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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, 11:19 PM
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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.
The windows in the lighthouse photo are below 5 ft high, so most players can reach their discs. I'm 5'3" and have no problem. Not shown in the photo is a door in the back that opens so you can walk inside the lighthouse. Small circles were cut in the false floor so you can reach through and get your disc if needed. Small kids do this when they aren't tall enough to reach in from the outside.
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Old 09-22-2020, 04:16 AM
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Airplane. Much deeper pockets.
Same pocket = Reinsurers.
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:02 AM
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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.
Yes the USDGC did it to the max and first. Because of course, scores were too low. But the artificial OB makes for boring layup disc golf. Chip around like Nate Sexton and win (not to disparage Nate it's the smart play when you have a gimmick course). The aggressive risky play the vast majority of the time isn't worth it as the penalty is too severe.
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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.
It thankfully hasn't fully made it's way to every course yet.
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:23 AM
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It thankfully hasn't fully made it's way to every course yet.
That seems a mischaracterization of what was said. 10/300 courses played would be more fairly portrayed as "It's had no impact on the vast majority of courses."
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:28 AM
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of course i prefer natural structures. But sometimes the area just is not interesting enugh.

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Old 09-22-2020, 08:03 AM
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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.
And don't forget...if anyone disagrees with you, they are a loud and boisterous troll.


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Old 09-22-2020, 09:01 AM
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Same with raised baskets in that the baskets are not designed to be hit from below so if the basket is 10 feet high, spit outs are more likely to happen. Again, more luck into the game. Not skill IMO.

If you can't make a putt into a raised basket, that is a reflection on your skill set, nothing more.

Stop with this BS "luck" talk already. Do you roll dice before you putt? Are you spinning a wheel before your drives?

I've had far too many pick-up rounds with people like you...always blaming everything but themselves for their 'unlucky' drive or putt. The guy who has to throw another disc off the tee because their first shot was 'unlucky' and they hit a tree in the fairway. The guy who has to remind everyone that they would have won if 'luck' had been on their side instead of yours.

People like you are the reason I prefer to play alone.

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Old 09-22-2020, 09:08 AM
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The various ways baskets can be elevated can lean toward more skillful play or introduce more fluky results depending on the design of the space under the basket. The designer has flexibility depending on what the course owner would like.
 

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How elevated is elevated? I am not a fan of the super low baskets most courses have. I wouldn't mind seeing most baskets raised by a 12-18 inches.
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