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da Crippler 02-08-2019 12:19 PM

So if you guys had to pick a different style of basket for each of the five main courses, what would they be? Here's my list:
DD veteran, Innova discatcher, Discraft chainstar and two with cross chains, the Prodigy and the DGA mach x.

Badger45 02-08-2019 12:27 PM

DGA Mach V, DGA Mach X, Innova Discatcher, Gateway Titan Pro, and MVP Portal.

Consideration to the Chainstar, because those are the ones I "grew up" on.

Sounds like a heavy investment. Hopefully all the baskets aren't gone.

Cgkdisc 02-08-2019 12:29 PM

Prodigy T3 should be in the conversation. Make sure the set for each course is the color included in the course name.

davetherocketguy 02-08-2019 12:38 PM

Discraft Chainstar Pro > Prodigy T3

Just the Chainstar Pro in different colors is the only thing I'd use on the different courses.

BuiltTooLong 02-08-2019 12:51 PM

Discatcher Pro, Prodigy T3, Mach X, DiscGolfPark, Chainstar Pro.

I agree with CGK that the colors matching the course names is just as important as the actual baskets as most of the ones I've named perform similarly well to each other

Stardoggy 02-08-2019 12:54 PM

Discatchers in different colors.

da Crippler 02-08-2019 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Stardoggy (Post 3414756)
Discatchers in different colors.

The idea was to represent as many basket styles and companies as possible for the best variety of experience. Besides, it might settle a lot of arguments on which baskets are better.:thmbup:

ru4por 02-08-2019 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by da Crippler (Post 3414760)
The idea was to represent as many basket styles and companies as possible for the best variety of experience. Besides, it might settle a lot of arguments on which baskets are better.:thmbup:

Great idea.....though I tend to believe it will settle no arguments on which baskets are better, lol.

davetherocketguy 02-08-2019 02:24 PM

The argument is already settled. Discraft Chainstar Pros.

LOL just kidding. I see what you are suggesting. It's actually not a bad idea really. Like ru4por said it won't settle any arguments. There really is a lot of great baskets on the market.

roggenb3 02-08-2019 02:52 PM

Gold: Yellow DISCatchers
Bear: Black (or orange) Mach X
Woodlands: Green Prodigy T3
Granite: Red Dynamic Veteran
BB: Blue Mach V

ru4por 02-08-2019 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by roggenb3 (Post 3414814)
Gold: Yellow DISCatchers
Bear: Black (or orange) Mach X
Woodlands: Green Prodigy T3
Granite: Red Dynamic Veteran
BB: Blue Mach V

I see where you are going, but I am not a big fan of green or black baskets. Especially on this type of course.

ejvogie 02-08-2019 03:44 PM

Orange instead of black. And neon radioactive green if you MUST do green.

cox3 02-08-2019 03:44 PM

Woodland Greens - Prodigy T3 (Green)
The Bear - Discraft Chainstar Pro (Red)
Granite Ridge - DGA Mach X (Silver)
Highbridge Gold - Innova DISCatcher Pro 28 (Yellow)
Blueberry Hill - Dynamic Discs Veteran (Blue)

Darkgreen 02-08-2019 04:02 PM

The prodigy green baskets actually stand out pretty nice, even in the lush green of the northwoods.

Cgkdisc 02-08-2019 04:13 PM

I would still prefer black accent baskets on Bear perhaps using something like the blades that DGA provides. Then use the orange focal tape on the pipes and even flags on the baskets for added visibility, especially on the hilly terrain.

roggenb3 02-08-2019 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ejvogie (Post 3414846)
Orange instead of black. And neon radioactive green if you MUST do green.

Yeah... but black bears. They'd be hard to see but you can only see the baskets on Bear after like 4 shots anyway.

I figured orange if not, because hunters.

Mocheez 02-08-2019 04:17 PM

This course is in Wisconsin. You can't put orange and black baskets on Bear.

BuzzzFlicker87 02-08-2019 04:19 PM

Personally I think the Mach III is still the best target in disc golf. DisCatchers are garbage and should be banned.

BuiltTooLong 02-08-2019 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by BuzzzFlicker87 (Post 3414874)
Personally I think the Mach III is still the best target in disc golf. DisCatchers are garbage and should be banned.

Trolling? Not sure why you would think that unless you have the softest and loftiest putt and are trying to gain an advantage that way.

roggenb3 02-08-2019 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Mocheez (Post 3414873)
This course is in Wisconsin. You can't put orange and black baskets on Bear.

Why not? Especially why not orange?

brentjacobs 02-08-2019 05:20 PM

Discstchers and Mach X are my favs but I played some of the MVP Black holes last year and though they were very solid. Lots of color options as well.

Anything thatís not Mach III or Prodigy(T1 or2) will probably work out alright.

notroman 02-08-2019 05:20 PM

I would avoid red or green (unless it's a fluorescent green) since there are so many colorblind people playing the sport, majority red/green colorblind. I was playing a course last weekend with red baskets and the guy I was with had a really hard time spotting them in the woods. Even a plain silver basket would've been more visible for him.

Cgkdisc 02-08-2019 05:24 PM

A DGA model and an Innova model should probably be included considering they were two target companies underpaid by the original administration. And this time around, completely pay for the baskets.

BuzzzFlicker87 02-08-2019 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by BuiltTooLong (Post 3414893)
Trolling? Not sure why you would think that unless you have the softest and loftiest putt and are trying to gain an advantage that way.

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Countchunkula 02-08-2019 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by BuiltTooLong (Post 3414893)
Trolling? Not sure why you would think that unless you have the softest and loftiest putt and are trying to gain an advantage that way.

That was me about 10 years ago. I was getting really good with the loft and discatchers drove me crazy. I've since changed up my putt and discatchers are probably my favorite target.

Regarding baskets for Highbridge, I think high visibility should always be a priority on wooded courses. I do like Chuck's color coding scheme though.

Hyzflip10 02-08-2019 09:58 PM

Just an outside observer who is interested in the ongoing drama. What exactly is going on here? Other than getting ideas for new baskets, it just seems like another tangent with no real details.

Martin Dewgarita 02-08-2019 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Hyzflip10 (Post 3415030)
Just an outside observer who is interested in the ongoing drama. What exactly is going on here? Other than getting ideas for new baskets, it just seems like another tangent with no real details.

You're going to have to start over at the beginning. Set aside several hours. Open up the highbridge thread and have at it. If you get through the entire thing, and come back here still confused about what is going on, well then you're still in the same understanding as the rest of us, there's no fully comprehending this place.

joecoin 02-08-2019 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Hyzflip10 (Post 3415030)
Just an outside observer who is interested in the ongoing drama. What exactly is going on here? Other than getting ideas for new baskets, it just seems like another tangent with no real details.

At this pointing this thread, golfers who have played HH are discussing what baskets they would like to see on the reborn courses, as some of/all of the existing baskets have been removed.

Who are we to tell them there will never be disc golf played at this place again?

DavidSauls 02-09-2019 06:53 AM

I think hyzflip10's question was, not "What's this basket talk about?", but "Is there any recent news about the status and future of the course?"

The answer seems to be that there isn't any news, so the discussion is wandering off in other directions. Surely, if something, anything, actually happens that changes the status, or clarifies the future, someone will let us know. Particularly if it's a future that's decidedly different than the past.

Hyzflip10 02-09-2019 07:14 AM

I was just worried I missed something that's all. Someday I would love to make a road trip and play a few WI courses, and like the idea that Blueberry Hill still exists.

Hyzflip10 02-09-2019 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Dewgarita (Post 3415045)
You're going to have to start over at the beginning. Set aside several hours. Open up the highbridge thread and have at it. If you get through the entire thing, and come back here still confused about what is going on, well then you're still in the same understanding as the rest of us, there's no fully comprehending this place.

Been there, done that my friend. Have been following this thread for months as a casual observer. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to know that there is another dysfunctional situation with great disc golf out there.

da Crippler 02-09-2019 07:49 AM

Nothing is set in stone but I can tell you guys what has been discussed. As far as baskets are concerned, the idea was to represent the major equipment makers in one place as a showcase for their style of basket. We have talked about adding a second basket to most holes.Chestnut may be sacrificed for a campground and festival grounds. We have talked about a pitch and putt practice course to replace Chestnut. Yes, there will be festivals but no one will be allowed to camp on any of the courses. We talked about a modern campground with water and electric hookups, a dump station, monthly and seasonal sites, a canteen with snacks and drinks, maybe a lounge with a limited bar type menu (pizza, burgers etc.). We talked about half pipes and tube runs, xc ski trails, a groomed winter dg course. And we talked about maybe someday getting a liquor license, which probably has some of you drooling right now lol.

Some of this stuff can be done right away, some will take years to complete, some plans will be abandoned. Nothing quite like this has been done before, and I'm sure we'll stumble and fall a few times, and sacrifices will have to be made. It's gonna be hard work but we think it's worth the effort, and input from the dg community will be essential. I think everyone knows it's now or never for HH.

BuzzzFlicker87 02-09-2019 08:17 AM

Furthermore, current ownership and Mtn Man are meeting this week...

mittbull 02-09-2019 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by da Crippler (Post 3415120)
Nothing is set in stone but I can tell you guys what has been discussed. As far as baskets are concerned, the idea was to represent the major equipment makers in one place as a showcase for their style of basket. We have talked about adding a second basket to most holes.Chestnut may be sacrificed for a campground and festival grounds. We have talked about a pitch and putt practice course to replace Chestnut. Yes, there will be festivals but no one will be allowed to camp on any of the courses. We talked about a modern campground with water and electric hookups, a dump station, monthly and seasonal sites, a canteen with snacks and drinks, maybe a lounge with a limited bar type menu (pizza, burgers etc.). We talked about half pipes and tube runs, xc ski trails, a groomed winter dg course. And we talked about maybe someday getting a liquor license, which probably has some of you drooling right now lol.

Some of this stuff can be done right away, some will take years to complete, some plans will be abandoned. Nothing quite like this has been done before, and I'm sure we'll stumble and fall a few times, and sacrifices will have to be made. It's gonna be hard work but we think it's worth the effort, and input from the dg community will be essential. I think everyone knows it's now or never for HH.

While it's an interesting idea to have multiple manufactures represented, I would think you could get a significant quantity discount if you went with just one. This would also be more conducive to holding large top tier tournaments (if I were a pro I wouldn't want to be playing a different Target each round. Mach Xs would get my vote, followed by veterans and then discatchers.

Cgkdisc 02-09-2019 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by mittbull (Post 3415128)
While it's an interesting idea to have multiple manufactures represented, I would think you could get a significant quantity discount if you went with just one. This would also be more conducive to holding large top tier tournaments (if I were a pro I wouldn't want to be playing a different Target each round. Mach Xs would get my vote, followed by veterans and then discatchers.

More marketing benefit when representing multiple manufacturers on the site than putting all eggs in one basket even if those eggs might be somewhat cheaper. For example, when we ran Pro Worlds, each course had a manufacturer sponsor. It's even more important now with so many more Championship target manufacturers with pro teams than 2004 when the baskets were first acquired. If the revival plan is seen as solid, you may even see some manufacturers lobbying HBH with very attractive deals to place their targets on the hill. Note that manufacturers donated the baskets for building the multiple course complex at the International Disc Golf Center in Georgia.

DavidSauls 02-09-2019 09:36 AM

Suddenly...….NEWS!

da Crippler 02-09-2019 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Cgkdisc (Post 3415132)
More marketing benefit when representing multiple manufacturers on the site than putting all eggs in one basket even if those eggs might be somewhat cheaper. For example, when we ran Pro Worlds, each course had a manufacturer sponsor. It's even more important now with so many more Championship target manufacturers with pro teams than 2004 when the baskets were first acquired. If the revival plan is seen as solid, you may even see some manufacturers lobbying HBH with very attractive deals to place their targets on the hill. Note that manufacturers donated the baskets for building the multiple course complex at the International Disc Golf Center in Georgia.

This is exactly what we had in mind, having each course sponsored by a different manufacturer. If this project draws the attention I think it will, it could be a boon to all dg companies who are willing to get involved. And I do know that an effort will be made to reimburse everyone who was originally screwed by JJ in the first place. Again, no promises at this time, but we will strive to do our best.

roggenb3 02-09-2019 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by da Crippler (Post 3415120)
We have talked about a pitch and putt practice course to replace Chestnut.

What about a set of bullseye targets for this pitch and putt like the one at Pyramids?

biscoe 02-09-2019 01:30 PM

How much traffic did these courses get at their peak?

da Crippler 02-09-2019 05:27 PM

I was just looking at the Big Top Chautauqua lineup from last year, lots of national talent performing up there all summer long. If Highbridge was set up for music festivals with a proper stage, it shouldn't be too hard convincing some of those artists to take a side gig at HH maybe once a month on top of any festivals we may have.


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