Spalding 50 Inch Portable Basketball System

Do you want to take your time to play basketball with your family? Is it a trouble thing to go far away for playing basketball? Well, in such conditions, you can get your own hoop by getting a portable basketball hoop, on driveway and in your backyard, you can place it wherever you want.

Spalding 50 inch portable basketball system is a cheap acrylic hoop, though not as brilliant as tempered glass type, it is still suitable for beginners and intermediate basketball players use.

In this article, we would like to introduce Spalding 50 inch portable basketball system in detail.

Spalding 50 Inch Portable Basketball System Reviews

Spalding 50 inch Acrylic Portable System

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Backboard Size50 inch
Backboard MaterialAcrylic
Height7.5-10 feet
Base39 gallons

  • Backboard

This is a 50-inch acrylic backboard with steel frame. For its inch, 50 inch is a relatively small backboard compared with regulation types that suit recreational play. For materials, the acrylic backboard offers good rebounding effects in shots. And it is pretty sturdy. Compared with polycarbonate material, less wiggling occurs, it is also more durable than a glass portable basketball hoop.

The backboard is designed to be clear, only a few graphics are printed and they are fade resistant.

In a word, if you intend to get an acrylic portable basketball hoop but do not have enough budget, then you can choose this one.

  • Base

It is a 39 gallons base for filling water or sand to keep stable, the capacity of it is really a large one. But here also comes with cons, you will feel it so difficult to move around even with two wheels set on the base.

Underneath the hoop is a 16-inch backboard offset, set for protection, and also for extended play.

Though either water or sand can be filled in, we still suggest you use sand. Water is easily get frozen in winter, and it also has the potential danger of leaking. The filling process is also a time cost task because of its small filling hole.

  • Height and pole

The exact lift system enables you to adjust the height from 7.5 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments. The hand crank makes it easy to operate.

3 piece 3.5-inch pole is added and it is designed to be angled. This helps increase stability, but also add difficulty in moving, you need to tilt it down hard when you move it around.

  • Assemble

We suggest two people involved in assembling it, the instructions are quite clear, but it still takes about 3 hours to put all things together. Remember to read the instructions clearly before assembling, or you may need to start all over. If you have any problems with assembling or other quality problems, you can contact Spalding directly through Amazon. By the way, it provides a 5-year limited warranty.

Main Features:

  • 50″ x 32″ x 3.5mm acrylic backboard with 1″ x 1″ steel frame
  • 16″ offset designed for durability in a competitive level of play
  • Exacta-lift system provides easy height adjustments from 7.5-ft to 10-ft in 6-in increments
  • 3.5″ thick vertical steel pole comes in 3 pieces for easier installation
  • The base features 39-gallon ballast (water) and 2 wheels for portability
  • Stylish green colored base (check inside of the base for additional parts)
  • The acrylic backboard allows for fast rebounds – great for bank shots and forward players.
  • Three-piece, 3.5-inch steel pole

What We Like About It:

  1. Very sturdy
  2. Quality acrylic backboard
  3. Angled shaped design

What Needs To Be Improved:

  1. The base leaks
  2. A bit tough to adjust height and move
  3. 2 person on assembling
  4. 3 hours to put together

Spalding is a world-famous brand that experts in all sorts of basketballs and hoops, high quality producing levels are widely praised by people from all over the world. Thus it is a highly trustful brand in choosing.

Spalding 50 inch portable basketball system, however, is a middle-level product in Spalding portable basketball hoops series. It is suitable for nearly all the ages and all the levels. Of course, if you are professional players, we suggest tempered glass portable basketball hoops, or you can find other high-end basketball hoops in our reviews. And for entertainment, this is surely the perfect choice.

For more information on product specifications or price details, please check out on Amazon directly.