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

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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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

    Comment on this review

    (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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      (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.

        Comment on this review

        (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.

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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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            (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.

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              • No

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              (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.

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                • No

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