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Default ALL Mach baskets should be outlawed in pro tournaments!

The chainouts and spitouts that occurred during the Memorial was brutal. Players would hit the dead center of the chains, only to see their disc kicked back out by those Mach baskets. I don't care if it's Mach-2, Mach-5, Mach-X,Y, or Z... what happened at the Memorial was ridiculous.

Philo had an ace.. right in the basket... and that mach basket spit it back out. Other baskets would've held it for the rightful ace. I think it was Jessica Weese that poured one in from a good distance out, aroud a blockading tree... and it bounced right off those Mach chains.

So I'm calling upon and begging the DGPT and other pro tournaments to not use Mach baskets, to put up temp baskets on parks like Fountain Hills that have them, and to just make the point that good shots should be rewarded, not f--ed over by ridiculous baskets.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:06 AM
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Ahh, first world problems.

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Old 03-05-2017, 11:20 AM
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Cones could solve your problem. Never chain out again.

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Old 03-05-2017, 11:37 AM
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Mach 5's and 10's are pretty solid catchers, and the players voted for the 10's. The wind was probably partly to blame, and of course user error.

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Old 03-05-2017, 11:51 AM
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So two shots from distance that may or may not have stayed in on any other basket necessitate replacing all of the Mach baskets that may ever be used at a tournament venue?

Uh, okay.

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Old 03-05-2017, 12:01 PM
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there were a lot of big putts that did stick....

not sure if a different basket would have made all the much of a difference...

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Old 03-05-2017, 12:04 PM
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Every basket has its peculiarities. You learn to play on them accordingly.
Whining about it just makes you a whiner.

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Old 03-05-2017, 12:14 PM
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The problem is not with Mach baskets specifically. They defined our sport from the beginning as to the amount of flukiness to expect when striking them. All other Championship baskets have similar levels of flukiness because we do not use a radially uniform target like a hole in ball golf or our early saucer cones which were closer to radial uniformity but suffered some other design flaws. So we live with our current chain basket designs going forward to maintain historical continuity or redesign the target to be radially uniform among other things where chains may not even be part of the design.

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Disillusioned...traumatized.......quitting disc golf...goodbye, cruel world.

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Every time a discussion about baskets comes up, I see a day when the governing body of our sport (it may or may not be the PDGA at that point) decides to approve a single target as the choice for championship level play.

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