I molded my bag!

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by SILVRG35, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. SILVRG35

    SILVRG35 Guest

    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.

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    Looks much better than before.
     
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  2. varuscelli

    varuscelli Professional

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    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... ;)
     
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  3. 300Gkid

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  4. 300Gkid

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    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?
     
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  5. Bryant

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    Try duct tape!
     
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  6. Janne

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    Could you post some more pics about that bag?
     
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  7. SILVRG35

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

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    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. ;)
     
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  9. mrw

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    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:
     
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  10. varuscelli

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

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    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.
     
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