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View Poll Results: Do you use both backpack straps?
Everytime 9 7.14%
Most of the time 54 42.86%
Mostly just between holes and after long drives 44 34.92%
Seldom 17 13.49%
Almost never 2 1.59%
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:13 PM
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My back and hips suck, so when I start only using 1 strap, I regret it.
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:49 PM
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I cant reach the top quiver with it only on one shoulder. So, almost always, unless I just hit a tree and am only walking a few meters. Then I usually just pick it by the handle...


...BTW, am I the only one that occasionally gets elbow pain when slinging the bag on?...
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:51 PM
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Mine is now on a cart, but when I used it as a backpack, or back with the old style bags and quad shocks, it was most of the time. Uneven gate and my anatomy makes single shoulder bags slide off. Although, I'd do just one shoulder, or simply grab both straps in one hand and luggage carry it, if it was really short.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:32 PM
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I usually use both straps plus the chest buckle with my Grip. Helps keep the weight tighter between my shoulder blades. Even then, I admit the Grip isn't as comfortable as I'd like. It's been a very good bag over the years but I remember the Ranger I had a long time back being more comfortable. Ranger doesn't have a good rainfly though. Meh.

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I usually use both straps plus the chest buckle with my Grip. Helps keep the weight tighter between my shoulder blades. Even then, I admit the Grip isn't as comfortable as I'd like. It's been a very good bag over the years but I remember the Ranger I had a long time back being more comfortable. Ranger doesn't have a good rainfly though. Meh.
Also a Ranger is lacking in storage.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:24 PM
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I cant reach the top quiver with it only on one shoulder. So, almost always, unless I just hit a tree and am only walking a few meters. Then I usually just pick it by the handle...


...BTW, am I the only one that occasionally gets elbow pain when slinging the bag on?...

This!! My Mahal now only gets rarely used for this exact reason (well, that and the decidedly beer unfriendly drink holder design). I tried to get in the habit of using my left hand to pick up and sling the bag over my shoulder but it always felt like work to think that much about picking up my golf bag.

Both straps on when I do use it.

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Old 06-01-2018, 04:06 AM
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I usually use both straps plus the chest buckle with my Grip. Helps keep the weight tighter between my shoulder blades. Even then, I admit the Grip isn't as comfortable as I'd like. It's been a very good bag over the years but I remember the Ranger I had a long time back being more comfortable. Ranger doesn't have a good rainfly though. Meh.
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Also a Ranger is lacking in storage.
Nevermind I was thinking a Trooper.

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Old 06-01-2018, 06:30 AM
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I almost always use both straps when carrying my Grip AX, but I've never used the center buckle. The only time I use one strap, like Brutas said, is if I'm carrying it a short distance and setting it down right away. After playing in the brutal heat this last weekend I was really wishing I had a cart (or at least a stool) to sit on during long tourney rounds. So I bought a nice Innova stool with some funny money, and a half hour later won a Zuca backpack cart.

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I use both straps most of the time that I'm actually putting the pack on my back. If it's really a short distance I'll just pick it up by the top handle. If lifting the bag all the way up, might as well use both straps. That's what they're there for.

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Old 06-02-2018, 01:12 AM
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Cat uses both straps often. Prolly cuz she's a Sherpa and carries the biggest bag ever?! I mean geez, prodigy help her out, make a cart get with the times yo!


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