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RUN MAKER

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Positioning

Hold the Run Maker up between you and the basket with your arm extended.

Alignment

Align the bottom indicator (not labeled) to the top of the basket/cage

Identify

Use the top of the chains/bottom of the upperband to identify your distance to the basket based on the distance indicators.

Make a run 

Putt with confidence knowing your distance to the basket

The Run Maker is a distance estimation tool that is designed to give you confidence when putting.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

does arm length effect the run maker?

Yes! This is one of the factors that go into the measurement.  The Run Maker has been designed for the average adult arm length to help reduce the effect. The good news is that there is a solution to minimize the effect!

Standing 20' away from a basket and take a measurement.  Identify what portion of the basket the 20' indicator is pointing at.  This will typically be the bottom of the upperband.  For some players, this will be the middle of the upperband, top of the upperband or 1/2 link(s) below the upperband.  Regardless of what it is for you, that is the point on the basket that should be used for all subsequent measurements.

does elevation of the basket effect the run maker?

Yes! This is not necessarily a bad thing.  Any difference in elevation will result in a measurement that is longer.  If it is an elevated basket or a basket that is up hill, the longer measurement is helpful.  You will need to use more effort to make that throw to reach the basket. 

To minimize the effect of elevation, you can tilt the Run Maker to be perpendicular to the hill or elevation change.  This will take in account of the elevation difference.

Are all disc golf baskets the same?

No.  There are different manufactures and styles of disc golf baskets that have been produced over the years.  According to the PDGA Technical Standards REV. 12.24.2023 (V4), page 8, the Target Zone Height is 20.1"+/- 1.2(51cm +/-3cm). This amount of variation between baskets does have an effect but it is minimal.

For those that want to improve the accuracy of measurements, we have some good news.  There is a solution!  

Standing 20' away from a basket and take a measurement.  Identify what portion of the basket the 20' indicator is pointing at.  This will typically be the bottom of the upperband.  For some players, this will be the middle of the upperband, top of the upperband or 1-2 link(s) below the upperband.  Regardless of what it is for you, that is the point on the basket that should be used for all subsequent measurements.

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