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Old 06-13-2018, 01:04 PM
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Rust usually helps chains catch better. Higher coefficient of friction.

Unless the chains are rusted in place. Then, not so much.
I always knew rust was my friend.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:11 PM
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The amount of excuse making in this thread is rather disheartening...

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Old 06-13-2018, 01:25 PM
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The amount of excuse making in this thread is rather disheartening...
You're right. Blaming baskets for poor putts is the epitome of excuse-making.

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Old 06-13-2018, 01:32 PM
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As my high school golf coach used to say, "We're all playing the same course." The insinuation is that any conditions are fair; it is up to the competitor to make an adjustment to technique or strategy if the conditions warrant. I watched most of the post-production content and I think I only saw 2 spit-outs. That's 108 holes (54 each for MPO and FPO) times 4 players for a grand total of 432 hole outs. So we're complaining about the equipment that performed up to expectations over 99.5% of the time? It just doesn't matter.

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Old 06-13-2018, 01:45 PM
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You're right. Blaming baskets for poor putts is the epitome of excuse-making.
1 Point JC! HAHA.

I looked back at Eagles putt and those type of putts cut through from time to time. I would say they have a 85% make percentage, and the fault cannot really be placed on the basket. Look at my signature - I know all about the pitfalls of hyzer putting. I actually prefer Pro 28s over any other basket because it is far less likely to spit right side hyzer putts (my unfortunate forte) than most others. The older Machs and Chainstars are the WORST with that stupid gap in the chains that the Pro 28 and the older Discatchers like those at the BSF don't have. I'll never understand that gap. Ever.

I just disagree with the notion that baskets don't degrade in catching ability over time. It may be a curve. They may have a break in period where chains become less rigid, but eventually there is a down slope. Purely anecdotal, but my opinion.

When I watched the BSF I thought it was about time for an upgrade for such a high level event. I still think the Pro 28s are the best all around target on the market. I don't putt super soft, so I'm all about Mach X and Prodigy baskets too, but have too many buddies that complain about them not liking gentle putts.

Also, Drew Gibson is looking pretty good on the putting green.

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Old 06-13-2018, 02:29 PM
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I think baskets become marginally less predictable as they get older, particularly if their welds and nuts/bolts get loosened or the dirt around the base has worn away so that the basket can rock a little bit. The BSF baskets seemed to do okay but I wouldn't be surprised if the chains were wet or grimey from the weather.

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Old 06-13-2018, 02:45 PM
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I've seen rust cause a chain to be less flexible; hence, a putt from one position may be affected, while putts from other positions will not.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:40 PM
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Rust usually helps chains catch better. Higher coefficient of friction.

Unless the chains are rusted in place. Then, not so much.
This was my thought as well.

Unless rust is severe enough that the chains' mass is significantly lessened, so they act lighter/"splashier" and don't absorb as much momentum when the disc hits.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:33 PM
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buncha whiners.....just play, folks.
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[QUOTE=Monocacy;3319043]
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Rust usually helps chains catch better. Higher coefficient of friction.

Unless the chains are rusted in place. Then, not so much.
I thought about rust and friction but also wonder if the constant wear and tear has made them a lot lighter over the years? Is the weight of the chain enough for rust to really be a factor with friction? The friction of the disc hitting the rust might help but I bet the rust is worn smooth from all the action that course sees?? Either way. They need new chains
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