Spalding 88454G 54" Glass In-Ground Basketball System

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By: Spalding
Walmart #: 552279358
Spalding 88454G 54" Glass In-Ground Basketball System
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54" Glass Backboard. 4" Steel Pole

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The Spalding 88454G In-Ground Basketball System will transform your backyard into a basketball court. This system features a tempered glass backboard with heavy-duty steel frame to offer long lasting performance. The four-inch Square Steel PolePro Image Breakaway Rim effectively reduces the shattering of backboard and risk of hand injury. The board offset u-turn lift system allows you to adjust the rim from 7 to 10 feet in gradual increments. The ground sleeve that comes with this 54-inch glass basketball system makes for easy installation and removal of the item. Play every shot with confidence with this basketball backboard system. Made by Spalding, this is sports equipment you can trust.

Spalding In-Ground Basketball System:

  • 54" x 32" Backboard1/4"
  • Tempered GlassSteel Board Frame
  • 2' Board Offset U-Turn Lift System
  • 4" Square Steel PolePro Image Breakaway Rim
  • Specifications

    Model No.: 88454G
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 147.71
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 48.0 x 54.0 x 156.0
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 552279358

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    Customer Reviews | 16 reviews | 4.2 out of 5

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    Excellent Glass backboard at Reasonable Price

    Customer review by Stephsin

    4.0 stars by Stephsin

    We paid about $550.00 USD for this system. It is not easy to put in but I actually was able to do it myself over 3-days. Only 5-6 hrs of work but concrete needs to cure overnight on two different steps (post support and filling of the actual post). The filled post weighs 200 lbs or so and it's awkward to get into the ground sleeve so it would be good to have an extra person to set the post and help lift the backboard onto the support Started on a Fri eve and was able to play Sunday. My kids and neighbors love it. Only downside is the backboard seems a little small. Go for a larger backboard if you have the room and extra cash

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    Phila Pa
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Usage:Every few days
    Good Product, lousy instructions

    Customer review by OldBeancounter

    4.0 stars by OldBeancounter

    Good product at a great price, looks great after assembly. Adjusts up and down very easily, great for our six year old. Instructions were horrible - basically pictures only - but if you're handy at all it can be figured out pretty easily. Took two weekends to put up, but we spread out the work to let the concrete dry better. The backboard, pole and concrete are heavy - at least two strong adults are required, preferably three when installing the backboard. A tip - the pole fits into a sleeve which is embedded in concrete. The sleeve is not as long as the hole is deep, so we set it on a sand base directly under the sleeve and propped up the sleeve with rebar before adding the concrete, which later helped to support the pole as the concrete set. Also added some more rebar into the concrete - it's cheap and really strengthens the concrete. Lastly, after installation is done, caulk where the pole enters the concrete with flexible silicone caulk - it will minimize the amount of water entering the sleeve embedded in the ground.

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    San Francisco Bay Area
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Usage:Every day
    Good Goal - a lot of work to put together

    Customer review by SwitzerFan

    4.0 stars by SwitzerFan

    Recently purchased this goal with the exception that the one I purchased had an acrylic backboard. I am mostly pleased with the final result however I thought I would provide a few observations/suggestions to those considering buying one of these. The directions were decent. It would have helped to have actual size pictures of the hardware at each step. I found myself looking at the parts list alot and deciding which bolt, nut, etc was which. Take your time here so you use the right part at each step. The hardest part of this installation was digging the hole, filling with concrete, putting the pole together, and filling it with concrete. After that all the other steps were easy except for having to drill out a few previously drilled holes that were now to small to insert a bolt in due to the extra thickness from painting/powder coating. A few tips.... I ended up using a little over 12 bags of 80lb concrete. The hole is deeper than the actual sleeve depth so, I connected a piece of re-bar to a 2x4 to set in the middle of the hole at just the right depth to give the pole sleeve something to set on while the concrete dried. The hardest step of the entire project was getting the 3 pole sections to fit together to the correct overlap point. I tried about every trick in the book and still didn't get them to over lap as much as I wanted, but since they are concrete filled at the end, I don't think they will come apart. I did caulk and tape the joints of the pole before pouring concrete in them. This will minimize the concrete leakage before drying. Alot of hard work, but the goal seems great and the kids love it.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Usage:Every few days
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    by JoeNaz 6/16/2010
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    • A. My pole came in two pieces.
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    • A. Two pieces
      by BrownBananas4/19/2011
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    • A. 2 pieces and a sleeve that flush-mounts in the ground. I didn't use the sleeve.
      by Squilliam10/25/2010
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    • A. The pole is 2 pieces and then you also have the sleeve. In some pictures in the instructions it shows it as 3 but there is only 2 about 4 foot sections.
      by obhd138/22/2010
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      by PORTINO8/16/2010
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    • A. Two pieces, not counting the sleeve or the elevator yokes.
      by marcusmembrane7/23/2010
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    • A. Pole is two pieces, hollow, about 4" by 4".
      by OldBeancounter7/22/2010
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    • A. 2. Not the easiest to slide together either.
      by browe717/1/2010
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    Does the pole just rest in the sleeve, or is there any other connection? what about security? Is there a way to lock the pole in place, to keep somebody from stealing it? Can you purchase an additonal sleeve, in case you'd like to move the hoop system to different places? and last question - how high does the sleeve sit above ground level?
    by marcusmembrane 11/1/2009
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    • A. The pole rests in the sleeve. It is secured to the sleeve with 2 clamps, two bolts and two washers. If someone can lift the pole out of the hole when your not around they better have a crane...cus its a beast. You can order a sleeve from Spalding i think. the sleeve height sits near the level or a little higher than level with the playing surface.
      by lethalmaniac1/23/2012
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    • A. sleeve is set in concrete, there is a metal clamp that secures the pole in the sleeve.
      by BrownBananas4/19/2011
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    • A. The sleeve flush-mounts in the concrete base in the ground. It's sturdy looking but we didn't use it in our install - I didn't want any "wiggle" in our pole. As for someone stealing it - if they're man enough to lift it out, you better let them take it - especially if you've poured the pole full of concrete!
      by Squilliam10/25/2010
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    • A. Sleeve is set in concrete and will be about 1" above the surface after installation. The pole slides in and is secured with bolted-on collar. There is no lock, but it's very heavy after installation is complete. Over 100 lbs of concrete fill about 60% of the hollow pole, and the backboard and hoop add another 50+? lbs. Pretty heavy and time-consuming for someone to steal easily. If this is a problem, one could easily submerge the sleeve and pole completely in concrete.
      by OldBeancounter7/22/2010
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    • A. The pole does just rest in the sleeve but was too shaky so I added a cement pier around the pole. Without pier would be hard to steal but could be done. Don't know about extra sleeves. They want sleeve 2" above ground level but 1" is to be covered with cement in a small slope to keep water out presumably. I added a 3' peir so that was all covered with cement on mine.
      by browe717/1/2010
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    • A. The sleeve is set into concrete and sets overnight with the bottom half of the two part pole "dry set". The next day you remove the pole, put the top and bottom together and fill with concrete. After the 200lb assembled pole cures you drop into the sleeve, clamp with a metal band and assemble the backboard. The distance above finished surface is about an inch, and a hood covers it. While Three or four people could stand on a platform and lift out by the backboard or dissassemble the system I don't see it happening
      by Stephsin11/12/2012
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    Supplier Warranty: Huffy Sports Company warrants your product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the period of time indicated for your particular product from the date of purchase (herein the "warranty period"). This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the product and is not transferable. If a Huffy Sports product fails because of a defect in material and workmanship during the warranty period, the original purchaser may, within the warranty period, return the defective product with proof of purchase to Huffy Sports (at the original purchaser's expense) at the address indicated below. If the product is defective in material and workmanship, Huffy Sports will repalce the product, or whatever parts of the product were defective. No assembly labor is included. IN ALL EVENTS, HUFFY SPORTS' LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO, AND CUSTOMER'S SOLE REMEDY SHALL BE, THE REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR PART. HUFFY SPORTS SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, ORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREUNDER. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE AND ALL OTHER PERSONS AS WELL. SOME STATES AND COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. OTHER THAN SUCH LIMITED WARRANTY AND THOSE IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT ARE RQUIRED BY STATE OR COUNTRY LAWS. THE DURATION OF THOSE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WRITTEN LMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN. SOME STATES OR COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Further warranty limitations and exclusions: This warranty does not apply and Huffy Sports assumes no responsibility for any damages or defects that may be due to any one or more of the following: 1) Damage caused by normal wear and tear, negligence, misuse, abuse, non-basketball activities, hanging from rim, vandalism, acts of nature, improper handling or installation or failure to follow maintenance guidelines or instructions in the product owners manual. This warranty also is void if the product is modified. All products are intended for home recreational use only. 2) Scratching, scuffing or fractures to the unit that may result from normal recreational usage. 3) Rusting, deterioration, damage, discoloration, fading or fractures to the unit due to severe weather conditions including but not limited to tornadoes, hail, floods, or hurricanes. 4) Discoloration due to exposure to chemicals and/or salt spray either directly or in the atmosphere. To the extent that the warranty exclusions are not permitted by some state or country laws, these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or country to country. Backboards: Steel Framed Acrylic 5 years. Composite 5 years. Poles/bases/rims/hardware (nets excluded) 1 year.
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