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Old 10-07-2018, 03:57 PM
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Hey there, practice baskets can be a little hard to choose, lots of choices/prices. I did a fair

amount of research. People seem to be quite happy with the MVP/AXIOM Pro's, lighter weight,

catch fine from what I've read. Innova Sport's been around a long time, and folks seem happy

with them, some add extra chains. Heavier, long lasting, well built. I have only personally

putted on: Innova sport's, DGA M-14s, Discraft Mach lite. I think DGA M-14 gets a bad rap. I

have putted on one since 2001/2002, good practice basket, lightweight, super easy to set up,

portable, I got a deal price. Nowadays unless a sale comes up, I believe there are other better

options. I also own a Discraft Mach lite. It is well built and sturdy, it is not as portable. as it is

heavier than some baskets. It catches as well as some Course baskets in my opinion. They can

be a decent deal if found on sale. The DD recruit has the wheel, is heavier and folks seem

happy with it, I have not putted on one, or on the mvp/axioms. When I was looking I was set

on an Axiom, and went mach lite because sale made it worth it. Lat64 baskets seem quality

Darkclark got some for crazy deals, seems happy with them. Good luck choosing a basket,

they are worth it, and fun!

I meant Discraft Chainstar lite everytime I wrote "Discraft mach lite"
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:05 PM
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I meant Discraft Chainstar lite everytime I wrote "Discraft mach lite"
Lol, I gotcha! I just pulled the trigger. Both Walmart and Amazon had the chainstar lite for $124. It amounted to $130 after tax. I suppose I could have waited for more info or even a better deal, but I gotta get those practice putts in before a tourney on 10/20!

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Old 10-08-2018, 07:07 AM
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Keep a close eye on the top nub. I lost mine sometime between taring it down after a night of league when we needed temp baskets due to flooding and an ace race for the same reason.

Had to run to a local hardware store with the pole in hand to find a bolt that would fit. The day was saved, but now I need a wrench to set up the basket.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:49 PM
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Lol, I gotcha! I just pulled the trigger. Both Walmart and Amazon had the chainstar lite for $124. It amounted to $130 after tax. I suppose I could have waited for more info or even a better deal, but I gotta get those practice putts in before a tourney on 10/20!
Nice! Hope you've been enjoying practicing putting on your new basket.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:09 PM
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Nice! Hope you've been enjoying practicing putting on your new basket.
Could always practice more, but what I've done is much better than nothing! Right now I've got it in my garage where I can do 20 footers without getting cold or wet.

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Old 10-30-2018, 08:32 PM
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One basket people seem to be unhappy with other then cheep non named baskets is the Westside Discs single chain model. That basket is so heavy for being the size and shape of a DGA Mach I/Pole Hole as people have commented the screw togther metal pole is about the same as a screw together set of metal black Gas piping.
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:37 PM
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Has anyone actually owned and/or used both the Chainstar lite and black hole pro? A qualified comparison of the two would be nice.

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Old 11-24-2018, 10:56 PM
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Bought 2 ChainStar Lites today. (CSL) I also own 2 Black Hole Pros (BHP).
First Impressions-
CSL- heavier than most in this price range, due to larger materials
-design, specifically of chain attachments on top is more advanced/solid than others in this price range.
-tray/basket has square outer ring shape, as opposed to slanted

BHP-lighter overall, by about 8 pounds, if shipping info is correct
-design seems top heavy, with the amount of chains vs. rod gauge of the base assembly

Performance- (100ish putts on CSL)
I always try and figure out the weak spots on a new basket, in terms of catching. While I think overall these two baskets catch the same number of putts, my observations are as follows. (Bear in mind, I have a firm spin putt)
BHP- catches well in the heart (low, centered) but will push perimeter putts out. Not too many spit through a, but not zero. Occasional bounce outside off center pole.
CSL- also catches well in the heart. Odd zone in the higher part off center where 7/10+ will go all the way through. Further out, it will catch some that probably shouldn't stay in. Low occurrence of pole bounce outside, assuming flat entry.

Conclusion: I like both. Performance and price are very similar. I'd say they both catch good (well aimed and weighted) putts well. Will update with durability/catch info in the future.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:29 AM
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Just got one for Xmas. They are down to $121 from amazon. Setup took 3 minutes and is fool proof. First thing will be to add a permanent sleeve into the ground for the backyard
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:51 PM
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Took the cap to home Depot and found thread pitch, and pipe size. I jb welded an m12x1.75 x 2 bolt and 3 washers into the pipe. Now, I can thread everything together in the same fashion as the portable base. I am going to bury a few in the yard to have different, semi permanent pin placements.

Here is a link for proper install into the ground

https://www.discgolf.com/disc-golf-e...tallation/?amp
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