well i just came back from hawaii and on the play i saw some baggage handlers just throw the snowboard, on its binding, on the conveyor belt. Wanted to yell at that guy :laugh: i don't think them throwing it around would really hurt your bindings, but you never knowAnother question - better to remove the bindings? I'm concerned that the bag may be thrown around and mess up the bindings which weren't cheap for me to begin with. I'll have to learn to add / remove
Def get a bag thats bigger than your board. You'll want to fit all you gear in the one bag to avoid more baggage fees. When I fly to ride I cram all my stuff into my board bag, boots, pants, jacket, helmet, under layers, gloves etc. all in there and then just bring a carry on with everything else. Unless its a longer trip, then I'll check another bag. I ride a 158 and my bag is a Dakine 180. And like others have said make sure it has wheels and is padded. Mine has held up since 2003 with at least 2 flights a year.You got a point. And I did pay for insurance so if worse comes to worse I'll just make a claim
What about size of bag guys? I see most people buying bags that are bigger than their boards and when I go to stores they also recommend bigger bags - is it just for the extra storage room? Would it be an issue to get a bag the same size as my board?