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Old 09-01-2016, 10:00 AM
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Default Costco basket upgrade?

I've had one of the Costco practice baskets for a few years now, but stopped using it due to all the spit outs. I'm finally ready to take it out of the garage and upgrade it a little bit. Currently it only has 12 strands of outer chains.

The upgrade is fairly easy, but my question is should I add 6 more inner chains or max it out with another 12 chains?

For reference most of the courses I play use the 28 chain Innova Disc Catchers.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:28 AM
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I found even just adding 3 chains really helps. Specially if a little heavier as the costco chain is pretty light duty.

Should be happy with 6 for sure.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:36 AM
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Fixing the bottom of the chains helps more than adding new chains. A 2" welded ring from Menards is the best money I've spent on my InStep. I also added plastic inner chains that sit tight (outside chains hang lower than the inner chains max length), and it helped a little more.

We might have different versions though. Mine has 14 outer chains.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:54 AM
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What ring did it have stock?
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The chains were seven total strands draped between two mounting spots. Where they hung their lowest, S-Hooks were attached and connected to the next strand of chains so there was a huge circle that usually moved the chains as a whole whenever you hit them. You had to rocket putts to hear any *ching* at all.

I didn't take "before" pics, but I know there are some in the older threads on modding them. I'll look for one that shows what I'm saying.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:01 AM
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Weird!
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I actually cut the outer top ring off my Instep and moved the chains in to make a Bullsye/Marksman sized basket. I have two other Discatcher Sports and I wasn't using the Instep because it was catching terribly. Now it's working perfect by not catching as much.
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For clarification I had the newer rebranded InStep basket. 12 chains w/bottom steel ring.

I did the upgrade today. 6 pieces of 2/0 chain and one 2" steel ring for a whopping total of $13.50. The basket catches better, but I should have listened to the suggestion to use a thicker gauge chain. Even with the extra chain and a padded center pole I'm still getting bounce outs when I hit the heart of the basket
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Originally Posted by Aim For The Chains View Post
What ring did it have stock?
The thicker chains show how they form the ring. It's amazing how poorly it caught.


These pics show the strands after you open the s-hooks
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Adding inner chains mod.

Unhooked factory chains:


Added my own inner chains:


New chain connections:


Close up, outer chains to 3" ring, inner chains to 7" ring:
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Old 09-14-2016, 05:52 AM
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I was going to do all this, too. Have the extra chain, researched a couple things to try as a lower ring, etc. But the basket kept coming apart, too. Needed to weld that back together. Eventually I just junked it, planning to get a better one.

Anybody want a pile of chain?
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