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Old 03-28-2012, 08:17 PM
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1/2" PVC, painted black. I did put some Photo gaffers tape of the bottom cross frame to protect the discs and keep them from sliding around.
Ah, gaffers tape. Good thinking. Looks great!
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:36 PM
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not sure if you know this or not Fred, but you have an orange disc obsession.

I wouldn't call it an obsession, just being fed up looking for muted colors.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:27 PM
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So my backpack came in today and I made a frame for the discs...



I haven't taken it for a round yet but so far it seems like it will work.
Just got mine in today, 52 dollars including shipping. It looks exactly like this. I have an orange disc obsession also. Discs fit in there perfectly, and I can easily fit 20 discs in the main pocket and 2 in the putter like pocket, not including the top storage pocket which can fit another 8 at least (including my condor) if needed.

I just get this feeling like the discs are going to fall out. I definitely am looking into altering it to prevent that from happening. I was either thinking some safety pins for the bottom pocket as a cheap alternative or an internal frame. How do you like that PVC frame? I was thinking about trying to get one tomorrow.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:37 AM
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I'm 6'1" 250lbs... are the straps going to be too snug as some had suggested earlier? I'm really interested in getting one of these- does the deluxe bag have a bigger yoke?
Thanks either way.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:04 AM
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I'm 6'1" 250lbs... are the straps going to be too snug as some had suggested earlier? I'm really interested in getting one of these- does the deluxe bag have a bigger yoke?
Thanks either way.
Should be fine, there is alot of adjustment in these.

@ jecroisque:
Safety pins work.
Before I built the pvc frame, I had a cheapo ($1) plastic magazine rack in the bottom. It fit 16 discs and had a lip on the lower front...worked really well
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:09 AM
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I just get this feeling like the discs are going to fall out. I definitely am looking into altering it to prevent that from happening. I was either thinking some safety pins for the bottom pocket as a cheap alternative or an internal frame. How do you like that PVC frame? I was thinking about trying to get one tomorrow.
The PVC frame is easy to make. So far I have had no issues. Some guys don't like the way the bottom of the backpack rides on your lower back with a rigid frame, but it would do the same with the tackle compartments it there. I made my frame to fit tight and the front up pieces and the top side pieces are not glued so I can take the frame in & out without putting pressure on the zipper.

If you don't want the zippers going all the way down instead of using safety pins take a needle & thread and sew a zipper stop by wrapping the thread around both sides of the zipper where you want it to stop at. It will be easier on the zippers and the wear & tear.


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I'm 6'1" 250lbs... are the straps going to be too snug as some had suggested earlier? I'm really interested in getting one of these- does the deluxe bag have a bigger yoke?
Thanks either way.
I'm a big guy and the straps fit fine.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:56 AM
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Looks good, gotta save up and do the same thing.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:14 AM
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If you don't want the zippers going all the way down instead of using safety pins take a needle & thread and sew a zipper stop by wrapping the thread around both sides of the zipper where you want it to stop at. It will be easier on the zippers and the wear & tear.
This is pretty genius. It never occurred to me to sew a stopper on. I like my PVC frame though and it only takes a couple of minutes to put build and install. The discs stand up straight and do not roll out ever.

I am not sure why people are saying this is nothing like a Grip bag. I have used a Grip before and these are pretty similar. Shape, capacity and feel are all very similar.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:28 AM
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I am not sure why people are saying this is nothing like a Grip bag. I have used a Grip before and these are pretty similar. Shape, capacity and feel are all very similar.
Don't forget it's also $125 cheaper
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:06 PM
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I played my first round today with the backpack and it went very well. It was easy to get the discs in & out of the bottom storage. It was fairly comfortable. The straps sit a little different than my quad straps but as I get used to the new straps it will be more comfy.

I also took a strand of black elastic rope and connected the two bottom compartment zipper tabs so I can close both sides at the same time.

I might have to cut the cross straps from the back pack straps they are a little annoying to me.
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