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Old 01-29-2012, 08:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

I'm in need of a Bag/Case, its going on the plane for 8 or so hours, so I want the dogs nads in keeping my pride and joy safe, when I say dogs nads I don't mean 800 quid.

What's better hard or soft bags? Any recommendations or horror stories?

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Old 01-29-2012, 09:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I was told by my English teacher in grade 8 that planes won't let you take skis on it in a softcase, because of insurance. Not sure if she was bullshitting me or not, but may be something to think about.
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I've only flown with my stuff in a soft bag, but never had a problem. I pad the tip and tail with a towel or my pants to be on the safe side.

I don't think the length of the flight is the issue, it's the number of connections and the number of times it will get "handled" that will be more of a factor.
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how much is a quid in USD. if you want a hard case just do a google search for "snowboard ahrd case" and use the shopping option. they shoudl be arround 200 bucks.

I sent mine on a flight with 3 stops and didn't have a problem, i did wrap the tips with towels like Bones suggested though. just ask the checker to put fragile stickers on it.
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Thanks for the suggestions. It will probably be 1 connection and I think your completely right about handling.

Quid to dollar is about 1.5 to 1.6, but its usually cheaper in the US anyway. The irritating thing is I'm going to the US, but my stuff is in the UK. So I'll need to buy here, unless I get it shipped internationally.

I have found 1 hardcase though, but I'm seriously thinking of getting a soft Burton. There appears to be very few hardcases, but I'm still curious if there better. Packing wise I think a softcase would be better.
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i have a dakine soft case it has a good bit of padding, but i still wrap the tips up. do they sell dakine stuff there?
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i have a dakine soft case it has a good bit of padding, but it still wrap the tips up. do they sell dakine stuff there?
The Low Roll is about 80 odd quid.

How much stuff do you get in it? I want to pack everything if I can, including helmet and cloths.
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I have the Burton Gig Bag and its pretty nicely padded. Ive hauled it around everywhere and nothing ever goes wrong. I was actually comparing it to the Dakine one when i bought it the Burton felt sturdier. I have a 157w and ended with a 166 bag and i fit everything needed. (Board, bindings, boots, pants, jacket, backpack, etc..
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Aw fucker. I rented a shitty Learn to ride board at a bunch of resorts because I assumed my board couldn't fly without a clamshell case.
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I have the Burton Gig Bag and its pretty nicely padded. Ive hauled it around everywhere and nothing ever goes wrong. I was actually comparing it to the Dakine one when i bought it the Burton felt sturdier. I have a 157w and ended with a 166 bag and i fit everything needed. (Board, bindings, boots, pants, jacket, backpack, etc..
I'm liking the look of the Burton Wheelie. I like the idea of the extra bags and the separator for an additional board (additional padding).
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