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  1. Any suggestions on surboard packing for flights

    any advice on surfboard packing for costa rica iam traveling jet blue in june

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    bubble wrap top/bottom of deck, tape, pipe insulation for rails, and pad the nose and tail really well (they sell them - blocks) and make sure rocker is protected...you could do without the bubble wrap, but I am neurotic about packing my board.

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    Get one of those inflatable bags. I know I want one.

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    I would double bag my board(s) in day bags then pack into a travel bag with towels, boardshorts, rashguards, etc in strategic places like nose and tail. That seems to work well but can make the total a little heavy.

  5. thanks guys a bit nervous i dont want my best boards destroyed but iam gonna super pack theese borads thanks for the advice

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    Save the cash and rent one while you're there..........

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    if youll be in tamarindo rent they have some good hpsbs

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    United just messed up 1 board of mine, and it was pretty good packed in there. My recommendation? Buy a used one and then sell the board back to the shop when done. That is the only way to ensure the board won;'t be destroyed. Of course, I went from Kauai to San Fran for 3 days then to NY, so it was a long few days. But I used foam on rails, bubble wrap, the whole 9 yards. United still found a way to crack the board.
    Last edited by surftb15; Apr 18, 2012 at 01:38 AM.

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    I just got back from Jaco and rented a nicer board than I own for $15/day. They had about 50 to choose from. Rent and save yourself the hassle and $$$. Plus you can exchange it for a different board if the first one doesn't suit you.

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    I have just used Pipe insulation on the rails in a board bag and have never had any major issues. It seems like the heavier- the bulkier the bag- the more it gets thrown around by the airplane ppl- so keep it light as well as packed well.

    Second- dont ever bring your best board- unless you have many 'best' boards... your board will most likely either suffer from a ding somewhere along the way, theft or sun/heat damage. Bring a beater board or rent one...