Rated 3.5 out of 5★ by 6reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by RPop Working well. Purchased this looking to move from a beginner hoop to the next level for the kids. Walmart had the best price; in some instances by a few hundred dollars. Read the reviews from other customers so had some insight into the issues others had. Would agree you will need two individuals to put this together. Also had issues "pounding" the main upright poles together -- even used a 10 lb sledge hammer to no avail. Ultimately the 1/4 inch I was off really did not matter; so I would not let this deter you. Lastly, the directions really are that bad. You will be better off simply looking at the diagrams -- not bad to put together -- about 2 hours. Ultimately; the hoop really is nice. Kids love it; have gotten multiple compliments from neighbors, and it is sturdy. Make sure you have the hoop where you want it prior to filling the base with water; very heavy, and I really have no fear this thing is going to blow over in moderate to heavy winds like our old one did. 04/29/2013
Rated 2 out of 5★ by Vincekov Better be handy... The reason I gave this hoop such a low rating, it for no other reason than assembly. I read reviews of others who said it for sure takes 2 adults, and takes a few hours to set up. Those reviews had to have been made by people who are handy. I am not totally inept, I just need instructions that are reliable. THESE ARE NOT! They don't have all the parts pictured to be identified. They are VERY hard to follow, and if you get it put together in under 2 hours, call the record books! Bought this for my sons 10th birthday, and it took 2 adults FOUR hours to assemble this thing. You better have a big big big dose of patience for this hoop assembly.As for the hoop itself, it's a beast. Good solid construction, does need a strong arm to raise and lower the backboard, but that feature is just fantastic for the kids. The little plastic "protection" thingy in the front works pretty good for a ball return, but the best part is the backboard itself. I was worried reading reviews about the acrylic board. But the ball is VERY quiet off the board compared to our last hoop. I would recommend this hoop, but would also recommend a handy person, or just pay for the blasted assembly fee!!!! 06/12/2013
Rated 2 out of 5★ by RooBoy Okay basketball Arrived with A LOT of scratches on the backboard!! A LOT!!VERY Difficult to assemble!! Wouldn't purchase this item again...or recommend it!! Damaged and not easy!! 04/05/2014
Rated 3 out of 5★ by jyanny Assembly is difficult The assembly was impossible when the directions are not included. After contacting custome service at Spalding, I was emailed the directions.......but my 9 year old son could have put together a better set of directions. I guess the company assumes everyone buying this product has an engeering degree. 06/03/2013