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Old 11-21-2012, 12:09 PM
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Basket Bonanza - Ask Us Anything

Howdy forumers! We've got our 8th Annual Basket Bonanza going now thru Monday 11/26/2012, so we figured a basket-themed Ask Us Anything would be in order.

The Basket Bonanza is our once-a-year deep discount on ALL Rec baskets...
Skillshot, M-14, Chainmaster, DB-5, Mach Lite, DGA Mini and Small Axe bundle, and of course the Disc Nation Liberty 24-Chain and Freedom 16-Chain which can both be converted to permanent installations with swapable in-ground sleeves.

We throw frequently on Liberty, Freedom, DB-5, DisCatcher Sport, Chainmaster, Skillshot, M-14, Traveler, Mach Lite, and DGA Minis around the warehouse and in the Austin store, and we've been chatting it up in the shop with disc golfers over this agonizing decision for years.

Baskets get talked to death, but when it comes down to a purchase decision, maybe we can help with specific comparison points. Got questions about baskets? Just ask!


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Old 11-21-2012, 12:13 PM
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*paces considering the Small Axe Mini Disc Set*
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:33 PM
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*paces considering the Small Axe Mini Disc Set*
I've been playing with one of those in the office... the Fat Bwai is tall and heavy enough that you can get a miniature putter grip on it, and get that counterweight rip like a real disc. Very throwable for a mini, and the Ratchet is great for utility shots. Think of 'em like a Teebird/Eagle combo... Fat Bwai for straight-stable and Ratchet for line-shaping. Yes, there's never been a flying disc closer to the Teebird than the Fat Bwai mini putter - HA!

And the DGA mini basket catches very nice. That one's newer to me, I'm used to the Innova Mini combined with light minis... virtually un-golfable. But the DGA is nice and wide, has a pretty good catch to it, and the gold finish is tasty. It comes with a Small Axe sticker for the plate but you can put that wherever and keep the gold.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:04 PM
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I'm having the exact same issue. The positive DGA review doesn't make it any better (I love my Innova). Damn you DiscNation for making such a tempting offer. Grrrrr.

No Rattlers in your store?
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:21 PM
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I'm having the exact same issue. The positive DGA review doesn't make it any better (I love my Innova). Damn you DiscNation for making such a tempting offer. Grrrrr.
Hole 2!

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No Rattlers in your store?
Sorry, just a temporary stock outage, that's normally something we keep on hand.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:59 PM
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Hole 2!
Sold!
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:11 PM
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i know! great price. so tempting.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:04 PM
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how well does the m14 catch
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:10 PM
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how well does the m14 catch
Honestly the M-14 is a fine basket, but it's one of the more spit-prone of the portables, and this is due solely to the spacing of the chains. DisCatcher Sport, Freedom, Mach Lite, Skillshot... those are all primarily single-tier chains that are spaced a little more narrow than the M-14. Flat putters might not ever have a gripe with it, but if you're a hyzer putter trying to work on your high-right-heart hyzer stroke, you might find it less suited to that kind of practice.
Also to be specific, it is the higher areas of the chains that are spit-prone. The lower half is fairly average.

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:34 PM
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i've been thinking about getting a practice basket for the hoildays. i've been good-sort of.
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