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Re: Board bags

Unread postby rodndtube » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:49 am

Belly Rider, that is a good board bag for the HPD board and similar wood boards. I have not looked at the recent AirWave line to see how much they may have diversified bag types but the materials/construction quality were good.

Pes, the Zap bag should fit your needs and more. Skimboard bags seem to fill the paipo niche very well in many cases.
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Re: Board bags

Unread postby jbw4600 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:57 pm

I saw this on the Mini Simmons website. If I ever get to travel again, it looks like it would work pretty well. I have a smaller one from @midnight, but I would need a bigger one for my big board. If you look at the video, it looks pretty good. I don't know, if they will make a smaller one. https://www.wavetribe.com/collections/surfboard-travel-bag They also have a day bag that is cheaper.
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Re: Board bags

Unread postby rodndtube » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:09 pm

jbw4600 wrote:I saw this on the Mini Simmons website. If I ever get to travel again, it looks like it would work pretty well. I have a smaller one from @midnight, but I would need a bigger one for my big board. If you look at the video, it looks pretty good. I don't know, if they will make a smaller one. https://www.wavetribe.com/collections/surfboard-travel-bag They also have a day bag that is cheaper.


Among my many board bags is the Mini Simmons Day Bag. Well built and has many of the features one would expect in a board bag. What really separates from being a true "travel bag" is that the Day Bag is basically a rear entry bag rather than a full entry bag which doesn't provide as much flexibility for travel padding and packing, not to mention no internal straps to keep the board (and other items) from moving around. But in a pinch the Day Bag can fill-in as a travel bag. What I especially like about the current travel bag are the extra padding in the nose and tail.

Let me know if you end up wanting to order a WaveTribe bag. Also, they often have good sales around Thanksgiving for the Christmas season, usually only lasting a couple of days.
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Re: Board bags

Unread postby belly rider » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:21 am

Fully agree with above
WaveTribe people know what they are doing-- I am a returning client of theirs for my kneeboards
I do put a lot of plane miles on my bags and have to report that the Airlines FINALLY managed to get a rip through the thick cloth of one of my Wave tribes but only after 2 round trips across half the globe-- Boards resulted undamaged thanks to that extra closed cell rubber protection they place at rear and nose end of their board bags
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Re: Board bags

Unread postby rodndtube » Sat May 06, 2017 9:46 am

This Florida-based company periodically posts board bags for sale on eBay. This bag would probably fit the bill as a day bag and for a board with small fins depending upon the width of thickness of the board. It is a little big long for my typical 50" board but that doesn't get in the way and actually helps to zip up the bag when a 4.5" center fin is installed. I would not recommend this bag for a airline/train travel bag which would need thicker padding and being a rear-loader isn't very flexible for packing. Other colors are usually listed as well.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/352040735641?
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Re: Board bags

Unread postby SJB » Sat May 06, 2017 12:53 pm

I bought an Airwave bag a couple years ago...good protection and holding up well.
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Re: Board bags

Unread postby nomastomas » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:03 am

I'm getting Frank at Vitamin Blue to design a bag for the G4 & G5. If the proto type turns out well, I'll order a few to have on hand. They'll probably be a 54" one-size-fits-all to accommodate TBGs from 46"-54". Should have something in 2-3weeks.
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Re: Board bags

Unread postby rodndtube » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:21 am

Travel bags with good padding?

Hopefully at least 24 inches wide (for additional rail padding on trips plus to accommodate skegs when in day travel mode). Four inch padded side panels all the way around is another great feature as is 3.25 sides of heavy duty zipper.
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Re: Board bags

Unread postby nomastomas » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:25 pm

While that would be good for a "travel bag", these will be "day bags". Most of my customers don't take their boards to destinations requiring air travel, given all the added costs and hassles. I'm trying to keep the cost down for my average customer, and that means only providing features they will actually use on a regular bass. These bags will offer protection from sun, keep the board from dings and scratches caused by bouncing around in a truck bed or car trunk, and its being designed for use without removing fins. My current bag has a separate zippered compartment for swim fins. I rarely use it so its also off the list. If someone wanted a "travel" bag, they could have VitaminBlue custom modify my day bag with extra padding and larger size. Or, they could simply slip the TBG$ and bag into a second, larger bag and add all the padding they want.
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Re: Board bags

Unread postby rodndtube » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:45 pm

Thought that might be the case so I didn't add the other twenty features somebody might like in a "travel bag." Of course, there is always a demand for well-made day bags to protect one's precious :) Yeah, the swim fin pockets are a marginal requirement when keeping costs down. The best ones are internal to the bag so they don't get caught on trees and bushes while walking the goat trails to/from a surf break, something I notice more in N. Oregon than the typical SoCal breaks.
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