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Old 03-25-2011, 09:24 AM
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Just a few questions to think about;


Have you seen how well designed hiking backpacks are?
They have a price range simillar to dg bags yet look to be miles ahead in terms of weight distribution.

Why can't we have dg bags that don't look like goofy boxes hangin down by our as?
Why are the ones making backpack styles taking their cues from dg bags instead of hiking bags?

Has anyone shared these thoughts and if so, have you tried modding one??
I'm thining a simian style frame wedged in a front loading one.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:26 AM
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How many people hike vs. how many disc golf? Most disc golf companies besides Innova are tiny and cater to a very niche consumer.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:30 AM
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i just have my straps tightened up all the way so my carolina is up high on my back. feels like i'm wearing nothing at all. nothin at all, nothin at all, nothin at all

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Old 03-25-2011, 09:33 AM
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Sounds like you're looking for the Golf Mahal by Mystery Ranch. Disc gold back pack made my a outdoorsy company. Its pricey, but looks legit.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:33 AM
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I'm happy with my bag and prefer the box shape you don't like. I set my bag down and it stays and I can see all my disc in one glance. The larger one I imagine have more trouble falling over and with the different compartments you could easily loose track of a disc. And if it is hanging by your butt you are doing it wrong . Lower Back/Top Cheek is where it is at. Also I am honestly scared to play the course that would require a heavy backpack style bag.

"Alright I got a birdie there where is the next hole?"
"About 2 miles up that nice steep mountain"
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:39 AM
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i understand your point. some people on the course just look uncomfortable.

backpack style seems like it would balance better, but i haven't tried one yet.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:47 AM
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There are some quality bags out there but the industry is still in it's infancy. There was hardly any market for them 10 years ago, and even now a large percentage of rec players consider them unnecessary or even offensive. Some morons went around tagging Acorn with "Bags=*ags" [*=F]. A lot of the new bag/chair/cart companies are just small start ups. If you think you've got a great idea, the market it wide open for penetration.

I must admit I'm not entirely satisfied with what's out there, but my bag doesn't hurt my back and it carries all my discs, a towel, bag tag, large bottle of water, and a small snack, so it does the job.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:15 AM
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There are some quality bags out there but the industry is still in it's infancy. There was hardly any market for them 10 years ago, and even now a large percentage of rec players consider them unnecessary or even offensive. Some morons went around tagging Acorn with "Bags=*ags" [*=F]. A lot of the new bag/chair/cart companies are just small start ups. If you think you've got a great idea, the market it wide open for penetration.
Well when you put it that way I can see why they might say that.
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Sounds like an opportunity for you to step up buttercup and take over the disc golf world...
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