Argh! I think you board flying off your roof is worse than snapping it in the water! Probably because the snap is instant and when it flys off of your roof, slow motion takes affect as you watch it in your rear view mirror spinning to its death.... I have only had this happen once to me. My front rack strap broke. The rack came off with the board so it brought it down quickly and on the side of the road in the grass. I lucked out with only a minor crack on the corner of the tail. Also glad it did not hit another car and hurt someone else. I am sure you are going to get some good stories with this thread!!
Yea that's exactly like mine. Just a crack in the bottom tale plus I'm lucky it was an epoxy board. My dads just happy it didn't cause an accident and the he's not liable. I have a good hour and $25 worth of repairs and I will never use a roof rack again considering I have an SUV where my board fits. It seems as if this happens to boards a lot.
I have been using Thule for 20 years for boards, kayaks, canoes, skis and snowboards traveling up and down the east coast. Never had a problem. Quality costs. I also have been using Yakima for bikes and boards for 10 years with the same result. Both brands are expensive. Sometimes I throw boards in the back of my pickup and bungie them but only for in town trips at slow speeds. Sorry to hear about any damaged boards though. Most of the time they can be fixed.
Last edited by snobowin; Jul 23, 2010 at 09:48 PM.
idk what you guys have been doing tieing your boards down but i just came back from a serious road trip down the coast and my dad was flying at 100 mph no joke and my boards did not fly off. after that i do not see any reason for boards to fly off when properly tied down unless your using a soft rack.
yesterday I was driving back from obx and saw a guy pulled over on the side and it looked like he had lost a couple of boards on his rack while driving because he had that "f**k!, this sucks" look on his face as he was checking out his boards. Felt real bad for the guy.
My brother and I were driving over the North Causeway in NSB and he forgot to check his straps. His board flew off at about 45mph then proceeded to ragdoll down the bridge. I hopped out of the car to grab it for him and the bastard almost ran me over. It made me feel alot better about my board. I can't believe it held up so well. A couple small cracks on the nose and a small spilt on the rail.