Robbie in Austin built this model with PVC.
My basket is made out of PVC tubing, with a set of 16 real chains (even practicing at home, I gotta have that 'ching' sound). I intentionally made it about 4/5th the size of a standard PDGA basket. I reasoned that if I conditioned myself to consistently hit a smaller target, then when I played in tournaments the bigger baskets would look like the side of barn.
Check out his website which includes notes about his personal training regimen: