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Old 05-18-2020, 07:18 PM
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I'd like to see a few holes (maybe 2-3 per course) have marksman style baskets, that's really all we need to change things up a bit.
I wouldn't. Simply based on the fact that all holes aren't equal. You're changing design elements by making certain holes have different rules -- the same basic principle that caused the PDGA to change the regulation about all these crazy "island hole" rules and some holes having S&D and some not.
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Old 05-18-2020, 07:50 PM
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Ok, yeah that Hokum one looks pretty bad, but I still think Barsby's disc is out of his hand (he has an early release, not at full extension). I do that. I uncurl my wrist early, but the follow through could look like I'm still holding on.

Anyway, thread drift. If it's too close to call, does it really matter or give anyone an advantage? (Don't hate on all us jump putters! Some of us do it right!)
#1. It shouldn't be too close to call. If there's any doubt at all, you get a penalty stroke.
#2. How long before run-up jump putts become the norm?

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Old 05-18-2020, 08:17 PM
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What we need is worn out Mach 3s on all tourney courses. Better lob it niiiice and eeeasy.....
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:21 PM
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In basketball the size of the ball changes for different groups, also at in some divisions they use lower rims.

As for ball golf it has been around for over 500 years which has given them plenty of time to settle on the best sized hole, it took them roughly 300 years to settle on a size. Disc golf baskets have been around for less than 50 years, so we have a long time to figure out what the best basket size is.*


*Disc golf is still a new sport so now is the time to work on getting the rules, regulations, and equipment all figured out.
If using that line of thought of size of basketballs.... drivers, mids, putters all diff shape and sizes. I just don't understand the argument about the size of the baskets most of them are basically the same size just chain configuration is what changes. This is just my opinion but don't be angry if you cant put like the top pros.
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If using that line of thought of size of basketballs.... drivers, mids, putters all diff shape and sizes. I just don't understand the argument about the size of the baskets most of them are basically the same size just chain configuration is what changes.
I used "basket size" when I should have said "disc catching apparatus size" or "target size."


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This is just my opinion but don't be angry if you cant put like the top pros.
My putting skill has nothing to do with this discussion.
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:59 PM
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Because apparently I can't get enough of being told I'm crazy..

For the sake of argument..

Suppose Ed had designed the original basket to be what is essentially a Bullseye basket. The sport grew and spread and that type of basket was all we ever knew. Pros make say 80% inside the circle on this smallish basket.

Would anyone be arguing that putting is too hard and we should make the basket bigger?

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Old 05-18-2020, 10:10 PM
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Would anyone be arguing that putting is too hard and we should make the basket bigger?
Of course we would be. 😁

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Because apparently I can't get enough of being told I'm crazy..

For the sake of argument..

Suppose Ed had designed the original basket to be what is essentially a Bullseye basket. The sport grew and spread and that type of basket was all we ever knew. Pros make say 80% inside the circle on this smallish basket.

Would anyone be arguing that putting is too hard and we should make the basket bigger?
It's a fair point. (Though some might wonder whether we'd even be at this point of popularity, with smaller baskets).

But the argument for change should be compelling. To change basket size now, would mean either (1) overhauling the 100,000 or so baskets that are already out there or (2) two different standards in play, one for the top events and another for everything else. Either is problematic, so there needs to be a really good benefit to justify the effort and drawbacks.

There's no compelling reason to do either---the benefits are slight, or non-existent.

That said, one of my local courses has old baskets with narrower chains---not bullseye-narrow, but noticeably narrower than modern baskets. Personally, I like them.

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Old 05-18-2020, 10:29 PM
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Some sort of cloaking device that would let you see the basket until a disc lands within circle 2.
Or hook 10,000 volts to the thing so no one is crazy enough to make the putt knowing they have to fish it out.
Or just take the top ring w/chains off leaving just the pole and basket.




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Or just take the top ring w/chains off leaving just the pole and basket.
Paul had a video of him practice putting just like that.

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