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Old 12-22-2018, 03:15 PM
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We recently replaced our rotted, wooden fence with a white pvc fence. The new fence looks great, but I'm worried that my backyard disc golf practice will change that quickly. With the old fence, I never worried about hard impacts from careless throws. I'd hate to crack the new fence or leave scuffs on it from disc hits. I don't want to give up backyard practice, but I really don't want to ruin the new fence.


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What I'm thinking of doing is getting a stack of soft, white putters and using only those in the backyard. I'm talking truly soft plastic; not grippy but firm like some of the Gateway blends. I've thrown Blowflys in the past and don't really like them, so they are out. R-Pro would work, but I'm having trouble finding white and am not adverse to trying new discs. What truly soft plastic blends are out there (has to come in white to qualify)?
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:29 PM
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Can I ask why white? IIRC that's one of the colors truly soft plastics seldom come in...

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If you really care about your putting, enough to care about practicing, you're not going to want to switch putters just to avoid the fence. Can you cover the fence with some old sheets or something while you putt (block the fence somehow), or just not putt to that side of the basket, move the basket to a different spot...I don't know. Find a way to keep using your favorite putter.

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Megasoft/BT Soft are probably your best shot. I use Megasoft Swan2 when it gets cold and they fly well.
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Omega Supersofts and Polar Bears
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Old 12-22-2018, 04:42 PM
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go to Harbor Freight and buy a couple of cheap moving blankets. should be enough protection, but not heavy enough to stress your fence.

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Another vote for Megasoft. It's practically as soft as cheese. If R-Pro would work, regular Zero Soft should also work, and the Soft Pure I have happens to be white.
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Megasoft/BT Soft are probably your best shot. I use Megasoft Swan2 when it gets cold and they fly well.
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How soft are those plastics? Floppy soft?
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Can I ask why white? IIRC that's one of the colors truly soft plastics seldom come in...
The fence is white. If I end up with any scuffs, I'd rather they are the same color as the fence. When I was remodeling my last house, I had a basket in the basement for breaks. By the time I was done, there was a rainbow of disc scuffs on the wall behind. It was easy enough to repaint the wall (and fill the couple of gouges), but the whole point of getting the plastic fence was that it is basically no maintenance.

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If you really care about your putting, enough to care about practicing, you're not going to want to switch putters just to avoid the fence. Can you cover the fence with some old sheets or something while you putt (block the fence somehow), or just not putt to that side of the basket, move the basket to a different spot...I don't know. Find a way to keep using your favorite putter.
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go to Harbor Freight and buy a couple of cheap moving blankets. should be enough protection, but not heavy enough to stress your fence.
It's not just for putting, otherwise these solutions would totally work. The longest shot I can do in the backyard is 150' or so. This is with the basket about 20' from the deepest corner. There are a few different tee locations that I use to change up the throw required. The anhyzer line especially results in the occasional fence hit.
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