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Old 05-06-2020, 09:08 AM
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I think you will be pleased with your Mach II. I bought a used Discatcher Sport several years ago and moved it inside and out of the garage for the first summer, then when Iowa winter came I moved it to the basement for indoor practice and liked there so much that I have never brought it back outside. I live 10 minutes from the local course so I can just drive there for extended practice in the summer. The Discatcher Sport has served me well, but I have added chains and also beefed up the chain hanger brackets as they would bend during longer distance putting practice sessions. Then, later on I won a Dynamic Disc Marksman in a drawing and love it. It's a smaller sized putting basket but is built super heavy, like a little tank. You will soon reap the rewards of having a basket at home for more putting practice, makes a big difference.
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Old 05-06-2020, 10:59 AM
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I also have a DB-5 had it for like 10 years. No rust but it is much heavier than the sports i have. It also is the only one i've had to have repaired. I'm our clubs president and very often brought baskets out for clinics and setting up at community events. The DB-5 welds don't seem as strong as others. Being put in my truck a few times the bars holding the chains have broke their welds. I currently have few zip tied. I have to get them spot welded again.
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Old 05-06-2020, 04:48 PM
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I also have a DB-5 had it for like 10 years. No rust but it is much heavier than the sports i have. It also is the only one i've had to have repaired. I'm our clubs president and very often brought baskets out for clinics and setting up at community events. The DB-5 welds don't seem as strong as others. Being put in my truck a few times the bars holding the chains have broke their welds. I currently have few zip tied. I have to get them spot welded again.
What part is the bar, holding the chains? Is that the Ring at the bottom of chains? the way the inner ring on the top comes off the arms that at end hold the chains?
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Old 05-07-2020, 08:29 AM
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What part is the bar, holding the chains? Is that the Ring at the bottom of chains? the way the inner ring on the top comes off the arms that at end hold the chains?
The bars that come off the center and hold the chains have broken the welds and have come loose.
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What part is the bar, holding the chains? Is that the Ring at the bottom of chains? the way the inner ring on the top comes off the arms that at end hold the chains?
Every zip tie is a broken weld.


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Every zip tie is a broken weld.

Thanks, that is what I thought, but I wanted to be sure 100%.
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Old 05-07-2020, 10:00 PM
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Mid March? Dose DGA know the month it is? Or does DGA think that the only essentials order for manufacturing in Michigan will be until 2021?
Typo, sorry, mid-May.

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Old 05-07-2020, 10:07 PM
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Typo, sorry, mid-May.
thanks, I was just wondering if they meant Mid March of next year 2021 due in part to the Virus.
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Bought a cheaper basket and it was fine but started rusting in weeks. I now have 2 Mach IIs and am very happy. They seem bullet proof and can be carried around the yard. I don’t really have spit thoughts but definitely bounce out when hitting the pole too hard. Doesn’t bother me though as it’s for practice and I wanted something quality that I could keep outside year round.
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:59 PM
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I don't know the difference in basket types, but my suggestion would be to check out what your local course uses and get that. In my limited experience and hearing from more experienced players; different baskets/chains can react differently. I've heard "x basket grabs the disc better than z basket". So having the same basket to practice with as what is used on your "home" course would be beneficial (IMO).
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