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Car Packed....Strapping Board to Roof Rack??

Does anyone have any advice or warnings related to strapping a snowboard to a roof rack? Car is small and filled with people who don't want a board on their lap for 6 hours of driving. Is strapping it to the roof recommended? Advisable?

Not my car so I don't want to buy a Thule rack or anything, but it is my board....
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I think this is a terrible idea Unless you have snowboard racks.
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Does anyone have any advice or warnings related to strapping a snowboard to a roof rack? Car is small and filled with people who don't want a board on their lap for 6 hours of driving. Is strapping it to the roof recommended? Advisable?

Not my car so I don't want to buy a Thule rack or anything, but it is my board....
I put it in a bulky bag and use tie downs and tie it to the post and cross bar. I'll put boots and clothes in there too, but my rack sits on top of my tonneau cover. The bulk gives the straps something to create pressure against the board. I've seen people drive with bungie cords and their board is like 45 degrees in the air
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Go to a local recycled sports gear type store and see if they have snowboard racks that you can mount to your current roof rack. You can probably get a four board carrier for around $50. The biggest deal is getting the feet that clamp to your roof rack. The store may have them but you may have to buy them new. Not sure on the cost of those, but probably not over $100. That part sucks. Then again, if you are really snowboarding, this is something you are going to use over and over again...
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I would, except it's not my car. So my friend isn't going to buy it or have a real use for it and I don't want to get a mount that only fits on his car.

My next idea is to try to use a trunk mounted bike rack to hold the board. I'm going to hang the board by the bindings and tie it all down so it won't fly off. I figure as long as the bindings are secure to the board and I tied it down that it should work.
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There is a lot of pressure on the boards when cruising on the highway... just strapping it down "tight" may not be enough. If you can move the boards at all after they are strapped down... then they are not strapped down tight enough.

You could also tell someone else to drive... or take two cars.

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Make room in the car, or tie them down to the roof rack with bungees and such. Then hope that your system doesn't fail. The longer the drive the greater the chance that will happen.
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