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ryandr
06-26-2008, 10:59 AM
Still being new to the sport, I have not found all the best sites and sources for DG equipment. I am searching for information and good prices for a pole hole. I was hoping to not spend all my money on one basket because my dad and brother-in-laws all are wanting baskets. I was hoping to find a good deal to purchase at least 2 but maybe 4 baskets. I was hoping to get a basket that was rugged enough to be left outside. I have been looking at the M14 since it was only around $130. Is there any other options for good quality but still less expensive? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

ERicJ
06-26-2008, 11:18 AM
Check out the InStep baskets generally available on ebay for $80-90 each. There's a thread on the PDGA board with instructions on how to rather easily add a second set of (inner) chains to improve the basket for another $20-25.

http://www.pdga.com/msgboard/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=374271&page=0&fpart=all&vc=1

That thread was excellent when it had the original poster's pictures, but it appears as though his image hosting site account has been suspended and, as of today, the pictures are missing.

timg
06-26-2008, 11:27 AM
You can also try ebay. I got a Discatcher Sport off there a couple of years ago for like $80 or $90.

Midnightbiker
06-26-2008, 03:39 PM
I have an InStep basket and I love it. It is also sturdy enough to leave outside. The only thing I did was add second set of chains to mine to make it catch a little better. I got mine on Ebay for $60.

tomschillin
06-27-2008, 12:41 AM
I have an InStep basket and I love it. It is also sturdy enough to leave outside. The only thing I did was add second set of chains to mine to make it catch a little better. I got mine on Ebay for $60.

i got the same basket, add 20 bucks for delivery, assembles in like 2 minutes, and that's with a beer in hand

WillA
06-27-2008, 02:15 AM
I got the Quest Disc Trapper and I think it's great. I think I paid $75.00 for it.

http://www.questat.com/DiscBasket.html

darnella
06-27-2008, 02:30 AM
http://www.discgolfcenter.com/
they have the best prices free shipping and they give discounts the more you buy the more you save on discs you can choose exact weight and color
check them out

ryandr
06-27-2008, 11:17 AM
I got the Quest Disc Trapper and I think it's great. I think I paid $75.00 for it.

http://www.questat.com/DiscBasket.html

I looked at the Disc Trapper photos. How well do you think the PVC will hold up to light and weather. This may get brittle quickly or with hard use I would be afraid the top sections of PVC holding the chains would snap. What is your experience so far with your's?

WillA
06-27-2008, 05:03 PM
I have had mine since March and it's as good as new. I just wish it had a wheel. We took it to an old obstacle course we used to play and it was cool to play the course with a basket. But I got tired of carrying it.

JConnell
06-27-2008, 06:29 PM
http://www.discgolfcenter.com/
they have the best prices free shipping and they give discounts the more you buy the more you save on discs you can choose exact weight and color
check them out

Definitely not the best prices I've seen, but the free shipping makes up for it on small orders. Thanks for the link!

ERicJ
06-27-2008, 06:35 PM
Clearwater (http://www.clearwaterdiscgolfstore.com/catalog/) has slightly better prices than DGC (http://www.discgolfcenter.com/), but Clearwater's free shipping starts at $30 (compared to DGC's $12). Both companies have provided great service to me in the past.

EDIT: Just remembered after I posted that most online stores drop-ship baskets and they are not eligible for any free shipping offers.

Donovan
06-27-2008, 06:55 PM
What is the difference between Innova DISCatcherŽ Mini and Sport besides the price?