*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: all in one kit bag
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 2:54 pm 
Offline
Rare Poster

Joined: Sat May 21, 2011 12:02 am
Posts: 9
Location: Devon U.K
im now seriously into kiting and looking at going traveling i have a flexi 140 board and a slingshot fuell 11m so im looking for a bag to put it all in and go travelling i was looking at the new north bags but are they any good or any reviws on other ones


{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: all in one kit bag
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 3:03 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:48 pm
Posts: 346
Any kite"golf" bag will do with a kite and board.
My 2cents. do not use the word "board' while traveling on airlines.... :nono:


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: all in one kit bag
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 3:06 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:29 pm
Posts: 486
Location: Bombay, India
Yes, get very good at saying, "No, there is no surfing equipment. It is a golf bag. It says golf." Do not offer to open the bag. They don't have the right to search your bag (usually but maybe there are some weird countries).

I've flown my kite bag all over Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa and have yet to pay a single dollar in excess baggage fee for it.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: all in one kit bag
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 3:18 pm 
Offline
Rare Poster

Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:31 pm
Posts: 17
Try the Cabrinha Golf Bag. Fits a couple kites, plus one board for sure and has a nice small bag included for your clothes.

I'm testing it out next week for my trip to St Lucia.

Other golf bag brands should do the same though.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: all in one kit bag
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 4:52 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 9:13 am
Posts: 63
From my own experiences, I now try to keep my travel bag as short as possible. Long bags around 165cm seem to attract a lot more raised eyebrows at check-in than those around 135cm. Shorter bags are also a lot easier to fit into a taxi which may or may not form part of your journey. Depends a bit on how and where you're travelling but if I'm using a schedule airline and a taxi at the other end I use the 135cm. If you do try the golf bag, dont expect them to believe you if its massive.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: all in one kit bag
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:34 pm 
Offline
Rare Poster

Joined: Sat May 21, 2011 12:02 am
Posts: 9
Location: Devon U.K
how much extra are the board bag charges


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: all in one kit bag
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:24 pm 
Offline
Rare Poster

Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 3:50 pm
Posts: 24
Many of the airliners changed their rules and working more with weight/length. What I found is if you keep you luggage under 158cm and 23 kg your fine with most traditional airline company nevertheless what you carry. Under 20 kg you manage most lowfair airliners as well.
Exception from this is of course all tour operators that always charge extra nevertheless if it's golf or boards in the bag, might be a little bit cheaper with golf though.

Might be good to always read the fine print and print it and take it with you to the checkin counter. Couple of times the person in front of me invented their own rules (yes in Europe), sometimes they have been to my advantage sometimes disadvantage, always good with the fine print.

My experience is that it's still a Jungle to travel with kite gear, but on the other side hopfully you travel to a fantastic spot :D


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: all in one kit bag
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:02 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:49 am
Posts: 3427
Location: Japan
Didn't know about not saying "board", but for sure don't call the sport kitesurfing or you'll never convince them it's anything else.

Check the airline policy and if they allow wakeboards, tell 'em it's a wake board.

Sometimes, if you call up you can get special dispensations but make sure you get a copy faxed from the airline or they'll struggle to believe you ...

Good luck! :thumb:


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: all in one kit bag
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:18 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 9:13 am
Posts: 63
Be careful when using the 158cm rule. I'm sure what hced wrote is true, but also note that some airlines use 158cm as a 'linear measurement limit', meaning the total of length + width + height added together, so a kite bag would easily exceed this. Make sure you read the criteia for the airline you're using and check whether its 'overall length' or 'total linear measurement'.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: all in one kit bag
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:44 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:29 pm
Posts: 486
Location: Bombay, India
Really, just lie. It's ok. I know your parents told you not to do it, but this is one time when it is ok.

"Going golfing with a client; can I get a window seat by any change."

(See what I did there? I changed the argument to something else)


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group