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Old 01-24-2022, 09:06 AM
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Default Effective, Cheap, Easy Basket Silencer & Thoughts on the MVP Black Hole Pro

I received a MVP Black Hole Pro around Christmas and have used it daily for about a month. This seems like a decent basket, but I've run into a few downsides to overcome.

The first I noticed, was that this basket is INSANELY loud. It's got a high pitch element when the chains hit the pole that is really intense (especially for indoor putting). I've since built a "silencer" that is super effective and cheap. Literally one piece of felt and five zip ties.




Much better for winter putting. The key is to lower it down between the two rings of the chains at the bottom. That's where a lot of the noise comes from. Also be sure not to let the zip ties impede the chain in any way.

Unfortunately, that's not the only issue I've run into. After a week of putting the basket together I took it apart to try out the transit case that came with it and I notice there was significant rust inside the pole and all over the bolt. It spent one week indoors. I really wanted to avoid rusting this basket so it's a huge bummer that this appeared so early. I reached out to MVP on their website asking why it would rust this early, how I could prevent more rust from coming, and if it's possible to replace the bolt/poke in the future and never heard back. Going to try sending a message again soon.




You guys have any tips for rust prevention/reduction?
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Old 01-24-2022, 09:20 AM
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I used three paint rollers over the pole on mine. Worked well. Not sure what to tell you about your rust. Maybe just stick a little antisieze on the threads to keep the corrosion from causing assembly/disassembly issues?

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Old 01-24-2022, 09:15 PM
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I used pipe insulation. It's a loud a$$ basket.
I haven't taken mine apart but since it's in my garage and is a flat surface, I have often had things laying on top of the basket for prolonged periods. And now it leans a bit. I don't suspect they'll hold up to much abuse.
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I used Flex Seal -- the spray on version. 3 cans covered all the metal above the cage on my Precision basket. I gave it a few days to cure and it's done pretty well. The chains are quite a bit heavier but nobody complains anymore when I putt in the garage.

I got the idea from a buddy of mine who has a truck liner business. He sprayed an old DGA basket down with the cleanout from his application guns at the end of every work day for a week. Now he's got a rhinolined basket.

Shooting spray foam down the tube helps quite a bit as well.

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I cut a pool noodle in half & taped it to the center pole. Really cut down on the noise.

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Old 01-25-2022, 11:11 AM
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I cut a pool noodle in half & taped it to the center pole. Really cut down on the noise.
Does it have any effect on bounce outs?
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Old 01-25-2022, 11:47 AM
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Does it have any effect on bounce outs?
Surprisingly, nope. In fact, it may actually absorb some of the impact & help the disc stay in, maybe?

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Good luck on getting your rust issue resolved. I didn't have that issue with mine, but mine did start leaning a fair amount. I ended up selling it and getting the DGA Mach Shift.
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Meant to add....for cleaning off the rust from the bolt part.....put Coke in a container big enough to hold the part. That will eat the rust off. Use an old toothbrush to scrub it every so often to help the rust come off. Once the rust is gone, wipe it clean and then wipe it with a small amount of oil/WD-40.

For inside the pole....you could take it apart, seal (tape) one end closed and pour Coke down the tube. Let it sit to eat the rust off (from cleaning the bolt part, you'll have an idea of how long to leave the Coke inside the pole). Then take an old, long, towel, twist it up and run it down the inside of the pole a few times to clean it out. Then run a light coating of oil/WD-40 down the pole (you can use the towel to help spread it).

Use the real thing, not other brands of cola.
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I added thinner old towel I just laid into the chain assembly area to keep them from moving so much and contacting the pole and each other as much. I got some bedding foam surrounding the basket as well to protect the walls and it dampens the sound too. Sound is probably cut in half.

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