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ski bags for big fat long skies...do they exist?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

i am taking a trip where my DPS RP112 - 190cm will need to find there way into a airplane.  i have tried several bags, either they..

 

A. too Short

B. dont handle the tip splay of the RP112

C. are giant, floppy unpadded monstrosities

 

i have tried the hard cases, tips don't even go in half way. seems like skies have changed, the bags have not.  does anyone know of a bag that will fit RP112?  

 

thanks a bunch. 

post #2 of 18

Yep, it's called a snowboard bag.

post #3 of 18
Thinking outside the box, what about removable bindings?

I'm a travelling skiier so efficient packing is important especially given the baggage limits to some destinations. I use railflex bindings. 1 pair of bindings for 3 pair of skis. My biggest skis are 187 and 109 wide and fit into my Dakine double roller bag along with another pair plus helmets, clothing, etc.
The bindings just slide off for packing. I realise that you probably wouldn't want to replace your current bindings but an alternative could be the use of quiver killer inserts. Lots of good raps.
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by craigr View Post

Thinking outside the box, what about removable bindings?

I'm a travelling skiier so efficient packing is important especially given the baggage limits to some destinations. I use railflex bindings. 1 pair of bindings for 3 pair of skis. My biggest skis are 187 and 109 wide and fit into my Dakine double roller bag along with another pair plus helmets, clothing, etc.

The bindings just slide off for packing. I realise that you probably wouldn't want to replace your current bindings but an alternative could be the use of quiver killer inserts. Lots of good raps.


 

 



Should have added that the skis are packed one on top of the other in case that wasn't clear. fat shovel issue solved.



Snowboard bag for a 190 ski? I want one.
post #5 of 18
I have a Dakine Concourse single ski bag for my 188cm S7's. Not much more length would fit in there. They have a double bag too. Both are fully padded.
post #6 of 18

Not sure what make it was, but I borrowed a friend's on a trip. It had room for boots and other stuff inside, which was taken up by the extra length of my skis. Otherwise, you might be SOL, unless you go with the quiver killer option. If you can find a really big XC ski bag, you could use that, length would be no problem.

 

post #7 of 18

Glissade bags.  Primo stuff.  Last forever. I have two of them that are about 10 years old and still look and work great.

 

Last I checked, the guy makes them himself in MN and repairs them if needed.

 

Builds to order based on length of your ski (up to 280 IIRC).

 

Link:  http://www.glissade.com/

post #8 of 18

I have a Concourse 200cm double ski bag that I got for my 186cm Line Prophet 100s.  It fits them easily, and my boots, poles, and all my clothes.

post #9 of 18

Head Monster bags.

post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Negcx View Post

I have a Concourse 200cm double ski bag that I got for my 186cm Line Prophet 100s.  It fits them easily, and my boots, poles, and all my clothes.



+1. Fits 3 pair if you rally try.  No problem at all with 186CM Rossi s3.

post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 

how important is padding?  there are some bags that i have seen in the local stores that are minimally padded (or not padded at all). others like the dakine bags are fully padded. anybody have experence with damaged skis from the airlines?

 

 

post #12 of 18

We travel with 2 bags. one is padded and one isn't. regardless whether your bag is padded or not, the skis/boards should be protected. I layer and wrap the skis between ski clothing etc. pants, mid layers, socks, helmets over the tips/tails. trick is to pack it all in tight but stay under baggage limit. US/Can has fairly generous limits(generally 23 kg) so not a big deal to load it up.

post #13 of 18
Dakine concourse double 185 fits my 191 Caylors + bindings, 180 Bonafides + bindings, poles and a few other things. With skis/poles it weighs about 45#s. Padded = helpful.
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 

thanks Dino, that seem about perfect. if it fits your Caylors, then it should fit the wailers. the tip splay is about the same.  hopefully i can pick it up local, doubt i will be able to get one shipped to me by the time i leave. looks like we are both from SF. where did you buy it in the city?

 

post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 

thanks everybody, just bought a Dakine Concourse on Amazon for $128 bones. biggrin.gif ohhh love end of season sales. 

post #16 of 18
Got mine off steep and cheap for $45 a few years ago. Sierra trading post has one for $96, I think
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
Update. The bag is awesome. Got 3 pairs of skis. All my clothes and two hydration packs. Protected safe and sound. Still plenty of room left. Highly recommended.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by opimian View Post

Update. The bag is awesome. Got 3 pairs of skis. All my clothes and two hydration packs. Protected safe and sound. Still plenty of room left. Highly recommended.



Did you weigh it yet?  It's cheaper to check two bags, than it is one overweight(50lbs.).

 

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