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  • #46
    Walking

    Dont like walking? Dont play disc golf. Play cribbage.
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    CHAIN DAMAGE

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    • #47
      Originally posted by AChivers View Post
      Dont like walking? Dont play disc golf. Play cribbage.
      Good one Anthony!

      I was out there Friday with Steve Carson, and Eric Lund joined us. First round was confusing, I have not been there since the Frozen Tundra round we played during TDG last year. I really liked the course, though leaves are falling and many teepads were fully covered after they mowed. Though I don't mind walking I would agree that the transition between is confusing, and the second round we cut across the road instead of under the tunnel and around the path.
      I have an aggressive flat push putt I like to do, My target is always the center bar. I did not face any spit outs for me, but I may not be putting as hard as Flash though . I did find the loop in the chains different, I have not encountered baskets where the extra chains are looped instead of dangling free. I'm curious if one or the other methods is considered better?
      First round was calm, warm, and slightly overcast, I played very well for my abilities. Second round the wind and rain showed up, I displayed my lack of judgement playing with wind, +5 over my previous score.
      PDGA# 49616
      Stumptown# 353
      OTDG: Young Guns - SAT

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      • #48
        Originally posted by AChivers View Post
        Dont like walking? Dont play disc golf. Play cribbage.
        <--- I am THE cribbage master.

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        • #49
          Dangling free is the least effective. Looped is next. Best is when the lower end of the chains are connected to a ring.
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          • #50
            Originally posted by TreeLove View Post
            Dangling free is the least effective. Looped is next. Best is when the lower end of the chains are connected to a ring.
            A ring allowed to move up and down and not welded into place. Catches instead of rejects. (Right?)

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            • #51
              Originally posted by TreeLove View Post
              Dangling free is the least effective. Looped is next. Best is when the lower end of the chains are connected to a ring.
              TreeLove,
              Have a look at the chain configuration when you are out there for team disc golf. Comment back and let us know the TDG review. I am not picking on the baskets and I do not put hard but I had 2 spitouts of the pole from 30 feet out and Kel and Jeff had several spit outs from 20 and in. Jeff hyzer putts and Kel drills'em straight in.

              The added chains are nice and help catch better but I think the configuration could be optimized a little better.
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              Stumptown #34

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Flash View Post
                TreeLove,
                Have a look at the chain configuration when you are out there for team disc golf. Comment back and let us know the TDG review. I am not picking on the baskets and I do not put hard but I had 2 spitouts of the pole from 30 feet out and Kel and Jeff had several spit outs from 20 and in. Jeff hyzer putts and Kel drills'em straight in.

                The added chains are nice and help catch better but I think the configuration could be optimized a little better.
                Flash,
                Not to argue, but to learn. I'm curious, Is this an issue more with the DGA baskets then a Chain star?

                If I am not mistaken Pier is using the same baskets as North Bonneville? I do see many spit outs and bounce back putts there. Those chains are dangling and do get tangled up sometimes. On a few baskets I notice I'm putting at the pole without a chain to slow down the impact.
                PDGA# 49616
                Stumptown# 353
                OTDG: Young Guns - SAT

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                • #53
                  23 Spots left.

                  Get em while they're hot!!!!
                  "You won't like me when I am angry, because I always back up my rage with facts and documented sources". - The Credible Hulk

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by jdinteg View Post
                    Flash,
                    Not to argue, but to learn. I'm curious, Is this an issue more with the DGA baskets then a Chain star?

                    If I am not mistaken Pier is using the same baskets as North Bonneville? I do see many spit outs and bounce back putts there. Those chains are dangling and do get tangled up sometimes. On a few baskets I notice I'm putting at the pole without a chain to slow down the impact.
                    There is nothing wrong with the DGA baskets or the dangling chains. What I am referring to is the way the added chains were configured on the top basket ring. When I looked at the basket it appears that there is a decent sized gap between chains to the pole. I am suggesting to look at the way the chains were installed to see if an optimized config can be used to better spread out the chains to create a more even distribution of disc stopping chains between the pole and the outer cage.

                    Pier is another course that went with the Mach 2's and then upgraded the chain assembly. I have not experienced the bounces outs at Pier like I saw in one round at North Bonneville and that is why I posed the question. I think Dabney also uses DGA baskets.

                    Even if the chains never change its still great to have added chains. What I learned to do was to line up my putt with the best angle to catch the most chains on the way into the pole at North Bonneville. I was only mentioning this in hopes that the local club members could take a look and see if they would want to improve the config of the added chains.
                    PDGA #25296
                    Stumptown #34

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                    • #55
                      21 Spots Left!
                      "You won't like me when I am angry, because I always back up my rage with facts and documented sources". - The Credible Hulk

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                      • #56
                        ???

                        Originally posted by Flash View Post
                        There is nothing wrong with the DGA baskets or the dangling chains. What I am referring to is the way the added chains were configured on the top basket ring. When I looked at the basket it appears that there is a decent sized gap between chains to the pole. I am suggesting to look at the way the chains were installed to see if an optimized config can be used to better spread out the chains to create a more even distribution of disc stopping chains between the pole and the outer cage.

                        Pier is another course that went with the Mach 2's and then upgraded the chain assembly. I have not experienced the bounces outs at Pier like I saw in one round at North Bonneville and that is why I posed the question. I think Dabney also uses DGA baskets.

                        Even if the chains never change its still great to have added chains. What I learned to do was to line up my putt with the best angle to catch the most chains on the way into the pole at North Bonneville. I was only mentioning this in hopes that the local club members could take a look and see if they would want to improve the config of the added chains.
                        On Sunday Justin Gross invited me to play a round to look at the new chains that he added. It was rainy and a tad bit windy, but it was a lot of fun. The way that the chains are installed is unique but did the trick stopping my low profile xd... EVERY TIME! Legitimate runs at the strong side of chains caught nicely and putts even on weak side were surprisingly forgiving. This is not to say "spit outs" won't or can't happen, but in the two rounds I played in wet conditions neither Gary, Justin or I experienced a "that should have been in!" moment.

                        After the round we spent a few minutes driving discs into the basket to achieve a "nasty" spit out. A few times the disc bounced off of the pole and out, but on any basket there is going to be a pole in the middle to hit. To compare the baskets at pier, I'd say the overall condition and chain configuration is better. Justin changed the style to mimic the pier baskets on hole 18 and there was definitely more pole exposed.

                        At the end of the day the course is improved and continually doing so. Justin and CGDG have done massive amounts of work and it shows. Think how N. Bonneville was just one year ago.

                        Can't wait for the Slosh to begin and excited to see everyone out there!

                        P.S. Where are all the Lunchtime locals? Why haven't they signed up?

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by GrummyBear View Post
                          ...After the round we spent a few minutes driving discs into the basket to achieve a "nasty" spit out. A few times the disc bounced off of the pole and out, but on any basket there is going to be a pole in the middle to hit. To compare the baskets at pier, I'd say the overall condition and chain configuration is better. Justin changed the style to mimic the pier baskets on hole 18 and there was definitely more pole exposed.
                          That makes sense we had three spit outs on hole 18 for two rounds. All of the shots were solid should have stuck type shots in my opinion.

                          I am not looking for the basket to catch bad putts, I would rather see those spit out or fall out. I do want to see the basket catch good consistent putts. My concern was around it being windy and also having baskets give bad spit outs. That would just be like getting sucker punched in the stomach.

                          Bring on the SLOSH and lets have some good times.
                          PDGA #25296
                          Stumptown #34

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by GrummyBear View Post
                            On Sunday Justin Gross invited me to play a round to look at the new chains that he added. It was rainy and a tad bit windy, but it was a lot of fun. The way that the chains are installed is unique but did the trick stopping my low profile xd... EVERY TIME! Legitimate runs at the strong side of chains caught nicely and putts even on weak side were surprisingly forgiving. This is not to say "spit outs" won't or can't happen, but in the two rounds I played in wet conditions neither Gary, Justin or I experienced a "that should have been in!" moment.

                            After the round we spent a few minutes driving discs into the basket to achieve a "nasty" spit out. A few times the disc bounced off of the pole and out, but on any basket there is going to be a pole in the middle to hit. To compare the baskets at pier, I'd say the overall condition and chain configuration is better. Justin changed the style to mimic the pier baskets on hole 18 and there was definitely more pole exposed.

                            At the end of the day the course is improved and continually doing so. Justin and CGDG have done massive amounts of work and it shows. Think how N. Bonneville was just one year ago.

                            Can't wait for the Slosh to begin and excited to see everyone out there!

                            P.S. Where are all the Lunchtime locals? Why haven't they signed up?
                            I'm a Lunchtime local, have signed up, and can't wait to take another shot at this course. Amnesia Open was the only time i have played this course, and am looking for redemption in back-to-back weeks. Team disc golf then the Slosh! Can't wait.
                            Nihilists! F@#$ me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

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                            • #59
                              16 Spots left.
                              "You won't like me when I am angry, because I always back up my rage with facts and documented sources". - The Credible Hulk

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                              • #60
                                Need to get some women signed up!!!!!(I just saw a bunch at the Hope open, I know they're around)

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