Big bag, backpack straps at the bottom?

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  1. morten

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    Or can you take the babolat 12 or Tecnifibre 10 and sort of turn the straps over, at the back/bottom instead, i prefer that. Thanks.
     
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    I have the TF ATP monster and I think you could do that, but the straps are slightly centered/oriented toward the top/front at the attachment points.
     
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    The bag looks great but it seems a bit hard to turn the straps over to the other side, from the photos..
     
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    Is it a good bag tbuggle?
     
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    it's a great bag.
     
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    Hang it on the fence.
     
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    just curious, why would you prefer the straps at the bottom as i would prefer it on the top.
     
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    i find with the TF bag, when i set it down or lean it on fence/bench that the backpack straps fall off to the side perfectly so that access to the zippers is fine.

    I'd assume it keeps them from get abrasion from the court too, but not a concern of mine.

    These TF ATP bags (the black rubbery ones, sort of like a lighter weight whitewater raft material) are REAL nice. I only carry up to 4 or 5 rackets (don't even need that many, nope) and i love the size and features of the Monster 15. I can cram all sorts of other stuff in there and really the size of the bag doesn't increase that much compared to the smaller 10 pack (read the size specs on each).

    the bag holds its' shape too, so access to the compartments is clear and visible (less blind digging around).
    one of the outer racket length sections is divided into compartments which perfectly holds grips, etc/meds/whatever.

    the price may run some folks off to a less expensive bag, but i have no regrets.


    edit:
    this spic shows the TF bag with BP straps on the bottom. (this is the ten pack)
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Tecnifibre_Pro_ATP_Tennis_Bags/descpageBGTFUSA-TFPATP9.html

    This pic shows them on top (this is the 15 pack)
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Tecnifibre_Pro_ATP_Tennis_Bags/descpageBGTFUSA-TFPATP15.html

    ????
    my 15 is DEFINITELY made with the BP straps oriented on the top/zipper side.

    ok, a close look at the pic of the 10 pack indicates they screwed up when taking a proper pic.
    Those straps are oriented toward the top/zipper as well. (take a close look at the top where the straps attach).
     
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  9. morten

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    Well, just used to it, and i imagine shoes etc makes it bulky and uneaven on top? Just seems more organized too to have it out of the way, not where all the rooms, zippers are. I will ride a bike a lot with this so the carrying comfort is important to me. Thanks tbuggle. And is the tecnifibre better than Babolats?
     
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    no clue as i've never used anything made by babolat in over 25 years, they don't even make the best gut any longer depending on who you ask and i don't care for their rackets. their bags are likely fine

    i'd guess it's (the TF) the best bag on the market or close to it.
     
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    For me, it's so there is no having to push the straps aside to use the zippers and get into the compartments. I mean, it's not a deal breaker. If there was a great deal on a quality strap-on-top bag., I'd probably get it. But, given a choice, all other things being equal (quality, price), I'd opt for bottom straps.
     
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