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Spalding 79354 Backboard/Rim Combo with 48-Inch PolyCarbonate Backboard

September 20, 2013 - Comment

48-inch PolyCarbonate backboard w/board pad; solid steel Slam Jam breakaway rim; white all-weather net; fits round or square polesPlay like the pros in your own backyard with this Spalding NBA poly-carbonate backboard/rim combo (model 79354), which is designed to fit on both round and square poles. Measuring 48 inches wide, this clear board has look

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48-inch PolyCarbonate backboard w/board pad; solid steel Slam Jam breakaway rim; white all-weather net; fits round or square polesPlay like the pros in your own backyard with this Spalding NBA poly-carbonate backboard/rim combo (model 79354), which is designed to fit on both round and square poles. Measuring 48 inches wide, this clear board has look of a pro-style backboard–complete with NBA logo in the corner–and offers a structural steel frame and backboard pad for added protection against injuries. It’s matched with a 5/8-inch solid steel Slam Jam breakaway rim with ultra-smooth spring action and an all-weather net. Mounting hardware not included. It’s backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

Amazon.com Basketball System Buying Guide
With the high-quality construction of many portable basketball systems, turning your driveway into a basketball court can be as simple as hooking up your garden hose. But while a portable system may ultimately be your best choice, there are reasons you may want to consider an in-ground or wall-mount system before you decide.

In-Ground Systems
In-ground systems are permanently cemented into the ground–either via a bolt mounting kit or directly into the ground–and are generally more rigid and take up less space than portables. In-ground systems often require that you hire a professional to complete the task, but when the cement dries you’ll have a hoop that can take punishing dunks with ease.

Many in-ground systems are height-adjustable, include removable post features that let you take the system down for off-season storage, and feature heavy-duty break-away rims. You’ll also want to research the adjustable mechanisms on the systems, as there are several types to choose from. Some feature a counter-balance spring that lets you perform easy, one-hand adjustments while others may feature a sturdy, pneumatic system.

Wall-Mount Systems
Wall-mount systems can be mounted to the side of a house, a tall retaining wall, or a garage. Generally sturdier than portables, wall-mounts have the added advantage of optimizing your existing ground space for the court, since you won’t take any space up with the base or pole. Not all systems include the necessary hardware, so make certain you add a mounting kit to your list.

Portable Systems
Portable systems require minimal installation and offer ultimate convenience. These systems generally feature a base that can be filled with sand or water to stabilize them and include wheels for portability. Although they are not as sturdy as in-ground or wall-mounted hoops, portables are simple to set up and can often be folded for convenient storage.

Backboard Considerations
Regardless of which system you choose, you’ll want to brush up on Backboards 101. Most residential systems feature backboards made of acrylic, fiberglass, graphite, or various other composite materials. While clear acrylic gives the professional look and feel of glass, it is not as rigid as fiberglass or graphite. Some systems may offer steel or aluminum backboards, which are virtually vandal resistant, but don’t offer the true rebounding action.

The regulation size of an NBA backboard is 72 inches wide and 42 inches high. Most portable hoops are 42 or 44 inches wide and 36 inches tall. In-ground systems tend to be a bit larger, with 54-inch and 60-inch widths being the most popular. While rectangular shaped backboards provide more bank shot opportunities, they are generally more expensive than the streamlined fan-shaped board.

Product Features

  • 48-inch PolyCarbonate backboard w/board pad; solid steel Slam Jam breakaway rim; white all-weather net; fits round or square poles
  • 48-inch PolyCarbonate backboard w/board pad
  • 5/8-inch solid steel Slam Jam breakaway rim
  • Fits round or square poles
  • Five-year limited warranty

Comments

Rosa says:

Great board I bought this board and rim set as well as the Spalding 8406 Universal Mounting Bracket ($20) to mount it to my garage. The bracket fit perfectly with the backboard and mounted easily to my garage. I bought this for my 11 year old’s birthday. My biggest concern was if the board was shatter proof – from the research that I did before buying, polycarbonate is the way to go. What makes it even better is the steel frame that the board sits in (included). I could not be happier with the…

S. Andersen "shawny5150" says:

Nice Looking-Aweful Backboard I had high expectations for this backboard considering it was the one recommended by Spaulding since they did not have anything in stock for me to purchase direct. Amazon did a great job in getting it to us propmtly, and for free. As soon as I took it out of the box I knew this wouldn’t last too long. It was fairly simple to replace the old broken backboard with this new one, a few bolts here and there. The problem is how cheap the “polycarbonate” backboard is. Topping in at a measly 1/8″…

Ryan L. Schick says:

Great Backboard for the Buck This is a really nice backboard. I mounted this on the Spalding 316 U-turn lift system on the front wall of my garage. How you mount this makes all the difference in how “responsive” the backboard is. A flimsy or loose mount will make it seem dead. I highly recommend the U-turn lift as it is rock solid and easy to adjust. Two factors I considered when purchasing this backboard vs. the 52″ board (maximum the U-turn lift will take). First was price. The 52″ costs another 50% over the 48″…

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