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Breakaway Rim is Disappointing
April 30, 2018
UPDATED: I contacted Little Tikes, and they sent me a replacement rim and sliding piece, free of charge. It was not too complicated to replace, and so far the new rim seems to be staying in place during regular play. I am pleased with the customer service I received.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: I agree with the other reviews that the one problem with this product is that the breakaway rim does not stay up well enough to withstand regular shooting. Every-other shot or so, the rim will collapse down, and then you have to put it back up. When your child is not tall enough to reach the rim, it makes it difficult for them to play by themselves for any length of time.
The rest of the product is great. We put water in the base instead of sand, which has worked great. The ball keeper on the back of the base is a great spot to put the ball when you stop playing for a bit. The height adjustments give a good range of options for different levels of play.
I go back to the drawback which is the breakaway rim not staying up well. It's annoying and takes away from the play experience.