support your local ding repairers! no board bags!
I agree with Lee- I have a couple old, stinky board bags... actually keep one in the bed of my truck at all times so I can just throw my board in there and go and not worry a bout dingin up my board.
Its an interesting idea- I give the guy credit for that... maybe good for those guy who likes to spend money on the newest things...and takes really good care of there boards.. I guess it would be like a board sock, but easier to put on
i stick my board in a bag because i bungee it to the inside of my truck bed...i guess i too am a barney
Personally, I think fixing dings is a pain especially since I live in a 1BR apt in Brooklyn and have no outside space to do that, so I keep my boards in bags to prevent dings as much as possible.
Ok, when I bought my board it was an epoxy board. I had always surfed fiberglass. The guy asked me when I bought it if I had ever owned an epoxy board. I of course hadn't. He told me not to leave it in direct sunlight because it could bubble up or maybe even explode. So I am one of the guys who brings it on the beach, mostly because I don't want to self destruct my 380 dollar purchase. I don't like dings any more than the next guy but I probably wouldnt have spent the extra money on the bag or deal with hassle of carrying it down to the beach. If I see someone with a bag I just assume its an epoxy board, even if they are a look.
i will say, however, that i rarely roll to the beach w/ my board in a bag. it stays in the backyard if i'm biking or in the truck if i drove. the only time the bag comes to the beach is if i'm posting up for the day (which is why the log as a daybag...i usu. only do that when the surf is small & the bag is heat reflective).
everybody has their own thing. i prefer to use bags & protect my boards from getting banged up.