71522 Portable Lifetime Basketball Goal

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Model 71522 is, simply put, the best lifetime portable basketball system available.  Why?  It has an acrylic backboard with a steel frame.  Acrylic is the next best thing to glass and a step up from Polycarbonate.  Perhaps the biggest difference is simply acrylic is much quieter than the (drum-like) sound polycarbonate makes when making a bank shot. 

Lifetime 71522 Backboard Specs:

  • Backboard dimensions: 54 inches W x 33 inches H x1.5 inches.
  • Backboard material: transparent acrylic.
  • Acrylic is the quietest material next to tempered glass.  Plays closely to glass, but half the price.
  • Backboard Frame: 1.5” thick steel frame around perimeter and behind center.
  • Acrylic Backboard Material: 4.75 mm

71522 Rim/Hoop Specs:

  • Steel regulation size 18” diameter Rim.
  • Rim Color: Orange
  • Hardware Configuration: Dual Compression Springs for competitive dunking.
  • Net Hooks: Steel (not clip-on) welded net hooks for net attachment.
  • Net: All-weather 150 gram cotton white net.
  • Arena style with metal plates hiding the springs.

71522 Pole Specs:

  • Extension arms: 22” overhang between pole and backboard
  • Pole Diameter: 3.5” round (standard size)
  • Pole Material: Steel with powder-coated paint finish to prevent rust
  • Pole Color: Gray
  • Main pole shape: round.
  • Main pole structure: 3 pieces with top pole cap to prohibit rain water.

    71522 Adjustment Mechanism:


    • Height adjustment name: Powerlift pnuematic lift.
    • Black handle with a smaller horseshoe-shaped trigger. Trigger squeeze releases mechanism to lift up and down with the hydraulic cylinder located on back of pole. Releasing trigger locks hoop into place.
    • Powerlift adjuster uses pneumatic technology to raise and lower the backboard.
    • Adjustment Increments: Rim height adjusts from 7.5 feet to 10 feet in any inbetween increment stopping instantly when you release the trigger.
    • Adjustment Height: lowest height is 7.5 accommodating the average 6 year old and highest height 10’ which is High School/NBA regulation height.

    Portable Base Specs:

    • Base Material: Expandable plastic. Designed to freeze solid with water in winter. No anti-freeze necessary.
    • Base size: Extra large – largest Lifetime size available. 49” deep x 32.5” wide
    • Fill Material: 35 gallons of water or sand. Fill plug on top and drain plug on side for portability. About 50% of water must be drained to easily move around. Replacement caps available.
    • Wheels: 2 wheels in front. Tipping forward allows the hoop to roll to another location. Replacement bases available.

    Other Specs

    • Warranty: 5-years manufacturer’s warranty. Copy of receipt required. Rims and backboards damaged from falling over are not covered. Please ensure you follow the owner’s manual instructions to prevent the 71522 bball goal from falling over.
    • Footprint dimensions: 49 inches L x 32.5 inches W.
    • Shipping Time: 5-7 days from time of purchase. Delivered FedEx – no signature required. Tracking automatically emailed to customer.
    • 30-day money back guarantee on all Lifetime Portable basketball systems.
    • Shipping weight: about 116 lbs.
    • Shipped dimensions: 54.75 inches L x34.31 inches W x 12.50 inches H.

    UPC 081483715223

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