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Old 04-24-2013, 02:37 PM
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Target size

I am going out later today to retape our object course . I want to make the height a standard size this year. How big would you make the target?
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:56 PM
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I use 5 gal buckets on 6ft 4x4 buried 2 ft in the ground. We use targets like this when we are designing a new course and are trying out different pin placement.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:02 PM
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From the tech specs for baskets, it looks like the top of the rim should be 82cm off the ground +/- 6cm. Height of the target zone is 51cm, +/- 3cm.

I'd probably go with similar distances for an object course.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:03 PM
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I use 5 gal buckets on 6ft 4x4 buried 2 ft in the ground. We use targets like this when we are designing a new course and are trying out different pin placement.
I did this as well
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:07 PM
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Ya, just google disc golf basket requirements or something like that. I found a whole diagram showing the height, diameter, and just about every single measurement you could need. They were all PDGA specs of course.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:10 PM
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Since 'object' targets don't have to catch (they just 'contact'), if your goal is to make your object targets effectively the same as the present-day basket targets, you'll have to 'skinny'em down' a bit.

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Old 04-24-2013, 03:13 PM
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Just kidding. I was bored, so here's the diagram I found on PDGA's technical standards. The basket measurements are towards the bottom.
http://www.pdga.com/files/documents/...rds_1-1-13.pdf
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:18 PM
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Since 'object' targets don't have to catch (they just 'contact'), if your goal is to make your object targets effectively the same as the present-day basket targets, you'll have to 'skinny'em down' a bit.

Karl
That's a good point. I've never heard of a standard measurement for diameter of a tone pole or object basket, but the height of the target area should still be equal to the distance between the top of the basket rim and where the chains hang from (D in the diagram). And in my opinion, the bottom of the target area should still be the same height from the ground (P in diagram), unless you're wanting to make an elevated target.
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