As cliche as it sounds, “practice makes perfect” can be applied with a high degree of accuracy to disc golf. While ‘perfect’ may not be achievable, we can certainly improve many aspects of our game through consistent practice.
Two ways that we can become better at disc golf through practice is with field work and putting practice. For field work, we just need some empty space that we can throw some discs. For putting, we just need a basket and a little bit of room. Fortunately, Discount Disc Golf offers a variety of baskets at price points for every budget. In this article we will discuss the best disc golf baskets of each type.
Let’s check out some of the baskets we carry and find out which one will work for you!
Which Basket Is Right For You?
There are different types of baskets and you need to consider which one is right for you. Will you be transporting the basket a lot? You might want to consider a cloth basket for its ease of carrying. Will you be using the basket for leagues or tournaments? A high-end home basket or pro basket would be good for you. On a budget? The cloth or economy baskets would be the right place to look. As a general rule I suggest that you get the most basket that you can afford. Baskets last a long time and getting a good one is something you’ll be glad you did every time you use it.
Pro tip: If you can afford to get two baskets, it greatly improves the quality and quantity of your practice time. If you can’t afford a second basket right now, save up and get one later. You’ll be glad you did!
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Economy Frisbee Golf Baskets
These frisbee golf baskets are some of the least expensive. They have fewer and usually lighter chains. This means you’ll have more discs that hit the pole and bounce out, or turn and run through the chains. If you are using it for practice, having a disc not stay in the chains is not really a bad thing. Most of those will stay when you play a pro-level basket on a course. However, it’s kind of nice to feel the satisfaction of having your discs stay in the basket when you make a good practice putt.
These baskets also have thinner-gauge wire. That makes them lighter to move, but the quality isn’t as good as better baskets. If you move them a lot, you might have issues with welds breaking. These are the best disc golf baskets only if budget is your top priority.
High-end Home Baskets
This class of basket is a step above the economy baskets. These disc golf baskets have more chains, and usually heavier chains. That helps the discs stay in the basket more often rather than running through or bouncing off the pole and out. It is also more durable for spending prolong time set up as a backyard basket. They usually have thicker wire for the basket and better weld quality. If you are going to be moving the basket a lot, this is a better basket to use. Plus, you get better disc-holding power, which is nice to have when practicing.
Cloth Portable Disc Golf Baskets
Folding cloth baskets are a good alternative to metal because of their weight and portability. If you are going to be transporting a basket to league, the park, on vacation, etc. then this basket would make that task easier. You do give up the grabbiness that a metal basket would have. But, that’s not a big deal if you are just getting some warm up before league or getting some reps in at the beach.
Baskets with very narrow chain profiles are great for practicing because it gets you used to aiming for a small target. The theory is that then when you throw at a bigger target, it will seem easier to hit. If you are considering getting this type of basket, I recommend getting one as a second basket. It’s nice to putt on the narrow baskets to hone our accuracy. It just gets a little disappointing missing so many putts, even though a lot of those would stay on a bigger basket. It’s nice to take a break from the chain outs to feel some success.
Course Quality Portable Baskets
If you can afford the course-quality baskets, you’ll forever be glad you did! Everything about the top-of-the-line baskets are better. They have better/more chains, the welds are better, and it will handle getting moved around even better than the high-end home baskets. You can also use them for extra holes at a tournament because they are PDGA legal.
Lets look at the Best Disc Golf Baskets in each category.
Best Economy Basket of 2024
1. Divergent Discs Practice Basket
Our number one recommendation for best disc golf basket of 2024 is the Divergent Discs 24 Chain Basket. This really is the best value in disc golf baskets. This basket really can do it all. It’s a great back yard basket but is also easily portable. The Divergent basket is light weight, easy to assemble, and does a great job catching discs!
If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable practice basket for your disc golf practice, look no further than the Divergent Discs Portable Basket. Weighing in at just 25.5 pounds, this basket is easy to assemble and disassemble, making it perfect for setting up a makeshift course in your backyard or taking it with you on camping trips for adventurous disc golf rounds. With its durable, matte black finish, this basket can withstand any weather and will last for years.
The Divergent Discs basket is not PDGA approved for use in a tournament, so if you are planning on using your portable basket to add some extra holes during a sanctioned PDGA tournament, you may want to consider a different basket. If the tournament is unsanctioned, this basket is okay to use.
Welded joints at all cage, base, and band attachment points provide maximum stability, ensuring your shots land right where you want them. Plus, with just 6 easy-to-assemble pieces, you won’t need any tools to set it up.
2. MVP Black Hole Pro Portable Disc Golf Baskets
The Black Hole Pro has heavy-duty chains that react amazingly similar to professional baskets. Still considered a budge basket, the Black Hole Pro will give you the performance you’re looking for, at a price you can afford.
What I like best about this product is its flexibility to be used with any type of player. Whether you are an experienced player wanting to maintain or add other skills in your arsenal or a complete newbie wanting to learn and improve your shot-making skills, this basket will be a big help.
Another feature that stands out with this disc golf basket is it is so easy to assemble. I can say this with confidence that it will take you a much longer time to take out the product from its packaging compared to its installation process. It is a product that is designed and engineered to be assembled and disassembled in just one minute. It will provide a lot of convenience to you and the others when you start playing on the field.
The Black Hole Pro has impressive quality for its price point. The 24 heavy-duty chains provide stability and durability with their all-metal construction. This chain can provide a great impact on a player’s performance of the course particularly in the catching of the disc. This PDGA approved disc golf basket will help in improving your game while also enjoying it at the same time.
This basket is similar to the Axiom Pro, which comes in a variety of colors.
Looking for a similar basket but a little less expensive? Check out the Black Hole Lite, Axiom Lite, and Streamline Lite.
3. Discmania Lite Target
Most economy baskets are not the best at catching discs. They have fewer/lighter chains to make transporting them easier, and the basket less expensive. Discmania compensates with their Active Target basket by adding additional horizontal chains to improve its ability to stop a disc. Add in a slightly heavier basket and the Active Target becomes a great option for an economy basket.
Best High-End Home Baskets of 2024
1. Innova Discatcher Sport
The Discatcher Sport is a minimalized version of the Innova baskets seen on the disc golf course. It has great disc catching ability with its 24 strands of chain. It is PDGA approved for use in sanctioned tournaments and has the same size you find on professional baskets.
Though not the easiest to disassemble or transport, if you don’t do it often it is worth it for the quality of the basket. And if you are looking for a basket to stay in your backyard, this is excellent!
2. MVP Black Hole Pro HD – Axiom Pro HD
The MVP and Axiom Pro HD are similar baskets, but the Axiom version comes in a variety of colors. The HD Pro features two rows of 12 chains for a total of 24, which reduces your chances of pole bounces and cut-throughs. It has a size that it similar to professional baskets, with extra-sturdy 8mm wire frame. Assemble and disassembly is a breeze and no tools are necessary.
3. Innova Discatcher EZ
The EZ is easier to set up or transport than the Sport. It is not quite as sturdy as the Sport, but still has two rows of 12 chains to catch your discs. The powder-coated basket is available in three colors. If you are going to be transporting your basket a lot, or if you just want to save a few bucks, the Discatcher EZ is one to consider.
Best Cloth Portable Baskets of 2024
1. Dynamic Discs Scout Portable Disc Golf Baskets
The Scout was designed for ease of set up and take down, and transporting. It has stiff chains so it will stop even the hardest putt. It’s chain design resists through-putts. For a cloth basket that is easy to transport, the Scout does a good job catching discs. It weighs around 24 pounds, but the carrying case makes moving it easier.
If you are getting this basket to use at the park, beach, campground, or other place that you need to pack up the basket to get there, it is a great choice. If you are looking for a basket that will sit in your backyard 99% of the time and only get transported occasionally, I recommend a metal basket. It will perform better than a cloth basket, even though it is a little more difficult to transport. However the basket will be used, just having a basket around to practice with will improve your putting game.
2. Innova DISCatcher Traveler Disc Golf Baskets
The DISCatcher is a portable cloth basket that is easy to transport and move around. It features an extra-deep basket that holds tons of discs so you can putt with every putter you have without having to take the time to walk to the basket and back as often. The DISCatcher’s base has four legs, making it a little more stable than they typical tripod base.
The basket has 12 steel chains and doesn’t catch as well as metal baskets. With cloth baskets, you will end up missing some putts that would normally get stopped with metal baskets. And you will make some putts that a metal basket would reject. One thing about putting with a basket like this one is that you learn to focus and aim for the pole, which will help you when you play a professional basket on a disc golf course.
Th DISCatcher comes with a carrying case and is easy to set up or take down. Plus it is lighter than other cloth baskets.
Best Narrow Target Practice Baskets
1. (Tie) Dynamic Discs Marksman, Latitude 64 ProBasket Skill
A narrow basket is used to help you dial in your putts by demanding accuracy. Both of these baskets accomplish that goal. They both have high-quality, heavy duty construction. Hitting a target of this size, even with a perfect shot, can still lead to a chain out or pole bounce. These baskets and their 15 chains can minimize the chances of that happening. Despite their narrow size, these baskets are beefy and not so easy to transport. But they are still portable, if need be.
2. MVP Black Hole Precision
Although the top band diameter is smaller than regulation baskets, everything else is PDGA standard. The Precision has 12 zinc coated rows of chains. The width of the target area is 12″. That will make regulation baskets HUGE by comparison. The Black Hole Precision is easy to set up and take down, and can be done without tools
Best Pro Quality Baskets
1. Latitude 64 ProBasket Trainer
The ProBasket Trainer brings all of the quality you expect on the course, right to your home. The 26 chains will give you ‘real world’ putts for every practice session. The construction of the ProBasket is solid and professional. The basket is PDGA approved for sanctioned tournaments up to B tiers. Breaks down to two parts for ease in transport.
8. Doomsday Discs Heavy Duty
In keeping with the Doomsday theme, this sturdy basket will last all through the apocalypse. All the chains you will need to catch your discs like a professional basket. This heavy-duty basket is easy to move around with the attached wheel. For a disc golf basket as quality as this is, at this price, it’s a deal.
9. Dynamic Discs Recruit
If you want a basket that won’t be transported much, but still boasts professional quality and design, then the DD Recruit may be the basket for you. the Recruit has 26 strands of chain in two rows for course-level putting practice. Designed to PDGA standards the Recruit can be used legally in B-tiers. You won’t have to worry about moving the heavy basket around because it comes with a wheel on the base. The Recruit has the quality of a professional basket, but the price of a good home basket.
The best way to improve your game and take it to the next stage is to constantly practice to improve your form and techniques. And this can be possible if you are using the best disc golf basket aside from using other important equipment of the sport. We certainly hope that this review will help all our readers in choosing the right disc golf basket depending on the purpose it may serve to them. Always remember that the most important thing when playing disc golf is to have fun and enjoy th game and the wins will follow.