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Old 03-16-2015, 04:55 PM
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A buddy and I are slowly turning his property into a private course. We want good, which means not canvas and catches discs, baskets that aren't too expensive. We can't throw up a bunch of Mach Xs, but we don't want to putt into buckets. Any suggestions for:

Brand and Type in $100-200 range?
Any courses in Northern California getting some new baskets and getting rid of their old ones?
Price of putting together one with home depot parts?
Give me yours?

Value means price, quality and time to put together if we do make some.
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:02 PM
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Disc nation Liberty or Lighting DB 5 are the cheapest "real" basket types. I personally use insteps and the work quite well with a second ring of chains.
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:08 PM
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Instep baskets with added chain are surprisingly ok. Me and my bud bought like 20 of them for $70-80 each and are still doing ok 3 years later as long as nobody tries to sit or hang on them. We also have 19 liberty baskets, and after a year are getting some rust on the supposedly galvanized chain.

The lightning db3 or 5 is probably the best bang for buck in the long term.
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If you can find the Lightning DB-5 baskets (about $225 and well worth every penny), they will last a lot longer than you will, even left outside in any weather. You won't ever have to replace them and they catch really well without modifications.

If you have to stay under $200, then I'd recommend the Westside Black Basket. $180 at Marshall Street. I'm sure someone on the west coast can sell them to you. Find a Trilogy dealer and get a volume price. Not near as good as the DB-5, but they will work. Since all but the chains are made out of "composite" material, only the chains will rust. Keep playing the course regularly and that shouldn't be an issue.
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I did well getting the DN Liberties... they had a huge end of year sale and I was able to get something like 2 baskets for free overall... I also concentrated all my DG dollars at DN in order to use the money back program they have... I think I was able to get another basket or two from that... plus they are 24 chain and have been outdoors for several years now... still no rust issues or any thing that I can see
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Another vote for Liberties. I got 24 chain Liberties for $225 each at Disc Golf Wholesale.
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I know that this might not be what you're looking for but I'll post the link anyway.

http://www.target.com/p/eastpo-delux...term=disc+golf
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Any courses in Northern California getting some new baskets and getting rid of their old ones?
Something to think about - shipping costs. Baskets can be heavy.

How far are you from Watsonville? DGA is hq somewhere in that area. Might give them a call and see what they can do

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Something to think about - shipping costs. Baskets can be heavy.

How far are you from Watsonville? DGA is hq somewhere in that area. Might give them a call and see what they can do

Www.discgolf.com is their site
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I vote for Mach 2's but they cost around $239 at DGC.

Mach 2's are awesome for the price and stand up strong to the elements. Our local course has had them in the ground for two years or so. They look great and no rusting and that says something, here we can get up to 60" of rain a year.

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For a private course, insteps with a center ring of chains do very well. We were able to get some from a seller on eBay, averaged around $75ish, shipped, if you bought several at a time. Then about $15 for the supplies for extra chains (chain, s hooks and rings). I can add the inner chains in about 15 minutes by myself now that I know what I'm doing. Get three people working on it assembly line style, you can knock them out pretty quick. The paint fades quickly, but they hold up well as long as there isn't any out of the ordinary abuse.
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