Homemade Disc Golf Basket




Needed Materials:
1: Long wooden pole
2: 4-6 2'x4's
3: 15 - 20 chain links around 2 feet long
4: Car tire no longer than 67 cm in diameter and at least a width of 15 cm
5: Bike tire with a diameter smaller than the car tire
6: Zip tie
Bonus Effects:
7: To add in the beautiful sound when a disc hits the chains, 4 small metal plates

Step 1: Designing the Basket

1: Take the care tire and cut off one of the sides. Leave a slight inward lip but remove most of the side tire. Doing this lets the disc room to fly into the basket.
2: Take the 2'x4's and drill them onto the wooden pole and both sides. The optimal positioning for the 2'x4's would be slightly above the half way mark on the pole. The 2'x4's give a place for the car tire to rest on. Once you have the 2'x4's attached you need to slide the tire around the poll. Let the tire rest on the 2'x4's and then drill the tire into the 2'x4's.

Step 2: Attaching the Chains

1: Take the amount of chains you will want to use and attach them evenly around the bike tire with some sort of connector, whether it be you drilling your own holes in the metal or using a chain connector. Once you have all of the chains attached in your desired locations, bring the bike tire to the very top of the wooden pole. Drill the tire onto the top of the pole to where the chains hang down freely.
2: Take your zip tie and loop all the chains onto it and connect it around the pole at the bottom. Leave some room for the chains to be able to move when hit by the discs. To make the chinging sound you hear when the disc hits the chains you can attach metal plates around the zip tie so when hit, the chains can bump into the metal and create the chinging sound.

All that is left to do is to drive the basket into the ground. Leave acceptable distance between the ground and the basket based on the environment you decide to place the basket in.



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    3 years ago on Introduction

    This is a good way to work on your puts in your back yard. Well done.

    I've always found my short game lacking and this would certainly help this out.

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    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    It really did help my short range, and its helpful for those more difficult enviornment baskets, like the ones on hills. Mine is on the side of the hill so i can work with putting up the hill and down the hill.


    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you :) I enjoy it too, it is really fun and competitive