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New bag recommendation?

Postby PMantle » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:24 am

Currently using a smallish Lat 64. I think it's called the slim jim. I want to carry more discs, and have room for two putters in the outside slot. A friend of mine has the smaller Fade. The Lite maybe? I see that the Crunch Box holds the same number of discs but just has more storage?

Want shoulder strap type. Do not want it to be huge. One drink carrier is enough. Not sure about extra storage.

Just get the Crunch, or is there something else out there?
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby Mark Ellis » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:48 am

PMantle wrote:Currently using a smallish Lat 64. I think it's called the slim jim. I want to carry more discs, and have room for two putters in the outside slot. A friend of mine has the smaller Fade. The Lite maybe? I see that the Crunch Box holds the same number of discs but just has more storage?

Want shoulder strap type. Do not want it to be huge. One drink carrier is enough. Not sure about extra storage.

Just get the Crunch, or is there something else out there?


Go big. Why move to a medium sized bag now then shift to a bigger bag down the road?

More discs, more stuff, more beer: how can that be a bad thing?

The round starts off cold but warms up. Off comes your hat, gloves and an outer shell. That amount of stuff alone will fill a medium bag.

You are playing a round with water holes on it. You need to carry a few risk discs and just got a new putter you want to try out. Do you overstuff your medium sized bag or throw your favorite driver on a water hole?

The second round of the tournament starts in a strong rain. You want to carry a stack of towels. A towel only stays dry if it fits inside a bag but the only place you can carry extra towels is tied to the outside of your bag because your bag is too small.

The most important reason to carry a big bag is to carry more discs. The more discs you carry the more throws you will make. Before a round you are warming up. You throw your Buzzz down the fairway. If that is the only Buzzz in your bag then you start walking after it. If you have a few others then you throw them all. This kind of incidental practice will make you a better player.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby PMantle » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:05 am

Great points, and I've experienced the clothes issue recently. The practice part is why I want bigger. Just don't want huge. I may think on this some more. BTW, here in Central La. Heat is a much bigger issue than cold.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby keltik » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:54 pm

DGA elte shield is good for the money. Not huge but holds plenty of discs and is light weight.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby discpunk26 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:20 pm

I like the fade tourney bag, it's relatively cheap holds up to 25 discs, and is still pretty lite weight.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby chunk » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:38 am

i've had three revo bags; a mini deluxe, carolinia, and now a dualpack. all have been great, durable bags. the only problem with revo is shitty customer service.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby victorb » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:55 am

Gorilla boy has 2 lines of bags, and each has a smaller model like what you're wanting. Very good craftsmanship and last a very long time for the price.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby PMantle » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:17 am

Disc capacity is conservative right? If a description says 10-12 discs, and none of them are putters, that really means closer to 14, no? I don't mind a tight squeeze.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby keltik » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:15 pm

which bag are you talking about? I have a CrunchBox. It's a great little bag but 12 discs is including putters. You can squeeze more if you put in a lot of drivers. I don't use dividers in any of my bags.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby PMantle » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:21 pm

keltik wrote:which bag are you talking about? I have a CrunchBox. It's a great little bag but 12 discs is including putters. You can squeeze more if you put in a lot of drivers. I don't use dividers in any of my bags.

I went ahead and got the Crunch box. Maybe should have gone DGA, but I just didn't. Will carry two tue putters in the putter well, then a Dart in the main area. My Buzzz will be the fatest disc in there, but I just don't really use it much, so I may drop it from rotation.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby ChainBomber » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:41 pm

I have a Crunch and just built a DiY backpack. It is an anglers backpack but works great. Here is a link go the other forum


http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/sh ... rip&page=7

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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby PMantle » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:36 pm

ChainBomber wrote:I have a Crunch and just built a DiY backpack. It is an anglers backpack but works great. Here is a link go the other forum


http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/sh ... rip&page=7

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Oh....damn. Had I seen this yesterday, I would not have ordered the Crunch. If I am disatisfied with the Crunch, at all, I'm doing the Academy H20 version. That's some neat stuff.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby chainsmoker » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:55 pm

keltik wrote:DGA elte shield is good for the money. Not huge but holds plenty of discs and is light weight.

That's a good looking bag, I'll have to check it out in person but it looks like it's better materials than an Innova or Fade. I've only had two bags in ten years, a Gateway for 5 years that still looks great but I just got sick of looking at it and a Revolution Carolina that the corners have just now worn out on it. I think I'll pick up a Gorrilla Boy for my birthday in April so that should get me through the next 5 years.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby Mark Ellis » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:08 pm

ChainBomber wrote:I have a Crunch and just built a DiY backpack. It is an anglers backpack but works great. Here is a link go the other forum


http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/sh ... rip&page=7

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There is nothing magical about a bag "designed" for disc golf. I was in a resale shop recently and saw a Speedo backpack-style bag which reminded me of a Grip bag and seemed in like new condition. I bought it for a glow bag and paid $5. It may not be quite as nice as a Grip but it was $195 less.
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Re: New bag recommendation?

Postby PMantle » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:53 pm

Mark Ellis wrote:
ChainBomber wrote:I have a Crunch and just built a DiY backpack. It is an anglers backpack but works great. Here is a link go the other forum


http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/sh ... rip&page=7

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There is nothing magical about a bag "designed" for disc golf. I was in a resale shop recently and saw a Speedo backpack-style bag which reminded me of a Grip bag and seemed in like new condition. I bought it for a glow bag and paid $5. It may not be quite as nice as a Grip but it was $195 less.

My first one was a $9.95 beverage cooler from Academy. Camo :lol:

Easily removed the waterproof liner, then the foam insulation. Worked great. I use it to store extra discs in my truck. Will use it for starter sets for all the people I'm trying to get into disc golf since all our courses are at or just under 1 year old.
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