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question about roof rack

i'm looking into getting a roof rack for my car for this season. so far, i like the nexus one that holds 4 boards. i see that the way you mount the boards is basically put them bottom to bottom before clamping them in. to anyone who's used this kind of rack before, do yall put something in between? if not does it mess with the boards at all?
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I've used ones where you put the boards together and they've come out totally fine.
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Here's mine never did any damage to the boards or the car.
The terrain park will rip them up more than storing them bottom-bottom.



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thanks.....thats the type im about to get
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You will get road salt and dirt on your gear (the salt will deteriorate things)
Plus you'll look like a complete tourist.
But if those things are fine with you, then they're great racks.
Why not get a container? Wayyyy better and more versatile.
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They work fine. I picked one up off of CL in pretty much new condition for $50. $50 to save the leather in my Tahoe seems like a good deal.

A container? You mean like those Thule things??? Those look fucking retarded.
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A container? You mean like those Thule things??? Those look fucking retarded.
Yeah I suppose "like those Thule things" even though Thule makes all type of roof accessories including both the container and the one posted above. The proper term is actually Car Top Carrier.
The rack above provides very limited use (snowboard or skis) but with a container you can carry lots of different things, and they provide better protection from the elements and prying eyes.

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Locking racks are fine. That's what I use for the drive and plenty of other people do too. The car top carriers are better in that they do conceal what is in there and you can carry other items besides your boards. They also cost about 3X as much and the gas penalty is a lot more than racks too. Those things are also like a sail in high winds. Overall though, I like them better than racks if you wan to drop the coin.
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Yeah I suppose "like those Thule things" even though Thule makes all type of roof accessories including both the container and the one posted above. The proper term is actually Car Top Carrier.
The rack above provides very limited use (snowboard or skis) but with a container you can carry lots of different things, and they provide better protection from the elements and prying eyes.
I think the proper term is "Dumbass Looking Thing To Bolt On Top Of Subaru To Make Everyone Think I'm Super Duper Outdoorsy".

Just giving you a hard time.

I prefer the rack because all I want to use it for are boards. I have a Tahoe so I don't need additional storage space. I just don't want wet boards dripping on my leather.
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Yeah definitely hurts the gas mileage a bit. Whatever gets the job done though
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