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    Ding All inflatable Nose/Tail Guard

    Do they actually work?

    Does anyone have a set they want to sell?


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    i've never used them, tho i've traveled quite a bit. however, using them would not have saved me from the 2 instances of (minor) damage to my boards i've experienced.
    the first (in 2007) was what looked to be a suitcase corner came down on the bottom of my board. straight down. the result was a small, fingernail-sized ding. it was up beyond where the nose/tail guards would cover. i think this was the result of poor/rushed packing on my part.
    the second was this passed summer, coming home from the maldives. a suitcase (again) looks to have scrapped along the bottom on my board for a good 12-18" or so, again in the area not protected by the guards. this, happily, resulted only in a pressure ding. while the board in question is my current magic board, it has seen a fair amount of abuse & is nearly ready for retirement, so i wasn't too fussed about it.

    the point being, i've seen only 1 crushed nose (the result of my father forcing a too-long board into his coffin bag against his better judgment) & 0 crushed tails in my travels. i think if you pack well, & protect the rails (really the only truly vulnerable area i can see in most bags), then you'll be fine. the key is to consciously pack well.

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    Someone on this board was selling a set I belive he goes by 9ten on here you may wanna pm him or evne see if he has his set he is still selling

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    Someone on this board was selling a set I belive he goes by 9ten on here you may wanna pm him or evne see if he has his set he is still selling
    Thanks MJ I'll do a search. I had remembered seeing them posted but couldnt find them in my initial search.