Originally Posted by jdinteg
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.