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Casey 1988 08-07-2019 02:57 PM

Mach III
 
https://discgolf.com/wp-content/uplo...ch3-patent.jpg

So in the post above I just found out that Ed Hendrick got the patent for the Mach III on the day I was born. The Mach III was approved by PDGA in March 17 1987 but might not have been made commercially Available until the patent was approved. This means that of 12-2018 the Mach III idea turned 30 years old.

I still think the Mach II was a more revolutionary idea, adding a second set of chains to a basket that made it so baskets could stop modern disc golf discs better then the single chain designed for catch discs. https://discgolf.com/wp-content/uplo...ch2-patent.jpg

ThomasOrion 08-07-2019 04:44 PM

I'm sorry to hear that - Mach 3's suck the most. :(

Casey 1988 08-07-2019 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ThomasOrion (Post 3482331)
I'm sorry to hear that - Mach 3's suck the most. :(

Actually the original Mach II sucks the most If anyone has had the chance to use one but that basket was made for a slower disc era.

InDaWoodsDiscN419 08-09-2019 03:04 PM

Ed Headrick...
 
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Originally Posted by Casey 1988 (Post 3482282)
https://discgolf.com/wp-content/uplo...ch3-patent.jpg

So in the post above I just found out that Ed Hendrick got the patent for the Mach III on the day I was born. The Mach III was approved by PDGA in March 17 1987 but might not have been made commercially Available until the patent was approved. This means that of 12-2018 the Mach III idea turned 30 years old.

I still think the Mach II was a more revolutionary idea, adding a second set of chains to a basket that made it so baskets could stop modern disc golf discs better then the single chain designed for catch discs. https://discgolf.com/wp-content/uplo...ch2-patent.jpg

Ed Headrick was a helluva cool dude for inventing baskets and championing Disc Golf!

Look him up on YT, Johnny Carson show. :clap:

Casey 1988 08-09-2019 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by InDaWoodsDiscN419 (Post 3483132)
Ed Headrick was a helluva cool dude for inventing baskets and championing Disc Golf!

Look him up on YT, Johnny Carson show. :clap:

I have seen that Disc golf clip as well as an earlier clip in Tonight show with the Wham-O Superball.

I have played a course he designed in 1980's. It still used the old Mach II not a great basket for modern Discs.

Blobfish 08-14-2019 12:00 AM

The day I miss a basket because of anything more than my own fault will be the day that I can justify badmouthing a basket. Til then, I like Mach III's just fine. The only spitouts I get when there isn't any wind are almost always a result of me throwing to the weak side of the basket. That's not the basket's fault.
I like the sound on Mach III as well.

Casey 1988 08-14-2019 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Blobfish (Post 3484726)
The day I miss a basket because of anything more than my own fault will be the day that I can justify badmouthing a basket. Til then, I like Mach III's just fine. The only spitouts I get when there isn't any wind are almost always a result of me throwing to the weak side of the basket. That's not the basket's fault.
I like the sound on Mach III as well.

The newer Mach III, taller bottom Cage seems to help the disc stay in better. Sometimes with the older size the disc would bounce out thanks to the inner set of chains if putting really hard but now with newer height on the cage the basket is better. I like the basket sound on Mach III too but the Mach V is not bad ether, sounds the way a modern Mach II sounds but fuller.

Only basket I do not like that I have used is a Mach X, I use the pole and pick the edge to aim at as that does not move in wind like the chains do and with a Mach X the pole is hard to see. One hole at a course I have played was fixed with a Mach X top, a tree messed up the old top and I have a harder time putting on those.

InDaWoodsDiscN419 09-18-2019 11:02 AM

I'm sure some target courses were/are awesome...
 
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Originally Posted by Blobfish (Post 3484726)
The day I miss a basket because of anything more than my own fault will be the day that I can justify badmouthing a basket. Til then, I like Mach III's just fine. The only spitouts I get when there isn't any wind are almost always a result of me throwing to the weak side of the basket. That's not the basket's fault.
I like the sound on Mach III as well.

Baskets elevate the game, the CHING sound ringing in the Woods. I hear enough tree

sounds during the round, don't need to hit another tree (on purpose) to finish my hole.

Tone poles can sound cool too, so I've heard. Mach III's do what they were intended to do,

the rest is up to us.

VictorB 09-18-2019 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by ThomasOrion (Post 3482331)
I'm sorry to hear that - Mach 3's suck the most. :(

MachIIIs catches fine. Heck, MachI baskets catch fine - if you're able to adjust your putt to match the equipment.

I recall a comparison that the baskets are like greens in golf (I think Brian Earhart can be credited IIRC) Faster, harder greens require more touch. Slower, softer or wet greens require more speed on your putt. Some baskets are like fast greens - can't just blast it in there and expect it to catch. Being able to successfully putt on Mach3 and Mach7/MachX means you have better control of what you're doing with your putter.

Casey 1988 09-18-2019 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by VictorB (Post 3498327)
MachIIIs catches fine. Heck, MachI baskets catch fine - if you're able to adjust your putt to match the equipment.

I recall a comparison that the baskets are like greens in golf (I think Brian Earhart can be credited IIRC) Faster, harder greens require more touch. Slower, softer or wet greens require more speed on your putt. Some baskets are like fast greens - can't just blast it in there and expect it to catch. Being able to successfully putt on Mach3 and Mach7/MachX means you have better control of what you're doing with your putter.

Bold: Not true for everyone.

I do agree, however some like my brother could slam putt into a Mach III and still have the disc make it in, he was accurate to hit just to the right side of pole that was same side as his throwing hand on the putt. He aimed for the chain set nearest that side so he could slam putt and was using at the time a 2000's flat top DX Gator beat to fly straight. those were the lower disc cage style from 2000's.

I can putt into the 18 chain Lightning DB-5/old 18 chain Innova Discatcher sport just fine. New Discatcher Sport are now 24 with inner set of chains. The only baskets I have true troubles with are the old Chainstar, the bottom disc cage is so low that some putts bounce out of the baskets even on soft touch, even a modern Mach II is taller by a tad.


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