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In Your Bag.......

Discussion in 'Badminton Bag' started by Byro-Nenium, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. Byro-Nenium

    Byro-Nenium Regular Member

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    Just wondering, what do you carry inside your bag.

    Besides the usual rackets and shuttles.

    My whole list is as follows

    Rackets + Shuttles
    1 Extra Grip
    Scissors
    Glue
    Deo can
    A Change of clothes
    Some old court payments receipts
    Shoes
    Socks
    Plastic bag
    Salopas Spray (Deep Heat)
     
  2. TDotSmAsHer

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    Shoes
    Change of Clothes
    Racquet





    Thats it, I still have too much room left in my ugly yonex bag (the dark blue kind, I hate those but had no choice cause couldn't find the light blue yonex ones) which makes it awkward to carry cause balance shifts from 1 side to the other when my shoes slide inside.. heh.
     
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    shoe
    racket
    cock (i mean shuttlecock... what were you thinking??)
    scissors
    clothes
    tissue paper
    glasses cleaner
    bandage
    wrist band
     
  4. badrad

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    in addition to BN and RS list:

    small towel - on-court use
    bath towel
    plastic shower sandals
    lock
    pen and pad of paper
    racquet repair kit - flying clamp, dowel tensioner, pliers, cutters, awl, random string
    extra laces
    nail clippers
    flash light - small maglight
    discman and cd wallet
     
  5. badrad

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    Except when I am with my wife...

    Although we both have our own bags, sometimes we take only one bag, in which case almost all my personal stuff gets removed and in its place:

    her handbag - huge!
    her extra shoes and pumps
    all her change of clothes
    cosmetics bag
    shower kit (body soaps, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, scrubbers)
    hair dryer
    curling iron
    feminine stuff

    I'll find my stuff sitting in the basement.
     
  6. Don

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    Re: Except when I am with my wife...

    So the truth comes out :)
     
  7. Howard

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    My bag

    For me i carry

    Racquets
    Shuttles
    Scissors
    Grip
    Wrist bands
    Catalogs(yonex 2000,2001,2002,karakal 2000,2001)
    Sports wear
    Shoes
    Mini disk player
    GB advance
    Water bottle
    Electrical tape
    Socks
    Wallet
    Mini spray bottle for my shoes cause where i play the floors is slippery.
     
  8. cooler

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    Re: Except when I am with my wife...

    but your bag smells good :p
     
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    Re: Except when I am with my wife...

    .... uh...well...okay... the red nail polish is mine ...
     
  10. trapped-never

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    my bag...

    what I carry and did not see in other postings:
    - plaster
    - 5to10 muesli bars
    - head-wear
    - glucose pills
    - magazine (typically "Beekeeping")
     
  11. Yogi

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    Re: my bag...

    I guess all of us have some standard stuff!

    Rackets, shuttles, towels, Grips, electric tape, Scissors, water bottle, wrist bands, extra Plastic covers for clothing, change of Tshirts, change of Gear for teh feet and wallet!
     
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    The Neoprene Man

    I carry some Neoprene gear for my knees (don't always wear them though), and nowadays also an elbow support due to a recent injury...

    Oh yeah, and a skipping rope of course for warmups when there is no space to jog.
     
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    Re: my bag...

    Do you find glucose tablets helpful?
     
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    Re: my bag...

    I read somewhere that those tablets weren't good for you.
     
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    Re: my bag...

    I do not know. I do not have any exact proof. Theoretically it should be the fastest way how to deliver some extra energy. To be on a safe side I would say that it has some psychological efect on me at least.
     
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    Re: my bag...

    I am not aware of such posting. I tried search function and result was negative. Probably someone else posted such opinion.
     
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    Glucose: too much too fast

    Glucose is a fast source of energy, yes.

    But in tablet form it's probably one of the worst things you could take during a high-impact activity such as badminton. Glucose is extremely fast carbohydrates, it is absorbed quickly and will cause a sudden increase in insulin production which will make you feel REALLY tired and slow!

    So, in fact glucose tablets are counter-productive in this case.

    This is also why water is better than most sports drinks. A good sports drink shouldn't have more than 2-5 % of sugar. Most of them have a lot more than that.
     
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    Re: Glucose: too much too fast

    Thanks, it is an interesting information. I will try to experiment with it. In fact I used the pills rarely - only when I felt really out of energy and there were still some matches to play. (great to know that not me but the pills were guilty when I lost in semifinal :))

    Now I made some search on internet and indeed I found some info about the phenomena you described.
     
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    Re: Glucose: too much too fast

    You're welcome.

    It's actually surprising how many players are oblivious to this, even at a higher level. I once saw a match between two Swedish elite players, and one of them drank Coca-Cola between the games! There is probably ten reasons why you wouldn't want to drink that during a match, and the extremely high glucose content is only one of them!

    He lost the match, by the way.
     
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    Re: Glucose: too much too fast

    it's because of the mentality that if some is good then a whole bunch more is even better.
     

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