At that time, I owned a Gregg Hosfeld style fan cover style mini pole hole purchased from Disc Covering the world. A few months earlier I began using the top of this basket as a resting spot for my Giant Saucer Tosser (GST). Then it dawned on me that this fit of convenience was more than just a coincidence. All of a sudden the idea of making a pole hole out of Frisbees to catch Frisbees was a rather cool thing to have in my living room in St. Paul, MN! So there ya go, I started purchasing pieces at the local hardware store and my first two mini pole holes that I made were made out of GST's (giant saucer tossers). But, since the availability of GSTs was limited, I turned my attention to making them from Sky Stylers and 165's followed up by Ultra Stars in production mode. At first the basket simply was an upside down disc and it obviously was not going to work (but DCW sells them that way. . and their stealing my concept is another story). As you can see on todays model I added the welded on rim, that added allot of reliability and brought them more into proportion with the regulations baskets. Since then there has been other small improvements that make it a world class miniature pole hole!
This chart doesn't include the 27 unlicensed sales between 1986 and the start of licensed sales.
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