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    I'm really up in the aor on buying a basket for my yard, I don't know if I should go travel or not and if so either way what kind is best? If anyone can give me some ideas it would be helpful.
    Thanks all.

  • #2
    If you're buying for your yard bite the bullet, spend the money and buy a full size; otherwise why not just tie some ribbons around a tree to mimick the upper and lower range of a basket.
    educate your thinking

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    • #3
      i bought a m-14 portalable metal basket. its nice and light has 2 set of chains that are kinda light imo but does have room to add a heavier set of chains. u can take the bottom base off and stick it in the ground...there about 150 to 175 up at mando's

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JMan View Post
        If you're buying for your yard bite the bullet, spend the money and buy a full size; otherwise why not just tie some ribbons around a tree to mimick the upper and lower range of a basket.
        I like the old school thought.
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        • #5
          I have an Innova Skill Shot and while it's not exactly like a real basket it catches pretty well and teaches you to throw a solid putt.
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          • #6
            Best I've used, for the money, is the M-14, it doesn't catch perfectly but it fits the shape of a normal basket well.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by mazza View Post
              i bought a m-14 portalable metal basket. its nice and light has 2 set of chains that are kinda light imo but does have room to add a heavier set of chains. u can take the bottom base off and stick it in the ground...there about 150 to 175 up at mando's
              I see M14s at: $139.99 online.

              I found one with free shipping at that price.
              Last edited by Ol' Bob; April 12th, 2010, 10:06 AM.
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              • #8
                I just found this old thread: http://www.nwdiscgolfnews.com/forum/...ead.php?t=3550

                Originally posted by Toby Puttzinski View Post
                I am going to buy a few cheap baskets for the back yard, and I'm leaning toward the Pacific Outdoors Disc Golf Goal for $80.16, with free shipping through amazon.com.

                I haven't found the M-14 for any less than $110 or so-- and from what I've gathered, it is fairly comparable to the more affordable Instep/PO basket.

                I realize that neither of these baskets are super sturdy, and both could use some added chains. Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations, or knows of a better deal somewhere.
                I'm wondering where the $110 deal is?
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                • #9
                  Looks like the nubs aren't really nubs.
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                  • #10
                    Snap posted good pics of his M-14 on page two of that other thread.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ol' Bob View Post
                      Looks like the nubs aren't really nubs.
                      I've modified a few M-14's with extra chains. They work ok, but the extra weight is really more than the welds like to hold. I've ended up rewelding most of the basket to compensate.

                      The M-14's do have a small "nub" which is just the vertical metal of the basket sticking up past the top rail.

                      If your looking for a little cheaper route, Mike Moss makes some pretty nice portable metal baskets. The gauge of the metal is a little smaller than the mach V and chainstar, therefore a little lighter, but very nice baskets. We use some Mike Moss baskets at yauger and they catch as well as anything. If your interested, I can put you in touch with him.

                      And it just so happens that Im playing GNO this weekend so I could even help deliver it.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ol' Bob View Post
                        Snap posted good pics of his M-14 on page two of that other thread.
                        just took a 2nd look at those pictures, very clear, and don't know what oly is talking about on extra weight, the chains I added are almost weightless... I've got about 5 thousand putts on the basket with the added chains and I haven't seen any damage to either the basket or the discs I use.

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                        • #13
                          If your looking for a little cheaper route, Mike Moss makes some pretty nice portable metal baskets.
                          I may have one of his, after it passed through several hands. Anyway, it had no nubs and I modified it to have them.

                          How much are his baskets? Are they galvanized or painted? Does he have a web presence?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by olydiscgolf View Post
                            If your looking for a little cheaper route, Mike Moss makes some pretty nice portable metal baskets. The gauge of the metal is a little smaller than the mach V and chainstar, therefore a little lighter, but very nice baskets. We use some Mike Moss baskets at yauger and they catch as well as anything. If your interested, I can put you in touch with him.

                            And it just so happens that Im playing GNO this weekend so I could even help deliver it.
                            The Mike Moss baskets are hands down my favorite "value baskets" that I've used. The shallow/angled cage can be daunting, but the actual chain assembly catches great, quite possibly even better than some "real" baskets. *coughmachiiicough*

                            I have yet to see one in real life yet, but I'm curious about the new Ching Chainmaster. It looks like it could be a good compromise between lightweight and heavy duty. And holy smokes...32 chains?
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                            • #15
                              After modifying that basket, I now know the routine of adding a new 26" diameter top ring of 3/8" rod, and 3/8" rod nubs. Though it involves several hours of labor, the materials are only about $10 worth of 3/8 rod, a few sticks of welding rod, a can of spray paint, and the basket now has a top like the best baskets, except it's not galvanized. Adding chains can't be too big of a deal.
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