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Old 08-15-2008, 08:47 PM
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Elevated Pins

Our club is discussing adding an elevated pin to a very flat wide open hole.

I was wondering if you have any favorite elevated pin designs, if so what are they? If you have pics I'd love to see them
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:52 PM
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An elevated pin all by itself tends to look silly. I would make sure that you add a bunker on one side to make it a bit more interesting... dig out a hole on, say, the right side, and use the dirt to create a hill a bit to the right of that. Also make sure that the mound you create isn't proportional...nothing more odd looking than a symmetric anthill.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:16 PM
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check out some of the "be the disc" videos on www..charlottedgc.com they have a lot of elevated pins on renaissance, sugaw creek, and a one on hornets nest. interesting designs.
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:20 AM
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Paul B. Johnson had one about 10 feet up on a small manmade hill. Scary shot from any distance but unusual and gave the hole that risk/reward factor that I like. Sounds like a great idea for a wide open hole like you describe.
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Old 08-16-2008, 05:57 AM
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check out some of the "be the disc" videos on www..charlottedgc.com they have a lot of elevated pins on renaissance, sugaw creek, and a one on hornets nest. interesting designs.
http://www.charlottedgc.com/
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:17 AM
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My home course in San Diego built a pyramid on two holes to add a challenge and I like them for the novelty sake...one of my favorite elevated holes is 26 (I believe) at Milo McIver--it is on top of a stump..very cool...there is also a basket there on top of an earthen knob...I think maybe hole 7...they add a unique challenge that makes the round more fun
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:26 PM
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We are thinking along the lines of a step pyramid. I would like to see it be about 5ft tall in 3 sections, about 16"-18" each level with the top step being about 16ft sq. At least this is what I envision
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Old 08-16-2008, 05:32 PM
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I'm not a big fan of them if they have to be manmade. I've seen a few and aside from looking a bit silly they always seem to have erosion problems around the pin. Eventually you have a smaller hill with a pin (concrete and all) sticking way up in the air. It takes the clean look of the basket away. I don't like it.
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:06 PM
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Agree with John. If it's a man made elevation it looks plain silly. The whole point of a disc golf course (in my opinion) is take full advantage of the variety that nature gives us. I love elevated baskets. Like stated above it puts into play the whole risk/reward factor.
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:42 PM
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Artificially elevated pins are always, always a bad idea. They are not what the game is about, they don't help anything. It's already a tall person's game, I cannot putt nose down being 5'7", why do I want to see a basket higher than it should be? Many courses already have improperly installed baskets that are too high. If I see a raised pin, it gets 1/2 star lower rating on here btw.
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