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Which is the better? The Lightning DB5 or the Discatcher Sport? Well, I bought them both to find out for myself.

(1) DB5 cost $179.99 with free shipping
(2) Discatcher Sports cost $325.00 with free shipping or $162.50 each

I hope they last longer than I do! My wife's gonna kill me.

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Comment by donnyv on August 1, 2008 at 9:02am
Update:The better basket

Well, as of March (5 months), the DB5 appears to have the edge over the DiscCatcher Sport. The DC Sport just lost ANOTHER weld on the basket. That makes 2 baskets that didn't even hold up for 1/2 a year! It's not like we're beating the hell out of it either. The other DC Sport's weld (on the basket outer-ring) broke during shipping. Luckily, they replaced it promptly (Charis Games, thank-you).

The DB5, on the other hand, is holding up great. It's outside at all-times, and has no cracks or rust on it. I know which of the two to get next time. Thanks Lightning for a nice product!

For the price, I recommend the DB5 (which also came with free discs).
Comment by Chris Wojciechowski on February 29, 2008 at 5:42pm
We had a few donated to Highbridge Hills up in Wisconsin in 2006. I had absolutely no issues with how they caught and actually enjoyed practicing my putting on them. The only issue I had was all of the edges. I don't know the proper term for all of the little jagged bits, but I know with plastic you call it "flashing." Just needed to be sanded down.
Comment by Eddie Snody on February 29, 2008 at 5:38pm
The DB5 will last longer, due to the heavy galvanizing.
But they catch a little tight to me. Not real crazy about
the basket design. It almost seems that the top of the basket leans in a bit towards the pole. I have a friend that has a 20 hole private course with all DB5s, and they work fine, and will last as good as any.

The Discatcher Sports aren't quite as sturdy, but I kinda like them better. I have several myself, and with the addition of some inner chains, they catch great.

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