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Danny S

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Falling through - miss?
« on: September 03, 2009, 12:46:12 AM »
Had a disc fall through the bottom of the bucket (disc got vertical to fit throuh). I counted it as a miss. Later that round, another disc attempted the same trick but just barely failed. Never happened before or since. I honestly can't say my score was hurt for sure because I don't remember if the first was during play or during putting practice. I didn't even give it any thought until the second one tried.

I know landing on top counts as a miss, but if this had happened to another player, in fairness I'd count the bucket as defective. It's bad enough when the chains fail to catch a disc, but when the part that's supposed to hold it captive fails there doesn't seem to be much way to blame the player.

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Re: Falling through - miss?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 09:05:30 AM »
What course where you playing at? The only baskets I've ever seen that had big enough holes for a disc to fall through was at a 9 hole in Lebanon, Mo.
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Re: Falling through - miss?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 09:15:02 AM »
Some of the old down under baskets would do that. Yes, what course and basket did this happen on and what kind of disc was it?. It is indeed a defective basket. That's not supposed to happen. We have used bailing wire across the areas that were too wide in the past to contain the discs. It sounds like this basket needs to be repaired.
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Re: Falling through - miss?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 09:34:26 AM »
Or using an R-Pro on a hot day!  Maybe an old Softie?  BlowFly?
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Re: Falling through - miss?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 10:31:42 AM »
The disc was an Eagle. I'll try to remember the course. It's been about a week, and I was playing solo; there are three candidates: Rosedale (upper), Cali Trail, and Prairie Center.

Returning to the scene(s) of the crime may be in order. ...Like I need an excuse to play!

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Re: Falling through - miss?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2009, 10:37:12 AM »
Please refrain from putting with DRIVERS, as the excess speed makes them more likely to split chains and weak baskets  :o 

While your release may be clean, drivers are difficult to putt with as they need the correct speed and spin to fly right. Have you noticed you end up with lots of bounce and roll-aways when putting with drivers? Kinda reminds me of how the disc always bounces on the Wii...
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Re: Falling through - miss?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009, 11:45:16 AM »
CT would be most likely.
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Re: Falling through - miss?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2009, 01:04:14 PM »
Come to think of it, I think had one fall through on #9 at California Trail once myself. Then again, I could just be remembering a missed putt. I get a lot of those....   ::)
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Re: Falling through - miss?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2009, 06:17:48 PM »
I've eliminated PC.