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Old 05-25-2015, 11:54 PM
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Bang for buck temp basket?

I'm looking for a temporary basket. figure a couple hundred and there are a few out there. Are any better then the next? What should I look for AND when I do get one can I make it better?

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Only has 6 permanent so one more would be sweet, then all I have to do is borrow 2 more.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:30 AM
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best ones are the ones you can borrow for the day. find a league or club somewhere near by and invite them to join the event and bring basket(s)
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:53 AM
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If you are planning on getting permanent baskets eventually the cheap Costco baskets are only 70$ each and catch pretty well once you add a second set of chains. (Still feel pretty cheap tho) That way you can save more $ for the "real" baskets or buy 3 for a little over 200 and get your 9 holes.
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:18 AM
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I'll second the value of the Costco baskets, if you can find them for $70, with a second set of chains.
Our club uses these for our annual Ace Race.
We bought a bunch used from a Boy Scout Camp, a few years back, and they are more than adequate for temp use. I would not leave them out in the weather full time. They're just not made to use as permanent baskets.
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:37 AM
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I will third the Costco basket with the added row of chains. The only problem I have had with mine so far is one of the welds on the chain holder bits snapped off the outside ring. It still works fine, I try to put that strand towards the back. Someday I'll get around to welding it back down. Do we want to do pictures of second row of chains attachment solutions? (Is that already covered in a thread somewhere?)

I also have an M14. I added an extra row of chains to it but ended up taking them off because it made it catch worse. Overall a pretty good basket, not too much more expensive than the costco one once you add the cost of the extra chains. No way to lock it together in the middle though, which might be bad for semi-permanent outdoor installation. If I could only have one of the two, this would be the one.

Question while we're on the subject of the Costco baskets... What do you guys do about the little plastic flag holder doodad at the top? Obviously, I've never put the silly flag in, one hit on that plastic twig and bye bye... I'm talking about the little round piece that protects thee discs from hitting the sharp metal edge at the top of the post. I mostly use this basket for indoor putting practice and that piece goes flying out at least a couple of times a week. I'm thinking about gluing it in, any reason that's a bad idea?


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Old 05-26-2015, 07:05 AM
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Dynamic disc recruit 199.99 shipped. It has 26 chains so nothing needs to be added, it catches better than alot of permanent baskets. It's sturdy as well.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:06 AM
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I will also agree on the Costco basket. I had to google what that one looked like and found out that the basket I practice putting on actually is a Costco basket! It was given to me so I had no idea. If you want to improve it, then add Horizontal Chains like the Discmania Lite basket. That's what I did to my Costco basket and it'll catch a drive from 400'. I know because I did it yesterday while doing some field work with drivers. The Horizontal Chains keep the light vertical chains from separating to much and spitting your disc through. The key is to put the horizontal chains in the correct spot. Cost me about $10-$15 bucks and works like a champ! Paint your chains to keep them from rusting out though. I did this and leave my basket outside year round with no change.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:58 AM
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Our Costco does not have baskets.

Dynamic baskets look good and Innova has a basket for the same price.

We have 6 permanent baskets but no room for 3 more on a permanent basis.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:12 AM
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Our Costco does not have baskets.

Dynamic baskets look good and Innova has a basket for the same price.

We have 6 permanent baskets but no room for 3 more on a permanent basis.
I'm a huge Innova fan, but the discatcher sport has less chain and not as solidly built. Search dd's recruit on youtube. There's a good video that showcases how good it is. My bro has one. It's awesome and the best bang for the buck. Imo.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:46 AM
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I found this one on ebay. It comes with two sets of chains. If you don't have a Costco close that sells baskets then this is what I suggest.
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