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Birdie Bags

Postby Luckyg71 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:00 am

Do you guys like them? Are they worth it?
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Postby garublador » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:17 am

Yes and yes. I use a towel to get most of the water off and then use the Birdie Bag to really dry off the part of the disc I'll be holding. I find they work great.
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Postby krusen » Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:07 am

I don"t use mine all that often, but I'm glad I have one in the bag. Earlier this year I was in tournament when it started raining hard. My towels both got extremely wet, but I kept the birdie bag in my pocket. and it kept my hand from getting clammy, and I used it to dry the disc also. My game stayed consistent during the rain while everyone else dropped off.
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Postby roadkill » Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:13 am

I highly reccommend the birdie bag.

The fine sawdust inside is great for keeping your hands dry. For me this is most crucial when putting. Works far better than rosin. If you do get one you'd be wise to keep it in a ziplock bag at all times as this will protect it and preserve it's effectiveness. I stick my hand into the ziplock bag and give the birdie bag a few quick squeezes before every putt.

For me a birdie bag will last about two years, so for like 5 bucks it's well worth it.

To add to the previous comment, I'd say when playing in wet conditions: use a chamois first, then towel than birdie bag. To speed play I'd do this preparation while others are playing their shot so you're ready to go when you're out.
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Postby disc_golfing_fool » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:44 am

I used to carry a birdie bag.

Then, someone turned me on to "resin bags", used by bowlers to dry the hand.

Resin bags remove more moisture, and do not leave a slimy coat of sawdust on your hand when things are really wet/sweaty.

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Postby Rob » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:43 am

disc_golfing_fool wrote:I used to carry a birdie bag.

Then, someone turned me on to "resin bags", used by bowlers to dry the hand.

Resin bags remove more moisture, and do not leave a slimy coat of sawdust on your hand when things are really wet/sweaty.

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I agree. When your hands are wet or sweaty the birdie bag just doesnt work, it almost seems like it makes them worse. The resin bag things work great at drying your hands and can be found at a sporting goods store for like 5 bucks.
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Postby roadkill » Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:57 pm

I've used both. For me the rosin bag was messier and had more of a tackier feel that I was trying to avoid.

But to each his own.
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Postby disc_golfing_fool » Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:23 am

I guess I do prefer the tacky feeling on the skin from the rosin bag.
You are right, that is a good way to describe the difference in effect/feel.

For me, the tack ensures a good rip out of the hand.

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Postby roadkill » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:35 am

You and I are trying to remove the moisture from our hands for different reasons.

It sounds like you'e concerned with having enough grip on longer shots (drives)

I rarely use the birdie bag on longer shots. Instead I have a problem with the tacky grip locks I get on putts when my hands or disc is damp. I want a clean release on my putts so that dry, slick feel I get with the birdie bag is just what the doctor ordered around the green.
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