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Old 12-27-2016, 04:17 PM
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So does anyone have any explanation for why most backpack style bags have the super awful horeshoe shaped zipper on their main compartment? It cuts off access to the disc of the ends.

And since they all have that stupid design what do people do about it? Suffer? Is there some way to stretch it out?
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Old 12-27-2016, 04:33 PM
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My guess would be that it's easier to manufacture. A 90 degree corner on a zipper isn't going to work, so you'd be talking extra zippers, and maybe a different closure method across the bottom.

Or... more likely... it's just to irritate you specifically.

To be honest, it's only a problem on my Grip A-series if I completely load the main compartment, which I really don't do.
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Old 12-27-2016, 04:54 PM
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Well, if the rounded corners on the UPD Rebel inhibit your access to the discs on the ends, then I would say the problem lies with the user. I've had that bag for 1-1/2 years and never even noticed an issue with putting in or taking out discs on the ends of the bag.
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:38 PM
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You could always put "spacer" discs on each end, ones you're not likely to throw very often the on the course you're playing at the time. That's what I do anyway.
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:01 AM
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I can't remember why I didn't get this bag. There was something... But yes the opening is perfect.

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You could always put "spacer" discs on each end, ones you're not likely to throw very often the on the course you're playing at the time. That's what I do anyway.
This is what I do, but I would like to run a 23 disc bag and I need those two extra disc slots.
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I can't remember why I didn't get this bag. There was something... But yes the opening is perfect.



This is what I do, but I would like to run a 23 disc bag and I need those two extra disc slots.
To the second part of your post, the UPD Rebel suffers none of the discs hard to get out at the edges issues. I would wager that for a backpack option, it's the easiest to get discs in and out of. Maybe a Mahal would have been easier, but it's OOP so I'm not counting it.
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They could follow Gorilla Boy's lead and just have two zippers on either side and a longer flap with Velcro to secure the bottom. Don't most flaps already have Velcro for securing it when open?
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I don't even want a flap at all. I wish the one on my Rebel could be removed without tearing or cutting.
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I don't even want a flap at all. I wish the one on my Rebel could be removed without tearing or cutting.
Agreed. The only time I would ever use my flap is to fly with it.

As to the multiple posts about the UPD bags, I don't like their quiver design.
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