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    Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 1:28pm
So I will be taking my annual trip out to Colorado from MN around the middle of march. In past years I have used a wakeboard bag that fit everything just fine. It didnt have lots of padding but I put all my clothes in there and it worked good enough. I just got a new board and its going to be too big to fit in the bag. What is my best option? I dont really want to ship it there but I can. I would ship just the board and pack everything else. Does anyone have a bag that they are selling cheep? Let me know what you think.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 1:48pm
I picked up a burton roller bag last year on clearance and it is amazing. Big enough to hold my board and all of my clothes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 2:15pm
Got lucky with a Dakine Freestyle bag from Sport Chalet, $70.  Right place, right time.  That was a few months ago, though.  All luggage was on sale at the time, so you may want to take a peek at your local store.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 2:17pm
i got a dakine freestyle bag for 65 and it works fine. it just depends weather you want a bag with wheels and if you want a bag that fits just your board-boards and boots or fits everytings
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 4:19pm
I got an absolutely huge Flow board bag from Ebay for less than $100 shipped.  It's got wheels, dual compartments, boot & binding bags and a few pockets for tuning stuff, things like that.

I think it's like 180 cm or something so it's really damned big, my problem this year won't be getting everything in there...I think it might be to keep the weight under 50 lbs!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 4:21pm
true borton does have a good rolling bag
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 4:23pm
I have a Dakine High Roller bag which has thick padding all over. Can fit multiple boards. Its a size 180, which is big but it has plenty of room. Has wheels and would definitely protect your board and gear whether or not your flying or driving. A little pricey at almost $180-$190, but well worth the money in the long run. Got mine for about $90 on sale last year from Sierra when they had one of their typical sales. Look around and you'll find a good deal on a bag. For the ease of flying, I'd get something that is big enough for all your gear and has a ton of padding to protect your stuff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 5:27pm
You can find board bags with little padding relatively cheaply.  I like to use pipe insulation to protect edges and then put clothes and other soft items in the bag to protect the board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 7:44pm
i love my dakine low roller.  it's awesome.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 9:18pm
I concur with others on the Low Roller. I recently took a trip to Canada and I was able to fit just about all of my gear in it minus my helmet and some underwear and such that I stuffed in my backpack. If you are good at packing you can get most things in there alright. I recommend getting a bag a little bit bigger than your board so you can fit your clothes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 10:07pm
i got a burton gig bag 166. it's pretty awesome, fits everything.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 11:27pm
Plenty of cheap bags on this site, should be able to get something decent for under $90 that will do the job.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 5:31am
I take it your flying out.   I'd spend the moolah and get a bag that fits everything properly.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 6:08am
Originally posted by Charb

i got a burton gig bag 166. it's pretty awesome, fits everything.
 
I use the same bag. Just got back from using it for two weeks in AZ. It s a pretty good size bag, I wrap my pants and jackets around the board to protect the edges/nose & tail. There is still room for a couple changes of clothes and helmet, boots etc. I can get most of my crap in it and keep it under 50 lbs for flying. What a rip off those bag fees are. I guess you're supposed to go on vacation with nothing but a change of socks and a toothbrush.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 6:30am
For flying, I suggest Sportube: http://www.sportube.com/pages/snowboards.php
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 6:54am
I just got back from Co.  Used a padded burton bag and wrapped my board in a towel.  That's it.  Came back without a single dent.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 9:47am
I also have the Dakine Low Roller.. have traveled with it at least 10 times. No damage to the bag or board. I also put 3 decks in it.. without bindings on two of them of course.. The material and wheels have held up great. I had a burton bag before that got tore up after one trip.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 9:53am
Originally posted by Charb

i got a burton gig bag 166. it's pretty awesome, fits everything.

this bag is great, i fit everything in it when i went to CO this winter...my board/bindings, boots, helmet, and wrapped my clothes around my bindings for extra protection and i still had room and was way below the 50 lb limit, plus it has wheels which is a huge plus...highly recommend it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 9:57am
Doesn't Sierra have some bags? Or they did, and they looked pretty sweet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 9:58am
I have the Burton Gig wheelie because it has built in wheels rather than having to strap in a skateboard to the regular Gig since I don't even skateboard.  Even though it's padded, I would still wrap towels around the boards to keep its edges from cutting things up.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 10:40am

I got a brand new dakine "tour" 165 cm for $55 (free ship!!).  Fits a ton of stuff - highly recommended.  Mine's exactly like the pic below:

...now I'm thinking about buying a 168 cm board Ouch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 11:05am
I use a Burton Locker and I can fit over a weeks worth of clothing and 2 boards in it. If you get one you will LOVE the space. With all of that packed I am STILL less than 50 lbs. to check on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2011 at 3:41am
I have a Burton board sack that was pretty cheap because it doesn't have much padding.  I think I paid $50 for it new a few years back.  It's starting to get some small tears in it, but I've probably taken it on 10-15 flights.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2011 at 4:40pm
Get a bag, you will be glad you did in the end. I got a Dakine bag, think I paid like $70 for the roller bag at an end of the season clearance (in February!)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2011 at 4:47pm
where in mn are you? if you're close enough to albertville, you can get a nice padded columbia ski bag for $35 (msrp was like 150). i got one at the beginning of january before i went back out to school. it works amazingly. im not sure if they still have em in stock but it's worth checking out (theres a zumiez there too if all else fails)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2011 at 12:50am
I just got back from Sports Chalet and bought a $50 High Sierra single board bag. Its a little bigger than my board, but I figure if I stuff it with my clothes and other stuff, it the board wont move around too much inside the bag.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2011 at 7:32am
I bought a Burton Gig Bag 166 From Sierra for $50.00. The bag is huge fits everything, board with bindings, boots, goggles, gloves, jacket, pants, etc. That's the best bang for your buck. Also has straps to strap you skateboard to the bag as well.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2011 at 2:05pm
Evo.com has Dakine bag with boots compartment for $70+, and SierraTradingPost sells Burton Gig wheelie for $70. If you find some online coupon (google it), you can get them even cheaper. Now is a good time to look for bargain.

As for packing, if you can pack with your clothes around board nicely, board should be safe. Of course, put the board in some cheap sleeve before putting in board bag, so your clothes don't pick soils/wax/etc...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2011 at 2:30pm
As long as your bag has some padding to it and you can fit some stuff in it, your board will be good.  I've traveled with my board long distance twice and I've never had a problem thus far.  My bag isn't fancy or anything, just a decent bag with some padding.  It works really well for travel.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2011 at 6:54pm
Originally posted by Charb

i got a burton gig bag 166. it's pretty awesome, fits everything.

I have that one.
Its great because its big, good pad, and dont weight a lot like a roller one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2011 at 7:03pm
I'd recommend the DaKine Low (or High) Roller
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/28/2011 at 4:55am
i have a dakine tour and it is ripped after only 3 trips.
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