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Old 03-05-2021, 07:03 PM
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Default Backyards: Is there a reason to buy a real disc golf basket vs just a standing pole?

I had a portable disc golf basket, dga mach lite, shortly since playing on my 4 acres five years back. It's one of those half cloth and half metal contraptions that fold up and the cloth section gave up the ghost from all around UV damage. The portable aspect never seen much use other than wandering about on the property.

Was searching around for a replacement and with all the talk of marksman baskets for more challenge, I wondered why not just go one step further and get a barebones metal pole with a suitably weighted base and attach some cheap bells, and tape the relevant heights. Hit the right area of the pole, make a sound, it's in. (Actually, I'm just salvaging my old portable and declutterfying it.)

I had my share of into the basket throws at a distance but never so many that the chains would be missed and putting it would be the ultimate in attaining accuracy, plus easier storage.
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:09 PM
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pole perm or temp

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Old 03-05-2021, 07:38 PM
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pole perm or temp
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:04 PM
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Just use a tree.

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Old 03-05-2021, 08:53 PM
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While not necessary to practice, an actual basket will give you:
1. A similar target as the ones you'll be shooting at 'when it counts'.
2. That "addicting sound" of plastic hitting chains.
3. The "typical / appropriate" sized target.
4. The experience of learning to accept cut-throughs and spit-outs...as you WILL get them while playing, so you might as well learn how to accept them while practicing.

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Old 03-05-2021, 09:57 PM
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Hitting a pole is not the same as putting on a basket. Practice putting on something that actually has to catch the disc. Pace and angle matter on baskets, but don't on a pole.
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:24 PM
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I like tone poles. I remember when we were playing Cottage Grove and Blue Mound on those. Also vaguely remember a piece of metal plate hanging in the air. At least I think I do. That was a long time ago. But it was likely fun. Picking up 20 putters around a pole doesn't sound fun though. My first practice "basket" was a t-post and a old white 5 gallon bucket on top. My Rattler was unfortunately gouged due to all my low putts. ...

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Originally Posted by ru4por View Post
Just use a tree.
No!!!!!! All opinions shall be discussed except yours! There is zero satisfaction to that... its like going out to testdrive a car at a dealership and leave riding a skateboard!

Unless you cut it down to 5' and screw a tonal to it.. Then, I agree good sir!

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Old 03-06-2021, 05:32 AM
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I used to practice hitting a pole. Scuffed up my discs more than hitting chains. Now ......putting one of those water noodles over a pole could work. Maybe I'll add a few of those around the yard to go along with my baskets. hmm....

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Originally Posted by ru4por View Post
Just use a tree.
I've spent a quarter-century trying to break my discs of hitting trees. I'd be reluctant to give any of them any positive feedback for it.

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