Customer reviews & ratings
good quality, easy setup
took the place of a lifetime product i returned because it was way too cheap and shoddy. the spalding set is perfect, and shipping and ordering were a breeze.
We were extremely disappointed. The box had obviously been open before and was all taped back closed. There were missing pieces and also a crunched battery in the box that didn't even belong there. We also thought it was made pretty cheaply. We took it right back to the store the same day.
Spalding backboard and hoop
This backboard/rim was exactly what we needed to replace our old one. It bolted upon the pole just like the old one, making it easy for my husband and son to install. It brings a lot of enjoyment to the younger generation in our family and neighbors too! Not to mention everyone benefits from the exercise! It was definitely a great value for the price.
So far so good
We've only had this hoop up for a week but so far so good. We have had some rain and the board still looks good. The boys played basketball and it seems to work just fine. Seems sturdy but of coarse it has only been a week. The bracket was another story. We do not recommend the bracket that we purchased along with this hoop. From Illinois
product is is exactly as I had hoped.
It arrived earlier than promised. However not all the parts were there. The box looked like it had been opened and taped up again when it arrived. Missing were: item 14, Qty. 2 part No. 205807 - 2 U-Bolts; item 31, Qty.2 part No.900866 - Bracket, Pole; item 32, Qty. 2 part No.202675.
Did not come with assembly instructions. Box was open on delivery. All parts were there. Box labeled 2 units inside. You would assume this was repackaged and mine was not assembled very well. Called manufacturer and they emailed instructions to me. Problem solved.
The product was good but the wrapping of the product left a lot to be desired. The original packaging was torn to excess. Box wasn't sturdy enough for shipping. Items were missing. Kids loved the backboard. Great quality.
Not bad for the price
The hoop is spring loaded. But if you where to put weight on it you would crack the plastic before the hoop even gave way. Just don't dunk with this back board.
Good Economy Backboard
Some have complained about the construction of this backboard, but it is what I expected for the price. The instructions do warn against dunking and hanging from the rim. Great for me and my pre-teen daughters shooting hoops in the driveway. Still, I marked "poor construction" in the cons because the description claims a steel frame, but it's all plastic as far as I can see.
Cheap and missing parts
Felt cheap, not hoop or rim was in the box. Will be retuning.
Bought this backboard and rim as a replacement. Was a perfect fit and easy to install. Recommend this for anyone looking for a good product at a good price.
Easy to Set up
Instructions a little vague but easy to assemble and appears very sturdy. All equipment present you need except tools. Highly Recommend for value vs cost.
I would buy this product again
Quick ship, good quality and easy to install. Mounted to an existing adjustable pole and the holes lined up perfectly. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
A good replacement backboard. However, since only 2 of the 6 molded mounting holes lined up with existing mounting holes on the old frame, it was difficult to attach the backboard/hoop. In hindsight, considering the hours and work involved with adapting it to my 10 year old post and base, I would have been better off to spend $50 or $60 more and replace the entire post/base combination.
I spend 65 dollars to suprise my son with something he's wanted for awhile. When I opened the box, the first thing I noticed was this item was originally packed two in one box. That means someone had to open the box and physically remove the other unit. In doing this, they left out of my box the instructions and I suspect some of the hardware that prevents me from being able to mount it to my garage. I have been a unable to get it to work, nor have I been able to get any information from the Spalding company.
returned without taking from store
The description of the product does not match at all the product. It is not an "eco-board", it is just a piece of flimsy plastic. Where it looks like cushoning on the bottom is just a pre-form plastic coverage to look like what true boards have. I did not even removed from the store, I returned right then and there.
OK for preteens
I bought this backboard to replace a badly weathered one, so the install was very easy. After it was up and my son (9yrs old) used it to rebound a few times, one could hear and see the difference in rebound quality. I will change it when he gets older.
Ok for price -be ready to buy parts
Bolts that came with it were not the correct size and had to buy a mounting bracket but the backboard itself was great!
extra bolt holes
mine was a replacement on the garage ...it did have reinforced area for 2 bolts at the botom part of the board around the rim in line with the bolt holes at the top ... I just drilled out the face and it mounted fine ....
Not so good
Backboard was in damaged condition, packing box was already opened. Did not realize the rim had chipped paint and the plastic bottom of backboard has a triangle shape chunk out of the bottom. Not very happy with the condition of it.