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Old 04-04-2010, 02:06 AM
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Default *The Definitive DG Bag Modding Thread*

As soon as the IRS ponies up and I get my ~$1500 refund check, i'm buying a bag.

methods of waterproofing and adding quad-shocks (or some equivalent) are obviously musts, but i'd like to hear what other mods fellow dg-er's have done to their bags, and collect all of that info in one thread for others to view in the future, so share!

What have you done to YOUR bag?
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:09 AM
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I know its not much, but I sewed a patch on mine.

Astroworld was an amusement park in Houston, TX, that I loved. It was torn down in 2006. I was married there in 2000, so it meant alot to me. That patch is all I have left:

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Old 04-04-2010, 02:16 AM
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This = AWESOME. I also did it and highly suggest.

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i seen another thread here or on dgr about "coatings" to add to the bottom, i'm a sucker, so i went out and bought a can of plasti dip and coated my bag, friggin sweet heh

i play in alot of mud, and wanted an easy way to keep the bottom looking nice, easy to rinse, waterproof... and of course i'm a dork and just wanted to do something to my bag

so, here you can see my 2 diferent coats, first coat soaks in well, 2nd coat gave a nice layer of rubber across the bottom, i didnt mask it, i like the rough line look


heres the whole bottom, looks weird in the pic cause the flash, really flexible, it looks rippled, but its cause the bag is loose, if i put the cage back in it, it strectches flat, flattens out ... what ever


i'm sure it added some weight, but its on its way to being carried for many years to come
i'm currently brainstoming what else to do, already cut the zipper pulls off and replaced with leather pulls, they looked cheap, and i like leather, and they are completly silent now - no jingle
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:58 AM
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Love the bag threads. Mods include:
1) Skooba laptop bag strap
2) homemade birdie beads
3) cardboard inner frame made from watermelon shipping container. This has lasted somewhere around 7 years.
4) best for last, quick grab strap mod. Two small carabiners and strap (parts found at REI). I don't know what that strap is actually manufactured for, but it works perfect for this.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:26 AM
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Sewing mod, double layered.. Some tough netting material. Now small bottles won't fall through. I can toss smaller items in there too. Not a big deal, as I usually use large bottles. But it's been holding up very well since Aug 09



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Old 04-04-2010, 01:18 PM
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Reposting this here. These are non-disc golf backpack straps that work perfect. More features than the DGA gel straps:

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Just got Brown Bag Company straps from MotoDJ's recommendation. They are not 'disc golf' branded and are intended for tool-belt suspenders, however they work perfectly for DG. They are very very close to DGA Gel straps. They are so close in resemblance that I'm suspect to DGA simply re-branding these straps and modifying the clips.

Amazon has them for $29.00 with free shipping. They are the best deal on straps out there.

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Old 04-04-2010, 03:41 PM
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You already mentioned this, but water proofing is one of the best things you can do. I used to work at Finish Line and they sell the water proofing spray and also demonstrate it for you. It looks really impressive in the demonstration, but the cans they use for these "demostrations" are the pure water proofer. The cans available for you to buy are about 50% as effective. Needless to say I snagged a few before I quit and have used it for all my shoes and bags since.

I also have a few patches on my bag, but that sewing job on Huk's Revo bag is SICK!!! You just got rid of the only critique I've ever heard about those.
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:13 PM
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4) best for last, quick grab strap mod. Two small carabiners and strap (parts found at REI). I don't know what that strap is actually manufactured for, but it works perfect for this.
It looks like the one that came with my last tool pouch. I've thought of trying it too but I can't find the strap. I know it's buried in my work truck somewhere.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:43 PM
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Default Rubberized tool-dip coating

Just did the rubberized tool-dip coating to the bottom of my bag. We shall see how it holds up. Looks pretty cool. I bet it would work even better on a new bag.

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Old 06-23-2010, 03:58 PM
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I am really considering doing some of this water proofing/rubberizing...do you guys have links to the products you're using?

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