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Old 06-15-2018, 07:55 PM
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It's called a basket after all. People want to treat it like darts when it's really more like basketball.
Huh?! This made me scratch my head and say you're right, kinda...
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:19 PM
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I don't think it's a matter of they can't practice them. I think it's a matter of they don't. In no small part because targets just keep adding chains and becoming more receptive to the high speed putt, and in part because putting everything hard like they do works 98% of the time even at close range.

I can agree with this.

I'm by no means a pro level player, but the main course I play at is private and features an assortment of baskets.

I know how to adjust my putt on each basket because of it.

When I'm on, I make the majority of my putts, regardless of which style basket I'm putting on.

Clearly the pro dudes and gals play practice rounds on the specific event's course.

How is it that they don't know what style putt will work best?

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Old 06-15-2018, 10:47 PM
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It's called a basket after all. People want to treat it like darts when it's really more like basketball.
For Sarah Hokom, no doubt about it. For Eagle, he must've forgotten to call the bank shot.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:32 PM
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Do any locals know how long the BSF layout will be up?
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:42 AM
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Do any locals know how long the BSF layout will be up?
Not long enough imo. It's not like people are going out there for a easy game of frolf anywho.
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:24 AM
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For Sarah Hokom, no doubt about it. For Eagle, he must've forgotten to call the bank shot.
He has a floaty nose up putt. He doesn't rip the ball into the backboard like Ricky on those 10 ft spit backs.
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:46 AM
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Do any locals know how long the BSF layout will be up?
Been down since the day after.
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:01 PM
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However, what you're proposing has been done. It's called the Mach X. It has a cross chain structure that allows players to go at it harder than, say, the Discatcher. So, from 40 to 20 feet, a player can huck their discs hard as heck at the basket, and it won't skim through. But when you get those longer putts that slow down as they approach the basket, they are more likely to hit that more rigid chain structure and bounce out. That is, you have to have more force to get the disc to stay in the basket. Yep, shorter putts won't pass through cause of the structure. But softer putts have a greater tendency to bounce out. In other words, Ricky and Eagle's final putt stay in, but several putts by other players delivered center chains will get pushed back out. Also, side chain hits that stay in on other baskets tend to bounce out.
First you tell me that Mach X's are what I'm proposing (when I clearly proposed a non-basket, non-chain type of target), and then you tell me that Mach X's have just as many spit out problems just not the same ones. I'd like a target that catches perfectly no matter the speed on the disc as long as it hits in the target area. And as you just said, Mach X's have problems just like any other current target design. And personally speaking, I tend to hit right-side chains pretty frequently which have a tendency to splash out whenever I play a local course with Mach X's. I'm not all that fond of them tbh.

I don't think that Mach X's are the answer, but honestly I'm not an inventor so I have no idea what would make an ideal target. I know what I'd like it to DO, not how I'd like it to work. Armchair quarterback extraordinaire here.
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:04 PM
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I suppose you could say I'm proposing we go back to tone poles. I'm not opposed to tone poles, and I've played courses with them a few times which were fine. There's something nice about your disc being caught by a target though, as opposed to just touching and then having to be retrieved from the ground or bushes. On longer or blind holes, it's also hard to be sure of a tone pole ace.
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I think baskets are fine the way they are...

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