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Old 02-01-2009, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any tips when it comes to taking snowboard gear on public transportation?

What I have in mind is for those boarders who make use of in-city slopes and take subways, metro, busses, or what have you.

Do you carry your board, put in it a bag/backpack? What about boots?
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you could always just wear your boots...

otherwise i've packed one bag w/ boots, helmet, goggles, gloves & misc stuff and carried my board.

here, it's possible to get to all three mountains via public transit + shuttle bus or tram, but it's quite the journey vs. driving... as it'd go: bus, train, seabus (ferry), bus or private shuttle bus (with board racks on the sides), & for one mountain a huge tram/gondola.

the other option is taking public transportation buses as close to the base of your chosen mountain as possible and then hitch hiking. people are usually pretty cool about it, considering it's pretty obvious that with all the gear you're intending on snowboarding and not car jacking someone on a road that only goes to the lifts.
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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people are usually pretty cool about it, considering it's pretty obvious that with all the gear you're intending on snowboarding and not car jacking someone on a road that only goes to the lifts.

So true!!))
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can buy a special bag for your board and just carry your boots.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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board bag with my board, screwdrivers and misc board stuff, backpack with my boots in the big pocket, goggles and mask/hat in the front pocket, extra socks, gloves, and misc. human gear go wtih the boots. Helmet tied to the outside or in the netting on the outside of the backpack.

board bag is essential- sharp cold edges on your hands sucks- quickly, having it strapped over your shoulder rocks.

if the train or bus is busy, chances are you may nick your edges on something.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You have to have your board in a bag to even get on the public buses here (unless they've got compartments underneath).
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