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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
How many inches tall is this goal?
Recent Question:
What size is the box that it comes in? Dimensions please.
Recent Question:
Is the height adjustible on this goal?
Recent Question:
Can it stay outside all winter?
Recent Question:
Can you replace a 48 inch liftime back board with a 54 inch board on the same pole?
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Is the height adjustible on this goal?
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What size is the box that it comes in? Dimensions please.
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what nare the hole pattern dimensions? i.e. 14-1/2 by 17-1/2 inches
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Can you replace a 48 inch liftime back board with a 54 inch board on the same pole?
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could you tell me the difference between this product and lifetime 1534, at 187.00?

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Lifetime Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System

You can hone your hoop skills to perfection at home with the Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System. Turn your backyard in to a private practice zone, as well as a place to challenge your friends. This adjustable unit players at all levels. All you have to do is pick the right space since it's mountable on any flat surface. The portable basketball hoop system is also designed to fit on either round or square poles. It comes with a 48"x 30" shatterproof backboard made from strong Makrolon polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is more durable than acrylic and holds up well under frequent use. The base on the Lifetime 48" portable basketball system can be filled with either sand or water, so it will remain solidly in place when in use. Wheels allow you to move the hoop when needed. The Slam-It rim with two compression springs maintains its integrity dunk after dunk.
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Questions & Answers for Lifetime Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System

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, 11 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 2 years 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 2 years 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, 9 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, 10 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, 11 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

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

asked 2 years, 11 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 2 years 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, 6 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, 7 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, 9 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, 11 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

Will I be able to hang on the rim?

With out breaking the back board
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
5 answers
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answer 1
If your smaller framed, why abuse something like that?
answered 2 years 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 2 years 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, 6 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, 8 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, 9 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, 11 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 2 years ago
By
BigCatDaddy41035
 - dry ridge, KY
answer 2
lowest is 8 feet, goes up to 10 and a half
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
12345kid
answer 3
I goes from 8 to 10 feet in 6 inch increments
answered 2 years, 10 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, 11 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, 5 months 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 2 years 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 2 years 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, 5 months 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, 5 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

Packaging

Does it only come in a ONE box (or two)? Thanks.
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
lovingNridgeville
 - Cleveland OH
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
one box, very well packed!
answered 2 years ago
By
BigCatDaddy41035
 - dry ridge, KY
answer 2
One box--and it's pretty heavy (guessing somewhere between 75 and 100 pounds).
answered 2 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Iowa City
answer 3
It came in One box
answered 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 2 months 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 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 1 month ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

DOES TOOLS COME WITH THE PRODUCT?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
nickalye
 - memphis tn
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Only the 2 small allen wrenches!
answered 2 years 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 2 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Iowa City
answer 3
No tools come with the product
answered 2 years 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 2 years, 1 month ago
By
BigMamoo40
Question

Can you dunk on this rim

My son is 10 yrs and would like to be able to dunk
asked 11 months ago
By
LT
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. Rim is nice to dunk on.
answered 10 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 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
Yes very durable and the hoop adjust to 7.5 feet
answered 10 months ago
By
OckO77
answer 4
Yes. The Slam-It® is a breakaway rim. Perfect for dunking!
answered 11 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
Question

pole size

what is the size of the pole. Does it come in more than one piece
asked 2 years ago
By
DCW
on Lifetime 1534 48" Portable Basketball System
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This model has a 3 inch pole that comes in 3 pieces.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
LifetimeProducts
answer 2
Pole is 3' in diameter, and about 9' height. It comes in 3 pieces.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Adhm
answer 3
The pole is about 3" in diameter (2.91") and 9' ft. long. It comes in 3 pieces.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Adhm
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