Innova Skill Shot (portable)

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Innova Skill Shot (portable)

Postby ghstinshll » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:12 am

I picked up a black skill shot portable last night... I got a mysterious $75 gift visa card from the recruiter who placed me in my current job, SWEET!!! I jumped all over it once I cashed my little side job check... LOL
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Postby KePP » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:06 am

I have one that is 4 years old now. One of the best $100 purchases I've ever made. TONS of putting practice, part of a temp course, and lots of temp holes later its still ticking.
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Postby ghstinshll » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:12 am

That's what I'm thinking... family events, putting practice, and temp holes in places you'd normally only dream of it. can't wait to have thxgiving @ my sister's new property up North of Eldora. 8 acres should afford me 3 creative holes or so... LOL
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Postby bgdavis » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:44 pm

I've been considering buying one, perhaps even 2 to let me throw back'n'forth across my spacious backyard. However, I have a couple questions:

The only demo model I've seen is/was on display at the local Dick's sporting goods in Cedar Rapids. It looked kind of beat up. The metal pieces that form the basket were starting to poke thru the fabric seams. I realize that a demo model might get a lot of unexpected abuse from people and various carts running into it, or accidentally getting knocked over, etc. However, it seemed like such damage could possibly happen via simple wear and tear of opening and closing it. For those that own a Skill Shot basket, has there been any problems with the seams tearing?

I've heard that Play It Again sports carries these, but my last visit to one did not find any dg baskets of any kind. I've seen a couple for sale at Wal-Mart, but they want full list ($139.99). For those that have purchased them, where did you get your Skill Shot basket?
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Postby Budhyzer 17696 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:59 pm

These baskets were a saivor when we used to set up the temp courses at Wildcat Bluff.
Between our group, we have 8 or 9.
They are very durable, IMO, and are a breeze to set up unless it was stuck out in the rain; the fabric has a tendancy to shrink a little.
Now that Wildcat Bluff is permanent, we hardly use them anymore though.
I bought mine at Wallyworld for I believe $80.00 at the time. (4 years ago?)
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Postby SARG27044 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:14 pm

my buddy had one that the leg broke on a putt. somehow the weld couldnt withstand a 175 gram fribee thrown at it. he then gave it to me and i welded it. good as new. and oh yeah then he wanted it back. only prob ive ever had with them.and if u can putt on those then any other basket is cake
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Postby GDL17921 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:25 pm

to make them last longer, don't leave them outside for extended periods of time. They're great baskets to have, especially for their portability. I bought mine from Chase at IL for $110, I believe.
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Postby strokersix » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:35 pm

I got mine from Chase a couple years ago. No problems with it at all. I do store it inside.
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Postby GaW27166 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:39 pm

SARG27044 wrote:my buddy had one that the leg broke on a putt. somehow the weld couldnt withstand a 175 gram fribee thrown at it. he then gave it to me and i welded it. good as new. and oh yeah then he wanted it back. only prob ive ever had with them.and if u can putt on those then any other basket is cake


Umm it wont open now. Soo thats a problem Its stuck in the chains down position. So I have a pole to throw at. On a side note the DGA basket I won down in Belle Plaine is kick ass, way better than the skillshot.
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Postby SARG27044 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:50 pm

thats cuz that thing saw some nasty weather sitting in your backyard for two years. probably rusted shut. now it truly is a skill shot with only a pole to use to make your putts :lol:
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Postby DLCdisc » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:51 pm

I have two of these that I use pretty regularly. I alternate which one I am using so as not to have too much wear and tear on just one of them. The nice thing about these is the size. They are a little bit smaller than a standard basket, but if you get enough practice in on one of these it makes the basket on the course seem a lot easier to find. The only downer I have seen on them is the connection points inside the basket can chunk up the discs a little. For the money it is great.

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Postby bgdavis » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:41 pm

I managed to pick up a Skill shot basket over winter. IIRC, I got it for about $119. I'd seen a few cheaper on the web, but with shipping they weren't that much less.

I haven't used it much yet, but seems pretty well-built. The first time I opened it, the lower basket was really tough to open, but it finally got done. Based on the discussion here, I plan to keep it indoors when not in use to avoid the weathering issues.
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:56 pm

exactly... And $119 is a good price!
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