Backpack for tennis racquets.

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by 0range, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. 0range

    0range Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,706
    Recently I bought a Head tennis backpack that can hold 1~2 racquet.

    I'm disappointed. Seems like the backpack is pretty much like the normal backpack, with the exception of a seperate shoe compartment. And just like a normal backpack I stick the racquet into one of the compartment and pull the zipper up from the both side.

    Is a "racquet backpack" suppose to be superior than a regular backpack for racquet carrying? I know the racquet handle will be exposed... but when I pull the zipper up from both side won't the zipper scratch the frame? It also doesn't seem like my racquet can be held securely in this thing.

    Anyways I just thought racquet backpack would be somewhat more "special". Do you use a racquet backpack? Share your thoughts please...
     
    #1
  2. some6uy008

    some6uy008 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    456
    In my experience, the only people I have ever see use a backpack to carry their rackets are people with motorcycle or bikes.
     
    #2
  3. 0range

    0range Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,706
    I do own a "regular" tennis bag that can hold up to 8 racquets, but I don't wanna carry it around campus; too flashy.
     
    #3
  4. 2nd_Serve

    2nd_Serve Professional

    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,225
    Just use it. Regular backpacks don't have that extra shoe compartment thing.
     
    #4
  5. volusiano

    volusiano Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,642
    I think I have the Head backpack you're talking about (Head Tour Team 2008?). I agree that it's stupid that they don't make the racket compartment zippered one way only or secure the 2 zippers somehow. The way the design is, the 2 zippers can not just scratch the frame, but can also loosen up after a while unless you tie them up with something, which is lame.

    I have a couple of other backpacks after the Head. One is an eForce, and another is a Wilson. Both of them have special compartment that holds 2-3 rackets securely.

    The Wilson is a secure 1 way zipper compartment in the back and the rackets' handles slant a little bit over to the side.

    The eForce has a special racket compartment in the front, which is an oval shape with a slot to stick your racket through and zippered up. The eForce might have been designed more for racquetball rackets. But if you don't have an oversized tennis racket, it should fit in there OK.

    So yes, tennis backpacks should have special compartment designed specifically for the rackets only. Don't settle for less. I didn't know better when I bought the Head. I just thought it looks cool, but didn't think it through about their bad design.
     
    #5
  6. 0range

    0range Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,706
    ^^^ .....OH!!!! Thanks for your explaination!!

    This (the orange/white/black Head bag) is the first racquet backpack that I bought; now I know there're not designed the same and there are better ones out there.

    I was confused why mine sucks; it all make sense now. Thanks! Now I'll just use that bag for school and look for a better one for my tennis racquet.
     
    #6
  7. backcourt

    backcourt Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    704
    I recently bought a Head e motion backpack, which can hold two racquets and has a little clip at the top of the compartment to keep the raquet in if the zippers open up. Problem is the fabric on the clip is very hard to fit around 2 sticks. Would work great for one. I bought it to ride my bike to the courts, but have yet to do so. Seemed like a real good idea at the time.
     
    #7
  8. Fedace

    Fedace Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    23,292
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    I think these backpacks are ok for School kids but otherwise they are Gay
     
    #8
  9. schwuller

    schwuller Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Messages:
    286
    i prefer to walk to my courts. i either use the 12 pack babolat roddick one, or the wilson backpack thing that i got from another tennis store online for just 14.00 and is actually pretty good. has the same zipper thing you are mentioning though. the other bags have cheaper construction and have not held up to my long daily walks! the babolat ones are the best made right now i think. i'm buying the babolat team line backpack from tw in just a minute. this is a very very good backpack for tennis, and has a more manly look than the wilson one i have. too bad i don't like their rackets lol.
     
    #9
  10. 0range

    0range Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,706
    I've heard good things about Babolat bags. I'll probably get the 3 pack or the 6 pack in the future, for matches and weekend practices.

    That's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
     
    #10
  11. Barricade V

    Barricade V Guest

    I just use a regular backpack in school, i dont have a problem with that, maybe not enough padding though
     
    #11

Share This Page