Unfortunately Mark, a lot of people have bad backs and/or knees and having to carry your discs on your back can put a lot of stress on an already fragile back. I can see how they would be unnecessary in ball golf for the fact that you can drive a golf cart around, but we don't have that option in disc golf. All the people that I see with cart all have a pretty good reason why they do that. Also, for those who do choose to carry more than a bags worth of disc, and a cooler full or goodness, a cart can be very helpful.
I can attest to that statement. I won't be 34 until next month yet my knees and back are screaming 50+. I was one of those X-gamers that liked to do all his own stunts. I have had 4 broken ribs, dislocated hip, broken chins numerous times, cracked knee cap, 4 broken elbows, torn rotator cuff, 5 broken noses, numerous severe sprains in wrists and ankles, and here is the best one 7 concussions while wearing a helmet! BMX stunts are fun till 15 years later, LMAO!!!!!! Sad part is if you rolled out a bike right now and pointed me to a ramp I would still do something crazy at my current age!
I think that's pretty cool. It'd be easy to get an eye on and pull a disc. I can see myself tipping it over and spilling my discs all over though. I'm agile as a mountain goat, yet I get my head in space and trip on roots when I play lol.
Maybe when I'm in my eighties. Till then I'll carry my bag. Now - if I lived somewhere very hot and played lots of tournament rounds - I'd think about it. For the average player, especially up North with tight, wooded courses - no way.
Don't take offense at this but just another business man making 500% profit on something. It couldn't cost more than $10 to make that plus say a few hours of his time and he is charging $89.99? Thats about as ridiculous as the cornhole boards that go for $100+ and all they are is a sheet of plywood with a spray painted stencil on them.
I have a cart that has been modified to hold my actual bag. Like Rev. Bob said you just can't take them on some courses. So I designed mine to hold the bag and have it removable. The cart cost me $2 at a yard sale, some scrap metal off a 78 Chevy truck hood, some scrap aluminum square tubing and wallah pull cart modified for disc golf!!!!!!!! Total cost $2 and 2 hours of my time!!!!