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48 in. Shatter Proof Steel-Framed Basketball Backboard, Slam-It Pro Rim

Model: 73729


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48 in. Shatter Proof Steel-Framed Basketball Backboard, Slam-It Pro Rim

48 in. Shatter Proof Steel-Framed Basketball Backboard, Slam-It Pro Rim


With your own backboard and rim, you can work on your skills anytime, all the time, right in the convenience of your own yard. This backboard and rim comes with a 48 in. shatter proof backboard of MakrolonĀ® polycarbonate that is virtually unbreakable, and a solid steel Slam-ItĀ® Rim with double-compression springs for spring-back action. It is made of UV-protected, weather-resistant materials to withstand outdoor elements and prevent rusting, cracking, peeling, and yellowing. Use our Lifetime Universal Mounting Kit to mount backboard and rim to a wall, roof, or existing 3.5 in. 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. Made in the USA from US and imported parts. 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 73729
All-Weather Net Weight 150 g
Backboard Steel-Framed Shatterproof
Backboard Size 48 in. (121,9 cm)
Backboard Surface Polycarbonate
Rim Slam-It Pro®
Warranty 5-Year Limited

Assembly & Manuals


48 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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how do you plumb this backboard

Asked by: greeves
You'll need a mounting kit. Either 9594 or 1044 will work for that system.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-06-03

Can this be mounted to a 4 inch pole? If yes what else do I need to do that

Asked by: Bee Mom
In order to mount this combo kit to a 4" pole you will need to purchase a Lifetime Mounting Kit. Along with the mounting kit you will need to purchase saddle brackets and a U-Bolt that will fit that size of pole as the hardware that comes with our mounting kits are designed for a 3.5" round pole.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-04-12

is the basketball backboard strong?

Asked by: BennyBull23
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-01-02

I am looking for a replacement backboard. I bought a Lifetime replacement rim, but it does not fit my old backboard. Do you sell just the backboard without the rim?

Asked by: t pierce
To purchase just a backboard you will need to contact our customer service team at 1-800-225-3865
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2015-10-21

hello I am trying to replace a backboard. the frame is about 53.5 across and 31.5 for height. The inside or actual backboard is about 50/51 to 29. Is the 48 inch the measure of the frame or the actual inside of the back board? Please advise.

Asked by: mike
We measure the size of our backboards from left to right of the main frame. We would recommend contacting our Customer Service Department to make sure that the replacement you purchase will be compatible with your unit. 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: 2017-06-13

I have an approximately 25-30 year old in ground life time goal. The backboard needs replacing and I want to replace this ASAP. Will this backboard, #73729, fit with the existing brackets?

Asked by: Cary
For product compatability please call 1-800-225-3865.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-05-30

the picture shows the backboard with a tint, is that true in reality or is it clear?

Asked by: qwe123
This model of backboard is going to be clear.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2015-10-13

Dear Lifetime, I installed a great Lifetime (# 73729) rim and  backboard at my beach home two years ago, but it is already showing significant rust decay at the rim and frame and has to be replaced. I know salt air is not great for metal. Any advice?

Asked by: Carova
For rust we recommend sanding down the rusted spot on the item and then painting the area with a rustoleum type paint. Replacement parts are also available for order 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: 2017-04-06
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