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  1. #1
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    flying with your board

    i am putting my board on an airplane again and i don't want to come home with a huge gash in my rail because some loser stuffed my board in between walls of luggage. i have looked everywhere online and in surf shops and i cannot find a HARD case for my board anywhere. all i see are bags with insufficient padding.

    does anyone know where to get a strong board case? it seems that SMSC (santa monica surfing company) is no more and they were the only ones who made and shipped them. i am very reluctant to put my board in a bag again and give it to some airline employee who has no idea how precious this cargo is. any suggestions would be great - i would really like to bring a board or two of my own on this trip.

  2. #2
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    Buy some of those Foam noodles that kids use in pools cut a section out of them length wise and tape it to your rails/nose/tail. Worked well for my brother and I when we went to Nicaragua, only dings we came back with were self inflicted.

  3. #3
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    As krankor mentioned, you can buy the noodle water toys or go to a hardware store such as Lowe's, Home Depot, etc & check out foam pipe insulation that's used on PVC, Copper, Iron pipes etc. The pipe insulation is a lower density than the Noodle foam, has more of a foam rubber feel.

    Here is a website link below that has both products, but you can get either most anywhere.
    http://www.tundrafoam.com/tundra/pipe_index.html

    Water Toys @ left of page is the Noodle Krankor mentioned.

  4. #4
    I think Hot Wax in Wilmington, NC rents hard cases.