after getting a couple dings, i traced the nose and tail of my boards in a thin plywood added a inch or two and duct taped it to the top of the top board and the bottom of the bottom board. it has worked so far for me twice.
my biggest fear is my boards not being there at the terminal when i arrive at my tropical destination. my boards arrived 4 days after i did in PR once. they spent the weekend in miami. (i did not)
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Thread: Trashed boards lately ?
Nov 4, 2013, 04:09 PM #11
Nov 4, 2013, 06:22 PM #12Junior Member
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Nov 4, 2013, 10:34 PM #16
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, 10:54 PM #17
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Nov 5, 2013, 03:49 AM #19
For long board shell 399 plus 175 to ship it to ya. I'll still run the gambit for a while.
Nov 5, 2013, 11:34 AM #20
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 11:39 AM.