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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
ok heres the problem i just got a roof rack on my car for my skis but i hate when my bases get so dirty i was wondering if any one knew if there was like a single ski bag that could go over one ski and still fit in the rack? anyone? anyone?
post #2 of 21
You should have got a box. I'd hate to mess with a bag that's been picking up water, dirt and salt.

One problem starts another ... but I did see a few cars with a sort of protective cover that fit over the bindings. It's the bindings that would be the bigger worry.
post #3 of 21
There are a zillion cheap bags in the $15-35 range that would be perfect for what you want. I keep a basic bag in the car in case I need to drive on wet roads with skis on the roof. Double bags are a bit more versatile and will accomodate skis with lifters and tall bindings. Don't get a padded bag -- you want the basic unpadded bag for roof-rack use. The cheaper the better, since it will get dirty and you'll want to hose it off from time to time.
post #4 of 21
This gets to an invention I had. a disposable ski condom. The packaging would look like a regular condom and of course they would be "single use".
post #5 of 21
I use Head fully padded ski bags and I can still clamp the rack (whether it be Thule or Yakima).

I no longer use my ski racks(3 sets , and now keep the skis in the truck.

As Yuki said a cargo box is the way to go if space is limited.
post #6 of 21
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This gets to an invention I had. a disposable ski condom. The packaging would look like a regular condom and of course they would be "single use".
post #7 of 21
I've used a lightly padded single ski bag on my thule ski rack for years. Better yet, I just picked up a cheap Nordica non-padded bag that fits even better.

It does get slightly dirty after trips, but I hose it off after trips to keep it clean. Never a prob.

Here's a link to the cheap Nordica bag....

http://www.snowshack.com/detail/SNW+N%2D05489
post #8 of 21
We've got a bunch of basic non-padded bags that work well in racks.

http://www.alpinesportsoutlet.com/c-48-ski-bags.aspx

You might consider this one from High Sierra:

http://www.alpinesportsoutlet.com/pc...a-ski-bag.aspx

Or this Marker bag:

http://www.alpinesportsoutlet.com/pc...e-ski-bag.aspx

Just make sure you get something that has external compression straps! Don't want to be flapping in the wind!
post #9 of 21
search and ye shall find:

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=51630

Grit Gardz

Ski Buddy

Or just get a box.
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 

hmm

do the regular ski bags flap around in the wind and its a little late for the roof box since i spent $100 on a roof rack already. impulse buying sucks lol
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 

oh

them grit guards look good but when i go there all i see is the ski buddy not the grit guards
post #12 of 21
You have to make sure you cinch down the bag well and also make sure nothing is touching the car paint or it will wear down to the bare metal.
post #13 of 21
Bag the bag and buy a box. Live and learn. It'll be worth it.
post #14 of 21
Actually, I prefer racks over a box myself. I find racks to be more versatile overall. The box is nice, but is an albatross when not in use.
post #15 of 21
I had the same problem as you, but at the time I was a student, and didn't have the money for a box, so I improvised. I guess it is much like your Condom idea!

I went to Home Depot and spent something like $11 on a roll of clear plastic tubing. It was the same stuff they make vapour barrier out of, but was actually in a tube format (might have been for pipes....) Anyway, I'd cut about a 7' length, slide the skis in there, fold over the ends and slap an elastic band around each end to keep it tight - it fit in the roof rack without a problem.

It was cheap, easy and effective. You could then ditch each used bag and not have to worry about washing them or anything. I'm sure Home Depot or Lowes would still sell this stuff!
post #16 of 21
Yep - did this once with large garbage bags and tossed em out road grim and all after the trip. Cost sbout 10c per bag - placed em over each end with 4-5 velcro strips to wrap the plastic tight to the skis.

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I went to Home Depot and spent something like $11 on a roll of clear plastic tubing. It was the same stuff they make vapour barrier out of, but was actually in a tube format (might have been for pipes....) Anyway, I'd cut about a 7' length, slide the skis in there, fold over the ends and slap an elastic band around each end to keep it tight -
post #17 of 21

Great idea...

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
This gets to an invention I had. a disposable ski condom. The packaging would look like a regular condom and of course they would be "single use".
Great idea!! Lots of options here..... glow in the dark, ribbed, etc. Let me know if you need investors!! Ha. It's always nice to promote "Safe Skiing".
post #18 of 21
Cheap ski bag, as close to the actual length of the skis as possible. Cut off--and this is of utmost importance--cut off the straps. They will do the aforementioned number on your roof and the noise will drive you insane.
post #19 of 21
A couple of those mini bungees like the cyclists use would probably cut down on the wind flapping action.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by SixPlusSeven View Post
I went to Home Depot and spent something like $11 on a roll of clear plastic tubing. It was the same stuff they make vapour barrier out of, but was actually in a tube format (might have been for pipes....) Anyway, I'd cut about a 7' length, slide the skis in there, fold over the ends and slap an elastic band around each end to keep it tight - it fit in the roof rack without a problem.

It was cheap, easy and effective. You could then ditch each used bag and not have to worry about washing them or anything. I'm sure Home Depot or Lowes would still sell this stuff!
That is an awesome idea -- I will have to look for that. I am having a hard time envisioning what it's used for in homebuilding -- do you remember what department you found it in?
post #21 of 21
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That is an awesome idea -- I will have to look for that. I am having a hard time envisioning what it's used for in homebuilding -- do you remember what department you found it in?
I honestly don't remember what department it was in - this was damn near 10 years ago! lol

But I do know of another use for it that may help you find it: Packing. Lots of manufacturers package all types of things in Polyethylene tubes, then simply heat seal the ends. If you called some packing supply stores and asked for rolls of Polyethylene tubing, they'd have it for sure. Just be sure you know what diameter you'd need to cover your bindings!

I think the roll I had was 100' long, but I'm sure they have everything from 10' to 10,000'!
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