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Old 02-04-2012, 07:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have used the usps before it was under a 100 dollars to send to japan. The only problem is they only allow a 60 inch max and 157 board is just over 61 inches. I would just call around and see what price people can give you remember the sleeve will also add some size.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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call around is a good idea but I don't know many companies in the US, any names for me to check and call?

UPS is ridiculous over 60 inches which this is.

Any help appreciated. Of course anyone who will be coming to Japan on a trip could bring it for me?

I will definitely hook you up with some good sake or whatever.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:08 AM   #13 (permalink)
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maybe try DHL?

or FedEx

meh all that shit is gonna be $$ tho. wish I could come out!
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Contacted Fedex DHL and UPS they are either ridiculously expensive or don't do items the size of a snowboard (157cm).

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

I need info on a smaller shipping company that will ship it here for less, its OK if its not super express.

Alternatively anyone coming over here soon (Japan)?

Even from Hokkaido its like 30USD to send a board down here to Kyoto. I will happily send you a crate of beer or something for your troubles and you'll be making good karma with the snowboarding gods.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:00 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm in Hong Kong and am expecting two 158's to arrive via FedEx tomorrow. No idea why you were told that a 157 could not be shipped. The shipping cost me USD $180.

I have had a 153 shipped via USPS before for about USD $70. I was told by the shop that USPS has a 60" height restriction so anything longer than a 156 cannot be shipped.

I can measure the box dimensions for you if that will help (before I tear it apart like an animal to get at the toys inside).

I will be bringing my new weapon to Niseko in less than 3 weeks

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Old 02-06-2012, 11:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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You could try contacting Jeff Martin at Alter Ego Sports (info@alteregosports.com). He has been very helpful with my order. The website will not give you quotes to Japan, but maybe he can work something out...

The board is actually a bit cheaper: Never Summer Proto CT Snowboard - Alter Ego Sports :: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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thanks for both responses.

I'll contact Fed ex and check with the Canadian store too.

Hokkaido in 3 weeks eh, you'll have a blast.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Box dimensions: 10 x 33 x 155 cm

Weight on the air waybill is stated as 25lbs, although I do not think the box weighed that much

Fedex International Economy Service: USD$180

Good luck !
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Memphis Hawk here with the special play... "Snowboard Sneak". Get back to me!
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Alright, the ball is rolling. Will keep you updated!
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