Lifetime 1079 Height Adjustable In Ground Basketball System, 48 Inch Shatterproof Backboard

  • List Price: $219.99
  • Sale Price: $249.39
  • Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days



  • 48" Shatterproof Fusion backboard with a Makralon playing surface and fade resistant graphics provides a durable pro-glass look
  • Quick Adjust II adjustment mechanism easily adjusts from 8 to 10 feet high using a broomstick
  • Weather resistant pole and all weather net are designed to withstand the harshest elements
  • Features the classic Slam-it rim
  • Backed by a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty

Product Detail

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 48 x 1 inches; 65.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 65.9 pounds
  • ASIN: B000G16PWA
  • Item model number: 1079
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Product Description

48" Black Shatter Guard Fushion Backboard is screen printed with UV-protected inks, offering fade resistant color. A Slam-It Rim designed to withstand today's style of aggressive play, features welded-steel net hooks, helping the player avoid the annoyance and danger of dangling net loops common in cheaper rims. In-ground systems tend to be more rigid and take up less space than portables. Plan on spending approximately $15 on concrete and waiting 72 hours for the concrete to dry. The 3 piece hammer-tone steel 3.5" round pole system has the Quick Adjust adjust mechanism giving you the ability to raise or lower the backboard to the desired height. This allows players of any age or skill to enjoy the game at their level!

You'll reach new heights with this sturdy and adjustable basketball system from Lifetime. The 1079 in-ground hoop is made with a three-piece, 3-1/2-inch steel pole base that has a hammer-tone finish. The solid steel 5/8-inch Slam-It Rim has dual compression springs and one-half-inch under braces capable of handling any dunk while the heavy-duty steel net hooks and a nylon net are designed to stay put. Mounted on a shockproof polyethylene Fusion frame with a 48-inch Shatter Guard polycarbonate backboard, the components are built to withstand your most spirited assault. This clear and virtually unbreakable backboard is much stronger than acrylic and has UV-protected screen-printed graphics that resist fading. You're sure to find your sweet spot with the Quick Adjust system that adjusts to a 7-1/2 to 10 feet hoop height with the touch of a broom handle.

Portable basketball systems depend on a base filled with sand or water for stability. Although it will take up more space than an in-ground system, the portable base rolls on wheels, allowing players to position the basketball system in the desired location (and also allowing storage in a garage). Simply assemble, fill the base and play today. There is no fussing with concrete. Basketball System Buying Guide
With the high-quality construction of many portable basketball systems, turning your driveway into a basketball court can be as simple as hooking up your garden hose. But while a portable system may ultimately be your best choice, there are reasons you may want to consider an in-ground or wall-mount system before you decide.

In-Ground Systems
In-ground systems are permanently cemented into the ground--either via a bolt mounting kit or directly into the ground--and are generally more rigid and take up less space than portables. In-ground systems often require that you hire a professional to complete the task, but when the cement dries you'll have a hoop that can take punishing dunks with ease.

Many in-ground systems are height-adjustable, include removable post features that let you take the system down for off-season storage, and feature heavy-duty break-away rims. You'll also want to research the adjustable mechanisms on the systems, as there are several types to choose from. Some feature a counter-balance spring that lets you perform easy, one-hand adjustments while others may feature a sturdy, pneumatic system.

Wall-Mount Systems
Wall-mount systems can be mounted to the side of a house, a tall retaining wall, or a garage. Generally sturdier than portables, wall-mounts have the added advantage of optimizing your existing ground space for the court, since you won't take any space up with the base or pole. Not all systems include the necessary hardware, so make certain you add a mounting kit to your list.

Portable Systems
Portable systems require minimal installation and offer ultimate convenience. These systems generally feature a base that can be filled with sand or water to stabilize them and include wheels for portability. Although they are not as sturdy as in-ground or wall-mounted hoops, portables are simple to set up and can often be folded for convenient storage.

Backboard Considerations
Regardless of which system you choose, you'll want to brush up on Backboards 101. Most residential systems feature backboards made of acrylic, fiberglass, graphite, or various other composite materials. While clear acrylic gives the professional look and feel of glass, it is not as rigid as fiberglass or graphite. Some systems may offer steel or aluminum backboards, which are virtually vandal resistant, but don't offer the true rebounding action.

The regulation size of an NBA backboard is 72 inches wide and 42 inches high. Most portable hoops are 42 or 44 inches wide and 36 inches tall. In-ground systems tend to be a bit larger, with 54-inch and 60-inch widths being the most popular. While rectangular shaped backboards provide more bank shot opportunities, they are generally more expensive than the streamlined fan-shaped board.