The Beast by Spalding - 74560 60 Inch Portable Basketball System

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Product Details

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 Shape: Rectangular / Square
  • Backboard Size: 60 inches

Features



  • 60-in tempered glass backboard
  • Heavy-duty steel frame with aluminum trim
  • 4-point, welded Z-arm board mount
  • Pro Image® breakaway rim
  • Institutional-style screwjack lift provides infinite height adjustment from 7.5 ft to 10 ft
  • 2-piece, 5-in square angled pole with screw-in water level gauge base caps
  • 50+ gal capacity dual ballast base
  • 4 strut pole/base mount for superior rigidity
  • Multi-wheel castors with engaging handle for easy portability
  • Grey inset in cover for pre-play movement
  • Made in China

Product Reviews

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

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

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 (13), Street baller (7), Collegiate/pro (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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1.0

glass backboard shattered

By eddylee

from perth

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

Glass backboard shattered after ball hit front of rim. Cost $150 to reinstall after spalding sent new one. Do not buy!

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5.0

My grandkids are so happy.

By Firemom

from Westmont, New Jersey

Verified Buyer

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

I spent alot of time looking for the best basketball hoop for my grandkids,9 and 12. I think the cost was will worth it, as I compared with others I read up on. My son put it together himself in a few hours, and it is made very well. This item is going to last a very long time.

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5.0

I bought two of them

By Ryan

from Liverpool, NY

Verified Buyer

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

It is very easy to move around and adjust. I bought 2 of them and the manager Rob at the store location was awesome because I was going to by the plastic backboard but he showed me the sound difference so I had to go with the glass. It was expensive to have them put it together but after watching what they went through it was worth it as well.

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1.0

Back Board shattered

By Beast

from Northfield NJ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Stylish

Cons

  • Back Boards Shattered
  • Sharp Glass Fragments
  • Time Consuming Assembly

Best Uses

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

    This Beast is a Wimp. I purchased 2 of these Beasts for school use. The systems were not used frequently. I witnessed the backboard shatter when a child took a shot with the ball. The next day the second board shattered. These systems were only a little over 2 years old. Spalding denied the warranty claim because it was used at a school. Sharp broken glass particles were scattered on the court. There is no unbreakable backboard replacement option. For $1000.00 each I expected these to be built to last.

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    • No

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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.

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      • No

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      (3 of 5 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 5 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.

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        • No

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        (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

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            • No

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            (3 of 4 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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