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    Posted: Nov/17/2006 at 6:50am
Taking my first trip this year and I need a bag that is good for airline travel. I have two boards , 1 binding, and somegear. I also want to be able to get my girlfriends skiis in there too with polls. Can anyone recommend a bag for this?
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  Quote evernod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2006 at 6:59am
not a big fan of the company but i have beaten the hell out of my Burton Wheelie bag from last year and it's great. i forget what they call this year's.
it has removable compartments, room for a bunch of boards and gear. extra pockets on top and another long one on the bottom. nice plastic reinforcement on either end, i've never had any damage.
this has been a thread before... i think, but i can't find it.


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  Quote hoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2006 at 10:24am
wheelie bags from:

Burton
Dakine
Rome

all will treat you right.

i still use my old Burton Gig/Case thing... need to make the upgrade to wheelie.

my Dakine, gravis, analog and rome luggage all seem to be doing very well after being beat up my airline luggage handlers (such rage).


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  Quote gsrrr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2006 at 12:16pm
i have used a Dakine bag and it got pretty beat up on the flight back.  i did stuff 2 sets of gear in there though and it was only designed for one. Tongue
i got myself the burton wheelie locker but havent traveled with it yet. that thing is huge.
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my favorite in WATER CAMO!
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  Quote evernod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2006 at 4:31am
Originally posted by hoon

my favorite in WATER CAMO!


that is sexy stuff. i force myself to pretend that Analog is a different company because i love the clothing. i have the Analog Black Hawk Down Jacket from a couple of years ago and i love the hell out of it. snazzy clothing, i've never bought any other outerwear besides that jacket (still the most expensive piece of clothing i have ever purchased and it was on sale!)


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  Quote mobynick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2006 at 8:45am
Hey im going to with an Airplaneto. But i dont have a big wheelie bag all i got is thin shell where my boots, bindings and board can be in. Is it going to work. Or is my gear going to be smashed?
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Board: Burton Custom 158
Boots: Burton Boxer 10,5
Bindings: Burton Custom M
Jacket: Shaun white Asym
Pants: Analog
Stance: F21,B15
Stance Wide: 24''
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  Quote evernod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2006 at 11:03am
Originally posted by mobynick

Hey im going to with an Airplaneto. But i dont have a big wheelie bag all i got is thin shell where my boots, bindings and board can be in. Is it going to work. Or is my gear going to be smashed?


pack all of your outerwear and as many of your clothes as you can fit and your stuff should prbably be alright.  you want to try and find a way so nothing gets bent or banged, wheelie bags have some reinforcement in the ends and are sort of padded all the way around.
i have a board bag and i personally would never trust a disgruntled airline employee with it.



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  Quote dbdavis20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2006 at 11:34am
if its padded / looks strong and its on sale... go for it!
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  Quote hoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2006 at 6:37pm
AG is the sickness. i have so much of their shit and i cannot stop buying more.

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  Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2006 at 6:50pm
IDK if ur close by, but we have some Dakine roller bags in size 185 (plenty of room for extra stOrage) on sale at $65, originally $130
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  Quote Dr. Nu-Nu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2006 at 4:21pm
I noticed some bags have hard plastic casing on the ends. Is it necessary to have or is just for added protection + keeping the bag stiff so you can wheel it without it folding?
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i think protection from the metal edge on the board.

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  Quote evernod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/20/2006 at 2:28am
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I noticed some bags have hard plastic casing on the ends. Is it necessary to have or is just for added protection + keeping the bag stiff so you can wheel it without it folding?


i believe it's partially to retain stiffness, but mostly to protect the ends because they are most likely to slide up or down and bump into things.
when i pack boards to ship in a box, i always bubble wrap the tips. the edges are less likely to come in contact with anything hard.

and it works well. i got my wheelie bag out of stOrage yesterday and that thing has taken a beating, but my boards are all still happy.
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Well for a guy like me that dont have money to buy a big wheelie bag for flight trips... I will just tell them that they have to post a ''handle with care'' sticker on it then it wont take that much beaten i hope...
But maybe i can put alot of sot things like my pants and shirts like that to protect it a little
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Board: Burton Custom 158
Boots: Burton Boxer 10,5
Bindings: Burton Custom M
Jacket: Shaun white Asym
Pants: Analog
Stance: F21,B15
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  Quote evernod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/20/2006 at 6:11am
Originally posted by mobynick

Well for a guy like me that dont have money to buy a big wheelie bag for flight trips... I will just tell them that they have to post a ''handle with care'' sticker on it then it wont take that much beaten i hope...
But maybe i can put alot of sot things like my pants and shirts like that to protect it a little


seriously you need to pack it well. the carriers i think are trained to save their backs and not bend over. everything gets thrown. have you ever watched out the window at them loading things on the plane? it's horrifying.

i would say though, if you can afford a plane ticket and overpriced room, you can't afford not to protect your stuff.




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  Quote gsrrr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/20/2006 at 10:40am
ive seen a guy check in his snowboard and bindings before.







...... without a bag or anything.



i wouldnt trust the carriers with an unpadded bag. think of it as an investment. $60-70 for your $250+ board.
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  Quote Dr. Nu-Nu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/20/2006 at 7:28pm
thanks for the tip.. i'll make sure to keep everything snug in my board bag when i pack my gear up..
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  Quote EDK007 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2006 at 6:49pm
I'm using Burton's Wheelie Gig Bag.  It's as padded as their best bags but without some of the extra inside compartments.  Seems like it will hold up.  I wouldn't spend more because the baggage handlers are going to do their best to trash it.
 
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  Quote dcdomain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/22/2006 at 6:59am
Dakine bags are hot, $65 sounds like a sweet price if you are close to them.

If not, I would suggest something from SierraTradingPost since they have a ridiculous $20 off $50 coupon right now if you use Google Checkout. They also have some 10% off $110 coupon (check www.bensbargains.net).

I bought the High Sierra AT Wheeled Double Snowboard Bag:
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/product.aspx?baseno=71881&CN=High-Sierra-AT-Wheeled-Double-Snowboard-Bag

They have another one that is just under $50, so if you buy something to pad the order you could be walking away with a bag for $30 plus shipping.


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