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Old 01-28-2014, 12:56 AM
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What do you all think about this basket? Seems like the best pick for the money. Durable enough to leave outside and not worry about the elements and also light enough to move around. Im considering the Mach 2 or the Innova Discatcher Sport....thoughts?
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:01 AM
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Maybe it's just me, but mach 2s are my least favorite basket to putt on. I have more spit outs off the pole with those than any other basket. Hit dead center with a strong putt with a little nose up and it's almost guaranteed to come back at you. Again, maybe this is all in my head but I hate mach 2s.

Save a little money and go with the DC sport.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:22 PM
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The Sport isn't ideal to be left out in bad weather. Thin gauge powder coated steel. No question that the Mach 2 is built much better.

You can buy two Sports for the price of a Mach 2 so they don't compare. I'd take a look at the Lightning DB-5 as a closer cost comparison to the sport with similar solid build qualities as a Mach 2.
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I'm with disc gopher, hate em.
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I think they are a nice basket myself. I am bias though, my home course has 9 of them. They were installed last April and still look nice with no rust or corrosion on them. Given Mississippi is ranked third highest for annual rain fall totals, with an average of 59.0" per year.

When I miss putts on them its my fault not the baskets. I could see where a spin putter with a little velocity might have the center poll bounce back if the disc goes in between the outer chains. I would not hesitate to buy one for my yard.
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The Sport isn't ideal to be left out in bad weather. Thin gauge powder coated steel. No question that the Mach 2 is built much better.

You can buy two Sports for the price of a Mach 2 so they don't compare. I'd take a look at the Lightning DB-5 as a closer cost comparison to the sport with similar solid build qualities as a Mach 2.

I thought the cost difference was more, but DGC has the Mach 2 for $240 and the Discatcher Sport for $175. Other places have the Mach 2 for substantially more and some label it the Mach 2 New....not sure what the differences are tho
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I thought the cost difference was more, but DGC has the Mach 2 for $240 and the Discatcher Sport for $175. Other places have the Mach 2 for substantially more and some label it the Mach 2 New....not sure what the differences are tho
I bought my sport for $147 from amazon and with my prime it shipped free.

I hadn't seen the Mach 2 for under $300, $240 is a good deal but I would personally never buy one. I do plan on buying a Mach 5.

I think the "new" is the basket/bucket. PDGA changed the spec to prevent a disc from entering through the basket and DGA redesigned it at that time to be deeper and have more rods.
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My Mach 3 with the new basket design
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Hey guys! The Mach II is definitely a solid pick that is built to last!

The term “New” Mach II was actually a term that was given to the Mach II basket years ago. The term “New” refers to the change that Ed himself made to the original Mach II model, which was the introduction of the sliding links, featured on all DGA basket models now.


This year DGA redesigned the Mach II to make it more cost effective to ship by creating a two piece pole that allows the basket to be shipped as one single unit in a box. DGA also restructured the pricing of the current Mach II basket which is why you see them listed for $240 on Discgolfcenter.com. Eventually all online retailers will have their prices updated to reflect the new MSRP of $240. Also, as a side note, DGA will be dropping the term “New” from the Mach II as they move forward to prevent any further confusion.

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Thanks for the info A.J.....I ordered mine and am now impatiently awaiting its arrival
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