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    I would have to agree with him. Thanks Dave for sharing your input. I know the powers that be are listening....
    Last edited by Tek Zeus; March 11th, 2011, 09:19 AM.
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    I would have to disagree.
    The Basket is the target, not the chains.

    Using his basketball analogy.

    You see a lot of basketball shots hit the square on the backboard and miss... the square isn't the target, just a reference point and assistance into your target.
    I would also argue that the chains aren't the target, just a reference point and assistance into your real target, the basket below.

    I have, on the other hand, seen a disc bounce out of the bottom of the basket... same issue they had with peach/apple baskets when basketball started.
    Something to consider.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by jshrack View Post
      I have, on the other hand, seen a disc bounce out of the bottom of the basket... same issue they had with peach/apple baskets when basketball started.
      Something to consider.
      So are advocating for a bottomless basket with some netting or something? Unlike basketball, when the disc goes in the basket there might not be a bunch of people standing underneath it to watch it go through. So you'd need some way to distinguish a shot that went through the basket from one the skipped up to the pole beneath the basket.

      Still, interesting concept on what is and isn't the "real" target in disc golf.

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      • #4
        What if the bottom of the basket was made of netting, would that reduce bounce outs?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by runnaman View Post
          What if the bottom of the basket was made of netting, would that reduce bounce outs?
          Would also drastically reduce the longevity of baskets, and make them easy to seriously vandalize. Seems like a good idea for tourneys, though.

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          • #6
            The baskets are fair, as long as they are the same for everybody.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Scott View Post
              The baskets are fair, as long as they are the same for everybody.
              I like the way you think.

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              • #8
                If you hit the perfect line on a long putt in ball golf, but it comes in just a bit too fast, it's harder to sink and likely to jump off the rim. The longer disc putts are, the harder they are to keep in the basket. I've seen ace runs that could not have been more well placed, but they puked out. Generally speaking, the farther out you are, the more things can go wrong.

                Baskets will probably improve some more, but longer shots will probably still have a harder time sticking than shorter ones.
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                • #9
                  Perhaps we should go to a point system. 1 point if you hit some metal on a putt, 2 if you hits chains, and 3 points if it goes in the basket. The number of strokes that it took you to get to your putt subtracts from your score on the hole. Really, I'm just goofing around. Dave missed his putt and he was not happy with the result. It's golf, the most frustrating sport I can think of.
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                  • #10
                    Yes a Disc Golf putt is just like a Basketball shot going into a hoop.

                    If people are really confused about spit out putts and whether they count or not that really has nothing to do with the baskets. You can putt on a Golf (ball) green and hit the hole and "cup out" the same way. If you throw the disc with enough velocity and hit the chains high you should get a spit out, sorry Dave.

                    Listening to Dave's interviews is about as taxing as watching Nikko's hissy fits ... and hair.

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                    • #11
                      Nothing is ever Dave's fault. The only reason he ever loses is because of unfairness in the sport.
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                      • #12
                        maybe a designated spot where the basket would be, and as you get close a member of the group stands on that spot and you putt to that person, if they catch it it's good...
                        educate your thinking

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JMan View Post
                          maybe a designated spot where the basket would be, and as you get close a member of the group stands on that spot and you putt to that person, if they catch it it's good...
                          Oh dang. Sorry JMan, I done dropped your putt. Better luck next time!
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                          • #14
                            Why would he want to fix the baskets? Is he worried about disc golf basket over population? Seems to me he's taking a page out of good old Bob Barkers book.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JMan View Post
                              maybe a designated spot where the basket would be, and as you get close a member of the group stands on that spot and you putt to that person, if they catch it it's good...
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