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Old 11-17-2013, 03:25 PM
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Tone poles?

Does anyone know of courses that have true tone poles? My home course does and I'm just curious if there's any others out there. Here a link to my home course http://www.dgcoursereview.com/view_i...501&p=bb108d5e
They take some time to get used to but I think they're cool. They make a great noise when you get an ace! Everyone on the course can hear it!( it's a small 9)
Some people think its silly without a basket, but it just makes the course unique.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:54 PM
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I was in Steamboat summer of last year and we went up to play that course, only to discover it closed due to the super-dry fire danger conditions.

We don't have any tone pole courses around here I know of, but tones are definitely a step up from an "object" course.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:57 PM
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There are tons of courses out there with tone poles. Lots of private, unlisted courses use them as a cheaper alternative to baskets, there are a bunch of listed ones too.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:35 PM
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Quite a few in Canada , u can imagine how expensive it would be to ship those heavy baskets to Canada ! Especially when it costs $9 to ship a 175 gram disc to the Great White North !

Actually built my own over the last year , got 15 built using what I find in our scrap steel bins . Our fleet maintenance changes out bus exhaust systems and the 4" pipe works quite well .
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:20 PM
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lets bring these back. f the basket and chains it doesn't work anyways'
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:30 PM
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lets bring these back. f the basket and chains it doesn't work anyways'
Tone poles are fine, but if you think they eliminate any issues with holing out you're mistaken. You get discs that might or might not have barely touched the tone pole, blind shots where you can't tell if it was a hit etc. They get rid of problems from spit outs or cut throughs, but they bring their own problems.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:32 PM
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very true.. alright circles on the ground thread resurrection time.

I am salty after a beautiful drive exploded the left side of the chains but splashed out, only to come home and see a video here posted with back to back chain-outs.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:33 PM
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lets bring these back. f the basket and chains it doesn't work anyways'
I'm not sure I like your tone.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:35 PM
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I don't like your poles. with a t no l.
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Tone poles are fine, but if you think they eliminate any issues with holing out you're mistaken. You get discs that might or might not have barely touched the tone pole, blind shots where you can't tell if it was a hit etc. They get rid of problems from spit outs or cut throughs, but they bring their own problems.
I've played a ton on three #10 can tone poles a ton and I've never felt like knowing if a disc hits a tone poll is a problem. I've aced one at 390 and heard the smash clear as day. Even for close putts and stuff as long as everyone is watching it is 100% unianimous if it hits or not every time. Between the sound of impact and the change of disc trajectory it is unmistakable when it hits. I don't know what others use for targets though.
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