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Old 03-13-2018, 07:11 PM
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Like me some Titans. Those are some beefy baskets... as if to say:


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Old 05-31-2018, 04:08 PM
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Chainstar Pro available @ Discraft.com. Portable version w/stand and wheel is $429. Will order mine sometime this summer. Better be nice at that price. I'd love to hear from someone who has putted on one.
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:19 PM
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With that inner ring so high up it looks like they'll be prone to ring-pop spit-outs
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:11 AM
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They had these in at Toboggan and I was very impressed with the new Chainstar Pro baskets. Surprisingly quiet, much quieter catching than any other basket I have played on. No issues with any spit-outs in my limited time playing on them. Red was very easy to see as well. Hats off to some nice baskets.

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Old 06-14-2018, 12:08 AM
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Just played Toboggan today and our group of 5 weren't completely impressed with the Pro baskets. We had quite a few spit outs. That's not saying that all of them were dead center. We thought they were close enough to stay in, close enough for us to start really talking about spit outs. We're casual older dudes that only shoot in the 70's there, so maybe take this all with a grain of salt. What we were thinking was that the chains were too heavy and tight. We are all softer touch putters and a couple center putts from 15ft "bounced" straight backwards without hitting center pole. You could see the spring back at the side view. There didn't seem to be any chain deflection. On stronger putts they seemed to catch great, though. Loved the red color on them. I may be one of the few that love the original Chainstar. Definitely won't stop me from ever playing on these. That's part of adjusting to the course conditions. Just like if I had to putt on Mach III's.

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Old 06-14-2018, 05:55 AM
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Just played Toboggan today and our group of 5 weren't completely impressed with the Pro baskets. We had quite a few spit outs. That's not saying that all of them were dead center. We thought they were close enough to stay in, close enough for us to start really talking about spit outs. We're casual older dudes that only shoot in the 70's there, so maybe take this all with a grain of salt. What we were thinking was that the chains were too heavy and tight. We are all softer touch putters and a couple center putts from 15ft "bounced" straight backwards without hitting center pole. You could see the spring back at the side view. There didn't seem to be any chain deflection. On stronger putts they seemed to catch great, though. Loved the red color on them. I may be one of the few that love the original Chainstar. Definitely won't stop me from ever playing on these. That's part of adjusting to the course conditions. Just like if I had to putt on Mach III's.
I like Mach III especially the new ones with the taller basket disc catcher. Mach IV are also not bad ether. Mach II are not good for much except the practice baskets/holes. I never liked the old Chainstar baskets as they had the lowest basket disc catcher of all the ones the companies made for permanent installation except maybe the original Mach II.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:51 PM
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Just played Toboggan today and our group of 5 weren't completely impressed with the Pro baskets. We had quite a few spit outs. That's not saying that all of them were dead center. We thought they were close enough to stay in, close enough for us to start really talking about spit outs. We're casual older dudes that only shoot in the 70's there, so maybe take this all with a grain of salt. What we were thinking was that the chains were too heavy and tight. We are all softer touch putters and a couple center putts from 15ft "bounced" straight backwards without hitting center pole. You could see the spring back at the side view. There didn't seem to be any chain deflection. On stronger putts they seemed to catch great, though. Loved the red color on them. I may be one of the few that love the original Chainstar. Definitely won't stop me from ever playing on these. That's part of adjusting to the course conditions. Just like if I had to putt on Mach III's.
Having played a few days ago at Toboggan, I absolutely agree with every point above. I played with BogeyNoMore and The Shide, maybe they will weigh in. Also a group of older players shooting in the 70's with softer touch putts.

I personally think the quest for the perfect basket is a folly. Every new incantation seems to have its own weak spot. Honestly, compared to the single chained basket of my youth, all the new ones seem great.

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Old 06-15-2018, 07:54 AM
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Having played a few days ago at Toboggan, I absolutely agree with every point above. I played with BogeyNoMore and The Shide, maybe they will weigh in. Also a group of older players shooting in the 70's with softer touch putts.

I personally think the quest for the perfect basket is a folly. Every new incantation seems to have its own weak spot. Honestly, compared to the single chained basket of my youth, all the new ones seem great.
Comparing all new Mach baskets to the old Mach baskets with the lower Disc Catcher part, they catch much better then what I used in 2000's. Same goes for most of the other baskets with the lower disc catcher that is now higher. The exception is the basket that Prodigy used to make with the chains that made a grid pattern on the outside. The discs bounce out if not putted hard enough into the basket. Oh and the Lighting D-B5 baskets have a problem with the discs slicing though due to no inner set of chains, even though the chains are heavier then most other brands except the Gateway Titans.
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Not too impressed with these.

Chain links are shorter but have a thicker gauge and are heavier.

The shorter inside row of chains are too short and seemed a little pointless up so high.

Maybe they’ll grow on me
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Not too impressed with these.

Chain links are shorter but have a thicker gauge and are heavier.

The shorter inside row of chains are too short and seemed a little pointless up so high.

Maybe they’ll grow on me
They seem to favor players that "putt with authority." Personally, I'm not a fan.

I think my favorites are Prodigy or Mach X.

Regardless how any basket performs relative to other baskets, everyone on the course is putting on the same baskets. Seriously doubt swapping baskets on any course would significantly impact average scores for that course.

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