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    Anyone have tips, tricks, and methods for flying with a ski? Specifically Iím thinking ahead to a likely trip later in the season to Japan. Most likely on Delta airlines. How do I pack it up for safe travel? S
    1995 ProStar 190

  • #2
    Start by not using American Airlines. They beat the living poo out of everything I have ever checked with them. I just returned tonight from Belize C.A. and my wife's suitcase had a big tear in it. This was the second time she used the bag and the first time (also w/ American) they burnt it, yes, burnt. Must have been against a tailpipe or something. Rule #1 with airlines if it's important to you do not check it. Period. I would never trust those clowns with my ski if I ever wanted to ski it again. I know guys will say get fin protectors, box it etc., just call ahead and find a decent ski to use when you are there is my best advice. I travel a lot and buy cheap suit cases because Gucci get ripped up just like Walmart. Seriously, I have had to wrap my suitcases in plastic airline bags more than once. If they can rip a zipper right off your bag (not the pull, the WHOLE ZIPPER) just think how that foil will react next time you ride it. Arregato Mr. Rent Ski
    "One foot in the grave, one foot on the pedal, I was born a rebel" Petty


    • #3
      I would ship the ski to my location. Or I would take it a part. remove bindings and fin. Depending how often you plan to travel you can have a case made for hundreds of dollars. if it's one trip head over to HO or Radar and ask them for a shipping box... or order one of these...
      sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....


      • #4
        Buy an ski bag for a fat ski and wrap your ski in bubble wrap before puting it in the bag. It should be fine. Wrap the fin and bindings twice or more.


        • #5
          or you could go the extreme and load it in one of these

          1998 Stingray 180LX
          2000 Infinity ZX-1 good riddens
          2003 Prostar TT 197 sold

          2007 Prostar TT 197.....special delivery from the dealer 3/18/08 sold 6/7/11