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MegaSlam 54
$2,249
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  • Collegiate Rim
  • 180º Pro Rim
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Estimated delivery time of 1-2 weeks.

FEATURES

The MegaSlam 54 is the best value of the MegaSlam adjustable-height systems, offering pro features while bringing all the durability of a Mega Slam Hoop. The 54" wide backboard has a 3-foot overhang from the solid 5” x 5” main pole. It’s a great adjustable hoop for 1-car driveways or tighter court spaces.

Hideaway Net® for safer play. Single Pivot® Design

Collegiate flex® rim

Hideaway Net® for safer play. Single Pivot® Design

Our Collegiate Flex® rim comes standard on the MegaSlam 54.  The patented design offers break-away action with our Single Pivot® engineering, allowing for slam dunks on the front of the rim. 

Exclusive MSH Technology. Hideaway Net®. Directional Flex® for safer impact

180° Pro Rim® Upgrade

Exclusive MSH Technology. Hideaway Net®. Directional Flex® for safer impact

Upgrade to our pro-style rim which offers break-away action from a full 180° like the rims the pros use. Directional Flex® Technology allows for slam dunks in any direction. Recessed Hideaway Net® attachment protects your hands when jamming. (Patent pending.)

5-Gauge strong steel Pole

5-Gauge strong steel

5-Gauge strong steel Pole

The thickest steel main pole of any outdoor hoop on the market, our 5-gauge super-rigid steel thickness allows for a rock-solid game with little shaking or swaying. Double the thickness vs. brands sold at big box stores.

 

Industry leading quality assurance utilizing professional third party inspectors to independently verify legitimate steel thickness.

No-break backboard protection®

No-break backboard protection®

No-break backboard protection®

We realize that sometimes life happens...
Lifetime warranty for all play related incidents, and one-time replacement guarantee for non-play related incidents.  

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All season protection

All season protection

All season protection

Every Mega Slam Hoop comes ready for scorching summers, rainy springs, and frozen winters with hot-dipped galvanized steel and stainless steel hardware. Standard.

MEGA SLAM HOOPS. Lifetime warranty

Lifetime warranty

MEGA SLAM HOOPS. Lifetime warranty

We stand behind our basketball systems and guarantee great performance for a lifetime of play -- even down to the nuts and bolts.

 

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Solid Base

Solid Base

Solid Base

The MegaSlam 54 main pole is reinforced with 12 gussets, which is 50-75% more support than the competition.

Regulation Thickness

Regulation Thickness

Regulation Thickness

With a regulation, ½-inch thick glass, the MegaSlam 54" backboard provides maximum ball response. You also see clean looks through the unobstructed clear-view backboard design.

Easy height adjustment

Easy height adjustment

Easy height adjustment

The MegaSlam 54 lowers from 10-feet to 5-feet, so players of all sizes can dunk all day long.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

From no-hassle shopping and delivery to guaranteed years and years of play—we strive to deliver the best experience possible.​
​​​​​​Ask the other guys if they can say the same.

1
With every Mega Slam Hoop Purchase
  • Rust-resistant galvanized steel

  • Free Shipping (continental US)

  • 2”-thick custom-fitted pole padding

  • Gusset padding

  • Backboard padding

  • Stainless steel hardware

  • Anchor kit with (4) J-bolts and rebar

  • Limited lifetime warranty

  • No-Break Backboard Protection®

2
In your Megaslam 54 shipment
  • 5" x 5" monster-sized, 5-gauge steel main pole

  • 54”- wide backboard with ½”- thick tempered glass

  • Collegiate Flex® Rim with Single Pivot® Break-Away Design

  • 1 UV coated net

  • Upper and lower adjustable steel arms

  • Height actuator and adjustable crank

  • 2” - thick padding for main pole and base

  • 1” - thick backboard padding

MOST PRO FOR YOUR MONEY

We outplay the competition when it comes to providing the most premier outdoor basketball experience. No hidden fees. No upcharges. Just mega-value in every hoop.

Advertised Price
$1749
All-in Price
$1749
Shipping
Included
Galvanized Rust Protection
Included
Pro Dunk Silver®
Advertised Price*
$1699
All-in Price
$1828
Shipping
Included
Galvanized Rust Protection
$129 extra
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Goalrilla® CV54
Advertised Price*
$1999
All-in Price
$2099
Shipping
$100 
Galvanized Rust Protection
Unavailable
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ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE COMPETITION

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MEGASLAM 54 VS EVERYBODY

Compare the MegaSlam 54 to the competition. Use the competition column to select different models.

MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Total Price Including Stainless Steel Bolts and Rust Protection
$1,749
$1,828
$79 Less Expensive
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
$129 Extra Cost
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
5 gauge
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Base Gussets
12
8
50% Stronger
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
1/2" thick tempered glass
Backboard Design
Clear View
Obstructed view w/H-Frame
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Hoops Breakaway Rim
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Rim bolts go through glass
Height Adjustment Range
5' - 10'
5' to 10'
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
Yes
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
1"-thin (non-fitted)
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Yes
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Total Weight
475 lbs
450 lbs
25 lbs Heavier
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
14 gauge
180% Thicker
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Base Gussets
12
4
200% Stronger
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
33% Thicker
Backboard Design
Clear View
Obstructed view w/H-Frame
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Rim bolts go through glass
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
7.5' to 10'
50% More Range
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Extra Cost
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Extra Cost
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Dunking or Hanging on Rim
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Total Weight
475 lbs
277 lbs
198 lbs Heavier
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
14 gauge
180% Thicker
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Base Gussets
12
4
200% Stronger
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
33% Thicker
Backboard Design
Clear View
Clear View
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
7.5' to 10'
50% More Range
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Extra Cost
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Extra Cost
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Dunking or Hanging on Rim
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Total Weight
475 lbs
279 lbs
196 lbs Heavier
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
11 gauge
75% Thicker
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Base Gussets
12
4
200% Stronger
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
33% Thicker
Backboard Design
Clear View
Clear View
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
7.5' to 10'
50% More Range
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Yes
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Yes
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Dunking or Hanging on Rim
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Total Weight
475 lbs
339 lbs
136 lbs Heavier
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
4" x 4"
56% Bigger
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
7 gauge
17% Thicker
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Base Gussets
12
0
1200% Stronger
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
33% Thicker
Backboard Design
Clear View
Obstructed view w/H-Frame
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Rim bolts go through glass
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
7' to 10'
40% More Range
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Extra Cost
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Extra Cost
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Hanging on Rim
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Total Weight
475 lbs
300 lbs
175 lbs Heavier
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
4" x 4"
56% Bigger
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
7 gauge
17% Thicker
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Base Gussets
12
0
1200% Stronger
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
33% Thicker
Backboard Design
Clear View
Obstructed view w/H-Frame
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Rim bolts go through glass
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
6' to 10'
20% More Range
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Extra Cost
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Extra Cost
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Hanging on Rim
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Total Weight
475 lbs
345 lbs
130 lbs Heavier
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
7 gauge
17% Thicker
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Base Gussets
12
0
1200% Stronger
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
33% Thicker
Backboard Design
Clear View
Obstructed view w/H-Frame
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Rim bolts go through glass
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
6' to 10'
20% More Range
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Extra Cost
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Extra Cost
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Hanging on Rim
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Total Weight
475 lbs
410 lbs
65 lbs Heavier
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
14 gauge
180% Thicker
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Base Gussets
12
4
200% Stronger
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
33% Thicker
Backboard Design
Clear View
Clear View
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
7.5' to 10'
50% More Range
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
No
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Yes
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Dunking or Hanging on Rim
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Total Weight
475 lbs
260 lbs
215 lbs Heavier
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Price
Total Price Including Stainless Steel Bolts and Rust Protection
$1,749
$1,828
Playability
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
1/2" thick tempered glass
Backboard Design
Clear View
Obstructed view w/H-Frame
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Hoops Breakaway Rim
Rigidity
Total Weight
475 lbs
450 lbs
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
5 gauge
Base Gussets
12
8
Adjustability
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
Yes
Durability
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Rim bolts go through glass
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
$129 Extra Cost
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
Dunking & Hanging Covered
Safety
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
1"-thin (non-fitted)
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Yes
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Playability
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
Backboard Design
Clear View
Obstructed view w/H-Frame
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rigidity
Total Weight
475 lbs
277 lbs
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
14 gauge
Base Gussets
12
4
Adjustability
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
7.5' to 10'
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Durability
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Rim bolts go through glass
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Dunking or Hanging on Rim
Safety
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Extra Cost
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Extra Cost
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Playability
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
Backboard Design
Clear View
Clear View
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rigidity
Total Weight
475 lbs
279 lbs
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
14 gauge
Base Gussets
12
4
Adjustability
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
7.5' to 10'
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Durability
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Dunking or Hanging on Rim
Safety
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Extra Cost
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Extra Cost
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Playability
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
Backboard Design
Clear View
Clear View
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rigidity
Total Weight
475 lbs
339 lbs
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
11 gauge
Base Gussets
12
4
Adjustability
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
7.5' to 10'
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Durability
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Dunking or Hanging on Rim
Safety
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Yes
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Yes
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Playability
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
Backboard Design
Clear View
Obstructed view w/H-Frame
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rigidity
Total Weight
475 lbs
300 lbs
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
4" x 4"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
7 gauge
Base Gussets
12
0
Adjustability
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
7' to 10'
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Durability
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Rim bolts go through glass
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Hanging on Rim
Safety
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Extra Cost
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Extra Cost
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Playability
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
Backboard Design
Clear View
Obstructed view w/H-Frame
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rigidity
Total Weight
475 lbs
345 lbs
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
4" x 4"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
7 gauge
Base Gussets
12
0
Adjustability
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
6' to 10'
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Durability
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Rim bolts go through glass
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Hanging on Rim
Safety
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Extra Cost
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Extra Cost
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Playability
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
Backboard Design
Clear View
Obstructed view w/H-Frame
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rigidity
Total Weight
475 lbs
410 lbs
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
7 gauge
Base Gussets
12
0
Adjustability
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
6' to 10'
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Durability
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Rim bolts go through glass
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Hanging on Rim
Safety
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
Extra Cost
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Extra Cost
MegaSlam 54 Advantage
Playability
Backboard Material
1/2" Regulation thickness
3/8"
Backboard Design
Clear View
Clear View
Rim Type
Collegiate Flex Rim with "Hideaway Net®" (upgrade available)
Single Spring Breakaway Rim with net hooks
Rigidity
Total Weight
475 lbs
260 lbs
Main Pole Size
5" x 5"
5" x 5"
Main Pole Thickness
5 gauge
14 gauge
Base Gussets
12
4
Adjustability
Height Adjustment Range
5' to 10'
7.5' to 10'
Engineered Lift Assist
Yes
No
Durability
No-Break Backboard Protection
Yes
No
Pole & Extension Arm Caps
Welded Steel (stronger)
Plastic inserts (weaker)
Rim Attachment
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Direct-to-extension arm - full glass cut out
Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
Yes
No
Warranty
Dunking & Hanging Covered
No Dunking or Hanging on Rim
Safety
Fitted Pole Padding
2"-thick (custom fitted)
No
Free Backboard Pad
Yes
Yes

LEVEL UP OR DOWN?

Each MegaSlam hoop is designed to bring you a superior play experience and last a lifetime. Each model brings a unique experience made for any size court or athlete.

LEVEL UP OR DOWN?

Each MegaSlam hoop is designed to bring you a superior play experience and last a lifetime. Each model brings a unique experience made for any size court or athlete.
Swipe left or right to size up the different Slams.

LEVEL UP OR DOWN?

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$2,699
Backboard
72”
Overhang
5’
Pole size
12”X8”
Weight
875
lbs

Our biggest & most rigid play. All pro features come standard. Best for largest of courts.

$2,299
Backboard
72”
Overhang
4’
Pole size
8”X6”
Weight
745
lbs

Our most popular hoop. Pro-sized backboard. More rigid play. Great for larger courts & driveways.

$1,999
Backboard
60”
Overhang
3’
Pole size
6”X6”
Weight
600
lbs

Our most versatile-sized hoop. It’s made for mega fun on medium-sized, courts and 2-car driveways.

$1,749
Backboard
54”
Overhang
3’
Pole size
5”X5”
Weight
475
lbs

Fits in the smallest of places. Epic jams await for smaller courts or single-car driveways.

REVIEWS

170

Average rating

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“It’s like having a real NBA goal in your backyard.”
May 09, 2022
James
Very solid and Easy to Install
Great DIY experience due to the very clear instructions, videos and packaging of parts provided by Megaslam. Before purchasing the Megaslam system, I researched many similar fixed adjustable systems. As an engineer, materials durability and functional design were important to me. The Megaslam had the best material specifications and features and most importantly the best installation instructions. The video instructions left nothing to the imagination. After I built and set the 2"x4" form with stakes per the video, It took me about 3 hours to dig the 48" deep base pit using a shovel and hand-held post hole digger. The frame kept the hole dimensions true while digging and kept the area around the hole from collapsing. I used large pieces of cardboard from the backboard shipping box to protect the grass around the three sides of the hole next to the driveway. Ended up using 25 x 80lb bags of 4000lb concrete vs the 21 indicated in the instructions, since my pit flared out gradually instead of just at the bottom. Mixed two bags at a time in a large portable mixer rented from Home Depot for $48 and finished pouring in 2.5 hours, so only rented for 4 hours. Setting of the rebar and mounting plate and "J" bolts went in easily due to clear instructions for the kit. Was easy to level the base plate since the 2"x4" form was level and provided a great guide for screeding (leveling) the concrete. I let the concrete set for a week, covered with a plastic sheet to keep the moisture in for a hard surface. Most importantly, had the grandkids put their names and handprints in the base before dry. Setting the main post to the base plate was easy. I put the base on a large 12" diameter log next to the concrete base, using it as a fulcrum and tipped the pole up and onto the mounting bolts without damaging the threads. Since the `base plate was level per the instructions, using a torpedo level, the pole was spot-on plumb per my 4' level. Assembly of the rest of the parts was easy due to the clear packaging and numbering/lettering of the parts. Megaslam provided labeled shrink-wrapped nuts and bolts instead of a bag of nuts and bolts like most other DIY kits. Very clear and easy to pair the hardware with the backboard and leveling system parts. I am lucky to have a 12 foot tall commercial scaffold kit. I used this to lift the backboard into place. I set the backboard mounting arm to the 5.5 ft lowest level and I used a 2000lb ratchet and pully arrangement connected to the top-end of the scaffold which was set just next to the backboard mounting arm. I attached the lifting hook of the ratchet cable to two 4000 lb climbing slings on the top backboard brackets with locking carabiners to lift the backboard into place. I felt this was much safer than having 2, 3 or 4 of my strongest friends do the lifting. I did the whole installation by myself in about three hours. Grandkids and I are enjoying this hoop at the various adjustable levels. Kids love to crank it up and down, and I like the removeable handle feature. Very happy I went this route instead of a portable system due to the ease of installation and very solid construction. Will be great fun for many years!
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May 06, 2022
Jake
Amazing Goal
I was a bit concerned about having to dig a 20 in x 20 in by 48 in deep hole but this hoop definitely requires a sturdy base. I wouldnt say its difficult to install but it definitely takes some sweat equity and time. (We installed on our own). The pole and backboard are quite heavy. I played on a Goalrilla throughout my childhood and this goal is far more sturdy and durable than what I played on years ago. I am completely satisfied and tested the rim thoroughly, 200lbs hanging on it for 10-20 seconds and no issues whatsoever. We will definitely test this goal over the years!
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April 18, 2022
Chris
The MegaSlam 54 is great!
My neighbors compliment me that it looks like I have an NBA hoop for my driveway. The kids love playing on it. I'm 6'2" 190 lbs and I hang on it all the time and no problems what so ever.
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