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Does the Backboard come with the Rim and Net on the picture showed for the product?
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It seems like I'm missing a spring for the rim because it doesn't sit at a true 90 degree angle to the backboard. Do you have a parts list so I can co
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Lifetime Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System

Turn your backyard in to a private basketball practice zone with the Lifetime 1534 Portable Basketball System Its an adjustable hoop that suits players at all levels. The basketball board can be mounted on any flat surface. It is also designed to fit on both round and square poles. This portable basketball hoop system comes with a 48"x30" shatter proof backboard with Makrolon polycarbonate that makes it strong and sturdy. The portable base allows you to move the hoop anywhere and store it during inclement weather. The Slam-It rim with 2 compression springs holds up well against the force of emphatic slams. The board comes with basketball accessories like the rim and also nylon net helping you shoot layups and bank shots with confidence. Bring home the 48" portable basketball system and practice every day in your own backyard to become a basketball pro.
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Questions & Answers for Lifetime Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System

Question

can you remove the pole from the portable base and cement the pole in the ground ?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Kalex254
 - Cranston RI
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It depends on whether or not you still want it to be 10 feet tall. You don't need to put the pole into the base, but assuming you put it one foot into the ground, it'll only be 9 feet tall.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Iowa City
answer 2
No, the pole is only tall enough to make the goal 10 feet high with the pole out of the ground. Since you would need to put it in the ground at least a couple of feet, the goal would adjust from 6-8 feet in height.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
abartonkc
 - Shawnee, KS
answer 3
yes but it will take away from the height, because the pole will need to be a good foot and a half into the ground.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
12345kid
answer 4
You could, but you would not be able to raise the goal to it's full height, and for something that tall you'd need to put probably 2 feet of the pole into the ground for it to be stable.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Dawg92
 - Mobile, AL
answer 5
We do not recommend it, but you can call our Customer Service Dpt. to get more information on exactly what this would entail at 1 800 225 3865 or email customercare@lifetime.com.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

Will I be able to hang on the rim?

With out breaking the back board
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
If your smaller framed, why abuse something like that?
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BigCatDaddy41035
 - dry ridge, KY
answer 2
Kind of depends on how big you are. It does have a 'professional' spring rim, but the materials (including the backboard itself) really are not designed to hang on. If you're high school age or older, I expect you would break either the mounts or the plexiglass if you hang on the rim.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Iowa City
answer 3
You would be able to hang on the rim, since it has a break away rim, but depending on your weight, you may tip over the base.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
abartonkc
 - Shawnee, KS
answer 4
It really depends on how much you weigh and what you fill the base with.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mygrands
 - dedham Ma
answer 5
Lifetime aggressively tests all of our rims and backboards to withstand slam dunks, but for safety reasons we do not recommend hanging on the rim.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

what is a strong arm adjustment?

saw on other lifetime they used broom to adjust,but was 44 inch backboard. is this same?they didnt show pic
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
slamit
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is a curved bar attached to backboard and the pole, can adjust our goal up or down with one finger!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BigCatDaddy41035
 - dry ridge, KY
answer 2
This model has a built-in arm on the back of the pole, that allows you to adjust the height. It has a spring that makes adjusting the height very easy (even the grade-school aged kids can do it).
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Iowa City
answer 3
The raise/lower mechanism is spring-loaded and has a handle on the back of the pole that you use to adjust the height. It is very easy to operate.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Dawg92
 - Mobile, AL
answer 4
This has an metal arm connected to the back of the backboard and extends down below the pole. It has holed in it that fit into a notch at 6 inch increments. My 8 and 10 year old boys can easily adjust it. It is also counterbalanced.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Slangston
 - Madison, AL
answer 5
The strong arm adjustment on this basketball system uses counter-balance springs and the backboard is easily raised or lowered with a built-in handle instead of a broomstick.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

DOES TOOLS COME WITH THE PRODUCT?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
nickalye
 - memphis tn
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Only the 2 small allen wrenches!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BigCatDaddy41035
 - dry ridge, KY
answer 2
No, you must provide your own tools--several sockets/open end wrenches (for some assemblies, you need two of the same size, to tighten against each other), a large philips-head screwdriver, a hammer. I used an adjustable (crescent) wrench for some of the bolt tightening.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Iowa City
answer 3
No tools come with the product
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Chrissy09
 - Tulsa, OK
answer 4
No, we paid a 20 year old kid to put it together because it's a big jog 3-4 hours! Tools needed.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BigMamoo40
Question

Can you dunk on this rim

My son is 10 yrs and would like to be able to dunk
asked 7 months ago
By
LT
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. Rim is nice to dunk on.
answered 6 months ago
By
zman54321
answer 2
My eight year old is pretty tall for his age, and on the lowest setting he cannot dunk. I dont know if this will help you decided, but it might give you a height idea...
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
Yes very durable and the hoop adjust to 7.5 feet
answered 6 months ago
By
OckO77
answer 4
Yes. The Slam-It® is a breakaway rim. Perfect for dunking!
answered 7 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

What are possible heights ?

I am getting this for my grandson and want to start at about 7 feet.
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
8ft, 8.6 ft, 9ft, 9.6 ft, 10 ft
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BigCatDaddy41035
 - dry ridge, KY
answer 2
lowest is 8 feet, goes up to 10 and a half
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
12345kid
answer 3
I goes from 8 to 10 feet in 6 inch increments
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Slangston
 - Madison, AL
answer 4
This 48" backboard can be adjusted from 8 to 10 ft in six increments. The Lifetime 44" backboard goes as low as 7.5 ft.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

They directions say bend the metal brackets on the back of the baseboard, but you can not bend solid metal?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
codonnell
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Actually you can if it is pre notched and it bends very easily to insert the 2 screws!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BigCatDaddy41035
 - dry ridge, KY
answer 2
The part that bends is fairly thin, and its strength comes from the other direction (front-to-back, as opposed to side-to-side, which is the way you bend the support). It does take some muscle--I think it would be difficult for a kid under the age of 15 or so.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Iowa City
answer 3
The brackets bend easily, just screw in the other end first for stability. Lining up the holes might be a little tricky, but I had no problems with it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
TheBRD
 - "Portland", OR
answer 4
The directions are correct. The metal brackets on the back of the backboard are thin enough for you to manually bend by hand.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

Height adjustment spring too tight

The hoop was very easy and straightforward to assemble until the last step. We can't pull the height adjustment spring long enough to hook on the bar. It is very tight even for people like us who are pretty fit. Please help.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
J. See
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Ours was a breeze to put on, i did it with one hand! Maybe you have the last bolt in wrong hole!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BigCatDaddy41035
 - dry ridge, KY
answer 2
Try adjusting the height to its highest position and then do the spring--that way, you'll only be moving the spring the least distance. I took their suggestion and used my biggest crescent wrench (has a long handle with the hole in the end of the handle). I didn't have any problems hooking it, but I did have to wrestle with it to get the wrench back out.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Iowa City
answer 3
It is indeed very tough to pull. I used a small spring pulling tool that came with our trampoline assembly. You will need to find a similar tool if you are building it alone.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
JK1234
 - Schaumburg, IL
answer 4
For assembly troubleshooting, please call the Lifetime Customer Service Department at 1 800 225 3865 or email customercare@lifetime.com and they will be happy to help you.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

Packaging

Does it only come in a ONE box (or two)? Thanks.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
lovingNridgeville
 - Cleveland OH
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
one box, very well packed!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BigCatDaddy41035
 - dry ridge, KY
answer 2
One box--and it's pretty heavy (guessing somewhere between 75 and 100 pounds).
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Iowa City
answer 3
It came in One box
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
JK1234
 - Schaumburg, IL
answer 4
It comes in one package with dimensions of 48.31"L (122.707 cm) x 33.13"W (84.15 cm) x 10.31"H.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

If you put water in the base will it hurt it to freeze?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Butch
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
As the manufacturer, we recommend leaving a couple of inches of space from the top of the base to allow for expansion when the water freezes.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
answer 2
also i live in Northern kentucky so our winters may be totally different from yours, i have done this before to basketball goal bases and never had a problem, do what you think your the one that has to live with it if it doesnt work for you, i am just stating what works for me!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BigCatDaddy41035
 - dry ridge, KY
answer 3
Add a gallon of antifreeze to the base with water when you fill it up and only fill 3/4 full! If it does start to freeze then only filling it 3/4 full will allow wiggle room when the water freezes and expands!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BigCatDaddy41035
 - dry ridge, KY
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