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Originally Posted by AZ Thrower View Post
Looking for feedback. Some members in our disc golf club wonder if our elevated Mach Xs are safe. We elevate baskets with an extra pole in the sleeve and the basket pole goes in that pole. No extra supports are used other than the basic setup outlined by DGA for regular (non-elevated baskets); that is, we use a basic sleeve (i.e., anchor) setup in an irrigation box and concrete. The ground is grass and park soil. Two baskets usually are only elevated temporarily for tournaments. It has been noted that people sometimes hang on the baskets (e.g., kids or shorter people trying to retrieve discs)... I've never seen it but it could happen anytime they are up.

We have a local course that's had an elevated basket like this for several years. We've had more problems with people cutting the chains of the baskets than anything that we're seen specific to the elevated one. Is it ideal? No, does it allow flexibility? Yep.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:26 AM
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by AZ Thrower View Post
Thanks. That is a good idea for most courses. We can't though. If you saw the course, you would understand instantly. Basically it is a town's beautiful park that allows a disc golf course and most residents do not play disc golf.
You could always ask. They let the course be built in the first place, they may be amenable to a small mound being built. I’m only talking like 8’ diameter by maybe 2’ tall. If they don’t want a soil mound you could mulch it maybe.

Really anything outside of just a longer pole is going to require some form of landscaping, whether that be finding and moving a large stone, installing a stump, pyramid of timbers backfilled, etc.
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