Eeny Meeny Miny Mo - Picking Our Lifetime Basketball Hoop

Eeny Meeny Miny Mo - Picking Our Lifetime Basketball Hoop

Eeny Meeny Miny Mo - Picking Our Lifetime Basketball Hoop

CO house.jpgCute house.  Nice yard.  But, something's still missing.  Take a closer look. Yes, our big three-car driveway is just screaming for a basketball hoop!  Don't you agree?  :) 

As some of you may know, my husband is a pilot in the military and we have recently moved - again.  This time to beautiful Colorado.  I'm thrilled to report that after 12 years of working for Lifetime in some manner, we finally have a house that has a driveway perfect for a Lifetime basketball hoop

It turns out that finding a great driveway to play basketball is the easy part.  Now, we have to decide exactly where we want to put the basketball system, whether we want an in-ground or portable system, and what model and features are best for us. 

First things first.  Location.  After a quick survey of our driveway, my husband and I decided that placing the system centered in front of our side yard (over by the single stall garage door) would look best.

In-ground or portable.  Hmmm.  That's a tricky one.  I love the look of an in-ground basketball hoop in front of a house. It's definitely a little "classier" and cleaner, in my opinion.  And, it does offer the ultimate stability which is a huge concern for us since 50 mph winds are not uncommon where we live.  But, an in-ground also means we couldn't take it with us when we move again.  Plus, we would have to change our grass to pour a cement pad and right now I really like the shape of our grass.  So, for convenience, portable it is.

Now, the most difficult part: choosing a specific model.  Since I work for Lifetime, I'm familiar with all the different mechanisms, features, and benefits of Lifetime basketball systems.  But, rest assured, that doesn't mean it makes it any easier to decide.  There are two things, however, I know for sure I want:  1.  Power Lift height adjustment mechanism (because I like the one-hand infinite adjustment) 2. Shatter-proof backboard (because of the strong winds we have that I mentioned before).  Whew, well at least that narrowed my choices down... to a few dozen or so!  (Here's the thing, every account carries their own models, all with a slightly different combination of features.  So, the possibilities can certainly seem overwhelming.) Backboard size is my next consideration.  Since, my husband likes to play too, we want one that he can enjoy with the kids. So, we decided the backboard needs to be at least 52".

At our recent Lifetime sales conference, our sporting goods team told us about the new Clearview backboards which actually eliminate the backboard braces to create a more stable backboard.  Sounds almost like an oxymoron I know, but that's what our engineers said. And, it looks sharp, too.  So, since Lifetime has always been the company to innovate and revolutionize the basketball industry, I decided to try our newest technology.  I'm happy to say, we are now the proud new owners of a Lifetime Portable Basketball System - Model 90228.  That's my choice and I'm stickin' to it. 

CO bball box.jpgThe box is here.  The kids are excited.  The driveway is waiting.  Now, we just need to find the time to put it together.  Stay tuned... in future blog posts I'll let you know how our assembly goes. Wish me luck!

Jan

Jan

Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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Mimi

6/26/2012 12:21:55 AM

I feel like I'm going to live in this house forever. The old owners have an in-ground one that's tipped over so we use the Lifetime portable one for actually practicing! I'd love to get a replacement in-ground one some day!

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