« on: March 08, 2010, 02:15:23 PM »
Nothing else needs to be said.
It alters the score, it alters the perception, and its not a target that is stationary, so therefore in tournament play its a mockery.
Don't get me wrong, i think that they look cool and all, but what device are you using to hang this basket?
Cutting into the rocks seems silly to me as well.
It will MOVE, someone can bump it, someone will move it everytime they get their disc out. It moves, it therefore alters the next shot.
Even if you say that they put it back to keep it from moving, the perception of the target is that it will move again, and then changes the way that you actually putt at a target. I putt differently at different targets. I know that the Mach III has a possible spitout that is highly probable at 2:25-2:45 looking at the basket, so I try not to hit it there, or if so without as much force. Innova, the colorfull tops, make mee feel as though its a magnet to throw it higher, Titan's, I have seem to find very little fault with other than its a GDS product, though I have spit through the cage on the first run of them, I think that was fixed in the second fabrication.
So I think that its cool, I just don't think that it belongs on a disc golf course that is being played competitively, and at no point will I ever allow it as a TD. But I AM NOT THE ONLY TD, so if you get someone else that thinks its a great idea, and they want to run the event, and use it, its their choice.
My choice is clear, again its my choice.
I do not want to see the band ever get hurt, and I would really like to not populate that area where the stage is for anything. THat part of the park is erosion prone, and we are trying to get it mowed frequently, and putting more items in there, may deter those silly mower guys from getting anything done the right way (even more so). That part of the park is the first piece that we need to get them (mowers and city) to take care of, the hole area there from 7's basket, all the way up to the short pin thats there on 8.
Again though the Hanging basket looks cool, its just not cool for scoring in events that require score. It alters and can be altered many scores.
No where in the PDGA rule book is there a listing about not having one, Dan misled you, but in the minds of people that have played them, and see what they can do to alter a person's mindset by something so manageable, I will not use it as such.