Hercules™ Platinum Basketball Goal

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Hercules™ Platinum Basketball Goal

A regulation sized tempered glass backboard and beefy 6" square pole deliver great play for your home or institution

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    Product Price
    Hercules Platinum Basketball System $1985
    Pole and Gusset Padding FREE
    Discount INCLUDED
    Configured Price
    $1985
    Shipping per goal:
    $200 - QC, ON
    $350 - NB, NS, PE
    $450 - NL, MB, SK, AB, BC, YT, NT, NU
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    Meet The Hercules™ Platinum

    • Regulation-sized tempered glass backboard

      Same exact piece of glass used all the way up to the NBA level.

    • Rigid 6" pole

      A beefy one-piece 7 ga. square pole adds an incredible base of stability!

    • Safe

      Includes high-quality pole & gusset safety padding and large safe play area underneath the rim.

    • Move to a new location

      Unbolt the system and install it at a new location.

    • Installation

      Professional installers available

    • Designed for harsh outdoor environments

      Rated for hurricane winds, extreme hot and cold temperatures.

    • Limited lifetime warranty

      Covers all basketball play including dunking and hanging.

    • Extras that come standard

      Basketball, pump, pole & gusset padding, shipping and expedite order processing.


    Choose Which Fixed-Height In-Ground Hercules Is Right For You

    Hercules Diamond

    Hercules Platinum

    Hercules Gold

    Backboard Size 72" x 42" x ½" 72" x 42" x ½" 60" x 38" x ½"
    Backboard Material Tempered Glass or Acrylic Tempered Glass Tempered Glass
    Pole 8" x 8" 6" x 6" 6" x 6"
    Overhang 5' 4' 4'
    Rating
    Price $2395 $2185 $
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    Customer Reviews


    CUSTOMER REVIEWS SUMMARY (FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System)
    Average Customer Rating:
    4.82 out of 5 based on 74 reviews

    Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

    Best Uses: Residential Use (66), Pickup Games (52), Practice (52), Tournaments (27), Commercial Use (24)
    Cons: none (20), Hard To Setup (12)
    Pros: High-Quality Materials / Construction (72), Solid Backboard Response (69), Easy To Adjust (68), Stable (66), Weather Resistant (55)
    REVIEWED BY 74 CUSTOMERS
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    When quality counts
    Nija Turtle from Sneads Ferry, NC gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 03/28/2011
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Extremely well built and easy to adjust. All my friends love to play ball at my place, because my basketball goal is by far the best in the neighborhood.

    Definitely worth the extra cost.
    Georgia Baller from Richmond Hill, GA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 03/28/2011
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Practice, Residential Use, for pro use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    It is very easy to adjust the height.

    Sturdy construction, true bounce off the rim.
    James the engineer from Monterey Park, CA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 03/18/2011
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Very satisfied with the product. Solid construction, height easily adjustable, true bounce off the backboard and rim. Because of the size and weight, need four strong guys to attach the backboard. Video of the installation was helpful.

    *THIS IS AN UNBELIEVEABLE PRODUCT*
    Buster from Sumas`, WA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 03/16/2011
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    This is a well built product that is as close to being in the gym as one can get.

    Absolutely worth the cost!
    Coach from Buena Park, CA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 02/23/2011
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Excellent product. Excellent backboard response. Whenever we get a chance, the entire families outside shooting baskets. It sure beats sitting around watching t.v. Not a single regret on this investment.

    Well constructed
    Dad from Oklahoma City, OK gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 02/21/2011
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: padding material failure
    Best Uses: Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    The hardest part of the whole process was digging down 4 feet thru Oklahoma clay. The fr ame materials are great with good welds. Solid all the way around. This product should last. Only draw back was the padding material. It was of lesser quality than the rest of the product. It was cracked exposing the padding underneath.


    MANUFACTURER RESPONSE:

    Please contact us for replacement padding. This should not happen and we are happy to send out some new padding for you.

    FleXtreme is a Slam Dunk
    T3Design from Oklahoma City, OK gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 02/17/2011
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust, Looks great too!
    Cons: None!
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    With 5 boys in elementary through high school, our Pro-Dunk gets a lot of use. The older guys move the rim to 10' to play each other and the young guys crank it down to 8' to practice shots.

    High quality product
    robertts from Little Rock, AR gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 02/15/2011
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Heavy, sturdy construction. Only hard part was lifting up the glass backboard to mount on the support arm. It is heavy, but my son and I did it with a third person sliding the mounting bolt in place.

    Should last a lifetime
    john 3 ball from mansfield, OH gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 02/15/2011
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    The only complaints I have are the free basketball that was provided was crap. It bubbled and failed in about 4 weeks and I have already gone thru a net. For as heavy duty everything else is they could have gone with a higher quality net and ball.

    Good Value--Heavy Duty
    Basketball Jones from renton, WA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 02/15/2011
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use, for pro use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Have two boys in highscool basketball and this is the type and size they have in the gym.

    Great hoop.
    Mom5 from Hebron, CT gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 02/02/2011
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: Hard To Setup
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Very sturdy. Our old hoop bent when the kids dunked the ball. This one will hold up to that.

    [1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]
    It's more than I expected we love it
    D & M from York, PA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 01/25/2011
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    We love it. the only thing that could make the process better is make the install and hoop all one price.

    [6 of 10 customers found this review helpful]
    Simply the best, hands down, there is NO competition.
    Tacit Shadow Residential Project, the Kraft Family from Parowan, UT gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 11/27/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust, architecturally appealing
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use, Commercial Use, Tournaments, Harsh Weather Environment, for pro use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    This basketball hoop/pole was installed on a multi-million dollar home estate. A massive trade study was conducted comparing all hoops/poles available via the internet and in sporting goods stores. The primary concern was functionality and weather durability due to winter snow conditions. The 2nd very close concern was architecture. I am happy to say that this FleXtreme hoop excelled in all our studies at the top of each group. The construction of this system is unique in its use of a upward sloped parallel support structure that is incredible rigid. The quality of construction is like none other. It is built like a crane, heavy and sturdy. It weighs more than the competition which is the first clue at the sturdy engineering that went into this pole/hoop design. This home project has cut no corners and the addition of this hoop system was no exception. The up/down adjustment is easy and lockable. The galvanized option is incredible. Assembly was simple (about 1.5 hours) however, we used a tractor to lift the backboard onto the pole. Get a few strong guys if you don't have equipment to lift it. Well worth buying your friends some pizza, as it is the thick and heavy me tal construction that separates this hoop system from everyone else. Also as a side note, the glass is as thick as the pro boards, and it is really really heavy! When viewed from the street it has simple geometric lines and is aesthetically pleasing and complements rather than distracts from the overall project. When viewed close up it is dominating and the quality of construction "jumps" out at you. You can dunk, and if it shakes at all it is over in a fraction of a second. It is so solid that I have little doubt that it will last a lifetime. A big thank you to the guys at FleXtremehoops, as they not only make an awesome product, they answer their phone "live" and know their product like a company should. No foreign call center from these guys! In summary, if you are considering a basketball hoop & pole system, don't try to save money and get something else. You get what you pay for and in the case of the FleXtreme hoop the $$$ are well worth it. There is not a single system out there that even comes close to the FleXtreme hoop. Take the time to do your research and you will come to the same conclusion we did. I can't stress enough NOT to try to save a few bucks and get something else as you WILL be disappointed.

    [4 of 8 customers found this review helpful]
    This backboard is awesome!!
    Deb in Maine from Wells, ME gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 11/26/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    What a great quality product! We are very satisfied with it. Our boys ages 12 and 10 love to play basketball and enjoy this quality basketball system, which was installed in our backyard court. We suggest using 4 people for installation of the backboard since it's so big and heavy. We also ordered the rustproofing (since we live near the ocean) and a light, which extends our playing time. The customer service was great!

    [7 of 15 customers found this review helpful]
    Great Product!
    Don from Pelzer, SC gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 11/17/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Great basketball goal. Had no problems putting it together and setting it up. You will need at least three men to set the backboard on the pole and secure it (very heavy!!) or you can do what we did and use a frontend loader. By far, the hardest part was digging the 2' x 2' x 4' deep hole for the ba se. After the ba se was installed and the concrete had set, the rest of the installation only took about an hour. The goal is sturdy and well built and my kids love hanging on the rim!

    [9 of 18 customers found this review helpful]
    Better then expected
    Big Bear from West Hartford, CT gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 11/16/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: Hard To Setup
    Best Uses: Pickup Games
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    My new hoop and back-board have made our driveway the go-to place for neighborhood kids to play B-BAll. My kids have increased their basketball practise time ten fold since its installation. It's solid construction forces me and my kids to shoot more accurately. Its either a near perefct shot or the ball won't drop

    [9 of 19 customers found this review helpful]
    Hoop & backboard play true
    JB from Duvall, WA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 11/16/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Our FleXtreme Platinum has only been set up for a short time and it is working great. True rim/backboard response. Being able to lower the rim to 5'-6" has been great for my 9 year old to work on his dunks:)

    [6 of 13 customers found this review helpful]
    Exceeded my expectations
    Tony the Tiger from Kittery, ME gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 11/16/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: Hard To Setup
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    I was a bit uneasy about buying a backboard on-line without knowing what I was going to get. However, the overwhelming positive comments by everyone on the site, encouraged me to try it. Our family has been extremely impressed with the quality and look of the system and is something the kids can grow in to as they get older.

    [17 of 34 customers found this review helpful]
    "I would buy this product again and again"
    Hubba bubba from Covington, LA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 10/30/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Things that are great about it

    [17 of 34 customers found this review helpful]
    Very impressive. At first thought it was a bit pricey until I opened the packages
    Doc from Joplin, MO gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 10/27/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: weighs a freakin ton
    Best Uses: Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use, Commercial Use, for pro use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Very well built. Had to use a forklift to put the backboard on (thank god I had one) Only problem was the height gauge, it was broke but I use fingernail polish on the adjusting pole for the 10ft mark and it woks fine

    [23 of 47 customers found this review helpful]
    Best Basketball System we have ever had!
    Ken from Hamilton, MI gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 10/18/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    This system not only is solidly built; it looks great in our driveway. We have had many neighbors and friends drive by our house and ask where we got our basketball system from. They love it! The construction is very solid; my kids and I started laughing with delight the first few times we shot the ball, the backboard didn't move and we got a true bounce off the rim. We are thrilled and so are all the neighborhood kids.

    [29 of 60 customers found this review helpful]
    Don'y think about any other Hoop - Best Ever
    Derek the Dunkmeister from South Jordan, UT gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 10/03/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Easy set up / Very durable and sturdy. Been dunking on it with team mates and friends that are well over 225lbs and it's very solid.

    [33 of 62 customers found this review helpful]
    Very Solid
    Bk from Post Falls, ID gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 10/02/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: Hard To Setup
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    We use for family fun. My 10 year old daughter says it is really easy for her to lower the backboard to a height she desires. Neighbor kids flocked to our house when it went up. Unit is very solid...all aspects appear to be really strong...and it looks good as well. Delivery was easy. We had a local construction co./handy-man set it up, well worth the dollars spent there. We have a large area for it and we are glad we went with the larger backboard...it is really nice. Time will tell as to how it stands up to weather. It's done well in wind, rain, and sun...waiting for the snow...we'll see in 10 years how it holds up. We added the rust guard. That's the only reason we hold back on a 5 star rating...want to see how it holds up over time. So far, a very solid product and we highly recommend it.

    [34 of 66 customers found this review helpful]
    Love this product!!! Would definitely buy again.
    Steve from Kokomo, IN gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 10/01/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Kids are always out there playing both just shooting around and having pickup games with their friends. The goal is very easy to adjust and very solid.

    [37 of 68 customers found this review helpful]
    Awesomely Impressive
    JP from Salem, VA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 10/01/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust, I recommend this system
    Best Uses: Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use, Commercial Use, for pro use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Our two year old loves it. The adjustable height allows him to "make" baskets and he is hooked. It is something that all three of our boys and their friends can use. It is really solid and is going to be around for the next 15-20 years so it makes for a great investment.

    [32 of 64 customers found this review helpful]
    Looks good so far. Headache to get installed.
    Philip the POP from Chevy Chase, MD gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 10/01/2010
    Pros: High-Quality Materials / Construction
    Cons: Hard To Setup
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Just difficult to get an installer in there to get it up.

    [36 of 69 customers found this review helpful]
    Great product!! The envy of all our friends and neighbors.
    Buck from Dowling, MI gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 09/29/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Great product. I have 6 children at various stages, and they all love it. They can adjust the height to their level and have fun with the game of basketball.

    [46 of 91 customers found this review helpful]
    Great sales and after-sale service team
    T from Toronto, Canada, CA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 09/08/2010
    Pros: Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust, Good looking
    Cons: Hard To Setup, Lots packaging to discard
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Ryan was quick at resolving a custom fee mistake. Even though shipping + custom fees are high, the total cost is still lower than any other comparable basketball goal systems for us Canadians. The goal sits beautifully on our tennis court. Now we play more basketball than tennis with our family.

    [50 of 100 customers found this review helpful]
    Nice product
    strider from hermitage, PA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 09/03/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: Hard To Setup
    Best Uses: Practice, Residential Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Solid construction. Needed help to assemble.

    [53 of 103 customers found this review helpful]
    Glad I did the research
    Brian from La Grande, OR gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 09/03/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    I used to own a 60" Mammoth hoop at a previous home. There is no comparison. The quality is excellent. The kids love being able to lower down to 5'6" where they can dunk and hang on it. If I had to assemble it again I would get 4 guys on the 72" backboard and one placing the pin. We did it with 2 on the backboard and my wife on a ladder with the pin.

    [58 of 105 customers found this review helpful]
    Greta product. Very solid.
    Jim the from Newport, RI gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 08/31/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: Hard To Setup
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Solid backboard. Very nice look. Easy for my kids to adjust. The light accessory really adds.

    [59 of 112 customers found this review helpful]
    Wham bam slam jam!
    Diceman from Clare, MI gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 08/31/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use, Commercial Use, church parking lot
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    We are using this awesome hoop in our church parking lot. Once we get the court lined we'll be having regular pickup games. We love the 4-6 foot reach from the support to the backboard which gives you a genuine feel for a regulation court. Of course, you can dunk all day long! We are excited to have this hoop as part of our church facility! By the way, we installed this great system ourselves- it was really quite easy!

    [56 of 109 customers found this review helpful]
    LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
    Leilani from Allentown, PA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 08/24/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: NONE
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    we all love playing with this. even our 3 1/2 year old son. we are so glad we purchased this!!!

    [60 of 113 customers found this review helpful]
    When you have it delivered, make sure your home to check the equipment and box. If backboard looks ok, but you did not check the rest of the equipment, if box has any damage be sure to to have the del
    PAUL from ISLI TERRACE, NY gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 08/24/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Tournaments
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    LIKE A CRANE SOLID CONSTRUCTION EASY SETUP NEED THREE OR MORE PEOPLE


    MANUFACTURER RESPONSE:

    If there is any shipping damage note it on the delivery receipt and you will be covered by shipping insurance if you find anything while installing

    [59 of 115 customers found this review helpful]
    Solid backyard fun.
    Kurt from Finksburg, MD gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 08/24/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: Hard To Setup
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    With the age of our kids, 8' is a great rim height. Ours is used for family fun and keeping active, both of which are very enjoyable due to the high quality of the hoop. The only reason for a hard to setup note was that a regulation size 1/2" glass backboard is HEAVY, obviously. Three men held it while I attached the bolts - but still not a cakewalk. Designed well, but still heavy. Don't underestimate the manpower needed. Overall, great product (very stable, easily adjustable and well manufactured) and I appreciate the details, specifically the stainless hardware option.

    [57 of 117 customers found this review helpful]
    So adjustable that a 4 year old can make baskets on it!!!
    Scott from Independence, IA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 08/24/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Great hoop!! The kids and myself love playing on this hoop, other than fighting over what height to set it at!!!! I have a 4 year old and she can even make baskets on the Pro-Dunk hoop!!!! Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality hoop at a great price!!!!!

    [58 of 111 customers found this review helpful]
    Solid Unit
    Nemat from Los Gatos, CA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 08/24/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: Hard To Setup
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    The unit arrived on time and the installation was difficult. The backboard requires three solid persons to install. Once installed, it feels and look like a solid unit and has been performing very well. I installed this unit in my backyard for my boys to use and I expect not to have any issues with it for years to come. -Nemat

    [78 of 149 customers found this review helpful]
    Terrific goal and price.
    Batjag from South Wayne, WI gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 07/23/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Commercial Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Nice soft, stable, rim action that accepts shots well.

    [78 of 144 customers found this review helpful]
    Top-notch system for residential play
    Ron from Shrewsbury, MA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 07/10/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Setup, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Commercial Use, Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    In looking for a residential adjustable basketball goal, it quickly became apparent to me that I had to steer away from the low-end, entry level goals since their flimsy construction and instability would have significantly reduced the fun of playing. After carefully reviewing all of the specifications of the various high quality goals available, FleXtreme came out at the head of the pack offering superior, sturdy construction (e.g. full 1/2" thick glass) at a great price. For the size of my play area, the pricing also made it an easy choice to move up to the full 72" regulation size goal. Two major additional considerations for me were the FleXtreme warranty, clearly the best, most comprehensive available, and the Rust Armor corrosion protection package only offered by FleXtreme. The action of the FleXtreme Platinum is fantastic and I look forward to a lifetime of play ranging from casual shooting to pickup games.

    [76 of 154 customers found this review helpful]
    Will gladly recommend to friends and family!
    DaCuse from Liverpool, NY gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/28/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust, Good Instructions
    Cons: Made in China
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Residential Use, Family Games!
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    In the 3-4 weeks since we've installed the system, our family has played dozens of "2-bounce", "horse" and "around the world" games. We've also had several neighbors stop by to play. My goal was simple ... more family activity time, and less video games. Mission Accomplished!

    [82 of 163 customers found this review helpful]
    Awesome hoop
    Mike from Woodbury, MN gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/21/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    This is an awesome hoop. Rock solid, I can dunk and hang on the rim without any fear of damage to the hoop or myself! Installation is not difficult, but the system is so solidly built that many of the parts are heavy...that is nothing to complain about though, it is well worth the effort once it is up.

    [80 of 158 customers found this review helpful]
    Awesome - fun for the entire family!
    Davey Croms from Rockville, MD gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/21/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: outdated instructions
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    With 3 young children an adjustable system was a must. I did a lot of on-line shopping, and this was by far the best price and the highest quality system available. I've recommended it to 3 friends. I would absolutely buy it again from FleXtreme Hoops. Great company, very responsive when i called with a few questions. Only way to improve the experience was if the installation instructions were updated with more pictures (that always helps), and some of the bolts were labeled better (since they are close in length, it makes it difficult to identify the correct one). Overall - a great company and AWESOME, HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT.

    [83 of 160 customers found this review helpful]
    NBA sized hoop in my own back yard!
    Pistol from Union, IL gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/21/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust, can dunk without worry
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use, Commercial Use, Tournaments, for pro use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    When this hoop arrived at my house, the backboard was bigger than my bed! Very heavy duty and stable system. The rim allows no "cheap shots" like other low quality hoops. Feels like your playing in a gym with the convenience of being at your house. Great for practice, and is easy to lower. Excellent hoop, and a great price. Thanks FleXtreme!

    [73 of 141 customers found this review helpful]
    Best Goal I've ever played on!
    Mokahum from Cass Lake, MN gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/21/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, for pro use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    We use these goals to reach out in our Native American Communities, and the youth can be really hard on basketball goals, where often you see broken goals or backboards. FleXtreme Platinum goals our the best quality and can withstand hard play from our youth and have Lifetime guarantees on their systems. FleXtreme goals are by far the best goals and the best prices that you will ever find out there! Do your research and I think you will agree with me.

    [74 of 148 customers found this review helpful]
    I would buy this product again.
    Big Boss from Kansas City, KS gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 06/16/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    We use our Pro Duck system at home for practice. I think the most useful thing about the system is the height adjustment which allows for the system to be lowered to height suitable for small kids to play at a Pro like level. I think the most undesirable thing about the system is that it?s too nice a system to not have an area designated only for basketball.

    [80 of 152 customers found this review helpful]
    trying to get your product into my store
    terry from Burlington, ON gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/14/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    The best built thing to ever leave china

    [75 of 142 customers found this review helpful]
    We would purchase this again
    none from Puyallup, WA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/13/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    We are really enjoying our FleXtreme! Great product and great customer service!

    [79 of 160 customers found this review helpful]
    I would buy this product again
    t-dad from Ketchum, ID gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/11/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Home residential play

    [90 of 165 customers found this review helpful]
    Beyond Expectations
    Barty from Swanton, OH gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/10/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust, Well designed, Fast Delivery, Great Appearance
    Best Uses: Practice, Residential Use, Pickup Games
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Once we installed the system (with the help of a few friends), kids started to show up to play. We live out in the country and our neighbors are a distance away (1/2 mile), but they would rather play at our house, rather than on their old equipment. We may have to start charging for court time!!!

    [72 of 142 customers found this review helpful]
    Awesome in every way
    Dave from Woodbury, NY gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/10/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Everything about this system is great. Starting with customer service when buying it (thanks Ryan!),through delivery (on time, as scheduled), set up (used your recommended installer but watched it being done, very straightforward) and, most of all, quality of materials. This thing is built like a tank, looks great and is easy for my 9 year old to raise and lower. I looked at systems for twice the price and I cannot think of a thing they have over this system.

    [78 of 151 customers found this review helpful]
    Highly Recommended (zero reservations)
    J & J from Toronto from Toronto, ON gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/10/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: Hard To Setup
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Everything is great with the system and it is getting some serious play time. The work to install was a three man job at times but worth the effort. This system is VERY stable and secure. Thanks.

    [74 of 156 customers found this review helpful]
    really love the look
    cheddar from menomonee falls, WI gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/10/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    the kids really love this hoop

    [82 of 151 customers found this review helpful]
    Excellent product and easy installation
    3 point bomber from New Lenox, IL gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/09/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use, for pro use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Product is used to practice from ages 4 - 18 and is well suited for all age groups.

    [75 of 149 customers found this review helpful]
    Just like shooting in the gym.
    Gunner from Nahunta from Nahunta, GA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/08/2010
    Pros: Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Stable, Easy To Adjust, Weather Resistant
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    My whole family loves the Platinum Pro-Dunk system. So easy to adjust, even my 5 year old can raise and lower the goal. Money well spent.

    [77 of 147 customers found this review helpful]
    Very nice system
    Smokin' Joe from Salem, IN gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/08/2010
    Pros: High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use, Tournaments
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Very easy for even small children to adjust the height.

    [77 of 155 customers found this review helpful]
    Great system
    dbkmvan from Fosston, MN gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/08/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: questionable instructions
    Best Uses: Commercial Use, Tournaments
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    We bought the system for a Bible Camp where durability and adjustability are a high priority. Now both young and old can enjoy the system to the fullest. We also recived a court stencil for some shipping damages (scratches). Stencil product is worthless. Tape measure, chalk line, and string is the better route to go.

    [75 of 148 customers found this review helpful]
    This is a product you cannot go wrong with!
    jbob from Knoxville, IL gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 06/03/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust, Does not wobble in wind
    Cons: Backboard is very heavy
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    This is as good of quality backboard as is used at the collegiate level. It plays awesome.

    [77 of 159 customers found this review helpful]
    Hoop Dreams!
    Jonathan from Brooklyn, NY gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/25/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    A crowd pleaser! Wonderful to play on...and online/on-phone sales staff were GREAT! Put us at ease...

    [79 of 152 customers found this review helpful]
    solid unit
    chaps from Glencoe, IL gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 05/25/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    very good hoop!

    [85 of 160 customers found this review helpful]
    Very Pleased
    Hooper from Greenwood, AR gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/22/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: Hard To Setup
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Great goal - easy to adjust. The kids and i are enjoying it. Only downside is a fairly complicated installation. Had ours professionally installed which added cost but was well worth it.

    [82 of 159 customers found this review helpful]
    Kids think they are in NBA
    Grendel from Wyndmoor, PA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/21/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Cons: Wait to tighten bolts
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Love the hoop, only one con; instructions need to stress not tightening bolts [especially main center bolt] until the unit is put together. Follow instructions, you will need three adults, but not difficult.

    [82 of 163 customers found this review helpful]
    (Stop shoping) This is a extremly high quality basketball system at a great price !! now our friends and family can enjoy this for many years to come. thankyou FleXtreme!
    chuck from northconway, NH gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/19/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust, performs and looks great
    Cons: none
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use, Commercial Use, Tournaments, for pro use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    (STOP SHOPPING)I RESERCHED THIS FOR MONTHS THIS IS A EXTREMLY HIGH QUALITY BASKETBALL SYSTEM AT A GREAT PRICE YOU WILL BE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE LOOKS AND DERABILITY AND IM (VERY FUSSY) THANKYOU FleXtreme.

    [83 of 173 customers found this review helpful]
    Above and beyond our expectations!!
    Ken from North Huntingdon, PA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/17/2010
    Pros: Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Setup, Stable, Easy To Adjust, Weather Resistant
    Best Uses: Practice, Residential Use, Pickup Games
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    I researched all different types of basketball systems and settled with FleXtreme for the exceptional quality of craftsmanship and their guarantees on the system. We the hoop arrived it exceeded our expectations and was top quality. I wanted the best hoop for my kids to practice on and that's exactly what I got.

    [81 of 163 customers found this review helpful]
    Great Product and Value !!
    Jim the Happy DAD from Ocala, FL gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 4 out of 5 stars on 05/17/2010
    Pros: Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    The backboard is extremely easy to adjust up and down. It is a great product. GREAT Value. This system is better than a lot gyms that my son competes at. You do need several helpers to get the backboard up during assembly.

    [82 of 160 customers found this review helpful]
    Nice Unit
    Hoops from Hinsdale, IL gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/17/2010
    Pros: Easy To Setup, Stable, Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Weather Resistant, Easy To Adjust
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Hit of the neigborhood

    [79 of 158 customers found this review helpful]
    Kids Love It!!!!!!!!!!! Wife Too!!!!!!!!
    Car Gator from Waxhaw, NC gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/16/2010
    Pros: High-Quality Materials / Construction
    Best Uses: Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Looks Great!!!!! Built to last!!!!!!

    [83 of 160 customers found this review helpful]
    This backboard system is better than expected!
    Impressed from Penn Yan, NY gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/15/2010
    Pros: Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Stable, Easy To Adjust, Weather Resistant
    Best Uses: Pickup Games, Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    This has already improved my kids game!

    [78 of 156 customers found this review helpful]
    Slam-a-jam-a-ding-dong!
    6-pack league commissioner from Augusta, KS gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/14/2010
    Pros: Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Setup, Stable, Easy To Adjust, Weather Resistant
    Cons: Instruction manual
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    I am very pleased with the whole structure - very good quality.

    [89 of 187 customers found this review helpful]
    Great basketball goal and alot better than the ones sold at Dicks etc....
    Jeff from Poplar Bluff, MO gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/13/2010
    Pros: Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Setup, Stable, Easy To Adjust, Weather Resistant
    Best Uses: Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    My sons love basketball and we were tired of the flimsy spalding junk. We went withthe FleXtreme after about a month of really checking into every basketball goal available on the internet. Great product and it really is like playing in a gym.

    [84 of 183 customers found this review helpful]
    Plays likeyou are in a Basketball Arena
    WindyCity Mark from Oswego, IL gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/13/2010
    Pros: Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Setup, Stable, Easy To Adjust, Weather Resistant
    Best Uses: Practice, Residential Use, Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    I have been playing organized basketball for over 30 years, the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System plays just like a high school and college basketball gym backboard. The only thing I need to do is adjust for the wind, if needed (and the slight slant in my driveway). The feel, the way the ball bounces on the backboard and rim, the angles and the look are just like playing in the gym. I would recommend this system to anyone. Installation was a breeze,however, digging the hole and pouring the cement for the post and the weight of the backboard when attaching to the post were the hardest parts of installation. I would definitely suggest 4 well able men for lifting the backboard in place (more if you want) and a person to install the bolts.

    [76 of 160 customers found this review helpful]
    Looks Great and Performs Even Better
    Andy Young from Loveland, CO gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/13/2010
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    The hoop is awesome and looks much better in person than the pics on the website. My wife was less than excited about putting such a mammoth goal in our front yard. However, she's fine with it now. It has a very elegant construction that helps mute its sheer bulk. I've gotten 5 drive-by complements, two from women asking me where I got it. I think that by showing a few installed pictures, people will get a lot more perspective about how the goal would look in a residential setting. Play is amazing. VERY solid feel. I love dunking and hanging ... and so do my kids. Bottom line is that I'd enthusiastically recommend this hoop to anyone and I'd definitely buy it again. If you ever need a reference in Colorado, give me call.

    [82 of 161 customers found this review helpful]
    Boys Love It!
    Terry W. Yates from Bellaire, TX gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/13/2010
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Thank you so much for the basketball goal. Your crew did an outstanding job installing it. The only problem is that I can't get my two boys to come inside the house to eat dinner. They are loving it!

    [88 of 169 customers found this review helpful]
    Great product, great service
    Juice Daddy from haymarket, VA gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/13/2010
    Pros: Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Setup, Stable, Easy To Adjust, Weather Resistant
    Best Uses: Practice, Residential Use
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    Only comment I would make is that the sticker and the plastic overlay that indicates the height of the goal is a bit cheap looking.


    MANUFACTURER RESPONSE:

    The height indicator is made of a high-quality, weather resistant, high-impact plastic to endure harsh weather conditions without becoming brittle. Also, because it is plastic and not metal, the risk of corrosion at the pivot point is eliminated. Lastly, the plastic height indicator has the added benefit of being clear which allows you to see the rim height markings beneath the indicator.

    [72 of 151 customers found this review helpful]
    10 time better than the store brand system for less
    stubby from LIGONIER, IN gave the FleXtreme Platinum Basketball System 5 out of 5 stars on 05/13/2010
    Pros: Solid Backboard Response, High-Quality Materials / Construction, Easy To Setup, Stable, Easy To Adjust, Weather Resistant
    Cons: diy=4 friend+case of beer
    Best Uses: Residential Use, Commercial Use, Tournaments, Pickup Games, Practice
    Bottom Line I would recommend this product to a friend

    this basketball system is fantastic, it perform way better than my old system. i weight in at 190 lbs, i dunk and hang on the rim with confidence that it would not break. the rim does not mount onto the glass backboard, it mount directly on to the steel fr ame. all the pole and extension arm are made of heavy steel and will last for years of play. i would highly recommend this system to anyone is looking for a basketball system. this system cost less then the big box store, and its 10 time better in quality and way more sturdier. fantastic system over all. for your diy installer out there, you are going to need 4 of your buddy and a case of beer to install it.


    Review Process: 30 days after ordering, randomly chosen customers are sent an email requesting that they leave a review of the product they bought. This ensures all reviews are from verified customers and that they have had time to receive, install and use the product extensively. We have been requesting reviews since 5-11-2010.

    Technical Specifications

    Pole
    Pole Size6" x 6" with 3/16" (7 gauge) thickness
    Steel TypeStructural (mild) carbon steel with .29% carbon and a density of 7.85 g/cm3
    Pole / Gusset PaddingIncluded. Custom fitted weather resistant vinyl covering with 1" thick high-impact padding
    Flanged Base Size11.8" x 11.8" x ½"
    Gussets4 of them each ½" thick
    Backboard
    Backboard Size72" x 42" x ½"
    Backboard MaterialTempered Glass
    Backboard Frame Size2" with ¼" thickness
    Backboard Frame MaterialAluminum with steel reinforcement
    Glass To Frame MountingMechanically encased in channel with rubber gasket
    Rim Mounting TypeThrough glass using grommets. No pressure on glass.
    Backboard PaddingNOT Included.
    Extension Arm
    Overhang4' (front of pole to front of backboard)
    Extension Arm Size4" x 4" with 1/8" (11 gauge) thickness. Has 1 smaller support brace
    Anchor and Pier
    J-Bolt Count4
    J-Bolt Size5/8" diameter 18" long
    J-Bolt MaterialUltra-high carbon steel with zinc galvanization
    Shipping
    ServiceIncluded. R+L Carriers LTL Freight
    Lift-GateIncluded
    Scheduled DeliveryIncluded
    Residential DeliveryIncluded
    Weight400 lb.
    Shipping Weight425 lb.
    Packaging Configuration5 cartons on 2 pallets
    Fasteners (nuts, bolts and washers)
    Material (no Rust Armor)Structural (mild) carbon steel with .29% carbon and a density of 7.85 g/cm3
    Material (with Rust Armor)stainless steel with UNS Designation of S20100
    Rust Armor
    AvailableYes
    Structural TreatmentZinc Galvanization
    Fastener MaterialStainless steel with UNS Designation of S20100
    WarrantyExtended. Covers corrosion damage for a lifetime
    Warranty
    Limited Lifetime WarrantyYes
    Covers Dunking & HangingYes

    Features

    High-Performance, Durable Design and Construction

    Bring awesome play to your home or institution with a genuine Hercules Platinum basketball system. High-performance regulation-sized ½" thick tempered glass backboard and 6" square 7 ga. thick one-piece steel pole delivers incredible durability and performance that continues to exceed demanding expectations and out-perform alternatives.

    • 33% More Glass, 9% Better Rebound Response Than Closest Alternative

      Backboard Rebound Response

      Almost all gymnasiums use ½ inch thick tempered glass backboards while residential hoops use softer and thinner materials. This experiment is intended to determine how a ½ inch thick tempered glass backboard performs compared to traditional residential backboards.

      VIDEO: Rebound Response Experiment

      • Experiment Parameters
        - The backboards are all 60 x 36 inches and have identical aluminum framing. The ball used is made of an indoor outdoor synthetic material. All balls were dropped from a consistent 55 inches and were measured with a high speed digital camera. Rebound response is defined here as the percentage of distance the ball bounced back from the original drop height.
      • Summary
        - Acrylic was the clear looser with only a 38% rebound response (some manufactures use thinner 3/8 acrylic which was not tested). 1/2 inch glass was the winner beating 3/8 inch glass by approximately 9% with a 69% rebound response.
    • Heavy-Duty Backboard Frame

      The Hercules Platinum backboard is encased in a ¼" thick die-cast solid aluminum frame. This adds incredible rigidity to the board and protects the edges of the glass. The glass is locked into place with ¼" steel "L" brackets at each corner. A rubber gasket lines the channel that the glass sits in as a buffer from the metal frame.

      This mechanical method of mounting the glass is the same used on competitive NBA and NCAA backboards. Many other residential basketball systems use an adhesive to mount the glass which can weaken over time in the elements and can expose the edges of the glass increasing the chances of breakage.

      Backboard Frame-To-Glass Mounting Process

      Backboard Frame Comparison

    • Available High-Performance Regulation-Sized Tempered Glass Backboard

      Backboard Material Comparison

      Tempered glass is approximately 4 times heavier than acrylic. This adds mass to the system and improves the rebound response off of the backboard.

      Secondly, tempered glass is harder than acrylic. This creates a much more rigid surface and eliminates the drumhead effect that deadens rebounds on acrylic boards. Also, much like your car windshield, the hard tempered glass will resist scratching and remain clear. Acrylic will scuff and become cloudy over time.

      Acrylic does have its place. We recommend it in institutional applications where vandalism is likely. This is because acrylic will not shatter.

      In summary, tempered glass is preferred in most situations for its performance and durability over time. If you are concerned about vandalism acrylic might be the better option for you.

    • 6" Square, 7 Gauge Thick, One-Piece, Square Steel Pole

      Steel Thickness Comparison

      As the price of steel rises many manufactures are beginning to reduce the thickness of their main pole. This reduces the stiffness yielding a less stable, poor performing basketball system. Make sure you're getting a full 7 gauge (3/16") thick main pole.

      The quickest way to determine the quality of a basketball system is to check the pole type. All premium hoops use a square (or rectangular) one-piece pole with 7 gauge or higher thickness.

      Stay away from multi-piece poles. Manufactures split the poles into several pieces for shipping and distribution purposes. Right out of the box, you'll see that these joints are the weak link in the system and will weaken more over time from corrosion.

      Pole Type Comparison

      Weak corroded joint in a 2-piece pole

    • Limited Lifetime Warranty - Covers Dunking and Hanging

      We proudly back the genuine Hercules basketball goal with an unsurpassed warranty. The durable design, quality construction and over 24 years of experience ensure you will enjoy a lifetime of play and never worry about maintenance or replacing your system.

      Every part of the heavy-duty Hercules system has been designed to exceed performance expectations under extreme playing conditions. The Hercules goal is completely warranted for dunking and hanging on the rim. Other manufactures did not design their hoops for this kind of aggressive play and will not warrant it.

    • Industry Leading Corrosion Protection

      This system is currently available with our industry leading Rust Armor™ package. This will not delay your ship date.

      Mr. Basketball and Keith Discuss Corrosion Protection

      • How much is it?
        $149.00
      • Do I Need It?
        Receive 30 or more inches of rain per year - view map Receive standing snow and or roads are salted - view map Live within 100 miles of salt water - view map
        Live in a humid climate (60% or greater relative humidity) - view map Install basketball system within range of a sprinkler Want to reduce the risk of weakening bolts and unsightly rust streaks
      • What's included?
        • Zinc Galvanization

          The main structural components are dipped and coated in a galvanizing solution that will protect the raw steel from corrosive elements. These parts pass through a molten bath of zinc at a temperature of 860 degrees thoroughly coating them with a thick robust layer of zinc.

          This process is commonly known as hot-dip galvanization and prevents corrosion by forming a physical barrier and by acting as a sacrificial anode. The zinc coating reacts with oxygen, water molecules and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to yield an impermeable, tenacious, insoluble layer of zinc carbonate. This level of protection is similar to that of aluminum and stainless steels.

          Wikipedia was referenced for this information including the following pages Galvanization, Sacrificial Anode , and Hot-Dip Galvanizing.

          Photos of the main structural components after galvanization and before receiving a powder coat finish

          Galvanization Coating Diagram

        • Stainless Steel Fasteners

          Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel Bolt Comparison

          All fasteners are upgraded to stainless steel ensuring your system will look great and never weaken or seize up over time. Untreated carbon steel fasteners will be replaced with durable stainless steel to ensure your goal will remain structurally sound and reduce unsightly rust streaks.

          Destructive corrosives such as road and costal salt will not weaken fasteners. They also make moving your system a snap! Never worry about rusty fasteners seizing up while disassembling and reassembling the system.

        • Extended Corrosion Warranty

          Your system will be warranted against structural damage caused by corrosion for a lifetime!

          We are so confident that the galvanized coating and stainless steel fasteners included in the Rust Armor™ package will eliminate any risk of corrosion that we are backing these products up with an extended lifetime warranty that covers damage caused by corrosion.

          This warranty covers all environments including brutal costal conditions, salt from road clearing and dense humidity.


    Professional and DIY Installation

    The Hercules Platinum system is precisely manufactured with high quality materials that are designed to go together smoothly and intuitively. Assembly of this system requires the use of special tools such as a Genie Lift which can be rented from your local equipment rental company or scaffolding. This is because the backboard must be mounted at it's desired height.

    • Phone support from an experienced installation expert

    • "H" bracket is pre-installed saving you 15 minutes of assembly time.

    • Precise leveling using self-leveling nuts after the pier has cured.

    • Stainless steel fasteners will not seize up if you decide to move to a new house (requires Rust Armor package)

    • Installation process summary

      1. Concrete Pier Installation (~1.5 Hours)
      2. Allow Concrete to Cure (1 - 5 Days)
      3. Assemble System on Cured Concrete (~1.5 Hours)
      4. Start Playing!
    • View / print installation instructions

    • Plan your court

      • 4' Overhang (Front of the pole to the front of the backboard)
      • Approximately 24" square pier (depends on your soil conditions)
      • Free-throw line is 15' from the front of the backboard
      • Three-point line is a perfect arc from the center of the rim
        • Middle-School, High-School, Women's College: 19' 9"
        • Men's College: 20' 9"
        • NBA: 23' 9" (wings cut off)
      • View / print court dimension diagrams

    • Popular installation frequently asked questions

      • Is the pier included?

        Yes, everything you need for installation is included but the concrete.

      • How big does the pier need to be?

        24" square and 4' deep belled out at the bottom. If you have a sandy soil you might want to go deeper.

      • Can it be installed into existing concrete?

        Yes. You can jackhammer the area you need or use wedge anchors.

      • How long does it take to install?

        Installation times can vary but you can expect to spend around 1.5 hours installing the pier and 1.5 hours assembling the system with 1 to 5 days for the pier to cure.

    Design and Aesthetics

    The Hercules Platinum basketball system is elegantly designed to be a classy, unobtrusive edition to your driveway or backyard court. The proportionate system will blend into the surroundings while offering an unmistakable professional playing experience.

    Photos of various Hercules systems with a clean unobtrusive look

    • Smooth gloss back finish

      Blends into residential settings and resists unattractive weathering

    • Clear backboard

      Allows surroundings through for an unobtrusive feel

    • Tempered glass backboard

      The very hard tempered glass will remain clear and not scratch like softer acrylic alternatives. This ensures that the backboard will remain clear and not get a dull dirty look.

    • Minimalistic backboard frame (thin bezel)

    • Available Rust Armor

      Reduces rust and ensures your system will not become an eye-sore

    • Very little signage

      We don't treat your system like a billboard. There is a small sticker on the backboard and extension arm that can be removed if you'd like.

    • Rectangular clear backboard

      Delivers a very professional look that adds prestige to your home

    • Clean, minimalistic design

      Many believe that this system is elegant and clean. We have taken a minimalistic approach to this system to keep things looking good and simple without sacrificing performance or durability.


    Add Rust Armor to ensure your system does not become and eye-sore

    A competitor's system after a few years without Rust Armor protection

    A competitor's system with multi-piece pole and no Rust Armor protection

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    Safety

    Hercules systems create a safe engaging environment at your home or institution. Protective padding and a large overhang distance ensure your players stay safe.

    Children playing two on two with the Hercules Diamond basketball system

    • Protective safety padding

      The Hercules Platinum is designed to protect all players. Young and elite players alike will appreciate the pole & gusset padding included with every Hercules system. The wrap around pole padding protects aggressive players that drive in hard for a lay-ups and play underneath the hoop. The gusset padding protects players from rolling an ankle or falling onto exposed bolts at the base. In contrast, many other basketball goals do not include the protective padding needed to keep players injury free.

    • Break-away rim

      For players unleashing their dunking power on the Hercules system, we have included a heavy-duty break-away rim that is designed to absorb the pressure and pop right back into place. This softens the blow to player's hands and joints preventing injury.

    • Keeps kids in a safe environment

      The Hercules system gets children excited about being active and keeps them in a safe invironment that you control

    • Large safe-play area

      Take the pole out of the playing area while keeping balls and players on the court. Overhang is defined as the distance from the front of the pole to the front of the backboard. Regulation courts have a distance of 4' from the baseline to the front of the backboard. This area is used to box out and allows players running in for lay-ups to stay in play. More importantly it keeps the pole out of the playing area reducing the likelihood of injury to players. Larger overhang distances also keep players from stepping off the playing surface which reduces injuries such as rolled ankles.