I am going to be as clear as I can with this. Sit in meetings for decades and listen to the arguments about everything that has nothing to do with disc golf for hours and then make a decision about what you feel you can argue about.
I have been shall I say a little surprised over the years on what people think are important.
Let me give you one fine example. I am sitting in a meeting with a lady that I have seen at other northland area meetings, she is always passionate about her views, just as most people are. She is now I realize talking about Water Works Park, and the need to historically preserve the entire area and dedicate a memorial to the all the work that was done and the efforts to drive the community to the location that has long gone unnoticed in years of blatant neglect about the park.
I am talking about "Terrapin Station" she says. Now that previous summer upon Barry Martin passing the decision was made to honor Barry's efforts over the years to keep the station cleaned, have flowers up and around it and a plaque was approved by the EC for Cashen to make.
Yet I spent over 7 minutes of my life hearing about this historically significant landmark that was created by disc golfers, by a community loving individual that obviously noticed the signage at some point and thought to take action.
I feel that is one item that many in here may get a kick out of, but there are seriously thousands of hours that I have spent in meetings and community gatherings that would make your head spin.
Colorful baskets are not what people want in their parks typically, especially neighborhood parks, the term NIMBY has already cost us in the are 3 courses that I can think of, so part of my own format in creating presentations that align with multiple groups is to show how the courses can blend in, not stick out. This is achieved with DGA baskets much more successfully than Innova's models are.
There may come a point and time when pwople want it to look bigger and badder in the parks, and at times more remote location parks it does make sense, but throughout most of our urban courses, (including SMP, they were extremely decisive on no Innova-didn't like the Olathe look within the park they said-they did their homework as well, visiting all the courses) it has been stated over and over that this is the model that will be in place.
I am not going to fight for something that personally I think is moderately trivial (basket selection) over something that I already feel is the standard in the sport.
Again that is me, but I love telling this Terrapin Station story, every time I think of it, I smile!