Lifetime 71566 Shatter Guard 50-Inch XL Portable Basketball System

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The Lifetime® 71566 Shatter Guard XL portable basketball system includes a Shatter Guard™ backboard that integrates a clear playing surface with a sturdy steel frame for superior strength and a pro-glass look. The Slam-It® Rim features double-compression springs for spring-back action. spring-back action. No tools are required for height adjustment. The Power Lift offers instant and effortless height adjustment from 7.5 to 10 feet.

Features



  • 50-in Shatter Guard™ backboard
  • Made with Makrolon® polycarbonate
  • Pro-glass look
  • Sturdy steel frame
  • Superior rebound
  • Fade-resistant graphics
  • Slam-It® rim with spring-back action
  • Double-compression springs
  • Nylon net included
  • Power Lift® height adjustment
  • Adjusts from 7.5 to 10 ft with infinite increments
  • Effortless one-hand height adjustment
  • Pneumatic mechanism helps to raise and lower backboard
  • 3.5-in round steel pole
  • Powder-coated rust-resistant finish
  • 35-gallon portable base
  • Fills with sand or water
  • Rolls to desired location

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Lifetime 71566 Shatter Guard 50-Inch XL Portable Basketball System
 
2.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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3.0

Great Hoops... for indoors

By MrGilmore

from Golden, CO, United States

Comments about Lifetime 71566 Shatter Guard 50-Inch XL Portable Basketball System:

I work at a school. We purchased 4 of these hoops. We have 2 inside and 2 outside. They all get LOTS of use. The ones inside have held up wonderfully. Unfortunately, filling the bases with water did not provide enough support to keep the hoops on the ground with the heavy winds we get in the Colorado foothills. The wind has blown them over several times destroying the rims. We are getting new rims and filling the bases with sand. Hopefully, that will help.

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5.0

Durability ....

By Dank

from Illinois, United States

Comments about Lifetime 71566 Shatter Guard 50-Inch XL Portable Basketball System:

I bought this item in Oct 2010, my wife and I put it together w/o any major problems. My kids now 9 and 12 have used it endlessly with all their friends and it has held up prefectly. (Knock on wood). I am now putting this system into the ground using the extension and ground sleeve I bought from Lifetime. -- I highly recomend this product.

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4.0

our 3 kids love it (ages 9, 8, 5)

By joolz

from Houston, TX

Comments about Lifetime 71566 Shatter Guard 50-Inch XL Portable Basketball System:

We bought this as a birthday gift for our son. It took me and my husband 3+ hours to put together. I disagree with the other reviews about bad directions. The directions are not difficult, but you have to follow each step very carefully.

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1.0

Assebly is a nightmare

By Jenny

from San Francisco

Comments about Lifetime 71566 Shatter Guard 50-Inch XL Portable Basketball System:

Took us a week of small sessions to get this up and it's crooked. Instructions were poor and did not include enough pictures/diagrams... had to look up images online. On the plus side, that brought us to this site where we can post a review.

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2.0

Terrible instructions

By shakes3100

from Jupiter, FL, United States

Comments about Lifetime 71566 Shatter Guard 50-Inch XL Portable Basketball System:

The instructions are the worst. The parts are not to scale and they refer to everything as ABC and ABJ but the parts don't have labels on them. The fit for the backboard is so tight that if you tighten all the parts as instructed prior to trying to attach you have to take everything back apart again. There isn't a single video on this website or all of Youtube to show if your using the wrong screws since, once again its label in three letter combinations that aren't on the parts. If this company had an simple 8 to 10 minute instruction video laying out the parts and how to fasten together it would be much better.

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1.0

Piece of Junk

By GK

from Houston

About Me Beginner

Pros

    Cons

    • Hard To Set Up
    • Poor Quality Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lifetime 71566 Shatter Guard 50-Inch XL Portable Basketball System:

      The tolerances on the bolts were very poor. It was impossible to tighten the screws. I hope others have better luck setting up this goal. I would not buy it unless I paid someone else to set it up. I am taking mine back.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      1.0

      Misleading Advertisement & Used Product

      By Vince

      from Ringwood, NJ

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Looks nice after setup
      • Stable Base

      Cons

      • Hard To Set Up

      Best Uses

      • Practice
      • Residential Use

      Comments about Lifetime 71566 Shatter Guard 50-Inch XL Portable Basketball System:

      Advertisement said “no tools required” – I used almost every tool I own in my tool box to put together this product – never believe the false advertisement.

      The product showed up late, missing my son’s birthday.

      The product was a used item – someone tried to put this together, got frustrated and sent it back – I paid for a new basketball hoop and got somebody’s reject.

      I called Sports Authority for a refund and I “got nothing” from them – just a "we’re sorry".

      Give yourself lots of time (took me 4 ½ hours) and you need lots of patience and help to put this product together – instructions are very difficult to follow.

      If you are not a handy person – DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.

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