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Old 10-21-2011, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Saw this magnetic snowboard rack by Yakima for sale locally:
snowboard roof rack magnetic

Obviously, you don't wanna leave your board(s) in this thing when you aren't around ... and as strong as rare earth magnets are, I can't imagine that this thing would work for very long at highway speeds.



Anyone use one?
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You know what the indicator is? The fact that they used a crappy old snowboard in the stock picture. No one was willing to use their nice new one lol.
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've seen Inno magnetic racks for skis and those things don't move.

No idea how to get them off the car but I've seen them at supra-legal highways speeds and not a bit of budge.

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No idea how to get them off the car but I've seen them at supra-legal highways speeds and not a bit of budge.

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Probably would have to slide them off, which would scratch the paint.
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For removal I imagine it would some sort of removal lever with amplified force that pushes a non magnetized section of the base into the roof?
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I keep them inside every time I can. The wind noise with a THULE rack is pretty loud, and the air resistance too. I only use it when I drive up with someone. That thing probably works fine.
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Yakima makes great stuff, I imagine it works just fine.
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