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Why use a board bag?

Postby HD7 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:25 pm

Probably get hacked down for saying this but just started and I use a roof rack. My board goes from my bedroom onto the roof rack and into the water. The only thing the bag would protect from is banging it on any walls, otherwise I can't see any use for it.

Genuinely interested, what is the point? Is it for storage so if they are put in a shed or similar or just chucked in the bag of a van?

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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby dermo909 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:45 am

Keeps the board clean for a start while driving. During the summer the amount of dirt and dead bugs the board will build up on a long journey will amaze you. Keeps the wax from rubbing off on your roof rack as well. Stops the board getting chipped by flying stones etc.

A surfboard is an expensive piece of kit. Keep it safe in a bag :-D
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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby mountain man » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:48 am

Bags give protection from bumps and bangs plus sunlight. If you leave your board on top of car and it's sunny(unlikely I know in UK) then over time the foam deteriorates, goes yellow etc.
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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby HD7 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:40 am

The wax is annoying me on my roof racks :lol:

Surely the water just washes off any dirt anyway but I guess the stones bouncing is a fair shout. Given my current board is plastic I think I'm safe but when I get a decent board I'll definitely get a bag.
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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby rodent » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:30 am

Also protects the board from the straps and provides a usefull mat to change on
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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby ATTMFKH » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:23 pm

Maybe you should buy one HD7 and see if you can store your massive brain in it :roll:
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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby HD7 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:58 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:Maybe you should buy one HD7 and see if you can store your massive brain in it :roll:


Clearly its not big enough cos I haven't got a fucking clue what you're on about, probably trying to mug me off I suspect :) :) :) :)
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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby Paul C » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:45 am

The bag protects your board from bumps & bangs & chips etc. but as soon as you take it it out of the bag, for example, the narrow steps with high walls and tight bends at South Fistral. No matter how careful you are, you can guarantee it strikes the wall quite often especially with a longboard and what with meeting someone coming the other way it happens.
Also there are collisions in the water that happen now and again which sometimes cannot be avoided.
Uncovered rocks that you cannot see under the water, South Fistral has a few at the moment where the sand has washed away.
Some places there is no grass and when you take it out of the bag you have to put it down on concrete or tarmac which causes scratching.
Your board can also receive dents when you fall off.

The bag does protect the paintwork on your car from a salty board after a surf though.
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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby sugar dunkerton » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:45 am

I only started using one when i got a proper board, with my old Bic mal i never bothered though as that thing was tough as old boots! for sake of £40 ish its worth it! couldn't imagine anything worse than going to take my board off my rack and it had a great big chip in it!
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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby HD7 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:33 pm

Cheers for the insight lads. Funny you should say that as I have a bic 7'9" haha!
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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby Philshoz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:47 pm

HD7 wrote: just chucked in the bag of a van?

Cheers


That's a big bag. Where could I get a bag for my T4?
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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby HD7 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:38 pm

HA.
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Re: Why use a board bag?

Postby WP101 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:21 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:Maybe you should buy one HD7 and see if you can store your massive brain in it :roll:


:lol: lamest question ever
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