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Old 24-10-07, 11:16 PM   #1
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I have a Gannaway bag that I have been using for about 14 months. It looks like there is a wear through area in the upper seam of the back of the bag. It is still airtight according to my tests, but I am concerned it may be the source of a future failure.

Is anyone familiar with this style bag? Is this a soon to be problem and will need a replacement. Is there a possible fix like silicone sealant?

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Silicone sealant might help prolong the life of the bag.

As long as it remains airtight you should be OK. I've always played a bag until it almost pops.
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If it is still airtight. Leave it alone until it fails. I'm not sure what effect silicone or some other substance might have on the integrity of the material. The manufacturer would be your best source of information in that regard. I`ve never tried patching one. If you are concerned that it is wearing through for some reason, then my best advice is to plan ahead for that eventuality and obtain a replacement bag before it does. There's nothing more embarrassing than having a bag give out during or just before a performance.
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I have sent an email to Gannaway to find out what they suggest. I love the feel of the bag and would hate to loose it. If it fails after only 14 months of my sporatic beginner play, then I am not sure if want to invest in another one.

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If not, consider a Bannatyne hybrid. It'll give the feel of hide with the ease of care of a synthetic.
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what do you think caused the wear through? Was it there from the beginning?
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what do you think caused the wear through? Was it there from the beginning?
I would think so since the area is on the top rear, where the bag curves up. Of course the flexing action of playing my have caused it, but I doubt it. I probably never really noticed it. I am still airtight on them. I gave them a good working over after this last weekend. There was a lot of practice time before the competition and a lot of play time at the games.

This weekend I will try and get photos of it to send to Gannaway and post.

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