It took two weekends to complete the install, primarily because you need to let the concrete cure and I work until it's dark. You will notice that the backboard shakes, but it's not significant enough of a problem to concern me. The shake seems to do with the thickness of the steel in the pole. You can knock against it with your hand and see it move. I was concerned about this before hanging the back board, but once it was completed, and we started shooting basketballs at it, the shake seemed minor to me. I haven't tried putting sand or concrete in the pole, I'm not sure that it is warranted. If the shake bothers you, it might be worth a try. The ball bounces very well off of the glass, and you will have a great experience with this goal if you are not on hanging on the rim. It doesn't look like the poll is built to withstand hanging from the rim. If you expect your children or the neighbor kids to hang from the rim when they are fully grown, get a more expensive goal. But for how I plan on this being used, it looks really great by the driveway and should give my kids a lot of good exercise. December 11, 2014
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