Chuck Kennedy wrote:Not sure we would want to nor could afford to bulldoze and level all courses so all baskets were at the same height above grade. Elevated baskets are primarily a way for courses not blessed with naturally sloped terrain to add similar putting challenge. Perhaps you haven't seen the Aug 2011 updated design and installation standard for targets:
"Manufacturers are required to produce targets so the height of the basket rim above the playing surface will be 82 cm +/- 6 cm. However, course developers may install some targets where the height falls outside the 76-88 cm manufacturing range. The PDGA Course Committee suggests that no more than 6 targets out of 18 be installed outside the manufactured height range with just 2 or 3 being preferred. Targets suspended from above can be fun for recreational play but there should be a way to secure it from swinging freely during sanctioned play."
Chuck Kennedy wrote:I suggested several of the "gimmicks" that Pete designed at Hippodrome or he asked me and others if they were legit disc golf challenges. If you go thru the course, they only have a few baskets that do not meet the original spec where the basket has to be between 82cm +/-6cm from grade as measured at four points below the rim of the basket. There's the one on the long pole, the one on the barrels and the one in the ground. I think every other basket meets the original four points height measurement including the ones on the high mound, steps platform and the two hanging including the noose.
Chuck Kennedy wrote:@ Itchy - What's the problem with either of the pictured target positions? Both targets are PDGA approved. There's nothing wrong with psyching out the player by not having a nice rounded, grassy mound there. If those basket positions cost you a shot, it would seem your focus and putting skills would be areas for improvement.
Furthur wrote:Either get a lighter one, throw harder, or find a disc with more glide.
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