The Q-Factor is the distance between the outside edge of the rim and the inside edge of the collar at 20″ above the ground. The Q-Factor is a factor directly related to stability and performance.
A low Q-Factor, such as that measured from the Discraft Nuke, a 21 1/4″ Q-Factor, is extremely stable for flight. Many players prefer this type of HST for its straight flying characteristics.
A high Q-Factor, such as that measured from Innova’s Eagle, 22 1/2″, will typically produce more overstable flight paths due to increased torque upon release.
The Q Factor is the distance between the outside edge of the rim and the inside edge of the collar at 20″ above the ground. The Q-Factor is directly related to stability and performance.
Every basket has a different Q-Factor. Most players have a preference for one or the other. Some baskets are more likely to spit out putts (Chainstars, Mach V, Prodigy). Others are more likely to catch putts (DGA Mach Lite, Innova DISCatcher Sport, many older models). The higher the Q-Factor, generally speaking, the less likely it is that your disc will come out after hitting a pole on your putt.
There are other factors that can affect this as well, such as the pitch of the basket and its cage configuration (vertical bars versus spaced-out chains). But in most cases you can expect that a basket with a high Q-Factor will catch more putts than one with a low Q-Factor. This can be good or bad depending on how you look at it.
The higher the Q-Factor, generally speaking, the less likely it is that your disc will come out after hitting a pole on your putt.
The DGA Mach Lite is a light-weight, high performance, portable disc golf basket. The Mach Lite is designed for the golfer that wants professional grade equipment at an affordable price. The Mach Lite is designed with professional grade features such as a machined steel inner chain support rod, welded construction and a solid steel base plate.
The Mach Lite features the same machined, heavy duty steel inner support rod that has made our Mach Series so popular among professionals. This unique design allows the chains to move freely while preventing them from kinking or twisting.
The Mach Lite also includes 3 heavy-duty welded interlocking bands that are used to securely attach all three sections together. This design makes for quick and easy assembly and disassembly for transportation.
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