With a 48” transparent backboard and a simple system to raise and lower the rim the Lifetime 51550 Courtside Portable Basketball System is perfect for your backyard or driveway. The basketball hoop is much more stable than others in the same price range. Also it is really nice looking. The basketball hoop’s backboard is made from a clear polycarbonate with a plastic frame around it. It is practically indestructible. The dimensions for the backboard are 48” x 32”. The system has an orange break away rim with two compression springs designed to give way during a dunk and spring back into position once released.
Lifetime 51550 Courtside Portable Basketball System with 48-Inch Shatterguard Backboard
List Price: $279.99
Sale Price: $208.97
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Supported by 3” round pipes powder coated to be weather resistant this basketball system is very sturdy. The base is a 31 gallon tank made of polyethylene with wheels on the front. The 51550 basketball hoop base can be filled with water or sand.
It weighs only 80 pounds. The weight and the Speed Shift pole allows for one handed adjustments of the backboard. A counter balance system utilizes springs to aid in lifting and lowering the rim. This means kids of all sizes can raise or lower the basket to fit their needs. The basketball hoop adjusts from 8’ to 10’ in 6” increments.
Who is it for?
The 51550 basketball hoop is perfect for the young family.
- 31 gallon polyethylene base
- 48” x 32” clear polycarbonate backboard surrounded by a polyethylene frame
- Break away rim with compression springs
- Counter balanced spring lift system adjusts in 6” increments from 8’ to 10’
- Weather resistant nylon net
- Total weight of 80 pounds
- Five year limited warranty
There are many positives with the Lifetime 51550 Courtside Portable Basketball System. It allows my kids to adjust the height with ease. It was pretty simple to put together with the instructions. The 6” adjustments are real nice for us because we can set it at a height that’s just right. The clear backboard looks like a real backboard. It holds up well in heavy winds. Moving the 51550 basketball hoop around is real simple even full of water in the base. The 51550 basketball hoop moves between the front and back yard almost effortlessly. It is durable and adjustable.
It has a lift system that makes for effortless adjustments up and down. The wheels make moving the rim around real easy.
A negative that we thought of in the beginning, that has turned out to be ok the more we use it is, with an aggressive dunk the whole unit tilts forward. By tilting forward it protects the unit form receiving permanent damage from hanging on the rim. The only drawback has to be repositioning the rim after the dunk.
Why you should buy it?
You get a lot for $208.97. The Lifetime 51550 Courtside Portable Basketball System has a lot of features.
The 5510 basketball hoop looks sharp. It comes with a five year warranty as well. With all of these features the price seems right for this high quality basketball hoop.