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52 in. Shatter Proof Power Lift Portable System with Orange Slam-it Rim

Model: 71286


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52 in. Shatter Proof Power Lift Portable System with Orange Slam-it Rim

52 in. Shatter Proof Power Lift Portable System with Orange Slam-it Rim


Turn exercise into a game—a basketball game! What could be more convenient than a Lifetime Portable Basketball System in your very own yard? You can enjoy a great workout and friendly competition anytime. This Lifetime Portable Basketball System is designed with an XL roller base that is filled with sand or water to provide the needed 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. You’ll especially appreciate the Power Lift® height adjustment handle that uses a pneumatic mechanism to easily adjusts the height of the backboard. When you invest in a Lifetime Portable Basketball System, you’re investing in a top-quality product. This system features a 52 in. shatter proof backboard made of Makrolon™ polycarbonate, which is virtually unbreakable and much stronger than acrylic, as well as a Slam-It® rim with spring-back action. The entire system is weather-resistant with the pole structure made of powder-coated steel to resist rusting. Looks great when you buy it. Looks great for as long as you own it. Made in USA from US and imported parts. 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
  • All-Weather Net
  • Fade-Resistant Graphics
  • Heavy-Duty Portable Base
  • Power Lift® Adjustment
  • Slam-It® Rim
  • Steel-Framed Shatterproof Backboard
  • Tinted Polycarbonate Backboard


Model 71286
Adjustment Increments Infinite
Adjustment Range 7.5 ft. - 10 ft. (2,28 m x 3,04 m)
Adjustment Type Power Lift®
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-Frame Shatterproof , Power Lift is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent customer support from Lifetime Bought this 8 months ago from local sports retailer for Christmas present. Called support about assembly. VERY pleasant and assisted me in obtaining detailed drawings for downloading. Thought I had missing parts, but realized I had everything and used detailed assembly instructions to do it right. Just called them again about support brackets that needing replacement after wind storm (60mph) blew unit into wall edge and bent poles. Customer support pleasantly, quickly, without interrogation processed replacements under warrantee. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. By the way. The unit has performed excellent since assembly also.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Already had the neighborhood kids over! This didn't quite fit on Santa's sleigh, so when it arrived, my husband went straight to work secretly putting it together.  Before we ordered it, he wasn't quite sure that our 8 year old girl and 6 year old boy were ready for it yet, thinking we could just head to the park to play when each of our schedules allowed it.  The big reveal was proof that they were.  The product is great!  The assembly must have been straight forward because I heard no swear words coming from the driveway.  And, now that it's up, it's SO easy to enjoy!  We just open up the garage doors and let the fun begin!  It's very mobile yet very sturdy, which is perfect for our multi-car driveway.  Best of all, it is SO easy to adjust the height.  I can do it myself with one hand, which is perfect for our kids and their friends of varying skill level.  We've already had the neighborhood kids give it a great workout!  We feel very confident in the Lifetime product and look forward to watching our kids (8, 6, and 2) use it through their high school years and beyond, learning, yes, how to shoot a basket--but so much more!
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product with poor directions We are really excited about this product and happy it is up in the driveway. It had better last a lifetime, because putting it together was a once in a lifetime experience. It wasn't actually difficult, and could have been easy- if the company had spent a little more time making sure it would be hassle free. Color coding the proper bolts and holes would have been helpful. Within one bag there might be three long bolts, one slightly smaller then the others. But the directions that use that bag of bolts might be spread out over three pages, making it hard to notice which bolt was correct until you have chosen the wrong one. Im very happy with the product but it was not one of the easier products we have put together in our 13 years of parenting.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Customer Service! I bought this produce a month ago from a local sporting good retailer. When one of the parts didn't work properly, i called the customer service number listed expecting to get the usual runaround that we all dread. However, it quite the opposite. I was so pleased with Brennan, the customer service rep. He was knowledgeable of the products, diagnosed the problem, and addressed my issue in no time... with very few questions asked. Thank you, Lifetime for hiring and training good people, and putting an emphasis on customers. Thank you, Brennen for your help.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable, Easy to use We have had our hoop for over two years and it looks brand new. It is very sturdy and fun. We live in a windy area, and all our neighbor's portable hoops blow over and break. Ours stays put. It is a great size for a backboard. My only complaint is that it is a bit hard to adjust the heighth, my husband is the only one strong enough. It might be because we bought it at a outlet store and not right through Lifetime. Lifetime would probably give me other parts if I asked. Great company, great service. We have lots of their products.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family loves it. Lasting very well. All my kids (from my 5 year old to my 36 year old husband) have loved this hoop for the last 2 years. We use it often - all year long - at many of the height adjustments, and it is holding up awesomely. It still looks brand new.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We LOVE having it in our group Activities Barn We have a family ranch that is used by a number of youth groups and for reunions. As soon as this was assembled by our two sons (future engineers--one in high school, one in college) it became a popular item. Assembly was complicated and took the two of them several hours--but the end product was worth the effort! (I suggest planning accordingly.) The kids (and adults) loved the quick adjust back board--they could dunk the ball with just a few seconds of effort to lower the back board.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stable base What i like about this product is the sturdiness while using it. I have had couple of other cheap brand but nothing compare to this one.
Date published: 2016-09-02
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Do you ship to Canada.  Are the prices on the site in US dollars

Asked by: Scott
Yes the prices listed on our website are in U.S. dollars. We do ship to Canada and for additional information regarding shipping please contact our Lifetime.com team at 800-424-3865 or by email at buy@lifetime.com.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-03-31

Is there a ball return product for this system? If so where can I purchase it.

Asked by: Janet
We do offer a ball return accessory that can be purchased from our website. The model of the accessory is 90750 and can be found in the basketball accessories area. For additional assistance you can contact our online sales team at 800-424-3865.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-03-05

What is the difference between model 90228 and model 71286 (both portable basketball hoops with Power Lift)?

Asked by: Laura
The only difference between the two systems are the brackets on the backside that are used to attach the backboard to the arms. Model 90228 uses our Clearview Style of brackets where model 71286 uses our Y-Shaped backboard brackets.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-06-07

Hi, I am interested in the Lifetime Elite 52 in. Portable Basketball Hoop.  Product description states that height is adjustable from 7.5 to 10 ft.  At the lowest setting (7.5) what is the total height including the backboard? Thanks!

Asked by: Jong
The door opening width on this model of shed measures 56".
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-08-23

I have a model number 90228 lifetime basketball hoop. I need to know the product ID number for this item. Can anyone help?

Asked by: topwood
The product ID number is specific to each unit. This number can be found either on the front cover of the instruction manual, on the warning label sticker on the main pole of the unit, or possibly on a sticker located underneath the rim.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-04-25

What would you suggest I put in the base so that the water does not freeze in cold weather.  I am thinking about purchasing  54 inch.   

Asked by: Sparky
Sand is the best option. But if water is used instead, just drain out a small amount to allow expansion in the base.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-10-21

I am looking at model # 90228. I thought it was coo US, but now I see one on line with coo China. Which is correct?

Asked by: tajmom
This model of basketball system is manufactured in the U.S.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-02-06

still waiting on price for replacement base . help?

Asked by: colleen
You can contact the customer service department for replacement parts. They can be contacted at 800-225-3865 or customercare@lifetime.com.
Answered by: jlsalmond
Date published: 2015-05-27
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