I'm a surfer living in Brooklyn, New York and I'm desperately looking for an affordable way to store a longboard here for occasional use. I've got no room inside our building and locker storage is really expensive. I'm thinking about storing the board out back behind our building.
It would need to be locked for security and weatherproof as it would be outside year-round. Is it sufficient to store it outside in a typical board bag, elevated off the ground a bit, and locked with a board lock to the building? I suspect the board bag would take a beating, but would the board suffer at all? I wouldn't think so, but I've never stored a board outside and haven't seen any posts or articles that talk about doing it outside some sort of shed or enclosure.
Any thoughts? Or do you know of any special products for this purpose?
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Thread: Storing a Longboard Outside
Jun 27, 2012, 04:47 PM #1Junior Member
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Storing a Longboard Outside
Jun 27, 2012, 05:00 PM #2
you would be better off hanging it from the ceiling.
Jun 27, 2012, 05:04 PM #3
Storing your board outside is a risky option, especially in Brooklyn. I would try and exhaust all possible options inside your room, etc. Have you seen the ceiling board racks? Might be worth looking into. Storing your board outside increases the risk of it being stolen / prone to wind damage. If you do store outside, make sure to invest in a bag with plenty of padding for protection.
hang from the ceiling with two pieces of rope one for nose and one for tail. then use a screw and on the other side an eye hook into the ceiling to loop the rope thru. the board will get destroyed or stolen out side... your choice you pick
Jun 27, 2012, 07:49 PM #5
Jun 27, 2012, 08:05 PM #6Senior Member
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Make friends with people who live near your surf spot and leave the board at their house. And what ever you do, don't become reliant on the city life, do yourself a favor and revolve your life near the beach.
Jun 28, 2012, 06:04 PM #8
Pumpmaster said it right...hang that sucker from your ceiling. I used to do that with mine when I was a kid. You just need some eye hooks and bungees.
Dec 7, 2012, 12:37 PM #9Banned
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i want to say that
During the last two or three years I've noticed two distinct directions in the conservatory furniture trends.
1. A revival of modern furniture (strong colors and fabrics, simple lines, smart proportions) which is rather dull if not adjusted carefully to the light.
Dec 7, 2012, 02:22 PM #10