The Beast by Spalding - 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System

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Spalding®'s "The Beast" Tempered Glass 74560 60-in Portable Basketball System is sturdy and durable thanks to a 1/4-in tempered glass backboard with a heavy-duty steel frame trimmed in aluminum. The screwjack lift allows you to move the basket anywhere from 7.5 ft to 10 ft. This system also features a Pro-Image® breakaway rim and a 50-gal capacity dual ballast base.

Key Specs:

  • Backboard Size: 60 inches
 

Features

 

Benefits

  • Backboard Shape: Rectangular / Square

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The Beast by Spalding -- 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System
 
3.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to adjust (15)
  • Stable base (15)
  • Well built / quality (15)
  • Weather proof (9)
  • Easy to set up (5)

Cons

  • Hard to set up (6)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Residential use (15)
  • Practice (13)
  • Pickup games (10)
  • Commercial (4)
  • Tournaments (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (14), Street baller (7), Collegiate/pro (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Detailed review from true street baller!

Purchased this hoop for pick up games and family fun. My Son and I put it together in about 5 hours. However I cannot get the bolts to fit through the front protective cover...Read complete review

Purchased this hoop for pick up games and family fun. My Son and I put it together in about 5 hours. However I cannot get the bolts to fit through the front protective cover on the bottom. The rest of the setup was quite easy, but be careful because this unit is very top heavy.I constructed the unit on the ground, so when you lift it up you will need at least two people, but you need to hold on to the post with no water it will tip easily! I used my tree to put the two posts together, laying cardboard in front of the tree and then me and my son rammed the two poles together.Directions say to round out the holes but had not probelms with bolts sliding through the posts. Besides the front cover not fitting correctly, the base is flimsy plastic! My friend sat on the base so it would not tip and now the plastic base is indented and will not come out. [...] has this unit for [$] and Sports Authority will price match, with the print out of the price. Did my research best price out there for this unit new! For this price best unit out there, looked at several at many different stores. Stay away from flimsy acrylic thin backboards on other units they just break on jump shots. This unit has a 1/4 inch thick backboard, very sturdy. I would recommend purchasing the 2yr extended warranty for $90. If anything happens they send someone to the house to fix a backboard or any problems you may have. Very happy with this unit for the price!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BEWARE OF WATER TANK LEAKS!!!!!

We have had this basketball system for 2 years. It was difficult to set up - - - took 3 grown men two days to assemble.

Once assembled, the system was...Read complete review

We have had this basketball system for 2 years. It was difficult to set up - - - took 3 grown men two days to assemble.

Once assembled, the system was fantastic for about a year - - then the leaks started. The water tank is now leaking in at least two spots. I was able to repair one spot with a water tank repair kit, but our newest leak is behind a metal bracket and is impossible to get to. There's a watery mess everywhere, and absolutely no way to stop the mess or the water levels continuously dropping to unsafe levels. For the price of this system, I expected a better water tank than this.

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1.0

STILL DID NOT RECEIVE IT!! Been a month

By RS

from Whippany, nj

Verified Buyer

Comments about The Beast by Spalding -- 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System:

Still did not receive it been over a month

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Lance

from Middleburg, Fl

About Me Street Baller

Pros

  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Residential Use

    Comments about The Beast by Spalding -- 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System:

    Two words of advise - two men must setup - heavy at times. When putting the two poles together - do not use wood to set the poles, fold the cardboard instead. The wood dampens the driving force too much. Otherwise, fantastic system. Well worth the money.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    backboard shattered

    By John

    from Florida

    About Me Competitive Athlete

    Pros

    • Easy To Adjust

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about The Beast by Spalding -- 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System:

      The Beast is 4 years old and the backboard glass shattered.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      BEWARE OF WATER TANK LEAKS!!!!!

      By Elisa of California

      from Clovis, CA

      About Me Street Baller

      Pros

      • Easy To Adjust

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Residential Use

      Comments about The Beast by Spalding -- 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System:

      We have had this basketball system for 2 years. It was difficult to set up - - - took 3 grown men two days to assemble.

      Once assembled, the system was fantastic for about a year - - then the leaks started. The water tank is now leaking in at least two spots. I was able to repair one spot with a water tank repair kit, but our newest leak is behind a metal bracket and is impossible to get to. There's a watery mess everywhere, and absolutely no way to stop the mess or the water levels continuously dropping to unsafe levels. For the price of this system, I expected a better water tank than this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awsome

      By Super Dad

      from Sandown NH

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      Pros

      • Quality Construction
      • Stable Base
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about The Beast by Spalding -- 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System:

          This system will not disappoint you. Spend the extra money up front then have it for many years to come

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          HAVE NOT RECEIVED PRODUCT YET!

          By NOT HAPPY!

          from BAKERSFIELD, CA.

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about The Beast by Spalding -- 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System:

                I HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE PRODUCT TO DATE ON 6/11/2012. STILL AWAITING DELIVERY MISHAP ON BEHALF OF SPORTS AUTHORITY. I HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE RUN AROUND OF A CENTURY, AND HOW DID MY BAKERSFIELD ADDRESS GET CONFUSED WITH INDIANA. WORST PRODUCT DELIVERY EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!!!:-(

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                • No

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best choice for portable system

                By Art 144

                from NJ

                About Me Street Baller

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quality Construction
                • Stable Base

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Residential Use

                  Comments about The Beast by Spalding -- 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System:

                  If your a total pro or perfectionist install an In ground model. Portables will always have a little less stability and smaller backboard. For the average home player however, you'll never notice the difference and the Beast will be cheaper and afford more flexibility than an in ground. Between the base and the overhang resulting from its slanted design this unit has a pretty big footprint so make sure you have enough space. An In ground has no base and a vertical post so they work out better in smaller courts. Assembly was done by me and my wife without difficulty. Parts well labeled and instructions clear. You need a good socket extender and deep sockets. Plan on 3-4 hours if your taking your time. Moving the unit and adjusting height is no problem Play is great and our family has been outside every night for the last few weeks using the hoop. Seems to hold up well to competitive play. Bottom line, if you require or desire a portable this is the one. Very pleased with ours.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  The Best Portable System in the market

                  By ECMSM

                  from Orlando, Florida

                  About Me Collegiate/Pro

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Adjust
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Stable Base

                  Cons

                  • Hard To Set Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Pickup Games
                  • Practice
                  • Tournaments

                  Comments about The Beast by Spalding -- 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System:

                  Heavy, heavy. If you have to move the hoop from one place to another, or to storage after used (like us) you need 2 more people to help you.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Eyesore

                  By Home

                  from North Wales, PA

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Adjust

                    Best Uses

                    • Commercial Use

                    Comments about The Beast by Spalding -- 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System:

                    I don't understand how they can call this portable. This is flat out ugly and looks horrible in a driveway. Way to large to fit in an average driveway or street. The base is the size of a car, it is not easy to move and even harder to turn. Furthermore, it is unstorable... you can't ever hide this or put it away. You may as well install an above ground pool on your front lawn!

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Portable....Period

                    By BBDAD

                    from Mesa, AZ

                    About Me Competitive Athlete

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Adjust
                    • Quality Construction
                    • Stable Base

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Set Up

                    Best Uses

                    • Pickup Games
                    • Practice
                    • Residential Use
                    • Tournaments

                    Comments about The Beast by Spalding -- 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System:

                    Great quality-Fantastic feel. It just doesn't get any better than this portable. Save your money and get this--I wouldn't waste my money on a cheap portable...you'll go thru several cheap ones before you wear this one out, not to mention the quality play.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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