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Old 03-08-2018, 07:40 PM
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:24 PM
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I actually like the idea of a different practice basket, as it should eliminate any grey area about what is and isn't part of the course.
It is part of the course in the rules. Play it as it lies.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:34 PM
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If I had a choice, I would prefer a practice basket with only one layer of chains. A putt that sinks on a single chain will certainly fall with three chains. Id rather the target of practice be less forgiving than the actual baskets

Thus, it shouldn't matter what the practice basket is, and cheaper options shouldn't be looked at as a con
I recently modified our Mach I practice basket with a second layer of chains. It's so much better now, actually haven't seen a spit out or cut through on it. Before that it hardly caught anything, it was ridiculous.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:50 PM
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An old local course in Dallas (BB Owen) has a "special" practice basket with a deeper basket to narrow the target vertically. Practicing on it regularly would certainly help you to reduce low putts. Maybe a custom basket like this one would be beneficial to install.

Of course some would complain, but it's for practice and we all know there's nothing more frustrating than a putt that's half an inch low. Regular practice on a basket that requires a better grasp of altitude would only make the player better. Similar to the "bullet" basket that only has narrow chains...
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:25 PM
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When I see the pic it immediately looks to me like some kind of Mach. Get one of those. I wouldn't care at all about the powder coating but it could add to your course's visual appeal.

One of the courses I play most frequently has a practice basket (Discatcher, I believe) on a course with Mach IIs or something. I always practice on hole 18 instead of the practice basket because there's enough difference between the 2 types of baskets, unless there are people throwing the hole.

Any practice basket is a plus, in my book, unless it's a super cheap one that doesn't catch. I have never seen a ~$100 personal/home practice basket set up on a course, and I suppose that would seem kinda janky.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:07 AM
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This past summer, when I played, there were technically three. The original 18 had rusted out light green Mach IIIs, the lettered holes were Discatchers, and the practice basket was an extremely weird homemade design.

However, all the holes and the practice basket are Pro-28 Discatchers.
Looks like things have changed since the NT.

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Old 03-21-2018, 07:04 PM
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Here's a cheap option. Get a Mach II ($240), alter the inner set, and add one more tier to match the spacing of the Arachnid basket's three layers of chains. DGA sells a number plate to fit the Mach II to complete the look.
That is what our local club did, took a Mach II for a short Practice hole with a smaller cement Tee pad in Honor of a local player that helped the club in its dormant period get active. He died in a work at a Coal or Oil mining place in Wyoming. the basket is fine, but it does not translate as well to a Mach III the newer ones in blue from 2016 when they were installed. It was better for the old Mach III, still a bonus for that local course. The Mach II translates best to a Mach 4 as that has a similar style to the Mach II. However I saw a old Mach II as a practice basket before when they got all new Mach II baskets in the 1990's for that course. The other Baskets in town DB-5 Lighting ones had the tops of old Mach III taken off and put on the old DB-5 basket the original had extra inner chain so both courses have essentially modern Mach III.
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When I see the pic it immediately looks to me like some kind of Mach. Get one of those. I wouldn't care at all about the powder coating but it could add to your course's visual appeal.

One of the courses I play most frequently has a practice basket (Discatcher, I believe) on a course with Mach IIs or something. I always practice on hole 18 instead of the practice basket because there's enough difference between the 2 types of baskets, unless there are people throwing the hole.

Any practice basket is a plus, in my book, unless it's a super cheap one that doesn't catch. I have never seen a ~$100 personal/home practice basket set up on a course, and I suppose that would seem kinda janky.
This Disc Golf Basket just over $100 and to me is like a Discatcher Sport the single chain model and to me seems like it would catch fine for a practice basket or for a home private course if you had the land to make such a course. https://www.amazon.com/Titan-Catcher...sc+golf+basket
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