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Raised baskets and artificial OB/ropes 17 17.71%
Standard height and natural rough 79 82.29%
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:11 PM
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What we would do well to notice is Kennedy's openness to new experiences. The conflict between relative levels of this trait creates many issues in life, but is particularly apparent in a sport which trends conservative like golf.

He is also correct about the emergence of new beneficial ideas, which almost always are generated by people exercising entrepreneurial or artistic traits. Remember when the game started, some friends just got together and basically made it up as they went along. I'm almost certain that the raised basket idea 'came out of left field' by somebody who thought 'this would be cool', just like a hanging basket (or the invention of the 'scooBer' delivery). Can anyone imagine, long ago, ole Steady Ed with this crazy idea trying to sell others on it? They tried it. It's personally frustrating to me that some dig in their heels just talking about trying a cheap, simple idea, with virtually no down-side, certainly in the short term, but that's people (devil's advocates notwithstanding)...it's an interesting pattern...

I like to think there's plenty of design space left, and there's definitely a sweet-spot between order and chaos where all the real action (growth) occurs...it's where disc golf makes its bargain with the future.
i was surprised by ck not being rigid for once
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i was surprised by ck not being rigid for once
What many may not know is I'm rarely rigid when it comes to generating, evaluating and testing ideas in small circles and behind the scenes. I was constrained for a long time discussing them publicly during my stretch in more official capacities with the PDGA which ended last year.

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I guess this isn't the best thread to bring up my windmill hole idea.
Please. Explain at great length.

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I have played nearly 300 courses. I can count the number of raised baskets and artificial OB on two hands. Again....no problem in need of solving. No solution presented. No facts or data to present. Just conjecture, supposition and innuendo.

I don't like milk trucks on the course, as an obstacle. I'm not starting a thread explaining that most players don't like milk trucks.
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#1 -- the DGPT wasn't the group who popularized this idea. It was the designers for the USDGC, and we know who that is. People began copying the USDGC once YouTube coverage became popular.

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Check the results, people who respond to polls in THIS forum DO NOT like raised baskets and artificial OB as couched in this poll. Maybe the real trolls are very annoying and boisterous so many feel like not speaking up against you trolls.
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everyday permanent layout

the norm for the course
So, you're telling me a basket that has a "DGPT-style tower" normally (like in every day when people play it), or a tall pole, qualifies to you as a "normally raised basket? Like the holes on the Arizona courses.

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#1 -- the DGPT wasn't the group who popularized this idea. It was the designers for the USDGC, and we know who that is. People began copying the USDGC once YouTube coverage became popular.



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So, you're telling me a basket that has a "DGPT-style tower" normally (like in every day when people play it), or a tall pole, qualifies to you as a "normally raised basket? Like the holes on the Arizona courses.
its everyday layout had 4 raised baskets on a pole
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its everyday layout had 4 raised baskets on a pole
Ok gotcha.

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Now a regular basket on the top of a mini golf sized windmill, if there is an easy way to get the disc down...
Here's one way. Cut all of the metal out from the bottom of the cage so the disc can fall out the bottom (except for 3 rungs to hold the pole up). Build a false floor under the basket to catch the discs and windows to reach inside and pull them out.

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I have played nearly 300 courses. I can count the number of raised baskets and artificial OB on two hands. Again....no problem in need of solving. No solution presented. No facts or data to present. Just conjecture, supposition and innuendo.

I don't like milk trucks on the course, as an obstacle. I'm not starting a thread explaining that most players don't like milk trucks.
But would you like SMALLER milk trucks?

 

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Here's one way. Cut all of the metal out from the bottom of the cage so the disc can fall out the bottom (except for 3 rungs to hold the pole up). Build a false floor under the basket to catch the discs and windows to reach inside and pull them out.

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It seems to me there is one major flaw, people under 5 Foot 5-6 inches would have a really hard time getting the discs out without a small 2 step ladder or a grabbing device.
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