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So, a few weeks ago, I wrote about our decision to buy a Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoop - Model 90228.  Well, it's assembled, up, and the kids are loving it.  When the box arrived, the kids couldn't wait for us to put it together.  The cool thing about Lifetime basketball hoops is even though it's a pretty large product, it's actually packaged all in one box.  Granted, it's a big box (size varies slightly depending on the size of backboard you buy).  But, it easily fits in an SUV and probably in the trunk of most mid-sized cars.  By the way, did you know Lifetime actually invented packaging basketball hoops in one box?  Really, they did! Back in 1992. It may seem like a novel idea now, but that invention made it so basketball hoops could be sold in mass retail markets like Walm... More

One of the great things about working at Lifetime Products is our people. We have a great group of engineers in our Sporting Goods department. Last fall, we were trying to come up with a way to make our basketball system backboards more like the pro boards. With some late nights and a lot of design work, we were able to come up with our new Clearview backboards. What is Clearview? Well, I am going to tell you. With residential systems it is common in the industry to have a backboard brace behind the square target of your backboard. On these systems we use a clear material called polycarbonate or on the higher end systems tempered-glass to make them look like the pro's. However, the backboard braces were blocking your view through the backboard. We wanted to remove the braces behind the target so there was a clear view more ... More

Cute 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.  ... More

Now that you've had some time to assemble that new Lifetime Portable Basketball System you got for Christmas, let's cover a few important things that every basketball hoop owner should know.  (Yes, that means this is important for you to read even if you aren't a brand new basketball hoop owner.) Portable basketball systems are convenient. You can purchase a Lifetime Basketball System and be playing basketball the same day. However, when you assemble a portable basketball system, it is important to always follow the manufacturer's instructions very carefully.  And, that means right down to the final instruction about filling your portable base. I have seen lots of systems with weights, bags of cement, or bricks on top of the base to hold it down - like in these pictures. This is a big "no-no" and very dangerous.&nb... More

It's a new year!  The end of 2011 wraps up the end of our 25th corporate anniversary year.  And, it also means we've concluded our 25 Hoops for 25 Years Giveaway.  We announced our final winner today!  (Yes, a little late, but per the rules of our giveaway, winners had 14 days to claim their prize. One winner at the end of December didn't claimed her prize so we had to draw one more winner!) We hope all of you enjoyed the ongoing giveaway as much as we did.  We are proud to have invented the first quick to adjust basketball hoop that tranformed the game of basketball by bringing the game home to driveaways across America - and now across the world!  The giveaway was our way of thanking all of you for helping make our past 25 years such an amazing adventure. Congratulations to all... More

Here it is - my official blogging debut.  As the newest member of the Lifetime365 blog team, I'm looking forward to sharing some of my personal experiences and basketball product expertise with you. 'Tis the Giving Season!  And, if you're a regular reader of this blog, you already know that giving back is one of the things that is extremely important to Lifetime.  So, needless to say, I was excited to recently have the opportunity to participate in giving back on behalf of Lifetime at the South Jeffco Sports Association (SJSA)  Holiday Tournament in Lakewood, Colorado. SJSA is a nonprofit youth sports organization offering playing opportunities in various sports  to kids age 4-17. The Holiday Tournament event was held at the Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood. The three-day tournament included boys ... More

This Spring, we started a "25 Hoops for 25 Years Giveaway" to celebrate our 25th corporate anniversary and our invention of the first quickly adjustable basketball hoop.  So far, we've given away 20 hoops!  That means we still have 5 more to give away before December 31! This is a great opportunity to win a high-end Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoop.  We're giving away model 71522 which retails in the Lifetime Store online for $499!  It's a 54" steel-framed acrylic backboard with a pneumatic Power Lift® Height Adjustment mechanism that raises and lowers the hoop from 7.5 to 10 feet with just one hand.  So, if you haven't already entered to win, now is the time!  Once you enter, your name stays in for all remaining drawings.  We draw random winners at random times, s... More

Can you make 121 free throws in a row?  We know someone who did!  During the Dick’s Sporting Goods Store grand opening event in Layton, Utah, we had a customer at our booth make 121 free throws in a row to set the record and win a Lifetime Basketball System! We also had a child make 95 free throws in a row.  Pretty impressive numbers. The free throw contest was just one of the many activities Lifetime sponsored at the new Dick’s Sporting Goods in Layton, Utah during its grand opening the weekend of September 16-18.  Since Dick’s Sporting Goods sells our products, they invited Lifetime to take part in the celebration.  This was a great community event that brought out hundreds of people in our local area.  The three-day event started with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday mor... More

Quick review: In 1986 (25 years ago), Lifetime Products was founded and invented the first adjustable height basketball hoop. In 2011, Lifetime is celebrating its 25th anniversary by giving away 25 Portable Basketball Hoops. If you haven't already entered the 25 Hoops for 25 Years Giveaway, here are the top 5 reasons you should enter to win today: 5.  Since the NBA lockout, you could really use some good news about basketball! 4.  All entries remain eligible to win each remaining giveaway - so the sooner you enter, the more chances you have! 3.  Drawings are completely random, so you never know when the next drawing may be! 2.  As of today, you still have 19 more chances to win! 1.  You could WIN a FREE Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoop with a retail value of $499! Convinced yet?  Goo... More

One of the coolest things about working for a manufacturing company is that I get to make products that people love and use in their everyday lives. Having our headquarters in Clearfield, Utah gives Lifetime the opportunity to use our products and resources throughout the community. I am always happy when we can help someone out. We recently had the opportunity to do just that. This basketball story below is from our friend Anthony, from the Department of Corrections facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am grateful to Anthony for sharing this experience and hope they are enjoying the new basketball system! “I bought a hoop in 2002 for our officers to use as a way to get in some exercise while at the office. We had no idea at the time it would transform into what it did. We used the hoop for some great interoffice ... More

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