Using a different coloured racket from bag?

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  1. ThomasGB

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    Hi, would it be weird for me to pull a Juice 100 BLX racket from a red Six One made molded red tour bag?
     
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  2. PMac

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    IMO no, but I pull my Bio 400T rackets out of a Babolat Roland Garros bag :???:
     
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  3. kimguroo

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    Hell no.
    What racket do you expect from this bag?
    Surprise!!!! APD ^____^
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  4. ThomasGB

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    APD? I thought you were a Pro Staff guy. :)
     
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  5. ThomasGB

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    Can't realy say i've seen any Dunlop bags around.
     
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    And I thought I was a little particular wanting the brand to match my racquet.
     
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  7. cmendez79

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    I had the same issues like you, every time I changed rackets or brands, I changed the bag also, eventually it gets very expensive.

    So this year, I moved from Wilson 6.1 95S to Prince 100T ESP, and instead I bought a Nike Bag, so when I change my Prince raquects I would keep my neutral bag.
     
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  8. Muppet

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    I used to use Tecnifiber string, before they got more expensive. So I got a TF bag. My racquets are Dunlop 200 series, but I never considered getting a new bag to match.
     
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  9. v-verb

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    I play mostly Wilson. I have the Wilson leather bag but mostly use my Prince 6pack
     
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  10. kimguroo

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    It's funny that When I used BLX 90, my bag was prince. As soon as I changed my racket to APD, I got Wilson bag haha. Unfortunately, APD gives me a slight discomfort... Try to get a way from it but keep coming back to APD T_T
     
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  11. Captain Ron

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    Babolat bag but usually playing Yonex at the moment. Still more Babolat than Yonex in the bag. I should probably get a Wilson bag to complete the look ;)
    Asics shoes of course, in the 2 year old TW exclusive bright Blue/Yellow/Orange.
     
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  12. Bdarb

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    Who would ever do such a thing???



    I for one would not be seen playing on a court with the likes of you. Step up your bag game..
     
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  13. mawashi

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    Wow wow wow call the fashion police, crime in progress...:shock:

    So lucky I use brown grocery bags that comes with my booze.
     
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    Not weird, no problems at all. I on the other hand have my PK Qtours in a brown Head bag... :???:
     
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    Wilson racquets, black Volkl bag (played with Volk1 for a hot minute...)
     
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    I would go with the blue tour molded bags, but they're pretty expensive. Found a red one for half the price, so that's why I asked the question. :)
     
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  17. ThomasGB

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    This is why we can't have nice things. :twisted:
     
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  18. ThomasGB

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    Sounds stressful. I've only played with Wilson rackets, and I was using a black Slazenger duffle bag, but found that it didn't hold much stuff. So, now i'm going for a legit Wilson one!
     
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    No don't do it.........you will cause a rip in the fabric of the universe and cause the end of life as we know it!!!!
     
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  20. Captain Ron

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    If my bag does not match my racquet brand, may I still place it on the bench? Or is that reserved only for matching gear?
     
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  21. kimguroo

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    Here is easy solution and pro's are doing all the time hahahaha
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    We need unbranded good quality tennis bag... I thought about making good tennis bag but slightly harder to make tennis bag at this point since it needs $$$ to spend. I have some ideas of tennis bag though. Build in cooler, shoe storage and many extra spaces like Swiss Army knife concept. I think we need tennis bag which is more recreational player friendly. I've never seen recreational players carrying 12-15 rackets. 8 rackets might be maximum but we need more spaces for other stuffs. Actually Nike made great first step for new tennis bag but unfortunately, $150 is too expensive and when I see the bag in person, it has much smaller spaces than I thought. The cooler space was joke. Only one bottle of water can fit into the space. I felt that nike designer only had broad ideas of tennis bag instead of more details.

    I feel like unbranded tennis bag might be the best bag for frequent racket changing players since they don't need to change bags. Bags are expensive ^_^
    Mmm... Probably I need to start kickstarter in order to raise some funds hahahaha
     
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  22. ThomasGB

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    Sounds incredible, i'd definitely support you on that one; tennis bags (especially the 6-9 packs) are pretty expensive. I would've tried out the Nike tech bag, but i'm more of an Adidas guy, and it costs more than the racket bags. The perfect bag would be a 8 pack; two main compartments, a shoe compartment, and a bag strap. Haha. :)
     
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  23. mmk

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    I've got Dunlop racquets in a Pacific bag. I went with the Pacific bag because it was big and the reviews said it was really well made, which it is. I wear shorts from Wilson, Fila, and Adidas with shirts from Champion and Fila - whatever is on sale cheap, or Nikes or Under Armours that I got as gifts. I just don't see the problem, when I'm playing the last thing on my mind is hoping everything matches. Actually, that is also the last thing on my mind when I'm not playing.
     
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  24. mmk

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    I'd help you out with that, but I've already pledged a few billion to help Jon Stewart buy CNN.
     
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  25. ThomasGB

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    That's actually a good point!
     
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    Zeez. I was a few days late... ^_^

    Matching syndrome is very hard to cure hahaha.
    I used to trying match everything (or probably I am still doing it unknowingly) but much better than I used to ^_^

    Have some brilliant design ideas but not sure it will become true products...
    This kind of project is much harder than making apparels.
    Also making samples are much expensive than apparels T_T
     
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    So, to sum up; it's absolutely fine to carry a different coloured bag around? Thanks, guys!
     
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    Babolat Pure Drives comes out of my Yonex bag.
     
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  29. Tennis sensation

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    It's absolutely fine to carry the bag and racquets of different brands.
     
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    LOL

    I have a blue Yonex bag (for badminton) and I carry a Babolat Pure drive FO edition, a Yonex Tour G, USO 996 New balance shoes, and I sometimes wear a Head tennis polo :)
     
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    I have a black and yellow Volkl bag and inside are 5 Heads and a Dunlop LOL
     
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    i have a black/white bag (TF) and some orange/white/black rackets (head) so i'm pretty close to matching.
     
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  33. The_Racketeer

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    Unless you're sponsored or have a lifelong love for a specific brand/racquet, I don't think there's any problem using mismatched equipment. In my Head bag are ProKennex and Prince racquets, with various overgrips and dampeners. I say use whatever works best and looks best.
     
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  34. penguin

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    how do you cope with your car not matching your tennis gear? Maybe best to get the brand stamped on the forehead just in case anyone is worried...
     
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  35. The_Racketeer

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    My car is black. Goes with everything.

    Except that brown Volkl....
     
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    I would take off my glove and slap you in the face with it. Twice.
     
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  37. BMC9670

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    Prematch dialog in my son's recent junior match:

    Opponent: "Why do you have a Head bag and Prince racquets?"

    My son: "Why do you have Babolat racquets and a Prince bag?"

    Both kinda laughed and proceeded to warm up.

    Conclusion: Use what you like and don't worry about it.
     
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    Not if you were Spider-man
     
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    It is fine as long as you are playing great tennis. :)
     
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    i have older price bag i bought in japan that i really like but i havent seen any new prince bags if i wanted to upgrade, its grey and black bag with thermal pouch, can fit everything, about 5 rackets, all the clothes, other stuff like several drinks, ....it could hold about 8 rackets...and i play with few prince tour t esp rackets and keep an extra older 03 tour or rafter ti response racket when i play just in case.
     
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  41. oble

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    Wrong.

    Conclusion: Opponent secretly wants your son's Prince racquets to match his Prince bag.
     
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  42. kingcheetah

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    Right now I'm using an old K-factor bag for the 2014 six one... it's good because people think my equipment is old and worn out so they don't go through and steal it, but then I have non-worn out racquets inside :D
     
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    Forgot to reply to OP. XD

    There's nothing wrong with having different coloured/brand racquet from the bag. I use the old blue/black Wilson Pro Staff 6 stick bag, but my racquets are white/red/gold/black, and I also have my old Head Microgel Instinct in there, and a couple of non-Wilson brand badminton racquets (a bright yellow Chinese brand racquet and a dark grey Yonex).
     
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  44. robbo1970

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    I'm actually just about to pull the trigger on the Prince Carbon racquet bag. It'll go well with my POG100 and Exo3 93.

    Pure coincidence that its black and green though, I would have got it anyway because it looks understated and classy.
     
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  45. Surecatch

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    I'm one that doesn't feel that the tie between bag brand and racquet brand is totally necessary...not unless you are a professional or endorsed player, perhaps. I have a Wilson Bag with my Dunlop sticks and I'm fine with that. I'm actually thinking about getting one of the red Wilson Fed 6-pack bags now.
     
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    I bought the best bag i could get, regardless of brand.
     
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    Nike and Addidas are missing out here. I have not purchased a bag because i can't settle on a racquet. If Nike or Addidas made nice 12 pack bags it wouldn't matter what brand of racquet you pulled out so long as you were wearing matching shoes, haha
     
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  48. SirGounder

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    Been using the original Babolat Aero bag, yellow black gray. Originally had an APD in there. Over the years it's housed various sticks from Wilson, Babolat, Fischer, ProKennex, Kneissl. Currently have some Tecnifibres in it and it'll stay that way for a long a time. Nobody ever says anything and I wouldn't care if they did. Do what makes you happy.
     
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  49. Nkster

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    who cares wether your bag an rackets are from the same brand or not. I'm using my 2010 babolat 12x for my head graphene prestiges. Last weekend I played against somebody who had the big 100years Wilson bag with some Babolat 2010 apd's. Don't worry about ur bag, ur success in tennis does not depend on ur bag;)
     
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  50. mtommer

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    Call the fashion police on yourself there pilgrim. You'd best start using paper bags branded to your booze brand for your booze lest you get carted away to fashion prison.
     
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