I will be stopped and questioned no matter what I do. I get profiled, questioned, detained, patted down and harrassed every fucking time I fly. EVERY TIME! So thats gonna happen no matter what. I'm just your avg lokin Joe in Line...Maybe my dislike/disgust of TSA oozes off me and they feel it, who knows...Why would u want to carry bar and lines on the plane. I mean ure just beggin to be stopped and questioned. I vacum seal kites and put with bar and harness at the bottom of suitcase wrks well
But mostly Its a matter of weight and not paying an over weight fee with my golf bag. I have F-One bars, so they are heavy, solid metal. I have found that I can fit 2 boards, 3 kites and my cloths in the golf bag and be right at 50lbs. So I was hoping to save myself another checked bag fee ($100 total) over 4 different flights.
I always vacuum bag the kites for space savings.
The last time I flew with a kite as my carry on, they had bigger issue with the spreader bar hook than anything else. Logically it should be all fine and its all legal items to carry on the plane but TSA are freaking retards on steroids with an IQ of 40
Once I add my 3 bars, 2 harnesses, foot pads, wake boots and shortie wetsuit its about 35 pound carry on bag.