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Old 04-03-2015, 11:18 AM
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Looks like DD has updated the web page with materials... The "chains are zinc coated" and the rest is "electrophoresed first and then powder coated for extra protection from natural elements."
When it comes to longevity, a fully galvanized basket is going to stand up much longer than one with just powder coated steel. The DGA Mach II is the only portable basket that is fully galvanized, built to last and comes with a 20-year warranty. It is priced not much higher than the DD Recruit basket, but you get so much more for your money!
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:30 PM
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Looks like a nice basket. You know, a practice basket is that delicate balance of cost, weight, number of chains. I bought my Innova Discatcher Sport used, and I'm really happy with it for the money. It catches really well, but not perfect. I would hate to have anything much heavier to lug around. So many viable options these days.
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:23 PM
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There are a couple things I don't like about the basket. The wheel looks like it's going to break easily since it's not really a basket to leave outside. I also don't like that the vertical wires of the cage wrap inside-out and are in a prime position to tear up low putters' putters. *raises hand*

I am interested to see how diagonal chain sliders work compared to the conventional types. That's a very simple but effective design, especially if it improves catching ability.

I agree with the above statement about the Mach II though. Galvanized is the way to go with any basket and well worth the extra money. I imagine you could even get DGA to sell you a base with the wheel, too.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:11 PM
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Well I pulled the trigger and bought one of these last night. It was between this, the discatcher sport, and the yet to be released discmania lite, but I just couldn't wait any longer. Hopefully I made the right decision. I'd still be interested to hear that comparison from Shawny0123 or anyone else who has had a chance to try this new recruit.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:17 PM
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I agree with the above statement about the Mach II though. Galvanized is the way to go with any basket and well worth the extra money. I imagine you could even get DGA to sell you a base with the wheel, too.
You can get DGA to sell you the base with the wheel (or at least you could several years ago when I bought mine for my back yard).
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:07 AM
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I played on one the other day. It's got me thinking about purchasing a new basket. For $200, lots of bang for the buck. Catches great. Chains are good, but I can't help but wonder how they're gonna look and respond after a years worth of play and weather. First impressions were overall really good though
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:44 PM
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I agree with tbird on the nubs directed outward being a problem. I may still get one of these, but I will plan on covering those with rubber or something, otherwise I see this basket chewing up putters something fierce.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:39 PM
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Can anyone confirm if the cage does in fact beat up putters?
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Old 05-03-2015, 03:42 AM
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Here's a bit more in depth look. Video is 3 weeks old

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Can anyone confirm if the cage does in fact beat up putters?
not if you put it in the chains.
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