FIRST TEAM SPORTS
All First Team products are warranted against manufacturers defects at delivery. Additionally, First Team warranties most products for a given period of time as stated in the literature. Below is and explanation of First Team's warranty levels.
Limited Warranty: Covers any damage caused by normal basketball activity and normal player contact with the goal. "Normal basketball activity" and "Normal player contact" shall be described as any action that is necessary for participation in the game of basketball. Deliberate hanging on the rim, multiple player hanging, and vandalism are not covered under the Limited Warranty.
Superior Warranty: Covers any damage or failure caused by any type of basketball activity or related contact with the unit. This includes deliberate hanging on the rim as well as multiple player hanging. The Superior Warranty does not cover vandalism.
Unconditional Warranty: Covers any damage or failure that occurs for any reason. Any product carrying an Unconditional Warranty is exempt from the above stated limitations. Any normal wear and tear caused by weathering or UV exposure is not covered under any First Team warranty. All painted items carry a one year limited warranty on coating. First Team basketball systems listed solely under "Residential Basketball Packages" are warranted for residential use only! "Residential" is defined as a "single family dwelling." For a complete listing of basketball packages warranted for non-residential use, refer to the "Institutional Basketball Packages" section of First Team's price list. Under no circumstances shall any basketball package other than those listed under "Institutional Basketball Packages" be warranted for non-residential use.
ESCALADE SPORTS - GOALRILLA
Escalade Sports offers you some of the finest Sporting Goods brands in the marketplace, which includes Goalrilla Basketball Inground Systems, Goaliath Adjustable Goals, and Silverback Inground Hoops. All of our products are supported by our industry-leading customer service and are available through the best retailers in the country.
Our eighth decade in business has seen us grow into a global company which is now the world's largest producer of Table Tennis Tables and one of the largest marketers of premium basketball systems, playground equipment and archery products. Within our website, you'll find a wide array of products designed for your family's sporting and leisure activities.
We are proud to share with you and your family our product offerings. We are here to ensure that your experience with the purchase of any Escalade Sports products is a positive one! We thank you for visiting our website, and we invite you to return often.
Basketball Equipment Warranty
Subject to proper installation and normal use, Escalade Sports warrants, subject to the limitations below, to the original retail purchaser all structural components of the Goalrilla System to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the duration of ownership by the original retail purchaser.
Merchandise must be shipped prepaid with a copy of proof of purchase to our facility in Evansville, Indiana for examination to see whether it needs to be repaired or replaced. Any labor costs, travel expenses and any other changes involved in the removal, installation or replacement of the defective/repaired parts from/to your Goalrilla System will be your (the purchaser's) responsibility. Shipping charges for replaced or warranted merchandise being sent back to the customer from our factory must be prepaid by the customer in advance. If not, the replacement shipment will be sent out collect.
Escalade Sports reserves the right to examine photographs or physical evidence of merchandise claimed to be defective, and to recover said merchandise, prior to authorization of warranty claims. A "Returned Goods Authorization" number may be required, please call for details prior to the return of any photographs or merchandise.
This warranty is expressly in lieu of all warranties, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for use. Escalade Sports does not assume or authorize any person or representative to assume for us, any other liability in connection with the sale of our products. The remedy of repair or replacement stated above is our exclusive remedy. Escalade Sports will not be liable for any other damages or expenses which may incur, including but not limited to incidental or consequential damages. Escalade Sports assumes no other obligations or liability on the part of the purchaser, and Escalade Sports neither assumes nor authorizes any other person to assume for it any other liability in connection with the goods sold.
What is Not Covered by This Warranty
- Any merchandise subjected to abuse, negligence, improper installation, vandalism, acts of God, alteration of product, or any other events beyond the control of Escalade Sports.
- Paint or rusted parts. Paint kits will be available to assist in normal maintenance.
- Hanging on the rim will void your warranty: Rims are not warranted for any defects other than workmanship. Torn back plates, damaged springs, bent rings, damaged eyebolts, and torn or distorted rim supports result from hanging on the rim and are not warranted.
- Shipping charges both ways. Note: Any merchandise shipped to Escalade Sports collect will be refused.
- Dealer service charges, labor charges and travel expenses associated with replacement of repair of warranty item.
1. Keep your proof of purchase (original retail purchaser). Without it, we will not be able to proceed with any warranty service.
2. Call or write Escalade Sports Inc. to receive a Return Authorization # and allow us to better guide you with your specific needs.
Spalding warrants its products against defects in material and workmanship. Without charge, Spalding will, at its option, either repair or replace any products shown to our satisfaction to be defective within one (1) year from receipt by customer, provided it is returned to the factory (after authorization), transportation prepaid. This warranty covers only products manufactured by Spalding and does not extend to transportation, installation or replacement charges incurred by customer; nor does it apply to products or components of another manufacturer appearing in this catalog or used in conjunction with Spalding products according to the terms hereof and standards acceptable in Spalding industry.
This warranty is exclusive and in lieu of any other express or implied warranties, including but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose. Modification of Spalding products renders the warranty void and could create a risk of severe personal injury. Abuse, misuse, abnormal usage, faulty installation, improper maintenance or unauthorized repairs are not covered under warranty. No obligations or liabilities exist on the part of Spalding for consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the products.
All GARED products are warranted against manufacturing defects as delivered. Many products are also covered for various lengths of time with limited or unconditional warranties stated in the description of the product. Limited warranties cover damage or failure from normal and intended use of the product, but do not cover damage or failures caused by abusive activities or deliberate damage. Normal or intended use shall be described as activity that is necessary for the participation in the sport for which the equipment is designed. Unconditional warranties cover damage or failure from any use of the product or activity.
Deterioration of products due to weather or other causes that do not affect functional use are not covered by warranties. Warranties are valid only when product is used for the intended purpose and installed according to GARED® instructions. Any alteration or modification of the product by the end-user voids any warranty. GARED shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages whatsoever. All merchandise is sold under these conditions, which no representative of the company can waive or change. Products sold for both commercial/institutional and residential use will not be covered by the same warranty.
GARED does not warrant any product for use in pay-for play facilities except for those cases where a special warranty is offered in writing by the company prior to the sale. GARED will replace defective items upon their authorized return and will ship replacement product by ground freight only. GARED will not be responsible for labor and or any other cost incurred during removal or installation of the defective product.
All Bison products are warranted against manufacturing defects at the time of delivery. In addition, most products are covered by warranty periods stated in the description of the product. Where listed as limited, warranties cover damage or failure that occurs during the course of "normal or intended use" of the warranted product. Normal or intended use is described as activity that is necessary for the participation in the sport for which the equipment is designed. Bison Limited Warranties do not cover any damage or failure that is the direct or indirect result of any use that is not deemed in the sole discretion of Bison to be "normal and intended use".
When warranties are stated as unconditional or "unconditional replacement", the above stated limitations do not normally apply. Whether or not stated as such, all Bison warranties allow Bison to repair or replace warranted products at Bison's sole option. Normal deterioration of products due to weather, wear and tear, or other causes that do not aect functional use are not covered by Bison warranties, regardless of type of stated warranty. All warranties are valid only when product is used in the intended application as outlined in Bison's printed literature, when installed according to Bison's instructions and when matched with compatible components as described in Bison's literature.
Under no circumstances will product shown in the Bison Premium Residential Basketball Equipment Catalog be warranted for commercial or institutional use. Due to the abusive nature of pay-to-play facilities, unless specically agreed to in writing, Bison products carry no warranty except for obvious manufacturing defects when used in a facility where players pay an individual or group fee to use Bison equipment. Bison will pay ground freight only to repair or replace defective merchandise. Unless otherwise stated, Bison will not assume any liability for labor costs incurred for removal or replacement of product replaced or repaired under warranty.
LIFETIMELifetime strives to make products that stand up to the wear and tear of your active lifestyle. You can trust Lifetime products because of the way we design, build and test them. We make products that are simple to own, ready to use and easy to maintain. This all adds up to un-matched value on products you can count on, time after time. Lifetime offers a comprehensive warranty on all of our parts and products. This warranty covers any manufacturing defect for varying durations of time. Please refer to the factory label, your instruction manual or warranty card to find warranty details.
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY: Subject to proper installation and normal, intended use, and subject to the limitations set forth below, Goalsetter Systems, Inc. warrants to the original retail purchaser that all structural components of Goalsetter Systems™ Signature Series*, Extreme Series** and GS Wall-Mount Series*** basketball systems are free of defects in material and workmanship for the duration of ownership by such original retail purchaser or five (5) years after discontinuation of the product by Goalsetter Systems, Inc.. *Signature Series – MVP, Captain, All-American, All-Star, Contender, Champion; **Extreme Series – X672, X660, X560, X554, X454, X448; ***GS Wall-Mount Series – GS72 Wall-Mount, GS60 Wall-Mount, GS54 Wall-Mount, GS48 Wall-Mount
LIMITED WARRANTY: Subject to proper installation and normal, intended use, and subject to the limitations set forth below, Goalsetter Systems, Inc. warrants to the original retail purchaser that all structural components of Goalsetter Systems™ Tournament Series Elite Plus and GS Baseline Wall Mount Series* basketball systems are free of defects in material and workmanship for a time period of five (5) years from date of purchase (b) Goalsetter Systems™ Junior MVP and GS Junior Wall Mount basketball systems are covered for a time period of two (2) years from date of purchase. *GS Baseline Wall-Mount Series – GS72 Baseline, GS60 Baseline, GS54 Baseline Any warranty on a basketball system excludes the rim.
Rim warranties are as follows: Rims shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship from the date of purchase as follows: R10126 Single Ring Static Rim: one (1) year limited warranty; R10226 Double Ring Static Rim: unconditional lifetime warranty; R10326 Heavy Duty Breakaway Rim: two (2) year limited warranty; R10554 GS Collegiate Breakaway Rim: one (1) year limited warranty.
Padding Warranty: Padding shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship from the date of purchase as follows: Multi-Purpose Backboard Edge Padding: one-year limited warranty; Custom Fitted Pole Padding: one-year limited warranty; Wrap Around Pole Padding: one-year limited warranty The Limited Lifetime Warranty and the Limited Warranty shall cover damage or failure that occurs during the course of NORMAL or INTENDED USE of the product. Normal or intended use shall be described as activity that is necessary for the participation in the sport for which the equipment is designed.
NOT COVERED is damage caused by deliberate hanging, multiple player hanging, vandalism, nonbasketball activities or any other activity that could be regarded as abusive. Goalsetter Systems™ Junior MVP and GS Junior Wall Mount warranty voided if damage caused by the act of dunking. A limited lifetime warranty is effective for the duration of ownership by the original retail purchaser or 5 years after discontinuation of the product by Goalsetter Systems, Inc. Goalsetter Systems, Inc. shall have the right to require the purchaser to deliver at its expense the allegedly defective product to Goalsetter for testing, repair or replacement. Goalsetter shall not be responsible for any expenses associated with the replacement or removal of the product from its application for such delivery.
All basketball systems are covered by our LIFETIME WARRANTY. This warranty includes damage caused by any basketball related activity, which includes dunking and hanging on the rim. The warranty does not include damage caused by vandalism. Additionally, the warranty is extended only to basketball units that are installed for residential use. "Residential" is defined as a single family dwelling.
MEGA SLAM HOOPS
Limited Lifetime Warranty MEGA SLAM HOOPS LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
Most of the MegaSlam products are made in China. Ccoverage extends only to the original retail Consumer Purchaser that Mega Slam Hoops (the “Product”) structural components are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship, subject to the limitations described below. “Defects” is defined as imperfections that impair the use of the product. “THE MEGA SLAM HOOPS LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY COVERAGE IS EXTENDED ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL RETAIL PURCHASER AND TERMINATES IF THE ORIGINAL RETAIL PURCHASER OTHERWISE TRANSFERS OR SELLS THE PRODUCT. THIS WARRANTY IS VOID IF THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN DAMAGED BY IMPROPER SERVICE, NEGLIGENCE, ACCIDENT, UNREASONABLE USE, IMPROPER INSTALLATION, OR OTHER CAUSES NOT RESULTING FROM DEFECTS IN MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP. Subject to proper installation in accordance with the installation instructions; normal residential use for glass backboards; normal basketball related activities; and has been maintained in agreement with the instructions.
Proof of purchase by the original retail Consumer Purchaser is required for all warranty claims. Mega Slam Hoops, LLC reserves the right to examine physical evidence or photographs of the Product, or component parts, claimed to be defective, and to recover said Product, prior to authorizing a warranty claim. If applicable, a “Return Merchandise Authorization” (RMA) number will be required prior to shipping damaged Product by original retail Consumer Purchaser with freight prepaid. In returning a Product or component part for repair or replacement under this warranty, the original Consumer Purchaser must prepay all shipping transportation, insurance and delivery costs, and the Product or component parts, must be delivered in either its original carton or a similar package affording an equal degree of protection. Mega Slam Hoops, LLC will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred in connection with the return of this Product or component parts.
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER THE FOLLOWING:
- This warranty shall not apply to any Product which has been subjected to misuse, abuse, abnormal use, negligence, alteration, accident, improper installation, vandalism, or fire
- Paint, rusted parts, surface scratches, fading, discoloration, or cracks that do not affect the functionality of the Product
- Damage or deterioration due to time or normal wear and tear
- Damage due to “Acts of God”, include, but are not limited to, such things as flooding, tornados, hail, lightening, sandstorms, windstorms, or earthquakes
- Damage due to “Environmental Factors”, include, but are not limited to, such things as airborne fallout, chemicals, ocean spray, or wind borne sand
- Shipping charges both ways for warranted or replaced items must be prepaid by the original retail Consumer Purchaser in advance.
- Dealer service charges, labor charges, or travel expenses.
- All labor costs, travel expenses, and other charges involved in the installation, inspection, service, or replacement of the Product, or replacement of component parts shall be the original retail Consumer Purchaser’s responsibility.
THIS WARRANTY IS MADE EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ALL OTHER OBLIGATIONS ON THE PART OF MEGA SLAM HOOPS, LLC PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES IS EFFECTIVE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE OR SUCH LONGER PERIOD AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
MEGA SLAM HOOPS, LLC HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CLAIM WITH RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT OR BREACH OF CONTRACT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW (A) LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR (B) THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
SCHELDE NORTH AMERICA
Schelde North America, L.L.C. warrants Schelde Basketball Units to be free of all manufacturing defects as follows:
- Glass Backboard (Schelde Model ONLY) LIFETIME
- Pivot Bearings LIFETIME
- Steel Frame: SAM & Clubmaster Models 20 years
- Steel Frame: Sportmaster Models 10 years
- Springs 10 years
- Pro Action 180-Degree Rim 3 years
- Board Padding 10 years
- Elite Competition Rim 5 years
- Wheels/Casters 5 years
- Floor Fixing 5 years
- Positioning Pins 5 years
- Telescopic Rod 5 years
- Re-Action Breakaway Rim 4 years
- Pro-Tech Breakaway Rim 3 years
- Rubber Feet (if any) 3 years
- Unit Padding 1 year
Excluded from any guarantee are defects caused by vandalism, misuse, abuse, or lack of appropriate maintenance. Schelde North America, L.L.C. reserves the right to repair or replace, at its sole discretion, any defective item within the appropriate warranty period, which begins on the date of shipment from our warehouse. Warranty claims should be made by telephoning or writing to Schelde North America at the above address and phone numbers. Instructions will be provided by Schelde North America once the nature of the defect is determined. All shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER, AND IS INTENDED TO EXCLUDE, ANY LIABILITY ON THE PART OF SCHELDE NORTH AMERICA, L.L.C., WHETHER UNDER THIS WARRANTY OR UNDER ANY WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW, FOR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE FOR BREACH HEREOF OR THEREOF. Note: Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or on the exclusion of indirect or consequential damages, so the above limitation on duration of implied warranties and the above exclusions of incidental and consequential damages may not apply to you.
**Installation of Portable Basketball Goals is not covered by Schelde North America, L.L.C. Contact your installer for their warranty coverage.
In the Market for a Basketball Hoop?
PORTABLE BASKETBALL HOOPS VS INGROUND
Portable hoops offer the greatest flexibility of placement around your driveway and yard. You may live in a cul de sac where a portable goal can be placed into the street on a "temporary" basis offering an inviting play area for you and your neighbors. You may want to assemble the hoop and play right away without digging holes and waiting weeks for the cement to set. If this describes your needs, there are entry, mid, and deluxe level portable basketball hoops suited to your needs.
IN-GROUND BASKETBALL HOOPS
In-Ground Basketball Hoops offer a step up from Portable Basketball Hoops. To a basketball enthusiast, there is nothing more handsome in a home than an in ground basketball system perfectly integrated into the driveway of a home. It's both aesthetically pleasing, and practical. In ground hoops offer a higher degree of stability which is a key consideration to the basketball connosieur. You want a solid hoop that yields a minimum amount of sway when you clank a shot off the rim or do a monster tomahawk dunk. Poles used on lower end in-ground basketball systems come in sections of as many as three. That's fine for the casual player. If you want more, however, look for the thickest gauge one piece pole you can afford.
Buyahoop.com offers many different types of inground hoops to choose from For recreational use, if you are pressed for space, you can install your inground hoop next to your driveway. This will allow you to use your driveway as your court.
Inground basketball hoops are hoops that are put into the ground to create a permanent basketball system. They are for outdoor use and can be used for recreational play or institutional play. Inground hoops give you the stability and durability needed for many different types of players and skill levels.
BACKBOARD SIZE AND SHAPE
Basketball backboards come in a range of backboard sizes from 48", 54" to the NBA regulation 72". Get the biggest backboard you can afford, because the bigger backboards offer more playing surface. For the pro look, clear rectangular backboards are preferable to the fan shaped backboards.
The majority of basketball hoops backboards can be made of acrylic or tempered glass, more expensive of the two. Get the glass if you can, because it is stiffer than acrylic. With less flex, you get truer bounce off the backboard.
There are various height adjust mechanisms for basketball hoops. They include: from use-a-broom handle bracket slots to squeeze handle gas pressure, squeeze handle spring loaded, and worm gear hand crank. Gas pressure cartridges have a lifetime expectancy of 5 -7 years. Springs last a similar amount of time before they deform. The worm gear hand crank mechanism found on higher end basketball hoops offer the maximum in fine tune adjustability Keep in mind that any height adjust introduces flex and sway to the backboard. The heigher end backboards compensate by using thicker gauge metal.