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Thread: Trashed boards lately ?
Nov 4, 2013, 07:28 PM #11
Nov 4, 2013, 09:30 PM #12
Nov 4, 2013, 11:34 PM #13
I looked at those hard cases as well. It cost as much as My new board, couldn't do it. Maybe when I get the check I'll get one or another board!
Nov 4, 2013, 11:54 PM #14
Nov 5, 2013, 03:44 AM #15
Nov 5, 2013, 04:49 AM #16
For long board shell 399 plus 175 to ship it to ya. I'll still run the gambit for a while.
Nov 5, 2013, 12:34 PM #17
I have worked in the airline industry for about 25 years. I have seen guys put a board between two tugs and jump on it, run over them, take them out and bust the fins off, and in Hawaii some of the ramp guys had T handle screwdrivers they would punch a ton of holes through the case and board with. Best bet now in the digital age is take a photo of your board before and after, dont take one that you cant live without, bring it and sell before you leave, or ship it ahead and insure it. Avoid travel with glass on fins, and those Santa Monica surf cases are the best. Also, before you leave baggage claim, pull it out and inspect it for damage and if there is any, go directly to the office and make a claim. Once you leave it is much more difficult. Most of the time, if you are good at packing there are no problems, but if your board crosses paths with a ****head, no amount of packaging will help. Most bagrooms and ramps have cameras to discourage theft etc. but stuff can still happen.
Last edited by El Stupido; Nov 5, 2013 at 12:39 PM.
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Nov 6, 2013, 01:14 AM #19
Yo el stupido!
Have heard same stories from buds as well. What we all need to start a movement against airline to make a change for the better. My ski shop works with the airlines and back charge airlines for rentals skis and boards for damaged skis and snow board the airlines ruined. The checks are big they write us just for rentals.
We all get charged more for luggage that weighs less.
A lot of product is getting destroyed that doesn't need to be.
Regular luggage doesn't get messed up too often?
Oversized does more than not! Fact!
Why doesn't the surf industry or ski industry work with them so this doesn't happen?
Yes I wish I had a hard shell case for sure, yet I still run the gambit. Should we have to own one after paying 150 n up to take it with me so my stuff I padded up doesn't get ruined? I think not.
We should start a movement! How is my question.
Nov 6, 2013, 11:19 AM #20
njshredmachine takes his private jet. Never a ding. Straps 'em to the roof, fins first.