1221 Pro Court Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System Review

One of the renowned companies, Lifetime which manufactures products that consist of new and superior technology especially in plastics and metal to help your family spend a budget friendly lifestyle with durable and high quality products. Lifetimes is the maker of world’s best portable chairs and tables and was founded in 1986 as the manufacturer of portable basketball hoop that moved this company onto next level. The reason of Lifetime’s popularity is due to the fact that they are very user friendly. By making products which can be found in and outside your home with maximum portability and making your time valuable.  If you are a passionate basketball lover, and want to enhance your professionalism experience certainly to next levels, Nowadays, no one have time to drive around to the nearest basketball court, because it takes time and money. However, having a portable basketball system back in your yard is best as it will save your valuable time, it is just a one-time investment and accessible easily. Though products by lifetime are really much trusted because of its reputation in the market for previous products, but still after that 1221 pro court ensures you greater durability and high quality.

Table of Content:

  • Product Description
  • Specification and Features
  • Pros and Cons
  • Final Verdict and Review

Product Description

1221 Pro Court is considered one of the best portable basketball hoops available in the market.One of the best feature of this system is the height adjustable hoop. Consist of a 44 inches adjustable backboard having an adjustment range from 7.5-10 inches, gives the independency to set it with respect to player’s height. The difference of range can be done with an increment of six inches each, which means that it is suitable for both tall and short heighted players with respect to their skills. Younger players can make it shorter while the taller players can make it higher up to 10 inches which is massive. Comes with a heavy duty classical rim which has a nylon netting on it, makes the whole package very portable with solid base and best for beginners who are passionatefor basketball. Nylon is the best material for the net because it can withstand severe climatic conditions. Though, greater length of durability by the net is not really promised by lifetime like the nets made of chain steels.However, it can still let the ball go through the net very smoothly and comfortably.

The base consist of a 27-gallon capacity, which may not be considered as enough to withstand heavy play and dunks like other portable basketball hoops. With respect to size it’s very good.While assembling the base, you have to fill it with sand or water as it is blow-molded and you have to make it stable to the ground. With good value of money this system is the most preferable choice. The thing that really makes this product very appealing is its durability, heavy duty polyethylene constructed backboard which withstands any wear and tear and great intensity games. Also, with UV protection coating, it makes the board sturdy enough from different weathers and prevents chipping. The backboard is very durable as it is constructed with High-Density Polyethylene, thus providing you extensive years of stress free from breaking apart. The design and graphics on the backboard are printed using special type of UV protected ink which doesn’t fade away even in worse climatic conditions.

The rim supporting structure is constructed using a coating of powdered steel which gives rigidity and balances the entire backboard along with rim very easily.  The product is recommended mostly for families and kids as it is very affordable which will provide extensive enjoyment to friends or family. The package is very portable because it is easy to move around having wheel on the base and easy installation which can be done by any one. However, many professional athletes reported that size of the backboard is comparatively smaller than the ones that are used in world class leagues. But the size is portable enough for home and outdoor use especially for family fun. Though, those athletes also said that regardless of the size, the backboard is made of high impact material which can serve your basketball experience for many years. However, you can see that how lifetime is providing an extensive 5 years warranty means, they are backing up their product’s durability big time.

Specification and Features

  • The impact backboard is unbreakable which consist having a size of 44 inches.
  • The size of the backboard have an adjustable range from 7.5 to 10 feet, with an increment of six inches each.
  • The base of the system have a space of 27 gallons which needs to be filled with either water or sand to provide maximum stability.
  • All the components are designed in such a way that it can handle any sever climatic change.
  • The solid steel rim have a length of 18 inches which is black in color along with 0.5 inches steel braces that holds them.
  • Comes with a five year limited warranty to handle bending and breaking.

Final Verdict and Review

When it first arrived to me, the system came in a very good consoled box which made all the parts in the box, with greater security and without getting damaged. The package contains assembly manual which consist of a step by step instructions to assemble all the parts. Two persons are recommended to do this job because single handedly it will take a lot of time. The spacing on the base is comparatively very less which can’t handle high intensity games and heavy dunks. Though, I filled the base with sand which I guess is the best option because water may have a chance of leakage in future.  One drawback in this system, is its rims which are not recommended for dunking because they doesn’t consist of break-away technology. Without this invention if you go for dunk, then it may damage your hand which can lead you to a severe injury. Overall, this basketball hoop is perfect for the people who want to start their basketball career by just setting up at home or any other big space. This is also a good deal for the ones who want to use it for family fun in which there are people of different heights and skills, so easy adjustment of height is aplus point.






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            • Very affordable and budget friendly product.
            • Having wheels on the base offers mobility.
            • The backboard which is constructed with polyethylene is very sturdy.
            • The product is very versatile, which is suitable with different ages and skills.
            • The system is UV coated which can stand wear and tear of severe climatic conditions.


            • The base bends if not filled properly by sand or water.
            • Adjusting the height of the system requires more than two persons.
            • The rim doesn’t offer breakaway, which is not recommended for dunking and can damage your hands.
            • Some of the parts and components are missing from the package while some of them are also a bit of rust.
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