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Thread Starter 

Hi,

I am looking for a bag that I can attach my skis on. But inside I am going to have my other stuff. I am going to travel by car only. All the ski-bags that are sold I have a huge problem with. They all require the skies to be together un separated. Metal on metal wood on wood... What the point.? I can just throw them into the car...

 

I want a bag that I can put all my shit in (including boots and helmet if possible) and attache the skis outside of it.

OR a ski-bag that is under $50 that the skis dont sit together in it....

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 17

 

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Originally Posted by qwerty53 View Post
 

Hi,

I am looking for a bag that I can attach my skis on.

 

 

Just buy a sled.

post #3 of 17

Not a good idea to be slugging a bag around with razor sharp skis strapped to the OUTSIDE of it.  Also not a good idea to have razor sharp skis loose inside the car, even strapped outside a bag.. should you get in a wreck..

post #4 of 17

Many of us use something like this.

post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yes but it sucks for the skies to be rubbing one another isn't it?
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Yes but it sucks for the skies to be rubbing one another isn't it?

No.

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Yes but it sucks for the skies to be rubbing one another isn't it?

 

That's why .... what Xela said - 

 

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Originally Posted by Xela View Post
 

Many of us use something like this.

 

We use these and have travelled many many times in the car and on planes with our skis secured with these, and when on planes supplemented by the internal and external compression straps (and we put our ski clothing in there too) and have had no problems with skis rubbing together because they can't move.
post #8 of 17

Get one one of these for the skis -->   http://2011.nordica.com/products/Racing-Team-Triple-Ski-Bag-EN/

 

And one of these for the other gear -->   http://www.dakine.com/p/bags/ski-bags/mens/boot-locker-69l?clr=0X1

post #9 of 17
I think the point is some people also have cars that cost more than their skis. I gave a ride to someone once which required taking a snowboard in the passenger cabin. The way the person was gently wrapping their board in a towel yet yanking on the seats and such to get the board to fit was pretty disrespectful and the beginning of an annoying drive. A bag protects your skis and protects your ride (or at least respects it.)

You could also just pack all your clothes in a garbage bag and be on your way too. But we're not animals we live in a society
post #10 of 17
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Yes but it sucks for the skies to be rubbing one another isn't it?

No.


Because they don't:  there's a band of foam that goes between the bases.  Use one strap at each end, and the only way the skis are actually touching is where the brakes interleave.  Get your skis tuned once or twice (or ask nicely) at a shop and you can get those bands for free.

post #11 of 17
But yes ski straps. $6 a pair at rei. The tune shops just use tape to secure skis. I've not seen any that give straps away for free. I suppose they can sneak that $6 into the price of your super expensive tune. but spending $100 to get a free $6 item seems backwards
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But yes ski straps. $6 a pair at rei. The tune shops just use tape to secure skis. I've not seen any that give straps away for free. I suppose they can sneak that $6 into the price of your super expensive tune. but spending $100 to get a free $6 item seems backwards


Maybe they do things differently in CA. 

 

Two different local shops here will give you straps, not tape.  Generally one per pair they hand you, but they add up:  I have about a dozen at this point.  Fabric straps, foam separators, velcro closures.  A complete tune costs $30 - $50, depending on what you want done.

post #13 of 17
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Maybe they do things differently in CA. 

 

Two different local shops here will give you straps, not tape.  Generally one per pair they hand you, but they add up:  I have about a dozen at this point.  Fabric straps, foam separators, velcro closures.  A complete tune costs $30 - $50, depending on what you want done.

 

 

I got mine free from Start Haus in Truckee but also bought skis and boots from them so I can't say what normal practice is.  Great customer service.

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post #16 of 17
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but get them elsewhere they are cheaaper

 

Yep... just show'in him. :)

post #17 of 17
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Yes but it sucks for the skies to be rubbing one another isn't it?

that would be a high pressure front....right?  might bring snow.

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