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Old 01-25-2022, 04:54 PM
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Different basket, but like broken shoulder, I just put a section of pipe insulation that I had laying around on the center pole. It's not perfect, but much quieter than before.

Edit: Since you didn't store it outside, it's possible the bolt was rusty when it arrived.
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Rust requires oxygen. A light coat of grease to seal the part will stop further rust.
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I did something similar for my Axiom Pro (same basket different color). I used some thin closed-cell foam that is supposed to be a heavy-duty drawer liner. Like for toolboxes. I just wrapped it around the pole a couple times and zip tied it like crazy, works great.

Mine also rusted at the exposed spots pretty quickly but is still going strong after 3 seasons. Some of the welds have popped but it’s generally holding together for backyard practice. I figure if a $150 basket lasts me 4 years in the elements, it’s a pretty good deal. I don’t even take it in when there’s snow.
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One of the loudest baskets that I have used is my Dynamic Discs "Marksman". That thing really rings.
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I cut up a bunch of plastic grocery bags I had under the sink and stuffed the top pole from both ends as much as I could without messing up the threads. it'll hold A LOT of bags and its silenced the basket a good bit. you still get a small bit of ring, but it doesn't resonate through the house nearly as much. Also saves spit-outs from hitting the bicycle tube that I had over the top pole previously.
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I cut up a bunch of plastic grocery bags I had under the sink and stuffed the top pole from both ends as much as I could without messing up the threads. it'll hold A LOT of bags and its silenced the basket a good bit. you still get a small bit of ring, but it doesn't resonate through the house nearly as much. Also saves spit-outs from hitting the bicycle tube that I had over the top pole previously.

Hmm. I hadn’t thought of something like that.

I might fill my pole with some of that expanding foam and see what happens. If it works well enough then I can take the paint rollers off the outside of the pole.
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I have been using pipe insulation but it gets louder and annoying sometimes but I guess you gotta deal with it. Rest is good.
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I use pipe insulation like the rest. Does a good job.

Word of warning on the basket, the wires from the pole to the base are not very secure. I had one snap off pretty quickly. Probably not an issue if you are using it inside on flat ground, but if you are constantly moving the basket and putting it on uneven ground I would expect the wire to snap off.
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I use pipe insulation like the rest. Does a good job.

Word of warning on the basket, the wires from the pole to the base are not very secure. I had one snap off pretty quickly. Probably not an issue if you are using it inside on flat ground, but if you are constantly moving the basket and putting it on uneven ground I would expect the wire to snap off.
I had that on one of my inexpensive practice baskets. Poor quality welds and it’s been knocked over by storms more than once.

I used small gauge ss wire to fix some of the issues. Wasn’t satisfied with that. Covered the joints in JB Weld. It’s just a 2 part epoxy, but it is UV resistant and much stronger than most epoxy’s.

Trying a less expensive alternative called PC7 soon to reinforce joints on some of my other baskets.

As long as I secure them so they don’t get pummeled by the wind, the cheap baskets seem to be holding up okay.
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I have been using pipe insulation but it gets louder and annoying sometimes but I guess you gotta deal with it. Rest is good.
I do also have a same complaint about the pipe insulation. They are a bit annoying some times.
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