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Old 06-03-2009, 11:34 PM
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Default Strap alternatives?

I've got a Fade Crunch which I love but I used to carry my discs in an old book bag and I can't get used to shoulder straps. I feel goofy shelling out good dough for phenix quads or the Innova straps just to put on my piddly crunch box. So, anybody know of cheaper alternatives to put on it to give me that "book bag" feel? I was thinking of hitting up an army navy surplus.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:50 PM
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valkyriefb11 uses them and loves them. you might want to chat him up and see what he says.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:56 AM
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I put my golf bag straps on and love it. I just had to buy some more nylon from a camping store.

I'm sure you could buy some straps from a golf store. A buddy of mine also got his from a ball golf store.

Just an idea but not sure if they will be cheaper.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:05 AM
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Are you looking for a single strap, or just anything that works? The dual strap systems work great, but there are alternatives.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:54 AM
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I was playing around with straps for my new bag. I got a hold of an old laptop bag strap that has a crescent shaped shoulder pad. It's way more comfortable than anything else I've tried. (Too bad I have to return it.) Between that and having the bag hang low enough that I can steady it with my hand while I walk works well.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:22 AM
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Very nice single straps are available, but you have to search them out.

Places to try:

Stores that sell luggage (lots of malls have travel stores)
Camping stores
Stores that sell outdoor wear (Eddie Bauer, Land's End, etc...)
Sporting goods stores

The straps I used to use before I got my Phenix Quad-shocks were made by a company called Eagle Creek. They make high-quality travel/gear bags, and they have some really cool accessories. They offer a travel bag strap that is very durable, it has metal hooks for attaching to your bag, plus it has a anatomically designed pad with a slip-resistant grippy texture.

The main reason I started looking for bag-strap alternatives was I got tired of my bags having skinny, nylon straps with small (or no) shoulder pads. After a long day of golfing, the strap usually was very wrinkled so when it was on my shoulder it was very uncomfortable. Plus the small pads hardly ever stayed where they were supposed to.

Check out the Eagle Creek stuff, it's a little pricey, but it's good quality gear. Before the Quad-shocks, I used to have two of these straps on my bag so I could do the single shoulder carry (with the other strap dangling), or put both straps on for the long hikes. That really came in handy on mountain courses where a lot of hiking is required.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:31 PM
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Cool, yeah I definitely want dual straps so I can wear it like a book bag.
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I am in the same boat with the Fade Crunch. Don't want to spend more on straps than the bag.
Some posted this link a while ago, at some point I will try them but I am cool with the stock strap for now. http://www.armynavymilitarysurplus.c...ategoryID=1019
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I put my golf bag straps on and love it. I just had to buy some more nylon from a camping store.

I'm sure you could buy some straps from a golf store. A buddy of mine also got his from a ball golf store.

Just an idea but not sure if they will be cheaper.
I did the same exact thing awhile back, I just used my double straps from my ball golf bag and rigged them on my disc golf bag. Not only do I have more stamina on those long courses, but my shoulder/shoulders don't hurt from carrying all that weight on 1 shoulder, especially if your carrying 12+ discs.
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i just took them off my ball golf bag since i pretty much stopped playing ball golf due to the fact that disc golf is far superior to ball golf.
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