The Spalding 54″ Glass Pro-Tek Review
This portable basketball hoop by Spalding is the first one in this article that comes with a tempered glass backboard – the same material used in professional indoor hoops. The glass is less thick compared to the NBA (1/4″ instead of 3/4″) which reduces the weight but still gives you that nice rebound effect that only real glass can offer. You will notice it immediately when you are working on your bank shots!
When it comes to build quality and stability, this basket is in another league entirely. In fact, this portable basketball hoop comes very close to in-ground basketball hoops.
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The 40-gallon base is massive and provides the necessary weight to avoid the shaking and rattling which is present in a lot of cheaper baskets. Adjusting the height, using the screw jack mechanism, is easy too – your kids will be able to lower/raise the hoop to their height preference without any help from an adult.
Unfortunately, your kids will not be able to move this basket on their own. Once the 40-gallon base is filled with water the hoop gets very heavy and hard to move. But a strong adult should have no problem rolling this basket from the driveway back to the garage.
Overall, this Spalding is an extremely solid, heavy-duty hoop that could easily last you 10 years. If you don’t want to compromise and need that true feel of a big 54″ tempered glass backboard, then this is the perfect hoop for you!
About the Spalding 54″ Glass Pro-Tek
|Frame Material||Alloy Steel|
|Minimum Height||7.5 Feet|
|Maximum Height Recommendation||10 Feet|
About this item
- Backboard size: 54″
- Performance acrylic board with authentic-style padding
- Steel board frame
- Arena Slam breakaway rim
- 7.5′ to 10′ height adjustment
- RapidLock lift
- 3.5″ oval steel pole with 20° angle
- Stability base fills with 34 gallons of water or sand
- Base dimensions: 53” x 32” x 7.4”
- Packaging dimensions: 53.81″ x 35.00″ x 11.63″