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 Post subject: Is there any "kiteracer" travel bag available?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:44 pm 
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Hi,
I am after a wheelie, airplane travel bag which is able to keep a raceboard (up 185 cm. long and 70 cm. wide), 4 complete kites, wetsuit, harness and a bunch of big fins and tools.

Is there any manufacturer offering such a bag?

If not, what are you using as a travelbag, apart from those infamous, oversized, shrunken windsurfing gear bags?

Thank you,

Andoni


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 Post subject: Re: Is there any "kiteracer" travel bag available?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:06 pm 
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Location: Hayle, UK. Sponsored by North, Ion, Freeriders. www.pastyadventures.co.uk
Last year was using the ION 2m split quiver bag. It just fit my 64 wide board and you can keep all your other stuff in the other bit and attach for wheeling and detach for lifting/airports etc if its too heavy.
For this year I think i will just get a bit added into it at my local sail maker to fit my new 70 board.
Not sure if any brands are going to bring a bag out? should do tough!


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 Post subject: Re: Is there any "kiteracer" travel bag available?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:38 pm 
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So what are you paying to ship that with you on the flight? Two over size bag charges or one oversize over weight charge?


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 Post subject: Re: Is there any "kiteracer" travel bag available?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:20 am 
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I dunno how long this is, but it seems to be able to hold quite a bit...
http://www.naishkites.com/2011/en/soft-tech.html

how about just getting a custom board bag?
http://www.staycovered.com/product/board-bags
and
http://www.airwavesf.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Is there any "kiteracer" travel bag available?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:40 am 
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The North race team got new, big bags in Thailand.
Not sure if those are for sale. Ask north.


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 Post subject: Re: Is there any "kiteracer" travel bag available?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:16 pm 
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I am using the Da Kine 6'4" "World Traveler" bag. It fits my 69 x 188 and there is room for 2 maybe 3 big kites. If you stay under 70 lbs or 31 kilos, it now costs $150 on America Airlines per bag oversized (it was $100 until last Nov 1st). All carriers have different charges. This bag has wheels .
We should ask some windsurfers what they are getting Charged in excess nowadays. Used to get 4 pieces for a windsurfer, that don't fly anymore, I tried it on the way to Baja. Still got dinged $150 each oversize piece,shhh...Sometimes they will let you slide on the 70 lbs I think for excess, but they sure like to weigh your other clothes bags!


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 Post subject: Re: Is there any "kiteracer" travel bag available?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:48 am 
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I saw continental would let you bring a kiteboards for free. That matters. If it was your second item you'd have to pay as a second item, but that is a lot less than


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