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Old 06-05-2018, 05:17 PM   #11
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I havenít had a bag cover for years. Worthless, in my opinion, at least with hide bags.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:14 PM   #12
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I havenít had a bag cover for years. Worthless, in my opinion, at least with hide bags.


Iíd disagree, but YO is not my O, IMO!

Although I have spent this spring practicing and one unofficial competition without the bag cover, I will put one on for the remainder of the year. I like the color and the way I feel it complements my pipes, kilt and vest. No, it does not improve my playing, and neither does it hinder it, BUT it does mean that I crash and burn in my solo competitions in color-coordinated style.

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Old 06-05-2018, 08:30 PM   #13
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What is this “style” you speak of?

Next you're going to tell me you don’t wear white hose!
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:48 PM   #14
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No, I donít wear white hose - the combination of them with my pasty-white legs would likely get me disqualified.
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:16 AM   #15
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Always used to say those competing without bag covers were members of the L&M Pipe Band.


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Old 06-07-2018, 01:26 PM   #16
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I competed with and without bag covers. I never had a single comment from a judge one way or the other about it.

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Old 06-07-2018, 01:39 PM   #17
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There’s a recent utube vid of Inverrary practicing sets in civvy beach dress before an upcoming games. They all had the covers off....exposing sheep bags to the last man.
,...I suppose covers then to be put back on only for competing in the circle.

Probably some esoteric or Hakka-voodoo thought process there.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:14 PM   #18
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Thereís a recent utube vid of Inverrary practicing sets in civvy beach dress before an upcoming games. They all had the covers off....exposing sheep bags to the last man.
,...I suppose covers then to be put back on only for competing in the circle.

Probably some esoteric or Hakka-voodoo thought process there.
Or letting the flock of sheep bags breathe a wee bit better
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:39 AM   #19
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In Scotland, sheepskin bags tend to get saturated if you don't let them air out. A lot of players play without covers until they need to put them on.

Personally, I wouldn't compete without a cover. I don't like the way it looks. Purely personal preference; it doesn't bother me at all if others do. The important thing is giving the best performance you can.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:46 AM   #20
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As far as Bill's experience goes, remember it was a generation ago - literally - and he was being judged by an older generation still, many of whom are no longer around.


It was (literally and figuratively) a different time.
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