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Old 03-14-2017, 01:32 PM
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It was left side but did hit the pole high on the tape, only the inner chains moved.
Still weak side though, he could have thrown a better putt.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:35 PM
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I'm waiting for the day we get rid of chains and hang heavy blankets instead.
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I'm waiting for the day we get rid of chains and hang heavy blankets instead.
This entire discussion is a heavy wet blanket.
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This entire discussion is a heavy wet blanket.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:54 PM
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A classic Mach cut-thru at the 4:50 mark. Dickerson hits the reflective tape on the pole and it slides past the innner set of chains and out the back.

Nothing wrong with this putt. Dollar's commentary afterward includes his preference for Discatchers, which this course has on the back 9 instead of more Mach III's.
No debate there: Discatchers, Chainstars, Titan, etc style baskets catch better than a Mach III. That basket was designed in 1988. Can't use that in an argument against a Mach X, because a spit through like the one shown above wouldn't happen.

On a tangent....People who advocate making the target smaller (like McBeth) should like the Mach X for what it does: high putts or putts off center get pushed out. They're very unforgiving. But dead center puts no matter how hard (or soft, if it's in the sweet spot right at the tape) don't come out. If we shrank the target to Bullseye style baskets it would highlight the element of luck (bad luck) more than it would reward skill, with all the increased bounces and spit outs. The X seems to inadvertently solve that issue.
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No debate there: Discatchers, Chainstars, Titan, etc style baskets catch better than a Mach III. That basket was designed in 1988. Can't use that in an argument against a Mach X, because a spit through like the one shown above wouldn't happen.

On a tangent....People who advocate making the target smaller (like McBeth) should like the Mach X for what it does: high putts or putts off center get pushed out. They're very unforgiving. But dead center puts no matter how hard (or soft, if it's in the sweet spot right at the tape) don't come out. If we shrank the target to Bullseye style baskets it would highlight the element of luck (bad luck) more than it would reward skill, with all the increased bounces and spit outs. The X seems to inadvertently solve that issue.
Um, I debate that. I prefer Mach III over all else. I also debate your assertion that dead center always sticks no matter how hard. My most observed spit on Mach III's is a pole bounce straight back at me from a dead center hit, always when I putt too hard.
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Um, I debate that. I prefer Mach III over all else. I also debate your assertion that dead center always sticks no matter how hard. My most observed spit on Mach III's is a pole bounce straight back at me from a dead center hit, always when I putt too hard.
I'm saying Mach X's catch the hard center putts.

Is the Mach III, like a...sentimental thing?
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I'm saying Mach X's catch the hard center putts.

Is the Mach III, like a...sentimental thing?
Gotcha, yeah mach X loves the middle, my bad.

It probably is a sentimental thing. Like when people putted with floppy putters soft as they could to make sure the disc stayed in. I liked that style of putting better than rifleman style. I have played on Mach's for years and years, they are what a disc golf basket should be to me.

Today's game is all boring power hyzers and boring power forehand. Boring power putting makes this sport perfectly boring.
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I haven't tried a floppy putter on a Mach X...no bueno?

I'm with you on the boring power hyzers... Even with his distance, Eagle dislikes the big open ball golf style courses.
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