Lifetime 90061 Portable Basketball System Review

From many years, Lifetime has developed its reputation of creating affordable basketball systems for families and friends. With an average price, Lifetime ensures you greater durability and quality of its basketball hoops. With a cheap price the hoops also consist of high quality backboard and rim. Having all such factors, the new Lifetime 52-Inch 90061 Portable Basketball System comes with a very affordable price. In an affordable price, Lifetime 90061 consists of the same good quality components as provided with higher priced hoops. The Lifetime 90061 Portable basketball Review Hoop consists of a 52-inch steel-framed unbreakable backboard having a front adjust height procedure with an adjustable range from 7.5 feet to 10 feet which is convenient forevery age group. Also, it consists of a round steel pole with a diameter of 3.5”, Slam-it rim with a nylon net that is ideal for every weather condition. The base is very portable with 35-gallon capacity and can easily be moved from one place to another. The 90061 portable basketball system by lifetime is best for one who have a compact and limited size in their backyard. As mentioned in its specifications about portability and size, this hoop doesn’t really take much space. Also with greater durability, this product is recommended for the ones who look towards longevity more and like to see the product with same working and quality after several years.

Table of Content:

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

Product Description

The 90061 portable basketball system comes with great quality design, unbreakable steel framed polycarbonate backboard and portability which makes this hoop one of the most affordable and easy to use. The backboard is designed in such a way that it handles strong UV rays which may fade away the markings from the board. The backboard is made with steel polycarbonate which is unbreakable and stronger than acrylic. The nylon net is suitable to withstand every weather preventing hoopfrom rust, and making the system best for indoor and outdoor use.

The rims of Lifetime 90061 Portable Basketball System consist of dual compression springs which can withstand low to high intensity dunking. The less expensive breakaway rims by Lifetime consist of one drawback that they produce great impact bounce during shots, this thing is also found in 90061. Though the rim is pretty much workable and you have to be aware that if you are purchasing a lower priced basketball hoop then you should handle such type of minor drawbacks too. Whereas, in months that have dreadful weather thenhooping is certainly not thebest option, then for such cases it is recommended to cover the system with some type of sheet to prevent it from rusting and corrosion. The best thing about Lifetime 90061 portable basketball system is the look and design of the height adjustment procedure. By just simply pushing the Front adjust handles you can move the hoop in between the range from 7.5 feet to 10 feet having an unlimited increment. This adjustment mechanism is rated one of the best as compared to previous Lifetime models and many other basketball systems. If you are purchasing this hoop for family purposes, then this height mechanism is immensely important because it makes the system accessible by teens to adults having an easy height adjustment. Also, the athletes who want to go for some slam dunks, the breakaway rim and height adjustment will work very fine for them too.

The base is an essential yet a vital part of any basketball hoop because on that only the whole system is standing, so it is better to have a base which is sturdy and strong. The base makes sure that the hoop is straight and isweighed downward to prevent it from tipping. The base of Lifetime 90061 portable Basketball Reviews system consists of a 35-gallon space which can be filled with either sand or water to provide a strong and secure support which can withstand dunks and hard play without any doubt in mind. There are also wheels attached on the base which make itvery portable and easy to move around. Though if you are filling the base with water, then it is recommended to put antifreeze in the mixture to prevent the water from freezing in winter. Lifetime 90061 portable system comes with a five year limited warranty which covers breaking, bending or receiving a defective part. However, you can see that how Lifetime is providing an extensive 5-year warranty means, they are backing up their products’ durability big time.

Specification and Features

  • Consists of unbreakable backboard with steel frame of 52” that is made of heavy duty polyethylene to provide extensive strength and longevity.
  • With front adjust height system, you can easily change the height in a range between 7.5 feet to 10 feet.
  • Comes with a 35-Gallon base which can be filled with either sand or water, thus providing maximum portability and stability.
  • Whole system is rust resistant having a special type of finish that can withstand every weather and can be used outdoor and indoor.
  • The nylon net is ideal for every weather too.
  • Comes with a five year manufacturer warranty.

Final Verdict and Review

In my opinion, the Lifetime 90061 Portable basketball Reviews 2018 System is a high quality product that gives you great value of money and greater durability. The package arrived within a week in a very good condition. When I opened the box all the components and parts were in its place with only few scratches on polycarbonate backboard, which I think is not a huge matter of concern. While assembling the system, I faced many difficulties as the instructions on the package manual were not clear enough and weretough to understand. Though after researching the on internet about its assembling, I assembled the product within six hours duringwhich I took assistance of my father too. I started shooting some of the shots towards the hoop and I experienced that the backboard is shaking on a height of 7.5 feet. Though when I adjusted the height accordingly, the shaking also decreased. I also experienced a rim sound when I shot the ball with high pressure. The polycarbonate backboard looked very good and sturdy. The breakaway rims worked properly during heavy dunking and layups, while the wider base gave extensive stability to the whole systems. Overall, the hoop is very mesmerizing, and it is fully recommended for everyone.






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            • Front adjust height system is very quick and one of the best adjustments found in basketball hoops.
            • The 35 gallon base is very large and wide that provides maximum stability over the system.
            • The bottom of the backboard ispadded which protects the player while going for a heavy dunk or layup.
            • The supporting braces attached keeps the backboard stable.
            • Comes with a five year manufacturer warranty that ensures its durability and performance.


            • It is very difficult to assemble the system as the packages come with a manual having only setup pictures on it.
            • At least two persons are required for assembling the system.
            • The dual compressions spring may rust after some time because there is no rust resistant coating on them.
            • The polycarbonate backboard doesn’t provide that optimal performance like tempered glass and acrylic backboards.
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