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Old 12-27-2008   #1
Join Date: Feb 2007
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WRSI hail mary throw bag ...thoughts?

I just got the 51 3/8 high tensile one for Christmas. Looks to throw great but is a royal PIA to restuff. Any thoughts on how well the perform in real situations? Thinking of returning it cause of the re-stuffing issue. Thanks.

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Old 12-27-2008   #2
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Paddling Since: 1988
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The Hail Mary is a great concept and has potential for being a go-to design, but I would go ahead a return it until WRSI makes improvements on durability and stuffability. The rope quality is top-notch, as is the accuracy of throwing it. But the bunji cord system needs to be re-designed for easier stuffing. I think NRS has the best designs on the market right now.

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Old 12-27-2008   #3
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1980
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Just the cool factor of the tight football, and the high accuracy of throwing it, plus the small size so you will always take it with you plus the 3500+ tensile strength make it worth it!
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Old 12-29-2008   #4
Western Slope, Colorado
Join Date: May 2008
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I heard they fixed they made the mouth open much wider for next year. I called and they told me about a pretty simple fix. I re-laced mine by pulling the cinch thing off and taking the elastic cord that makes the "laces" out from the going around the top and put the cinch back on and now it opens super wide. My friend replaced his elastic strap with string and that worked well too. Not sure why the laces chord goes around the top in the first place but it works sweet with that simple fix and opens way wider than any other bag I've had. Maybe try that first it only took a minute.
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