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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2010, 02:21:57 PM »
Now how much to BV style pads cost? :P OK, so maybe they don't have to be that big. I'm a big fan of 6'x12' that are trapezoidal with the narrow end at the front. Really though, as long as they are textured well and are large enough, they will be great.

It's been awhile since Geometry class but I will look at some shapes next and do some more crete calculations tonight!

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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2010, 02:27:31 PM »
Or, Dick's suggestion from a while back- 10 foot diameter circles.  :)

Circle would be cool but I think no one runs the perimeter of the circle on the run up...they run from a far spot to the back to the front of the circle...the little wings on the side would go unused therefore wasted...

Now imagine a rectangular box rounded on front, square on back...or in otherwords...what Perry Lake just built!
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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2010, 02:34:11 PM »
Fountain hills has the 10 ft circles and they are GREAT pads.
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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2010, 02:55:50 PM »
I use a CAD program all day. Any shape by any depth I can easily model in 3d and the program can then easily measure the volume, so if you come up with a shape and wanna know how much crete it would take , lemme know. It's real easy.

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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2010, 03:16:37 PM »
8 foot circle - 5.5" deep
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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2010, 04:32:31 PM »
8 foot circle - 5.5" deep = .85 cubic yards

9 foot circle - 5.5" deep = 1.08 cubic yards

10 foot circle - 5.5" deep = 1.33 cubic yards

11 foot circle - 5.5" deep = 1.61 cubic yards

12 foot circle - 5.5" deep = 1.92 cubic yards
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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2010, 04:45:08 PM »
10 foot circles it is :)  Just under 3000 a course.  Not counting wood gravel rebar wire mesh or labor
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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2010, 05:13:34 PM »
My problem with circles is that it doesn't limit, enough, the area from which the throw should happen. The Trapezoids are good, in my opinion, because they allow multiple angles to be taken towards the desired launch point and don't make people step off the sides of pads but they also limit the launch point to what the designer has designed. The trapezoids don't have to be very pronounced to make a difference either. Maybe 5' on the front and 6' at the back and 12' long.
One other thing that can be really good to save a little bit of money in the budget (so we can use it elsewhere :P) is only making the full big sized pads on the bigger holes and the holes that are around 300-350 or less can have a smaller (though still spacious) version since those holes don't require as big of a run up. Just a thought.

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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2010, 05:19:04 PM »
I like the trapezoids, but reversed of what Cooper likes. I like the wide end at the front. I feel like it allows you to use different angles for your run up. Opens up the door for more creative shots. I think Cliff Drive's Pads are great. But maybe smithville's could be a little more Pink  :P
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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2010, 05:53:23 PM »
Dying the concrete is a nice luxury but the cost is ridiculous and I'm sure you would want money in the right areas.  Cliff didn't have pads for 40 years so they had some money to burn.
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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2010, 06:00:57 PM »
Anthony-
I like the multiple angles to run up to too but I want to constrict the number of launching areas. The idea with the reverse of Cliff Tee Pads that I favor is that you can still do the multiple angles of run up but you just end at roughly the same point as everyone else whereas on the Cliff pads you start in the same place and end up in different places. Largely this is a matter of personal preference too. When designing a course I want to force people to use certain types of shots (not getting rid of all creativity though) to make sure that they can't throw the same shot over and over again and be successful, which is what more freedom at the front of the pad can allow for. But, like I said, it is a matter of preference.

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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2010, 06:46:07 PM »
Dying the concrete is a nice luxury but the cost is ridiculous and I'm sure you would want money in the right areas.  Cliff didn't have pads for 40 years so they had some money to burn.

Who said colored concrete is ridiculous? It's not that much more!

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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #57 on: January 13, 2010, 06:52:12 PM »
between the two i'd rather have colored baskets

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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #58 on: January 13, 2010, 07:37:31 PM »
Fountain hills has the 10 ft circles and they are GREAT pads.


Like this sir...



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Re: Call for Disc Golf Course Designers
« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2010, 07:42:04 PM »
between the two i'd rather have colored baskets

Colored baskets are a must...that way no one gets confused and plays across different courses.

Oh the troubles of building a Complex...will it never end?

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