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Old 11-27-2013, 06:39 PM
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Do discs actually stay in these chains? IF not, is it really an ace?
No, they don't. It may be possible, but highly unlikely...
At least as an object ace.
They can be used for sanctioned events. If that bears any weight.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:47 PM
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My home course is a tone pole course. And I keep my aces separate. I have 7 tone aces and 0 basket aces.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:04 PM
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Do discs actually stay in these chains? IF not, is it really an ace?
What are you guys, the ****ing ace police? Go ahead and try and hit those chains from 300 feet. Ain't so easy.

But no, generally the discs don't stay in. We've had it happen, but it's usally only on putts when they catch them. These are DG Nomad baskets, and yes, they are PDGA-approved (hence why we use them for our PDGA-sanctioned league.) But as previously stated, the target area is actually really small. It's about the same size (a little less) than the inner chains of a full-size basket.

So it's not like it's easy. Jeez, you guys are such a ****ing nitpicky crowd.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:27 PM
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Not arguing here... just hoping to elicit more conversation.

I don't know that being skeptical of target aces is really being nit-picky. And I'm in no way saying that hitting a small tone pole, target area or these chain targets isn't impressive. It is.

You can't deny, though, that more variables can come into play with a basket type target. Even on a dead center hit, there's still the opportunity for a disc to not land in the tray or chains. So they are different.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:43 PM
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well i hit a 135 ft ace today at oak grove mn. didnt even tell anyone but my gf about it. ive had better fairway shots go in than that ace. it seemed to be just a practice approach shot. took my dx aviar that i do drives with. fan grip and point and shoot. its just a straight shot at the basket with no hazards at all. honestly not rewarding ace at all.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:04 PM
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That's totally fine. You can count an ace or not an ace according to your own standards. Point is, if you card a 1, it's an ace.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:24 PM
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Finally got my first ace at Buffalo Ridge in Phoenix on hole "H". It was 233 feet - threw a force forehand. Didn't realize it went in until I went up to the basket since it's a mostly blind shot. Thankfully, I had a couple friends with me - was afraid I was going to be solo when my first came.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:44 PM
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Had 2 today. Took my mom and sis to the course around the corner from where they wanted to go shopping. (Endured sitting in the fabric shop reading my hunting magazine until it was time to go.) Since they are total n00bs, I took them to an elementary school course (William Yates DGC) designed for kids. Longest hole is 176'. So we play through and I toss my Neutron Ion an ace on hole 6. This is the state I grew up in, but my first ace here! Lost my buzzz on the second round (same hole) so I went back to look for it, and BOOM! Aced it again. 3 rounds, 2 aces, 1 hole (and one disc).
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:55 PM
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hit the upper ring on #5, was kinda pissed so I promptly put the same disc in the basket on #7.
 

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Old 11-29-2013, 11:01 PM
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Got one today at Brengle Terrace, hole 17 from the short tee. Forehand skip ace!

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