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Bag for 2006 Metron B5

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm having trouble finding a (relativly) inexpensive bag for my 172 B5's, which I measure to be about 5.5" at the tips and 10" at the bindings. Most bags i see are around 6" by 8", will the bindings squeeze in there? What is everyone else using?
post #2 of 13
Not to be smart, but you have one of the more expensive skis out there and you are looking for a (relativly) inexpensive bag ????: I don't get it.
post #3 of 13
I can see why you wouldn't want to spend much on a bag since the airlines are going to trash it anyway. Try a longer snowboard bag. They tend to be be less expensive and are often more heavy duty. Or you could use a double ski bag.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/eui...d=10E79B293723

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/eui...10E7 9B338BD1
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
Not to be smart, but you have one of the more expensive skis out there and you are looking for a (relativly) inexpensive bag ????: I don't get it.
I fully expect and respect this comment. I'm a college student with a ski addiction. After 5 years of sking on what my parents thought were the right ski for me (based on cost) I finally bought what i wanted (slightly used).

What bag do you use Phil? These skis will probably never see an airline, but possibly a bus.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
What bag do you use Phil? These skis will probably never see an airline, but possibly a bus.
I have 2 of the Dakine double roller bags. With your Metrons I would consider finding a good snowboard bag on blow out.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Didn't really consider a snowboard bag untill now. I keep finding good deals on bags (I've been looking in the under $75 range), bu everything seems to narrow for the bindings.
Thinking about the width of these skis, and the required bag, I'm not sure the will fit my roof rack...
post #7 of 13
Check Reliable Racing's house brand bags; my Piper double has no problem with 'em either.
http://www.pipergear.com/prodview.cfm?catid=1&item=5

If you're talking about a clamp-down roof rack, just don't bother. Tie the bag down with bungees onto the bars directly.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks Comprex. Both the bag and the bungees seem to be the good solution.

Or I could always use a ski tote...:
post #9 of 13
A related question to krp's original one (perhaps useful info for him as well) -- what do folks think/have folks experienced with fitting their skis in a bag by leaving the bindings open? I have the Metron M9s with those tall Neox bindings, and bought a Line ski bag which I liked, but is too narrow to fit my skis with the bindings closed.

The equipment information on the site from which I purchased the bag recommended fitting in skis with taller bindings by leaving them open, which is what I did the one time I used them last year (I did also wrap the bindings in a thin towel, as recommended). I get the sense that the bindings are supposed to be closed for secure toting about, though, and it occurs to me that for a very bouncy inside trip, or on a plane, this might not be a good policy. Is there a significantly greater risk to the bindings by leaving them open? I was of course hoping not to have to buy another ski bag, but maybe I need to consider it.
post #10 of 13
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Just found out that these skis will fit in a High Sierra DR314. Bought one at Dick's Sporting goods (, big box store) only because my local ski shop only has three bags in stock, none of them padded...
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by adama0 View Post
The equipment information on the site from which I purchased the bag recommended fitting in skis with taller bindings by leaving them open, which is what I did the one time I used them last year (I did also wrap the bindings in a thin towel, as recommended). I get the sense that the bindings are supposed to be closed for secure toting about, though,
I am curious as to where this comes from?

I think you will find most travel with the bindings 'open' i.e. ready to receive the boot, particularly turntable binding users (some Marker turntables had an additional heel lockdown feature for travel).
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
Just found out that these skis will fit in a High Sierra DR314. Bought one at Dick's Sporting goods (, big box store) only because my local ski shop only has three bags in stock, none of them padded...
I prefer non-padded ski bags when flying so I can put my fleece, second jacket, hats, ski socks, ski pants etc. in there. I usually travel with two of each of those things, so I use one set to pad my skis and the other go in with the clothing (in case one or the other is lost).
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
I am curious as to where this comes from?

I think you will find most travel with the bindings 'open' i.e. ready to receive the boot, particularly turntable binding users (some Marker turntables had an additional heel lockdown feature for travel).
I think the bit about recommending wrapping the bindings when open to prevent stuff from getting in there was actually in the Neox informational pamphlet, now that I reflect upon it -- may be a false memory, though. In any case, I get the sense, based on what folks are saying so far, that travelling with them open (as in ready to receive the boot, is indeed how I meant it) is ok.

Unfortunately, as my Line ski bag is 165 cm in length, this may yet prove to be a moot point for me if I end up moving to the M9 in 171, as some have recommended, rather than the 164s I just bought (but that's another story... -- guess I've got some demoing to do, as they don't provide much in the way of official recommendations for us tall thin guys).
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