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52 in. Basketball Backboard, Slam-It Rim Combo

Model: 90087


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52 in. Basketball Backboard, Slam-It Rim Combo

52 in. Basketball Backboard, Slam-It Rim Combo


This 52 in. backboard is constructed with a shatter proof Makrolon┬«polycarbonate playing surface for a pro-glass look and superior rebounding performance. It also features a Slam-It Pro┬« rim with double compression springs for spring-back action. 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). If you would like the option of adjusting the height of the backboard, use our Quick Adjust® Conversion Kit to mount it to a wall or a 3.5 inch pole (conversion kit sold separately) . 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 shatter proof; many times stronger than acrylic, and is designed with UV-protected graphics. 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® Rim
  • Steel-Framed Shatterproof Backboard
  • Tinted Polycarbonate Backboard


Model 90087
All-Weather Net Weight 70 g
Backboard Steel-Framed Shatterproof
Backboard Size 52 in. (132,0 cm)
Backboard Surface Polycarbonate
Rim Slam-It®
Warranty 5-Year Limited

Assembly & Manuals


52 in. Steel-Framed Shatterproof , Slam-It 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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Purchased a replacement board and rim from you. Want to know if all boards come with the black board guard on the underside of the board. Mine did not come with it. Also want to know if you still suggest net install by rim cord or looping the net

Asked by: Kurt
No not all of our backboards come with the frame pads. If you purchased a replacement from our customer service department then it would not have come with frame pads. Also the method on installation for a net on your rim all depends on the style of rim that you have. The style of rim in this combo kit does not require a rim cord to hang the net. For any additional questions please feel free to contact our customer service department 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: 2017-04-29

I want to use this as a replacement backboard and rim for model 565131 that I purchased from Costco.   1.  Will it fit that system? 2.  Does it come with the mounting hardware (nuts, bolts, springs, etc)?

Asked by: Clark
For replacement parts and compatability questions, please call Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-07-07

I am interested in purchasing this model to replace a very old pole mounted backboard. Can you send me the dimensions of the mounting holes on the back of the backboard? Thank you.

Asked by: CraigD13
None of our backboards are able to attach directly to the pole. You would need to purchase an extension kit of some sort as well as the backboard combo kit in order to attach it to the pole.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2015-08-24

We currently have an offset plate with current backboard. Can it be mounted directly to this plate.

Asked by: Paul 7
Our combo kits require backboard brackets in order to mount. The brackets come on our mounting kits or on our systems. You would not be able to mount it to a plate.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2016-03-23

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

I am looking at replacing my #73729 rim and backboard installed at a beach house about 4 years ago that has rusted out. Could you let me know whether the #73729 or the #90010 would be more durable and rust resistant? 

Asked by: Carova
The only difference between the two models that you are asking about is the style of rim that comes with the unit. Model 73729 comes with our Slam-It Pro style of rim while model 90010 comes with the Slam-It style of rim. Both units are going to be the rated the same in durability and we do powder coat the metal parts to try and prevent rusting from happening.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-11-17

Does this backboard come with top support bars and can this be mounted to a pole? Thanks, Tate

Asked by: TAT123
Our backboard and rim combo kits do not include supports to mount them to a pole. You would have to purchase one of our mounting kits separately in order to mount the Combo kit to a pole. The two mounting kits that we offer are models 9594 and 1044.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-05-16

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
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