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Direct Link To This Post Topic: Where can I get a box to ship a snowboard in-
    Posted: Sep/26/2011 at 2:42pm
Any ideas?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2011 at 2:44pm
check your local shop.  if not, maybe a shipping store, or you may have to use two large regular boxes and overlap them in the middle.  as long as it's flat, cut to length, and width, and taped well, it should be fine.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2011 at 2:50pm
^^get a big box, flatten it and use multiple if needed. then wrap the sucker with tape 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2011 at 2:57pm
And if non of those are options, just order a few pizzas. I would say 6 larges would be enough for a board 150-165. That way, you aren't hungry for a week, and you get a "free" box!
You could probably pass off the grease on the base as "super secret speed race wax" .......
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2011 at 2:59pm
Originally posted by batmanwest

And if non of those are options, just order a few pizzas. I would say 6 larges would be enough for a board 150-165. That way, you aren't hungry for a week, and you get a "free" box!
You could probably pass off the grease on the base as "super secret speed race wax" .......


oh snap, best idea ever. and sometimes pizza comes with those folded paper, which can act as a layer of protection too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2011 at 3:23pm
You could always just get some shipping/storage towells and wrap it well, tape it up real well.  May work better than a box, may be cheaper too!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2011 at 9:33pm
Some stores can make cardboard boxes, they just have big sheets and can bend them and cut them however they want to make you the perfect box.

Maybe you should just buy a board from here, then use that box to send you board?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2011 at 11:57pm
Those giant ugly self-storage complexes have a lot of different sized boxes on site to sell to customers who want to box their stuff before throwing it in.  You should call around and ask if they have any in that shape.

I must say I do like the pizza box idea above tho!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 1:19am
Use carton and tape! and some bubblewrap. Why would you use a box??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 2:15am
^+1 bubble wrap and brown paper.Or you could hit up Lowes or someplace like it to see if they would give you a box.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 2:44am
hit up the post office. they have a ton of free shipping boxes. they won't be snowboard size but you can grab a bunch of boxes and tape them together. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 6:58am
sounds like a lot of work...i go with the bubble wrap and brown paper idea. or just bring it to a ups or fedex and let them deal with it. they box and ship for you at a fee.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 7:23am
Best bet is going to a local shop. Building a box and dealing with the potential of damaging it isn't worth it. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 7:36am
local shop should always have a few laying around. theyre normally cool about people taking em cause they would recycle em anyways.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 7:43am
Originally posted by Skio25

Link with pictures.
http://www.bomberonline.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=7651


this is how i roll when i dont have a regular board box laying around the garage... great step by step guide
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 7:48am
Originally posted by MTpow

Originally posted by Skio25

Link with pictures.
http://www.bomberonline.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=7651


this is how i roll when i dont have a regular board box laying around the garage... great step by step guide

haha, this guide is great.  saying "tape boxes would have been sufficient" but the thoroughness is appreciated.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 7:52am
I had the same problem, hit a couple retail stores that sell boards but they didn't have any boxes for my size (162). If there's a packaging store near you check them out, I had to get one custom made and it was for real cheap. Good Luck!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 8:14am
Just Make one, wrap the board in bubble wrap, then cardboard and tape it up. Better then a regular box
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 8:47am
Originally posted by Skio25

Link with pictures.
http://www.bomberonline.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=7651


This is the only thing you need to read. It gives a super thorough breakdown of how to pack and ship a board, with or without big enough boxes and includes a breakdown on shipping costs.

Star that link and close this thread.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 11:29am
Originally posted by krisshono

Just Make one, wrap the board in bubble wrap, then cardboard and tape it up. Better then a regular box


Wrapping in bubble wrap is a terrible idea. The weight of the board, plus the metal edges will render bubble wrap useless. The best thing is to just use folded cardboard scraps.

I recently picked up about 10 huge cardboard boxes from a local Wal-mart that held lots of those giant rubbermaid containers. They toss them anyway, and the stockers love it b/c it's less work for them to do if you take them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 11:33am
Usually have to send them between pieces of cardboard and tape the edges together.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 5:26pm
get a bunch of cardboard boxes and packing tape... make one!

Def DO NOT have the UPS store (Or any other place like that) make one for U.. they will rape U on the price!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 5:42pm
i got 3 board boxes. let me know if you want them
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 6:16pm
Wrap it tightly in cardboard with a plastic sleeve. That is how TruSnow sends them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 7:30pm
Originally posted by zagfan5

local shop should always have a few laying around. theyre normally cool about people taking em cause they would recycle em anyways.

i have had luck with this as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 7:34pm
yeah just go to the local shop normally thier stoked to get rid of them..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 7:46pm
i bought another board to not only have a replacement but to have a box to send the other one for warranty.... mom wasnt happy about this move...idk why i had a box then
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 9:10pm
I just used a cardboard box that I opened and flattened out, wrapped the board in that and sealed with packing tape, and it even went as checked luggage on the plane.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2011 at 10:09pm
Check out any place that sells fishing rods. Most of those come in boxes of 6 - 10 or so... would be a perfect fit for a board. Also try a fabric store, most of the cloth comes on rectangular shaped boxes. A couples of those together would work
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/30/2011 at 6:02am
Shipping store possibly or  maybe UPS?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/30/2011 at 6:50am
Originally posted by Yankeefanmvp

Shipping store possibly or  maybe UPS?


Did you read the thread?
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