Backpack question

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  1. NineMileSkid

    NineMileSkid Rookie

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    I've never owned a tennis backpack, and really never wanted one...until now.

    But I would prefer one that does not point the racquet handle straight up. Can all or most backpacks hold the racquets diagonally?
     
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  2. VaththalKuzhambu

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    I would venture out to say most can. These compartments come with 2 zippers. You can get the handle to point at any angle and pull up one zipper on each side.
     
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  3. LeeD

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    If you're riding a bike, best to tie the zipper pulls together so they won't open during riding time.
     
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  4. Rentaroo

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    Some of the bags will allow you to change the angle of the racquet handles.

    My TW backback will allow me to move the handles about 20 degrees from vertical on either side. My Head backpack is closer to 45 degrees. My wife's Yonex bag starts at 20 degrees from vertical in the most upright position and goes all the way past horizontal, but only on one side.

    The TW bag has a built in strap to keep the racquet handles in the vertical position, which is one reason I like the bag. This also keeps the zippers from opening up when riding my motorcycle.
     
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  5. Saosin

    Saosin New User

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    As above, on most tennis backpacks you can close the zippers with your racket handles between them off centre so that they aren't pointing straight up. With a lot of packs though the zips have a tendency to move around left to right so if you place the handles at an angle to start they may not end up that way. Bps are cooler than racket bags btw. :cool:
     
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  6. NineMileSkid

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    I think I'd prefer a bag that is made to carry the racquets at an angle, like the adidas Barricade 3. Adjusting the zippers to do it doesn't sit right with me. Wouldn't they tend to scratch or otherwise mar the finish?
     
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  8. NineMileSkid

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    Big time

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