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Lifetime Products, Inc., has applied innovation and cutting-edge technology in plastics and metals to create a family of affordable lifestyle products that feature superior strength and durability. The world’s leading manufacturer of folding tables and chairs, Lifetime was founded in 1986 as the maker of portable basketball systems that revolutionized the industry with patented technology. With diverse offerings such as outdoor storage sheds and a wide variety of lawn & garden products, Lifetime continues to develop innovative products that outfit the way you live.
Home Basketball System Performance Considerations
Michael Sweeten from Lifetime Products discusses considerations for your home basketball system.
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Michael Sweeten: Hi! I'm Michael Sweeten, Sporting Goods Product Manager for Lifetime Products. Today we're going to be looking at performance.
A part of performance with the basketball system is the backboard. The performance of your backboard is tied directly to the material that it's made out of. Composite Backboards are typically molded and are great for beginners or for you. They are also the most affordable boards. A step up from my composite board is the Polycarbonate Backboard. These backboards are typically shatterproof, an integrated, clear, unbreakable playing surface with either a composite or a steel frame for a durable pro-glass look.
A step up in performance from a polycarbonate backboard would be an Acrylic Backboard. Acrylic backboard feature professional styling and while not as durable as a polycarbonate backboard, they do provide a better rebound.
Finally, Tempered Glass. Tempered glass is the premium playing surface and gives you the look and play of a professional game. Tempered glass is the material used in all collegiate and professional applications. In addition to the backboard, the rim is an important part of the performance of your system. There are different rim types ranging from a standard rim which bolts directly to a backboard, to a spring-loaded rim which does provide spring-back action and, finally, a professional rim which provides spring-back action as well as a wraparound brace giving it not only a professional look but performance.
Now that we know how your system is going to need to perform, we can take a look at adjustment.