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11-09-2012 11:42 AM
wrathfuldeity Frosty is a tool and you should be one too

from: Protect Your Board - The low-down on snowboard bags | Snowboarding Tips Articles | FrostyRider.com Snowboarding

NOTE: Here is a little tid bit for ya. If you are putting your board up on a roof rack (exposed kind not the box carrier kind) you better darn well put a bag over it! (the cheaper ones have less padding and are perfect for this). "But Frosty," you might ask, "I saw the pro snowboarders in on that movie and they had their boards up on the roof rack on their SUV and that's the way we should all do it, right?" ... Wrong! Pros, as cool and talented as they are, get paid to be posers. Sad but true. The movie sponsors want you to see their shiny new products as the Land cruiser zooms past the camera in the shoot. The truth of the matter is that having your board up on the Thule or Yakima rack exposed is hell for it ... ABSOLUTE HELL! I cant think of anything worse for your base than road grime and mag chloride. Your base will lose glide, bolts rust, edges separate from p-tex and top sheet will delam way faster unless you cover your ride on the way to the mountain. Get a cheaper bag. Keep it in the garage for when you are ready to cruise to the mountain. Put your board (with bindings on it) in the bag and fasten that to the roof rack. Arrange it so the straps to not slack so they don't slap the roof of the car when at speed. (small bungee cords may be useful). Once at the mountain parking lot, take the bag off the roof and pull out your shiny board and bindings and take the bag and shake all the crap off it and put it in the trunk or somewhere. Then look to the sky and give Frosty props, then go rule the slopes Smile
11-09-2012 10:46 AM
Clayton Bigsby
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Originally Posted by Clayton Bigsby View Post
try a Packasport, I have one and I can fit 5 boards in it (no ski's), the other thing I like about them, as far as thieves go, out of sight, out of mind.

New they're spendy $1000, but I see them on Craigslist during the winter from $200-$400 for the system 90 (which is the ones you want). Some look like the gel-coat is faded, but all it takes is a piece of scotchbrite, masking tape and $6 rattlecan of whatever color you want.
just did a quick CL check, not sure what shipping would cost but the Seattle/ Portland area has 5-6 system 90 available from $350-700
11-09-2012 10:40 AM
Clayton Bigsby try a Packasport, I have one and I can fit 5 boards in it (no ski's), the other thing I like about them, as far as thieves go, out of sight, out of mind.

New they're spendy $1000, but I see them on Craigslist during the winter from $200-$400 for the system 90 (which is the ones you want). Some look like the gel-coat is faded, but all it takes is a piece of scotchbrite, masking tape and $6 rattlecan of whatever color you want.
11-09-2012 10:30 AM
chomps1211 Ahh yes,.. one of the many benefits of being an anti-social, no friends, rides alone loner!!! (...loser??)

I thro my shit IN the car!!!! Problem solved!!!!
11-09-2012 10:21 AM
KIRKRIDER If you don't mind the flapping noise for the whole trip.... But no, not needed really.


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Originally Posted by Sassicaia View Post
I was curious if anyone puts their board in a bag before putting it on their roof rack. I googled the idea and found this small right up on the idea.

Thoughts?

Protect Your Board - The low-down on snowboard bags | Snowboarding Tips Articles | FrostyRider.com Snowboarding
11-08-2012 03:41 PM
matty19 I wouldn't worry too much about protecting your gear with a bag while it's on the rack. The lift lines are WAY more abusive to your board than it being out in the open air while driving to/from the hill. If you ride park at all, then you should view your equipment as relatively disposable. If you're getting more than a season or two out of your board, then I imagine you're riding less than 20 days a year.

As for road salt, I just rinse my boards off when I get home, or at least wipe down the base and edges.
11-08-2012 03:04 PM
grafta
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If you just want to protect your bindings and keep them clean, you may want to look into this then. Coveralz | Protect your snowboard bindings from all the wear and tear.

They're a new company, heard about them at the snowboard show in Toronto
For fucks sake that is retarded.

OH NOSE MY SHIT I GOT IS GONNA GET WORN OUT WHEN I USE IT!?

Jeesus, do you wear plastic bags over your shoes and leave the protective film on furniture and appliances? Go jump off a bridge
11-08-2012 01:01 PM
hikeswithdogs Drive through a car wash at the end of your trip......problem solved :-)
11-08-2012 12:49 PM
LyGuy If you just want to protect your bindings and keep them clean, you may want to look into this then. Coveralz | Protect your snowboard bindings from all the wear and tear.

They're a new company, heard about them at the snowboard show in Toronto
11-05-2012 02:59 PM
Tarzanman How about an el cheapo rayon bag that you can toss in the washing machine when it gets gross?
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