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Old 01-08-2010, 01:11 AM
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That cymbal stand looks like a perfect starting point for a homemade basket. Too bad they are so expensive. If you could get one at a thrift shop though, it would be like cheating.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:31 AM
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I take my mach lite to the indoor soccer field by my house. I'm allowed to use it b/c I also rent office space there (kinda odd an office building with an indoor soccer field). Works great but there are only 16 chains so the discs sometimes spit out where on a pro basket they would probably suck in...but that just makes you go for more accuracy. It's only about 40 lbs. so it really is easy to carry in the included bag.

Great review! Wish I thought of doing that.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:45 PM
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Just went and bought one today. It is awesome and so far i like it. I do believe it is a bit more forgiving than your normal baskets but for practice it is perfect. I can now practice my putting when there is 10 inches of snow on the ground!!!!
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The Mach Lite is a better basket than the Skillshot, but it is also a bit more expensive. At $150 vs. $130 at a quick glance, the Mach Lite is probably worth the extra $20. The only possible advantages I've seen in my Skillshot, other than that I got slightly used for only $85, is that it seems to set up and take down quicker, and that it may be more durable over time, since it's made of heavier material. Otherwise the Mach Lite is a truly "full sized" basket, and it catches better.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:46 PM
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It's only about 40 lbs. so it really is easy to carry in the included bag.
I thought the Mach-lite was around 25 pounds. I've read it listed as 25-ish pounds, but sometimes the shipping weight will list as 40 pounds.

40 would be hard on an old guy like me.

Can anybody else chime in on the actual weight?
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The Mach Lite is actually about 25lbs. I don't know where the 40 comes from. Maybe a "shipping package weight" that includes the box, packing materials, instructions, some lead shot just for kicks, yadayada... Same for the Skillshot. The only thing out there that's lighter is the Innova Traveler, at 15lbs.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:41 AM
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The Mach Lite is actually about 25lbs. I don't know where the 40 comes from. Maybe a "shipping package weight" that includes the box, packing materials, instructions, some lead shot just for kicks, yadayada... Same for the Skillshot. The only thing out there that's lighter is the Innova Traveler, at 15lbs.

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With the tripod leg system is this basket able to sit on uneven ground? I have some flat spots in my yard but if I could get it to sit solid on a slope that would be dope!
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With the tripod leg system is this basket able to sit on uneven ground? I have some flat spots in my yard but if I could get it to sit solid on a slope that would be dope!

That's one thing I haven't had luck with using my mach lite, it really is made for flat ground. You could build up a platform or level out a spot on a hill if you were going to use it there all the time, or even build a sleeve to pound into the ground and leave the tripod legs off, otherwise it's not going to work so well.
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That's one thing I haven't had luck with using my mach lite, it really is made for flat ground. You could build up a platform or level out a spot on a hill if you were going to use it there all the time, or even build a sleeve to pound into the ground and leave the tripod legs off, otherwise it's not going to work so well.

Are there any portable baskets that have slop sitting capabilities?
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