Originally Posted by Max_501
OK, so all this hard work tuning the skis. Now, what do you do to protect the bases for airline travel? Do you leave a heavy coat of wax on (I don't want to as I won't have a good area to scrape and brush). Any ideas welcomed.
Definetly buy a current model Double Sporttube. REI.com is selling them for $89 and chang.
The airlines bent a pair of my skis shipped in a double ski bag awhile back. Shorter skis can get jammed in the luggage conveyor belt. (They were 180cm)
I bought 2 double Sporttubes and they are now big enough to fit damnsnear any ski with plates.
We fit a 172 B5 Metron with Neox 6.14 and a 186cm Gs11 Race Stock with WC Plate & Race 10.18's in them together no problem.
The other had my Supershape Speed in a 177cm and my 162 b5's in it.
Protects your skis bases (you put them facing binding to binding in the tube)and it has wheels, really slick!