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.
50-in Shatter Guard backboard
Made with Makrolon® polycarbonate
Sturdy steel frame
Slam-It® rim with spring-back action
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend