In a few weeks I'll be flying out to CO to stay in Breck for spring break. My dad and I got into an argument: He thinks I should leave the board (a 2013 Proto CT) behind in PA and just rent out there. I want to bring the board since I paid a decent amount of money for it and it's only been used a couple times so far. I know that if I bring it out there I'll have to get a bag for it and pay any extra fees, but main question is do you think it'd be smarter to just bring the boots and rent once I'm there as opposed to bringing it on the trip?
How many days are you going to ride? If you're going to be riding several days, it'll be cheaper to bring your own, plus you'll have your gear. Flying out west to ride is a special occasion for most people, I'd bring your board. Enjoy it.
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I flew southwest out in January. Take the board. No big deal. Wrap your coat around one end, your pants around the other & put it in the bag.
That's taking a chance, because several airlines will automatically nail you for the oversize bag fee if anything other than your board or boots are in the bag. I'm sure you can get away with it, but have a plan B if you don't want to pay an extra $175 (!) each way for having an oversize bag.