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SILVRG35
08-17-2006, 09:09 PM
Decided to purchase a 6-pack because I prefer to have additional compartments. It looked very saggy with 2 racquets and misc equipments inside. What did I do? Ghettoed rig the bag with free e.bay boxes! I traced the shape of the front/rear pockets onto a cardboard. After test and error, I replicate the original piece and triple layered it for better support.

Before:
http://www.hostmypiconline.com/images/before_bag.JPG

Cardboard inserts:
http://www.hostmypiconline.com/images/cardboard_insert.JPG

After:
http://www.hostmypiconline.com/images/after_bag.JPG

Looks much better than before.

varuscelli
08-17-2006, 10:36 PM
Hmmm, something like that might be a good way to integrate some racquet dividers into a bag (like mine) that doesn't have dividers. Now you've got me thinking... ;)

300Gkid
08-18-2006, 07:28 AM
cool, i wish i could do that, i think my bag is unfixable though heres the web pic of it (its out of stock and isn't being sold anymore so i figure its ok to give a link)

http://www.atssports.com/tennis.cfm?ProdID=1507&category=17
was supposed to be bag below but was out of stock so they sent this still at 15 bucks i cant complain

http://www.atssports.com/tennis.cfm?ProdID=695&category=17

300Gkid
08-18-2006, 08:39 AM
well, i tried it, it looks a bit better, i'd definiltey call it an improvement but the cardboard keeps sliding around and bending, how did you keep it in place?

Bryant
08-18-2006, 08:48 AM
Try duct tape!

Janne
08-18-2006, 08:50 AM
Could you post some more pics about that bag?

SILVRG35
08-18-2006, 09:39 AM
Could you post some more pics about that bag?
http://www.hostmypiconline.com/images/top_bag.JPG

The Babolat AeroPro bag is so much nicer for $20 extra. The entire bag is molded including the bottom. :(

varuscelli
08-18-2006, 09:57 AM
well, i tried it, it looks a bit better, i'd definiltey call it an improvement but the cardboard keeps sliding around and bending, how did you keep it in place?

If you wanted something that would hold up a bit better than cardboard, you could try matboard like you'd get at an art supply store or frame store. You can get a a 32x40-inch piece for around $5 and probably cut three pieces to fit a bag from it. (Matboard comes in various thicknesses, too.) For holding it in place, fabric tape might be the way to go -- unless you want to go the macho route, in which case duct tape is the only way to go. Get duct tape that matches your bag, though. ;)

mrw
08-18-2006, 10:22 AM
I molded mine also. I returned from the club, and forgot to remove all my sweaty clothes and tennis shoes. I then went on vacation, leaving said bag in my locked car. I returned one week later and discovered my bag was indeed molded. I would have to say, a molded bag is something to avoid at all costs. When I first opened the car door, I was pretty sure there must have been a dead body in the trunk. Fabreize is my friend :mrgreen:

varuscelli
08-18-2006, 10:29 AM
I molded mine also. I returned from the club, and forgot to remove all my sweaty clothes and tennis shoes. I then went on vacation, leaving said bag in my locked car. I returned one week later and discovered my bag was indeed molded. I would have to say, a molded bag is something to avoid at all costs. When I first opened the car door, I was pretty sure there must have been a dead body in the trunk. Fabreize is my friend :mrgreen:

Yeah, isn't it great when you hit a tennis ball and toxic mold flies off your racquet? ;)

andyroddick's mojo
08-18-2006, 11:24 AM
my god, i've always had this problem! and now it seems that i can do something about it! thanks! I will try this when i have time.