Lifetime’s Front Adjust Portable Basketball Hoop is designed with a 52 inch shatter proof Makralon™ backboard, a Slam-It® rim with spring-back action, and our latest innovative adjustable height mechanism, the Front Adjust feature. This portable basketball hoop has lots of advantages over regular basketball hoops. The XL base is designed to be filled with sand or water to provide the necessary stability and rigidity. No cement installation required. Water is easier to manage as far as filling, moving, and draining the base. Sand provides more rigidity, is more suitable if you want your system to withstand higher winds, aggressive play, and leaking. (System has been tested to withstand up to 40 mph winds when properly filled with water). You'll also appreciate the easy access Front Adjust handles which make it easy for players of all sizes to adjust the height of the backboard from the front of the system rather than the back. The Lifetime front adjust portable basketball hoop is built with top-quality construction and innovative design features to make it durable, convenient, and fun to use. This system is powder coated and UV protected to resist rusting and fading. Enjoy many years of active competition right in the convenience of your own yard! Assembly required. Covered by a 5 yr. limited factory warranty in US and Canada.