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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:
|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|
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Q. Is the pole two pieces or three pieces? In the picture it looks as though it is three pieces, but in the description it says two pieces.
- My pole came in two pieces.by lethalmaniac5/16/2015Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Two piecesby BrownBananas4/19/2011Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 2 pieces and a sleeve that flush-mounts in the ground. I didn't use the sleeve.by Squilliam10/25/2010Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 obhd138/22/2010Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- TWO PIECESby PORTINO8/16/2010Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Two pieces, not counting the sleeve or the elevator yokes.by marcusmembrane7/23/2010Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Pole is two pieces, hollow, about 4" by 4".by OldBeancounter7/22/2010Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 2. Not the easiest to slide together either.by browe717/1/2010Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
Q. I understand there's a sleeve that goes into the ground, then the pole with backboard, etc, slides into the sleeve. Is the sleeve set in concrete?
- 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 lethalmaniac1/23/2012Was this answer helpful? (0) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- sleeve is set in concrete, there is a metal clamp that secures the pole in the sleeve.by BrownBananas4/19/2011Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 Squilliam10/25/2010Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 OldBeancounter7/22/2010Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 browe717/1/2010Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 happeningby Stephsin11/12/2012Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
Q. how far into the ground must the pole go? area where we are monting is 1-2 ft below the grade of the playing suface, will pole be long enough?
- The pole may be long enough but you may not reach the desired height of 10 feet when assembly is done.by lethalmaniac5/14/2011Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- The instructions state 24" deep and 24" round. My driveway is 6" high and with the pole 24" in ground, all the way up on the hoop is 10ft. So if you have to go 1 to 2 feet, it might not work.by BrownBananas4/3/2013Was this answer helpful? (0) (1)Was this answer helpful?