Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

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Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

Postby Burler » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:47 am

Hey all. I'm looking to buy a new bag to go with my new Squad fun board being shaped by Steve at ND surfboards. There seems to be a lot of choice online with regards to board bags, most of which seem to be pretty pricey. Board is going to be 6'3" and 22" wide so one or two I was looking at wouldn't work anyway. Any advice on what bag would be good to take this board which would be good for flying with. I'll be getting some extra padding for the rails etc from the DIY shop so at what point does a bag go from being good to being a rip off and only expensive because of the name?
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Re: Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

Postby ATTMFKH » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:45 am

Are We Too Deep ...............
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Re: Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

Postby Burler » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:58 am

ATTMFKH wrote:http://www.surfermag.com/features/surfer-approved-shaming-airlines/#uYvUy7oKOLJC6e1w.97

good luck with the ding patrol :lol:


:shock:

So, 3ft of concrete do it then? :lol:
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Re: Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

Postby Burler » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:55 pm

https://store.magicseaweed.com/Ocean-An ... ct/165544#

Any good? Prob bump it up with a shit load of high density foam anyhow but worth the dosh~?
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Re: Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

Postby nick1c » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:12 pm

You could try these guys - It should be a good fit & could be beefed up where you want it.

http://www.whasup.co.uk/surf-board-bag.html

for price comparison a 9'6" log bag is £90
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Re: Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

Postby Burler » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:57 pm

nick1c wrote:You could try these guys - It should be a good fit & could be beefed up where you want it.

http://www.whasup.co.uk/surf-board-bag.html

for price comparison a 9'6" log bag is £90


Cheers man, will add them to the list, have msg'd them. Looks like they do some good options.
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Re: Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

Postby Burler » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:06 am

Gone and ordered one from the guy after having a good chat on the phone.

10mm padding throughout with a bit of room for any other DIY padding I want in there. Getting some Top load only labels printed on and a choice of colours too. £60 including p&p. Ready in a week. Can't say much wrong about that 8)
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Re: Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

Postby thechimp » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:35 am

IMO, Top Load Only labels, and the wineglass fragile sticker available by most airlines at check in, does not make a scrap of difference,
its always been LHR, especially Terminal 3, where my PU boards have been dinged, epoxy boards have been ok.
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Re: Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

Postby Burler » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:56 pm

How about 'bomb inside, handle with care' ?
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Re: Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

Postby r896neo » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:53 am

Probably worth going custom. I have a 7'3 x 22 1/2 and every board bag i tried was just about wide enough for the board. I ended up with a minimal 7'6 bag which left loads of room for packing nose and tail but you'll struggle to find a bag wide enough to accept a 22'' wide board that also has packing on the rails at the edges taking it up to 24''-ish
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Re: Travel board bags - Cutting through the crap

Postby Burler » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:59 am

Ended up going with Rik from Whassup. Brilliant service and £60 for a 6'3" bag with 10mm of padding with reflective lining and outer. Choice of colours and extra pockets too. He's also starting to do graphics. Strap is great for just the board but swapped for a more heavy duty one when going away with a few wetsuits and clobber when flying up to 20kg limit.

Can't recommend highly enough :-)
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