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How to Properly Fill a Portable Basketball Base

Now that you've had some time to assemble that new Lifetime Portable Basketball System you got for Christmas, let's cover a few important things that every basketball hoop owner should know.  (Yes, that means this is important for you to read even if you aren't a brand new basketball hoop owner.) Portable basketball systems are convenient. You can purchase a Lifetime Basketball System and be playing basketball the same day. However, when you assemble a portable basketball system, it is important to always follow the manufacturer's instructions very carefully.  And, that means right down to the final instruction about filling your portable base. I have seen lots of systems with weights, bags of cement, or bricks on top of the

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How to Host A Road Rally Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a fun summer party idea for adults?  Try hosting a Road Rally Scavenger Hunt!  I've participated in three different Road Rallies and they are a blast.  So much fun! It's a great way to explore some new sights in your hometown and feel like a kid again. So, what is a Road Rally Scavenger Hunt?  Well, it's a little bit like the reality TV show "Amazing Race".  Teams drive around in cars following clues, complete tasks and challenges, and try to be the first to team to the finish line.  Depending on how creative the race coordinator is and how com

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Win 2 Lifetime Adirondack Chairs to Relax with Your Valentine

 This giveaway has ended.  Yikes!  Valentine's Day is less than one month away.  Still stumped about what to get your Sweetheart?  (Or, if you're like me, you haven't even started to think about it!)  Well, don't worry because we have a great idea for you.  Why not WIN your Valentine two Lifetime Adirondack chairs?  These Lifetime Adirondack Chairs will be hitting the Costco shelves again this Spring.  But, we're starting our 2012 monthly product giveaways by giving you a chance to win two of them now -- just in time for Valentine's Day! After all, what says romance better than spending relaxing afternoons or ev

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Backboard Materials

There are many different types of backboard materials to choose from. Sometimes all of the options can be a bit overwhelming. Here is a quick run-down of the different backboards available when you purchase a basketball system from Lifetime Products. Keep in mind, all graphics on Lifetime’s backboards are screen-printed with UV-protected inks for superior color and protection against fading, peeling, or scratching.

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Lifetime Unveils New Adjustable Soccer Goal!

With summer fast approaching, the Lifetime Soccer Goal is the perfect product to get kids outside and enjoying the sun. This product breaks Lifetime into a new area of the sporting goods industry, and has been placed in Sports Authority, DSG, Costco Canada, and other sporting goods retail stores. It will also be available onine at

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What NOT to Do When Assembling a Lifetime Basketball Hoop

A few months ago I forewarned you of the top three things to know before assembling a Lifetime Basketball Hoop. Today, I'm going to share with you some of the specific hurdles I alluded to in that post that we crossed along the way when assembling our own Lifetime Basketball Hoop (model 90228). To be honest, I'm kind of embarrassed to share my story with you given some of the pretty major "oopsies" we had.  After all, since I work for Lifetime, you'd think I'd know how to assemble the products.  Not necessarily true.  This was my first time assem

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Basketball Hoop FAQs During Winter Months

Last week, 49 of 50 states in America had snow on the ground in at least some part of the state. Florida was the only state to escape the big snow storms hitting the rest of the country.  With cold temperatures upon us, there are many questions that come up about winterizing basketball systems and what steps should be taken to ensure your system is ready for next spring. Here are some FAQs that will hopefully shed some light on questions you may have concerning your basketball hoop. Q:  Should I use antifreeze in a

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Keeping Kids’ Safety in Mind

Spring is in the air―at least here in Utah. The neighborhood is slowly coming back to life as kids and their parents are reemerging from their indoor hibernation. Time to find the bicycle pump and rollerblade knee pads because, at last, the kids can go outside and play! With the comeback of Spring also comes a greater need for drivers to be aware of the little ones out and about. To this end, Lifetime is introducing a new product this season, the Child Alert sign. This unique sign is shaped like a small child chasing after a soccer ball. “Chucky,” as we affectionately refer to him, is bright construction orange and carries a sign that says “slow.” His base is made similar to the portable bases tha

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