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54 in. Steel-Framed Basketball Backboard, Slam-it Pro Rim

Model: 71526


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54 in. Steel-Framed Basketball Backboard, Slam-it Pro Rim

54 in. Steel-Framed Basketball Backboard, Slam-it Pro Rim


If you’re looking for a huge backboard, you’ll be pleased with this 54 inch Lifetime basketball backboard combo. This great-looking backboard is designed with a Makrolon®polycarbonate playing surface for a pro-glass look and superior rebounding performance. It also features our Slam-It Pro® rim to withstand the powerful slamdunks of aggressive competition. Use our Lifetime Universal Mounting Kit to mount backboard and rim to a wall, roof, or existing 3.5 inch pole (mounting kit sold separately). For adjustable height, use our Quick Adjust® Conversion Kit to mount it to a wall or a 3.5 inch pole . If replacing an existing backboard, please call an online sales representative at 1-800-424-3865 to verify compatability. Lifetime basketball backboard combos are built with powder-coated steel for weather resistance to rusting, chipping, and cracking. The backboard on this combo is virtually unbreakable; many times stronger than acrylic, and is designed with UV-protected graphics. Major components made in the USA. Covered by a 5 yr. limited factory warranty in US and Canada. Includes all-weather net.

Mounting kit is not included and must be ordered seperately, please see model 9594.

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


  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • All-Weather Net
  • Fade-Resistant Graphics
  • Mounting Brackets Sold Separately
  • Slam-It Pro® Rim
  • Steel-Framed Shatterproof Backboard


Model 71526
All-Weather Net Weight 150 g
Backboard Steel-Framed Shatterproof
Backboard Size 54 in. (137,1 cm)
Backboard Surface Polycarbonate
Rim Slam-It Pro®
Warranty 5-Year Limited

Assembly & Manuals


54 in. Steel-Framed Shatterproof, Slam-It Pro Rim Combo is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As Advertised A couple things:1. The old and new materials fit together perfectly.2. Materials have improved. When I first pulled the backboard out of the box, it seemed quite flimsy. It shores up once its installed and anchored to the backboard and sounds solid enough when the ball bounces off of it.3. Delivery time was very short, just a couple days. I had mentioned it was for my son's b-day a few days away and I got the impression they rushed the order. I appreciated the fast service.4. Honestly, the hardest part of the installation was disconnecting the 15-year old rusted bolts. Definitely a DIY if your mechanically inclined.5. I refrain from giving 5 stars when ultimate performance is a product of how long something lasts. So far, so good.Overall, pleased with the service and the product.
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice replacement backboard easy to install Neighborhood kid broke the old backboard with a rock so I ordered new replacement backboard. Backboard was easy to put up in a couple hours.
Date published: 2013-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Backstop Installed this on a large driveway garage / shed for a customer. We used the Lifestime mount - what a great result. The children absolutely love it - it looks and performs just like a professional model!
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, well made Searching online at Lifetime I was encouraged to 'call' to verify that it would fit my existing portable goal, as a replacement backboard. Called, chatted, emailed photos of the base and height adjustment, etc. Mandee was very helpful and prompt with a thumbs up. It is tricky to install just because it is big, slightly awkward. All the right pieces and parts. Solid backboard.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great so far! We just installed the new backboard last weekend and so far so good! Our last backboard broke after 9 years so we needed to replace it. Getting the old "hardware" off the mounting system was a bit of a challenge because of the age of the system. Word of advice...if you are replacing a backboard take pictures of how the current one is assembled. The directions are a bit difficult to follow but having pictures helped out tremendously!
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice hoop for kids I ordered this backboard on-line to replace the shatterproof backboard that we had that, ironically, had cracked in half when my 7 year old son through the ball hard at the hoop. Installing the rim to the backboard was simple with the exception of the fact that the "axle" as they call it for the rim was too short, a trip to Lowes to buy a 6 inch bold took care of that. The mount assembly was also easy to install until I went to hang it on the pole. Yep, we had a 7 year old square pole and the mounting system only was compatible with a round pole. After 3 weeks and visits to about 7 hardware and automotive supply stores looking for 4 inch square U-bolts, I found somebody that could fabricate the U-bolts for me. Once I had the U-bolts, I was able to hang the backboard and mount assembly in 5 minutes by myself with my wife securing the 4 lock nuts on the U-Bolts. My 4 kids and several of the neighborhood kids (all under 10 years old) have countless hours of fun. I do know that when the kids get in their teen years, I will have to upgrade this hoop.*Advice-If you retrofit this hoop to a square pole, get the U-Bolts before you ever bother to open the mounting system box or the backboard box. It was very frustrating and the Customer Service team at Lifetime didn't seem to understand why it would make sense that the company provided the option for square u-bolts vs only round U-bolts. Overall, I would do it again vs purchasing an entire system.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great backboard and customer service I bought this backboard to replace an old one that my grandkids use and it is an excellent choice. I was also very impressed by Lifetime's customer service. I purchased the backboard from Amazon and one end of the box was untaped when it arrived. It seemed to be short on parts, so I call Customer Service, told them what was in the box, and they immediately identified what was missing. They promptly shipped the missing parts!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product, but not the one I thought I would receive I'm a fan of my hoop and was very excited to receive it. The quality of the product is fine. I was disappointed that the color was different that the one I picked out and ordered from their site. The model number has two colors... and while I ordered the plain white one... the one with the black outlines was shipped to me. It wasn't the look I wanted but I also did not feel like going through the return process.
Date published: 2017-08-25
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Will this backboard assemble to a lifetime model #71760 power lift system?

Asked by: aoxoa
Yes, this backboard will be compatible with the model provided. You will just need to make sure that you reuse your backboard brackets.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2016-04-01

I am looking to replace a 44 inch Lifetime backboard (model no. 73650), which is on a 3.5 in pole, with this larger 54 in. backboard (model no. 71526). Is this backboard compatible, that is, would I be able to replace my old 44 in with this 54 in one?

Asked by: 7heelsnky
For compatability with replacement parts please call Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-04-17

does the frame of the backboard attach in center to four shafts and a wide "Y" on outer sides of backboard?

Asked by: Leroy1
No, it doesn't. It does not have the arms that go out to the edge of the backboard.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-09-16

What is the thickness of the plastic backboard Model#71526

Asked by: Alex
The thickness of the backboard in this combo kit measures 1".
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-05-05

Can I use this product to replace a broken backboard on the inground basketball goal, model number 90062?

Asked by: Chandler
No, please call Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865 for help selecting a replacement.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-01-03

I have model #71526 and I don't have the right mounting bracket. Where can I find one or what is the product #.

Asked by: Peyton1827
For replacement parts please contact our customer service team at 1-800-225-3865 or email customerservice@lifetime.com
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2015-08-26

Can I replace my 44" Backboard with a 54" Backboard? I own an old 44" in. Pro Court Portable. The weather in Texas has destroyed the old 44" backboard.

Asked by: Brian
There are several factors that would determine whether or not you would be able to upgrade the size of your backboard. To go over these things and to make sure that this larger size of backboard would be compatible with your current system we would recommend contacting 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: 2017-05-31

I bought a 71526 backboard. How can I connect it to a square pole?

Asked by: charlie sc
For questions about installation, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865 or email at customercare@lifetime.com.
Answered by: Steve1
Date published: 2015-06-22
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