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Old 05-02-2020, 09:49 AM   #1
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I've got two sets of pipes ... not that uncommon. I play my Hendersons pretty regularly, and I'm happy with the sheep I've got going. My question is about my second set. They're a relatively new set of Naills I bought a few years ago, with blackwood mounts, so I can travel without too much worry about the ivory issue. I need a bag that doesn't need too much (any) maintenance, so I can just pick those Naills up any time and give 'em a blast without having to re-season and all that stuff. I'm considering a Bannatyne hide-synthetic (I've played one before), but I'm wondering about other options and makes of bags. Cow hide? Ross bag? Your thoughts on a bag for my backup set are welcome. Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:07 AM   #2
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I've got two sets of pipes ... not that uncommon. I play my Hendersons pretty regularly, and I'm happy with the sheep I've got going. My question is about my second set. They're a relatively new set of Naills I bought a few years ago, with blackwood mounts, so I can travel without too much worry about the ivory issue. I need a bag that doesn't need too much (any) maintenance, so I can just pick those Naills up any time and give 'em a blast without having to re-season and all that stuff. I'm considering a Bannatyne hide-synthetic (I've played one before), but I'm wondering about other options and makes of bags. Cow hide? Ross bag? Your thoughts on a bag for my backup set are welcome. Thanks!

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Scot,

I have a Lee and Sons cowhide with zipper for sale, size is small. Played only for a couple of weeks. It may work for you, may not.
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:13 AM   #3
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Scot,

Based on your criteria for a hassle-free bag and the possibility that they might not be played for different stretches of time, I'd say a Bannatyne hybrid bag is your best bet. Canmore is a fine option as well -- plenty of opinions to be had via a quick forum search on which might suit you better.

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Old 05-02-2020, 10:25 AM   #4
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I have a Lee and Sons cowhide with zipper for sale, size is small. Played only for a couple of weeks. It may work for you, may not.
Rats ... I'd love to give one a try, but a small would be too small for me. But thanks for the offer. I play a medium or a large.

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Old 05-02-2020, 10:42 AM   #5
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Id unreservedly recommend the Canmore Hybrid - nearest thing to sheepskin I have ever come across & no maintenance required. No moisture problems either - just with a vinyl tube with a Trap-dri gadget in.
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not sure how you feel about this but I'd rather keep the sheep, tie in the larger stocks and hemp up the smaller drones throw the reeds in a Tupperware with a Boveda and blamo!
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Id heed Roddys recommendation...post #5.

I play two Canmore hybrids. Superb...no hassle,, leather like...fantastic moisture control...using a vinyl tube enhanced with a trap-dri. .
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Old 05-02-2020, 11:14 AM   #8
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Id unreservedly recommend the Canmore Hybrid - nearest thing to sheepskin I have ever come across & no maintenance required. No moisture problems either - just with a vinyl tube with a Trap-dri gadget in.
Thanks Roddy. I was looking at that ... never tried one, aside from the old gawd awful original Canmore bag - the one that resembles a plastic grocery bag.
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not sure how you feel about this but I'd rather keep the sheep, tie in the larger stocks and hemp up the smaller drones throw the reeds in a Tupperware with a Boveda and blamo!
I did that for a while ... turns out it's more of a PITA than you would think. I think I'd like to just have a second bag, one that's ready to go at the drop of a hat.
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I was looking at the Lee & Sons cowhide bag too. Says it needs very little maintenance. So many choices out there.

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