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Hi everyone, I'm sure this has been asked probably 10,000 times but I'm new here. I will be travelling to Mexico and need to bring my gear with me - obviously since I'm posting here I have a 135cm Jaime board and 2 kites. I've checked online and there are a lot of "golf" bags out there but I really don't know which one to get. Any recommendations?
ps. Wohooo this is my first post so please don't tear me to pieces and feed me to the wolves Joking, I know you guys are all friendly folk!
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I've got an original NSI pro golf bag and it still works great. It's been to mexico 5 times, South Padre Island, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. I can get a 14m and 10m, 137x43 board, harness, shortie wetsuit, two bars, pump and rashguard in there and still have 3 or 4 pounds of margin before the 50lb limit. Dont take the kite bags, bar bags, board bags, etc...leave it att home; you wont need it.
(almost) every airline makes you pay for checked bags and they dont seem to care as long as you are under 50lbs.
When you look for a bag, look for a light one that isn't really huge. Dont go too light though or the bag wont protect your gear from the savage baggage handlers. Weigh your bag before you go to the airport.
Just went to maui with a borrowed Naish golfbag. 3kites, lines pump harness a 138cm TT. snorkeling mask large camelpack 4booties and yeah it was pretty tight in there but worked out awesome. $25 baggage fee with united.
F-One has some beautiful luggage line including a golf bag.
Find it a lot sexier than the whole black usual golf bags.
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Board: 2014 F-One Spicy & 5'6 Fish.
Harness: Manera Exoharness.
Wetsuit: Underwave Sultan shortleg 4/3.
all the kite golf bags are much MUCH bigger than a normal golf bag. If you show up with your "golf" bag and a real golfer is checking in before you, it's very possible the agent will give you crap about it. It's happened to me.
Luckily, there's a simple solution. Use a snowboard bag. They have the same exemption as golf bags, and your kiteboard fits in there easily. it says Burton on it, it's obviously a snowboard bag, and when i open it up, there's a board inside.
nowadays, with the 50lb limit, you'll hit the weight limit long before you fill up your snowboard or golf bag.
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