Spalding 88307PR Pro Glide in Ground Basketball System Review

31wSukhYT-LSpalding has been an industry leader in production of cutting edge sporting goods for well over a century. True to the founders’ vision, the company has supplied superiority quality goods that reflect a dedication to every finished product, every step of the way. Today, these products are manufactured by Russell Brands, LLC, and owner of the Spalding trademark.

Bring the heat with the Spalding 88307PR Pro Glide in Ground Basketball System which is designed to withstand the most earth-shattering slam dunks. This basketball hoop is designed to withstand aggressive backyard play for both pros and armatures alike. The steel-framed 52-inch-wide acrylic backboard, all-weather net and 3.5″ steel round pole are can withstand harsh outdoor elements and stress. The ProGlide lift system with a push to activate button provides infinite adjustment from 7.5 to 10 feet in height in 6 inch increments. An Authentic backboard pad and 3.5-inch-diameter pole provide added protection against playing related injuries. The Spalding 88307PR Pro Glide in Ground Basketball System is guaranteed to provide you with years of home use.

Specifications and Features


  • 52 inches W x 32 inches H in dimensions
  • 1×1 steel frame.
  • Thickness: 0.18 inches.
  • Material: acrylic.
  • Comes with the Pro Slam rim.
  • Comes with an all-weather white net.


  • 3 pieces for assembly
  • Powder coated steel helps pole resist rusting.
  • Includes ground sleeve for stress-free installation and removal.
  • Pole cap built in to help prevent rain water for getting inside pole.

Height Adjuster

  • Rim height can be adjusted from 7.5 ft. to 10 ft. in 6-inch raises using the Pro Glide system.
  • The Pro Glide height adjustment system uses a handle attached to the back of the pole.
  • Person assembly required.


Has the look of a pro-style backboard and offers exceptional rebounds.

Gives added protection against injuries.

Heavy-duty solid steel rim that has 1/2″ support arms for aggressive play.


Installation instructions are not well set out

Several purchasers have mentioned that the backboard is susceptible to cracking with wear

Hoops Fiend Rating

Spalding 88307PR Pro Glide: 3.1/5

(Rating based on price, features, and reviews from purchasers)

Nick Daniels

About Nick Daniels

Nick Daniels has been involved in the game of basketball from a young age. A shooting specialist, he once finished 3rd in a state wide free throw shooting contest. Most recently, he coached a youth basketball team and continues to play weekly games of pickup hoops at his local YMCA. Nick started Hoops Fiend in 2013.