Mammoth 98862 In-Ground Basketball System Review


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Mammoth 98862 In-Ground Basketball Hoop8.5/10

Main Features:

  • The goal’s sturdiness stems from its 5-inch-square steel pole and its 9-by-9-inch bolt-down pattern, which is more rigid and takes up less space than portable basketball goals.
  • Backboad is 3/8  Board includes a huge steel frame and a professional-quality foam frame pad.
  • Heavy-duty Spring Flex rim
  • Rapid Cam one-handed height adjustment mechanism for speedy height changes.
  • Real tempered glass backboard



Are you ready to take basketball to your home at a professional level? If so you should consider purchasing the Mammoth 98862 In Ground Basketball Hoop. The Mammoth basketball system is a quality designed hoop that is made up of some great materials which will hold up even in those barn burners that come down to the final shot.

The backboard is ready for permanent installation, which means that vibrations from shots are almost not existent. This hoop’s height adjustment system is easily worked with the one handed rapid cam operating system. The adjustment range is seven and a half to the regulation ten feet.  There is also a key lock system that will keep the hoop at it’s current height and minimize the chances of your hoop being vandalized.

The Lifetime Mammoth in ground models include an anti 61PjqUwx1jL._SL1500_vibration/flex system and a bolt system that attaches to the concrete making transporting easier.  The hoop is one hundred percent weather resistant, so it will hold up even in the cold winter months giving years of use. The powder coating on the steel components means the hoop will not rust. Excluding the backboard, the hoop itself is backed by a lifetime warranty in both the United States and Canada.

The Mammoth 98862 In-Ground System comes with a Spring Flex rim, which is prepared to handled rim rocking slams. The 5/8-inch solid-steel rim features wraparound bracing and double-compression springs that give way during dunks to protect the player, then spring back once released. The rim is also supported by 1/2-inch braces, with welded-steel net hooks and an all-weather nylon net.

What We Like About This Hoop

  1. Tempered glass backboard is a step up from boards made of acrylic  or polycarbonate materials
  2. Spring Flex rim is professional gymnasium quality
  3. Key lock system helps to protect hoop from vandalism from trespassers

What Would Make This Hoop Better

  1. If pole padding were included with the hoop

Nick Daniels

Nick is has been a student of the game of basketball most of his life. He loves writing about all things hoops and basketball gear.