Originally Posted by Flash
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?