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Old 01-24-2015, 08:57 PM
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Adjustable Targets

I heard the the Pro Bowl is going to make the goal posts closer together for point after kicks, and leave them at the regular distance for field goals.

I don't know or care if that is true or not, nor how they can do it. But...

It got me to thinking. What if we could adjust the difficulty of our targets quickly and easily enough to adjust them as often as before each player throws?

What would be the fun or challenging (yet fair) ways to enhance the game by using adjustable targets?
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:38 PM
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I feel this is already done with multiple tee pads and multiple baskets on holes.

For the pro bowl, they're just experimenting with a narrower goal post all together, 20% narrower. They're hoping to force teams in to 4th down conversions instead of just kicking for 3 points.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:31 PM
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Not that I think it's a good idea, but the only thing that comes to mind would be adjusting them to make them harder when a player is inside the 10-meter circle.

Being adjustable between rounds, or as a setup for tournaments, might work. But to adjust them as often as before each player throws? A little like RIPT?
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:17 AM
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Only thing I could see making a basket adjustable on the fly is like a folding portable, like a Mach lite- but with another pin slot for the basket a little farther down so it would be smaller, and less likely to catch the disc.

Or if inside the circle, tournament officials deploy your wife or significant other near the basket and they get to throw skittles or other small confections at your head while chanting "disc golf is for dorks!" That may be a similar effect.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:14 AM
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Baskets with adjustable heights would be nice. Baskets could be in the lowest position for casual play, moved to a medium position for league play, and bumped to a highest position for event play. This would be akin to raising the speed of a putting green. I think 18" higher baskets would add a couple throws to a course's scoring average. That's what I'd do if I ran the zoo.
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Nope.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:57 AM
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I feel this is already done with multiple tee pads and multiple baskets on holes.

For the pro bowl, they're just experimenting with a narrower goal post all together, 20% narrower. They're hoping to force teams in to 4th down conversions instead of just kicking for 3 points.
I think they also had them kicking 35 yard extra points.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:59 AM
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Only thing I could see making a basket adjustable on the fly is like a folding portable, like a Mach lite- but with another pin slot for the basket a little farther down so it would be smaller, and less likely to catch the disc.

Or if inside the circle, tournament officials deploy your wife or significant other near the basket and they get to throw skittles or other small confections at your head while chanting "disc golf is for dorks!" That may be a similar effect.

I can see an ability to have an adjustable outer chain diameter that could be changed with pins or spacers depending on the level of event.
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Old 01-26-2015, 12:18 PM
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I think this is what you're after here...
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While not all baskets are identical, for the most part, they're more or less fairly equivalent from course to course. I like the idea of targets being relatively consistent from one course to another, and would prefer to move towards a greater degree of standsrdization rather than toward greater variability.

If a TD wants to install Bulleye's or something like that for a specific event, that's cool, but for everyday, I prefer things be more consistent.

Just my $0.02.

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