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The only thing I would change is the old baskets at many courses, meaning I would replace them with the new ones that are available now. Besides, that changes the sport somewhat dramatically. All the hard work of the top pros pays off for them. Smaller baskets would make it tougher on newbies, possibly turning them off of disc golf. We wouldn't want that.
So, I guess when a top pro putt at the chains (like they all do) that must mean they are all sloppy, and don't know the essense of the game?
The true skill - the essence of the game - is to land the disc IN the basket. If you want to be sloppy and throw AT the chains - well, live with what happens.
Precisely. They're target-shooting, not putting. The chains put the disc in the basket, not the player.
We play with "flying discs". Controlled flight implies accurate, soft landings. A disc can be thrown into chains on a ballistic path. It would need to be flown into an open basket.
I just think it would be a more interesting game without the crutch of the chains. Players would need to fine-tune the speed control on their putts. It would make approach shot-accuracy more important. Aren't these the reasons we're even having the discussion on updating the baskets?
Mike said:So, I guess when a top pro putt at the chains (like they all do) that must mean they are all sloppy, and don't know the essense of the game?