Originally Posted by NoOtherOptions
See I havn't had any issues transporting gear by flight. I just have a dakine bag. That said, when I pack I usually put clothes underneath and top of the board to cushion the hell out of it. Boots, etc in that bad boy. As much shit around the board as possible. Some day I'll buy a hard wheelie bag but for now I have a soft padded bag similar to that OP and it works fine.
The sheer amount of bags the airport baggage handlers have destroyed on me is astonishing. It's bag enough you bag is trashed but now you got to figure out how to get home. One essential I pack always is DUCT TAPE it's bailed out me and my friends quite a few times. It fixes zippers and rips quick. I've had a few bags trashed, next one I buy is armor sides, but I also live in NY where the airports are brutal.