Lifetime 71524 XL Adjustable Portable Basketball System Review

In 1980s, Lifetime created a design which is portable enough and offer people a chance to enjoy basketball with family and friends. The thing which seek the attention of many people was its portability, you can easily play in your backyard, without have to go for a gym and find a Basketball Review court. With this invention people started loving basketball hoop more, which created lifetime’s production history. Thus, basketball hoops found in many house lays a symbol of excellence by Lifetime across the world. It is really amusing to have such product in your backyard. For that, Lifetime 71524 XL Adjustable Portable Basketball System fills up your family desire and let them easily enjoy the beautiful game comfortably and conveniently.

The Lifetime 71524 XL Adjustable Portable Basketball System consist of a 54 inch backboard which plays a huge part in Lifetime’s backboards history. Such things can easily attract client’s attention nowadays. The system comes with extensive standards, and when it comes to quality, it is as reputed as company’s name. Though, the product looks very simple in design, but has the ability to compete with overprices highly innovative basketball hoops. With product features and specifications, it is destined for beginners and amateurs but professionals can also benefit from it during their training days or while backing up from an injury. With so much versatility and adjustability, you can easily move wherever you want. Along with easy assembling and de-assembling you can store this system in your house during severe climatic conditions.

Table of Content:

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

Product Description

The 71524 XL by lifetime uses Makrolon polycarbonate material which is considered one of the best for outdoor basketball backboard. The 71524 XL portable basketball system gives you independency to take itanywhere you want to. With a quick height adjustable system, it consist of long lasting Makrolon polycarbonate backboard having a size of 54 inches. The steel pole comes in three pieces being 0.5 inches round. The power lift height procedure hasthe tendency to adjust its length between 7.5 feet to 10 feet with an unlimited increment. The Slam-it pro rim comes with dual compression springs which hasthe ability to breakaway very easily.  The pro-style round braces consist of a solid steel ring in a dimension of 0.6 inches. Whereas the long round extension arms provide more space to be covered below the basket.  Having frame pads and spring covers provides extensive protection to athletes. With a base having a 35 gallon capacity can be easily filled with sand or water to provide stability and portability. Therefore, it is recommended to fill the base with sand because it stabilizes and balances the system more easily then, water which always gives a certain doubt in mind about leakage and evaporation. The wheels placed below the base makes the system very easy and convenient to roll from one place to another.

The height issue can be eliminated with, 71524 XL Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System which offers affordability and portability for players who ask for a professional hooping system. Giving an exact balance between durability and price tag. The base is very large and wide which covers a lot of surface and provides extensive stability. The base has a capacity of 300lbs which can be filled either with sand or water. The material of the board is polycarbonate which gives a comparatively great impact bounce than acrylic and is big enough to have a perfect aim towards target. Thus, giving you a professional feel. The nylon net is suitable for every weather which is made up of great feel and won’t rust in any weather condition. Therefore, no loosely hanged net after eve

n extensive use of this basketball Reviews hoop. While the rim consist of dual compression springs to give the basket elasticity.

When it comes to assembling, in some of lifetime products this process is very difficult. The main reason behind that is the instruction manual which is included in the package and it is reported that in some of less expensive basketball hoop the steps and instructions of assembling the system is not well written. However, people still figure out to assemble it, but that takes a lot of their time and research from internet. Without taking someone assistance, it becomes nearly impossible to assemble the system with ease.  Though, this product is mainly constructed for family purposes, but seeing its extensive benefits and features this system can also workout on basketball court and commercial gyms. The main purpose for recommending this product for home, is for the ones who want to practice with a comfortable environment. Hence, professional players can also practice their dunks and layups during their injury days,as this system is extremely sturdy and durable. With it looks and feels I think this will surely never disappoint.

Specification and Features

  • Consist of an unbreakable backboard with the dimensions of 54” X 33” X 1”, that gives extensive looks and feels just like a professional backboard.
  • With a quick lift height adjustment you can easily adjust the height in a range between 7.5 feet to 10 feet having unlimited increments.
  • The slam it pro rim comes in orange color, with pro-style braces that supports 0.6 inches ring of solid steel which can withstand powerful shots.
  • The pole and nylon are ideal to withstand every climatic condition, having fade resistant texture.
  • The base consist of 35 Gallon space which can be filled with either sand or water, to provide maximum stability and portability.
  • Comes with a five year limited warranty.

Final Verdict and Review

In my opinion, the 71524 XL Adjustable Portable Basketball Reviews 2018 System by Lifetime is a great value of money because it comes with extensive features and benefits that can’t be overlooked. The system arrived on my doorstep in a very good packaging within two weeks which was really impressive. The hardest part was the assembling, as no proper instruction and steps were mentioned in the package manual. Though, I assembled the hoop within 8 hours by taking the help of my father and watching videos on internet. After assembling it, I started playing on which I will give this product five stars because the components were very well built and every part was performing immensely good as stated in products description. Though, there was a bit of vibration on the pole, but such minor issues can be neglected. Overall, this product is recommended to everyone who are searching for high quality hoop in an affordable price.






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            • The shatter proof backboard is very durable and can withstand any powerful shot.
            • The frame padding and Makrolon polycarbonate surface, makes sure that players are protected while dunking and layups.
            • The nylon net is made of great quality which easily passes the ball through the net.
            • The system is coated with a special type of material that makes the hoop withstand every climatic condition.
            • The breakaway rim protects the player hand while going for a dunk.


            • The three piece pole doesn’t give that rigidity and stability as an In-Ground pole.
            • Hanging from the rim isn’t really recommended because it cannot bare that much weight.
            • Setting up the system is the hardest thing to do because in instruction manual the information and steps are not very well described.
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