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post #31 of 39

this all sportube double + 2 pairs of skis + 1 pair of poles = 50 lbs? This is very iffy... but doable 

 

sportube series 2 - 12 lbs

 

ski 1 (example Praxis GPO 187 [not the heaviest]) 10 lbs

binding: guardian small 13 - 6.5 lbs

 

ski 2 (example blizzard bonafide 180) -> don't know, but let it be 8 lbs

binding: sth2 13 - 2.7 lbs

 

poles - 3 lbs

misc - 2 lbs 

 

total: 12 + 10 + 6.5 + 8 + 2.7 + 3 + 2 = 44.2 lbs, just under 50... 

 

However, if your skis are longer or bindings are heavier, or you want to put like a beacon or something else, you could easily go over allowable 50 lbs ...

post #32 of 39
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In this last trip I carried Head (158cm) and G3 (170cm) in a double-tube. I had some avi gear between the skis at the bottom (beacon, probe, etc)... the tube weighed about 35lbs.


In my dakine bag I can pack two pairs of skis and poles.  I normally bring a 185 and a 193 in length.  Pad with some cloths, weight to be sure under 50lbs and no worries.  Last time I just brought one pair of skis and my boots, helmet and poles went in the bag too with no weight issues.  On that trip I didn't need to pack a second bag for clothes.  Those Dakine bags rock.

post #33 of 39

Yep. I don't take a lot, so the second bag is small. Still have to pay for it though.

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And then you check a second bag with all your clothes?

 

 

Yep. I don't take a lot, so the second bag is small. Still have to pay for it though.

post #34 of 39
Thread Starter 

  Good info to read on here..

Lets keep it going

 

Kyle

post #35 of 39
What else is there to say?
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by cbtbakkes View Post

Last year I carried my boots in the smallest boot bag I had and they still didn't fit in the overhead. I had to take them out. I would strap them together and throw them over your shoulder without a bag.

Dude! How big are your feet? I fly with my pair of 26.5's and they fit under the seat. It's got to be the bag that screws it up.

post #37 of 39
I use a Dakine bag to check two pairs of skis and poles. Pad the skis with non-ski clothes.

These days, I carry on all of my ski outerwear in a boot bag + backpack - boots, ski pants, gloves, etc.

I've never had damage to equipment from airline travel, but an airline did lose my Dakine bag for 3 days in SLC. This was the night of a 2 ft dump at Alta, and also when I still checked my clothes and skis.I landed at midnight, so I had to scramble the next morning and ended up buying a second set of outerwear again. Rented skis and boots for the day.

Lesson learned: it's easy to rent skis if they are lost. It is a royal pain to buy new clothes for skiing, especially if you are chasing powder at Alta. Always carry clothes and boots with you smile.gif
post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by offpiste View Post

Dude! How big are your feet? I fly with my pair of 26.5's and they fit under the seat. It's got to be the bag that screws it up.

The width measurement the airline had was narrower than the boots are side by side. There was no way even outside a bag could I position them to fit within all the required measurements. They made me take the out of my very small bag and carry separately.
post #39 of 39
I use a (roughly model year 2012) Oakley Snomad 20 pack for my carry on. It has straps for carrying skis during side country hikes. For flying, I just use the side ski straps to attach my boots and carry them on.

I have a lower end, allegedly padded, double ski bag and do many of the padding techniques listed here. After one season it looks pretty beat up. If there was a deal on a hard sided case I'd probably jump on it at this point.
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