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52 in.Portable Basketball Hoop

Model: 1558


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52 in.Portable Basketball Hoop

52 in.Portable Basketball Hoop


With a Lifetime 52 inch portable system, you just fill the base with sand or water to provide the necessary stability. No concrete installation required. Water is easier to manage as far as filling, moving, and draining the base. System has been tested to withstand up to 40 mph winds when properly filled with water. Sand provides more rigidity, is more suitable if you want your system to withstand higher winds, aggressive play, and leaking. Lifetime's XL Portable Basketball System is designed with a 52 inch shatter proof backboard of Makrolon™® polycarbonate with Slam-It® rim and easy Action Grip® height adjustment feature. The powder-coated steel pole is rust resistant and the pro-glass look backboard is UV-protected to resist discoloration. This is a system that will last through many years of competitive fun! Made in USA from US and imported parts. Assembly required. Covered by a 5 yr. limited factory warranty in US and Canada.

For more information about assembly, read the Owner's Manual Sample.


  • 3-Piece Powder-Coated Steel Round Pole
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • Action Grip® Adjustment
  • All-Weather Net
  • Fade-Resistant Graphics
  • Heavy-Duty Portable Base
  • Slam-It® Rim
  • Steel-Framed Shatterproof Backboard
  • Tinted Polycarbonate Backboard


Model 1558
Adjustment Increments 6 in. (15,2 cm)
Adjustment Range 7.5 ft. - 10 ft. (2,28 m x 3,04 m)
Adjustment Type Action Grip®
All-Weather Net Weight 70 g
Backboard Steel-Framed Shatterproof
Backboard Size 52 in. (132,0 cm)
Backboard Surface Polycarbonate
Base Dimensions 49 in. x 32.7 in. x 9 in. (124,4 x 83,0 x 22,8 cm)
Base Size 35-Gallon
Base Type XL
Extension 22 in. (55,88 cm) Offset
Pole Sections 3-Piece
Pole Size 3.5 in. (8,89 cm) Round
Rim Slam-It®
Surface Thickness 0.11 in. (3 mm)
Warranty 5-Year Limited

Assembly & Manuals


XL Base, 52 in. Steel-Framed Shatterproof , Action Grip is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible instructions The instructions are the worst. The parts are not to scale and they refer to everything as ABC and ABJ but the parts don't have labels on them. The fit for the backboard is so tight that if you tighten all the parts as instructed prior to trying to attach you have to take everything back apart again. There isn't a single video on this website or all of Youtube to show if your using the wrong screws since, once again its label in three letter combinations that aren't on the parts. If this company had an simple 8 to 10 minute instruction video laying out the parts and how to fasten together it would be much better.
Date published: 2014-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from our 3 kids love it (ages 9, 8, 5) We bought this as a birthday gift for our son. It took me and my husband 3+ hours to put together. I disagree with the other reviews about bad directions. The directions are not difficult, but you have to follow each step very carefully.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice goal; Instructions could be better I'm very handy, but during assembly, I got confused twice. One confusion resulted in having to undo and redo assembling quite a bit because I got the poll backwards with the rim hanging over the base. Oops! The problem could have been easily avoided with a change in the picture in section 2.2 where you connect the poll to the base. It does say "with the lip...," but a better picture (even with the lip identified) would have helped.Another section is clearly wrong. In section 6.1, the "Right Frame Pad (BAB)" is clearly pictured differently than the Right Frame Pad under "Parts Required." In the picture in Section 6.1, Left and Right are reversed.As a final comment, the self-drilling screws are very hard to install with a rechargeable, battery drill. A corded drill would be much better.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Hoops... for indoors I work at a school. We purchased 4 of these hoops. We have 2 inside and 2 outside. They all get LOTS of use. The ones inside have held up wonderfully. Unfortunately, filling the bases with water did not provide enough support to keep the hoops on the ground with the heavy winds we get in the Colorado foothills. The wind has blown them over several times destroying the rims. We are getting new rims and filling the bases with sand. Hopefully, that will help.
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Basketball Hoop Beautiful but not easy to put together unless you are good at building things. Took a lot of time but it came out great.Wish it was easier.
Date published: 2014-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durability .... I bought this item in Oct 2010, my wife and I put it together w/o any major problems. My kids now 9 and 12 have used it endlessly with all their friends and it has held up prefectly. (Knock on wood). I am now putting this system into the ground using the extension and ground sleeve I bought from Lifetime. -- I highly recomend this product.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids love it! We bought this when we moved into our new home in FL. It has not only held up to the kids, but also the hot Florida sun.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I bought this for my daughter and it has passed two hurricanes and it's still in pretty good shape. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-11-21
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Ask a Question

Can I order a replacement part?

Asked by: Adam
You can order replacement parts from our customer service. They can be reached at 800-225-3865 or customercare@lifetime.com.
Answered by: jlsalmond
Date published: 2015-10-06

What are the dimensions of the base?

Asked by: jmccrack650
The measurements of the base are as follows: 9" H x 32.5" W x 49" L
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2015-08-24

Where I can buy the pin et 2 wheels

Asked by: Lucie
Replacement parts are available and can be ordered through our Customer Service Department. Our Customer Service Team can be reached at 800-225-3865 or by email at customerservice@lifetime.com. Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-07-25

Do you sell replacement rims for this product? Ours is bent and we need to replace just the rim.

Asked by: rusty Albertson
For replacement parts, please contact our customer service team at 1-800-242-3865
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2015-11-13

Can tis hoop be mounted in ground?

Asked by: Mickey
Yes, please contact Customer Service for the appropriate conversion pieces. (1-800-225-3865)
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-07-28

Can you adjust the firmness of the breakaway rim? I have read reviews that the rim is too bouncy.

Asked by: Timinswfl
Yes. You can. If you pull up any picture of a slam it rim on a system, there is a plate that holds the springs on. It says “Lifetime”. Just tightening down the two nuts on that plate it will make it firmer.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2013-11-22

Just bought a used hoop of this brand and style. Hoop is in lowest setting and its absolutely impossible to raise it higher. I'm 145 lbs and was literally hanging on the handle to bring hoop up and it barely moved. Could it be a part ? Rust? 

Asked by: Lana
For assistance with your issue, please contact our customer service team at 1-800-225-3865 and one of our representatives can work with you on resolving the issue.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2015-09-21

We are trying to decide between the 199 model and this 350 model. Can someone please explain the quality differences? 

Asked by: Maya
Model 1558 ($350.00) comes with a 52" Steel framed backboard and a Slam-It Style rim which is one of our break away rims. This model has our Action Grip handle, a 3.5" diameter pole, and uses our XL base which is our largest base. Model 90073 ($199.99) comes with a 44" Fusion Style backboard which means it has a plastic frame instead of a steel frame. This model comes with a standard Classic rim which is not designed for dunking, a 2.75" diameter pole, Pro-Court base, and uses the telescoping adjustment method.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-06-14
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