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beebad
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First travel trip with kitegear

Postby beebad » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:06 am

I am heading to south padre island soon. My first travel trip. I have an Ion bag but dont really know how much i can bring or what kites and board to bring....i have cabrinha gear. 7,9,12 and a spectrum and ace twin tip. I am sure i cant bring it all, plus wetsuit pump bars helmet and clothes...sheeeeeesh. How do you pack?

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Re: First travel trip with kitegear

Postby Toby » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:47 am

Check forecast just the day before...you should limit it to 2 kites and 1 board.

You could also try to take one Kite as carry on.
I see many guys doing it successfully flying to Brazil.
This way you could take 3 kites.

I hope your ION bag says golf on it...can save you quiet a lot...check prices for sports gear and compare...normally golf is less than kitesurf gear.

beebad
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Re: First travel trip with kitegear

Postby beebad » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:06 pm

Everything fit in my travel bag but do people also bring the kitebag for each kite? And the pump?

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Re: First travel trip with kitegear

Postby Toby » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:10 pm

Normally you don’t need all bags...two kites can fit in one...just lay them on top of each other stretched out...and then fold them as being one...

Depends where you go...if you go to a kite center, they normally have a compressor as pump.
But if not, better to bring one, since it is never nice to ask people for their pumps...
E.g.: I live in Brasil and many people come without pump...then many want to borrow it and after a shorter while then normal use I can buy a new one...

beebad
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Local Beach: Chesapeak, Triton, Rehobeth bay, dewey bch,OBX
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Style: Freeride
Gear: 7m, 9m, 12m Cabrinha Switchblades, 15 Contra, Cabrinha 148 Spectrum, 137 ACE
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Location: Kent Island

Re: First travel trip with kitegear

Postby beebad » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:05 pm

Cool , i was going to see about renting a pump once i got there but then such a hassle to return stuff and so on. I was able to fit my 138 ace , 3 kites and a bar in the Ion bag at 42 pounds. Will see about bringing 2 kite bags and a pump in there.

I still have the other bag to fill with other gear, plus i will do a carryon with what will be in the end a wet wetsuit if it doesnt dry out.

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Re: First travel trip with kitegear

Postby Eduardo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:18 pm

For SPI, you need all three kites for sure. The US airlines are super strict about the 50 pound limit, so don't go over that for sure. The other thing I found is they have to believe the golf bag story. Smaller golf bags like NSI deceiver work but I have tried larger ones to fit a 5'4" directional and they don't believe it's golf and charge $200, even though the larger bag still says "golf." They'll say "I've never seen a golf bag that big before". Fair enough - I don't think golf clubs are 5'4" long...

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Re: First travel trip with kitegear

Postby Greenturtle » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:45 pm

Dont forget you get a carry-on AND a backpack on most airlines. Another kite or your wetsuit or whatever can go in that backpack.

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Re: First travel trip with kitegear

Postby beebad » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:22 am

Flying into harligen with southwest! I think they are kite friendly

beebad
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Gear: 7m, 9m, 12m Cabrinha Switchblades, 15 Contra, Cabrinha 148 Spectrum, 137 ACE
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Location: Kent Island

Re: First travel trip with kitegear

Postby beebad » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:55 am

Oh my god, now i am reading and it says kiteboarding stuff get charged, but i dont get it..if it is less than 62” and 50 pounds, who cares what is in the bag. So annoying...:

Sports EquipmentSpecial Items
The items listed below will be accepted as Checked Baggage for a $75 each way charge.


Bicycles (defined as nonmotorized and having a single seat) properly packed in a bicycle box or hardsided case larger than 62 inches in total dimensions will be accepted as Checked Baggage. Pedals and handlebars must be removed and packaged in protective materials so as not to be damaged by or cause damage to other Baggage. Bicycles packaged in cardboard or soft sided cases will be transported as limited release items.
Javelins in a single bag, regardless of the number of javelins encased together, will be accepted.
Kayak (other than a sea kayak). Paddle(s) must be secured.
Life Raft Cartridges associated with a self-inflating life raft must be removed and are not allowed on Southwest.

Surfboard/kiteboard, keels and fins must be removed and placed in carryon or checked baggage.

Tennis rackets are recommended to be carried on since they are typically in a soft sided case. Tennis rackets checked in soft sided cases will be transported as limited release items.
Vaulting poles will be accepted in a single bag, regardless of the number of poles in the bag.
Wind surfing board, keel removed and placed in checked baggage to prevent damage to the sail, boom, and other baggage.

beebad
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Gear: 7m, 9m, 12m Cabrinha Switchblades, 15 Contra, Cabrinha 148 Spectrum, 137 ACE
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Location: Kent Island

Re: First travel trip with kitegear

Postby beebad » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:57 am

I think i am going to say it is parachute equipment...


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