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dga m-14 or machlite?

Postby phatbeater » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:58 pm

I am looking to upgrade from my innova skillshot and am interested in either one. any thoughts?
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Re: dga m-14 or machlite?

Postby ForeverBlue232 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:59 am

I got the M14 a while back. As it is, it kind of sucks. Not enough chains, and you get tons of blow throughs easily. I did a mod of it by adding some more chains, which made it better. But it still has some issues near the center pole if a disc gets turned on its side. I wish the M14 had an even number of inner chains so that I could try to make it more vortex-like. I'd say get the Machlite.
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Re: Re: dga m-14 or machlite?

Postby kern9787 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:32 am

ForeverBlue232 wrote:I got the M14 a while back. As it is, it kind of sucks. Not enough chains, and you get tons of blow throughs easily. I did a mod of it by adding some more chains, which made it better. But it still has some issues near the center pole if a disc gets turned on its side. I wish the M14 had an even number of inner chains so that I could try to make it more vortex-like. I'd say get the Machlite.


For a practice basket, spit outs can be a good thing. You have to practice hitting your putts perfectly.
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Re: dga m-14 or machlite?

Postby turso » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:51 am

I'd buy the really thin basket for a practice basket.
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Re: dga m-14 or machlite?

Postby kern9787 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:38 am

turso wrote:I'd buy the really thin basket for a practice basket.


The gateway bullseye? That's what I was thinking of as well.
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Re: dga m-14 or machlite?

Postby jsun3thousand » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:55 am

machlite for sure. it's an all around better target than the m-14. if you want an all metal basket, go with an in-step over a m-14. use the money you save to add an inner set of chains.
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Re: dga m-14 or machlite?

Postby Fritz » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:33 am

Mach Lite all the way 100%. That is by far the best travel / practice basket on the market, if you can't make a permanent one in your yard.
I have 2 skillshots, a DGA Mach Lite and an Innova Disc Catcher Traveler with the net on the center chains. The Mach Lite is hands down the best.
The only benefit better on the skillshot however is the 12" putting zone when you push the bottom cage up. It's great for creating mental focus training.
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Re: dga m-14 or machlite?

Postby Fritz » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:38 am

kern9787 wrote:
turso wrote:I'd buy the really thin basket for a practice basket.


The gateway bullseye? That's what I was thinking of as well.


The bullseye is garbage made from PVC pipe and plastic chains. We received one as a prize for finishing 6th in the nation for the the Ice Bowl one year and when we got it, we were very disappointed. We tried to use it as a fundraiser prize and no one bid on it or even wanted to throw in a buck to try and win it.
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Re: dga m-14 or machlite?

Postby kern9787 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:46 am

Didn't realize that. In that case, I think your best bet may be to hang a rope and tape it for your basket opening. If you can hit the rope with the meat of the disc repeatedly, you should be in good shape with your putting. Not quite as satisfying as hearing chains and having it catch it, but just as good if not better in practice and a fraction of the cost.
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Re: dga m-14 or machlite?

Postby phatbeater » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:08 pm

Well fritz if u still have it and want to sell it at a reasonable price i might be able to take it off ur hands.
Driver: 175g z stalker, 2x174g surge, 174g z predator, 174g flx Avenger SS, 174g esp pulse, 174g z force
Mid-range: 178g FLX, Z, TI buzzz, 177g z wasp, 177 flx drone, 177g meteor
Putter: 175g flx challenger, 2x175g softapx, 2x175 pro-d challenger
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