Is a Dakine Freestyle bag acceptable for air travel - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2010, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
Default Is a Dakine Freestyle bag acceptable for air travel

I just bought a snowboard, bindings and boots while out of town and need a bag to get my equipment home. I've looked around at several places and all the wheelie bags are sooooo big compared to my board. I have a NS Infinity 145cm. All I found that I like and would fit well is a Dakine Freestyle bag 157cm that is padded on the bottom only. I figured I would pack my boots and jacket and pants, etc on top of the board. Would this be enough padding for airline travel? I live in Florida and would need to use it to travel where ever I go but that would only be maybe 3-4 trips a year.

Here's the link to the bag: DAKINE : GIRLS FREESTYLE
littlejrs is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-07-2010, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
MistahTaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,371
Default

I dont see why it wouldn't be accepted. Use zip-ties for all the zippers so they wont open and have them slap a fragile sticker on it. It definitely wouldn't be accepted for carry on if that's what you are asking.

edit: sorry i dont read. haha

Last edited by MistahTaki; 12-07-2010 at 10:47 PM.
MistahTaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 10:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
MistahTaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,371
Default

The only thing I would be concerned about is the board getting damaged. They throw around luggage so carelessly. You are concerned about the padding wrap bubble-wrap around the board for more cushioning. Or even a blanket haha.
MistahTaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 01:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,059
Blog Entries: 2
Default

More padding is better, but if you have your jacket/pants and boots in there, you'll be fine. Lots of people including myself have flown with non-padded bags without incident too.
__________________
15 NS Ripsaw . 14 NS Proto HD . 14 NS Cobra . 13 Gnu Space Case EC2 . 2013 Salomon Pow Snake
14 Now Drive . 13 Now IPO
14 Flow Hylite
Triple8Sol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 09:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,430
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MistahTaki View Post
I dont see why it wouldn't be accepted. Use zip-ties for all the zippers so they wont open and have them slap a fragile sticker on it. It definitely wouldn't be accepted for carry on if that's what you are asking.

edit: sorry i dont read. haha
You must be young, or don't fly much. The TSA can and will cut the zip ties off of your bag and inspect it. The last 3 times I have flown, they have inspected my snowboard bag and left me a sheet of paper indicating that they examined the contents of the bag.
Tarzanman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 11:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,059
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
You must be young, or don't fly much. The TSA can and will cut the zip ties off of your bag and inspect it. The last 3 times I have flown, they have inspected my snowboard bag and left me a sheet of paper indicating that they examined the contents of the bag.
Pretty sure both of those apply to him lol. TSA will open and inspect the contents every single time.
__________________
15 NS Ripsaw . 14 NS Proto HD . 14 NS Cobra . 13 Gnu Space Case EC2 . 2013 Salomon Pow Snake
14 Now Drive . 13 Now IPO
14 Flow Hylite
Triple8Sol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 07:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
Default

LOL.... I just overlooked those comments. I travel for business and have elite status on 2 different airlines. I am VERY familiar with TSA and I don't really have to worry about baggage fees.

I was only wondering if the board or bindings would be likely to be damaged (not sure how fragile they are) but I think I will be alright with the bottom padding and all my clothing packed around the top.

Much thanks!!!
littlejrs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums