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My custom travel bag for pocket foil boards.

Postby tkaraszewski » Fri May 15, 2020 12:37 am

I know nobody can travel right now, so the timing for this isn't great, but I commissioned a custom bag built for the traveling foiler who doesn't need a twintip or surfboard length bag.

Here's my new bag and everything I want to put in it - foil, board, three kites, harness, bar, helmet.
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The board fits in first, and there's a custom foil mounting pad.
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The foil pad straps in over the top of the board.
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Then you can throw the rest of your gear on top.
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Close it up and you've got a pocket-board sized travel bag. This whole thing weighs 17.9kg, or 39.5 lbs.
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With traveler, for scale. Now when can we travel again?
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Re: My custom travel bag for pocket foil boards.

Postby Jfactor » Fri May 15, 2020 3:04 am

What does it cost to get a custom bag built? I was thinking of building one myself, but materials alone will be quite expensive.

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Re: My custom travel bag for pocket foil boards.

Postby fun2kite » Fri May 15, 2020 1:23 pm

this is great. I am thinking same. We desperately need travel bags 100cm / 120cm in length . But one thing I also want is wheels. Yours seem does not have them. Rolling it would be great.. And second option , I want it to be worn as "back pack" instead of over the shoulder strap.

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Re: My custom travel bag for pocket foil boards.

Postby tkaraszewski » Fri May 15, 2020 3:54 pm

Jfactor wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 3:04 am
What does it cost to get a custom bag built? I was thinking of building one myself, but materials alone will be quite expensive.
Admittedly it wasn't cheap. At $400 US it was about twice what a comparable bag would likely cost out of a factory, but nobody makes a comparable bag.

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Re: My custom travel bag for pocket foil boards.

Postby tkaraszewski » Fri May 15, 2020 3:55 pm

fun2kite wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 1:23 pm
this is great. I am thinking same. We desperately need travel bags 100cm / 120cm in length . But one thing I also want is wheels. Yours seem does not have them. Rolling it would be great.. And second option , I want it to be worn as "back pack" instead of over the shoulder strap.
The nice thing about custom is you can get whatever you want. Getting backpack straps I'm sure would be easy. I'm not sure about sourcing the hardware for the wheels.

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Re: My custom travel bag for pocket foil boards.

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri May 15, 2020 4:36 pm

fun2kite wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 1:23 pm
this is great. I am thinking same. We desperately need travel bags 100cm / 120cm in length . But one thing I also want is wheels. Yours seem does not have them. Rolling it would be great.. And second option , I want it to be worn as "back pack" instead of over the shoulder strap.
Look at Nobile’s bags. They have a 90cm and 120cm.

I like this bag but what about the wasted space under the rocker of the board, could easily fit a wetsuit or even a smaller peak. The DC doesn’t have as much rocker as a Groove though. For 400 bucks you could get a couple Nobile travel bags though and they look to give you more protection. Impressive though. I’d maybe buy one for 300 but I’d have to see how it help up to the baggage throwers first.

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Re: My custom travel bag for pocket foil boards.

Postby tkaraszewski » Fri May 15, 2020 6:08 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 4:36 pm
fun2kite wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 1:23 pm
this is great. I am thinking same. We desperately need travel bags 100cm / 120cm in length . But one thing I also want is wheels. Yours seem does not have them. Rolling it would be great.. And second option , I want it to be worn as "back pack" instead of over the shoulder strap.
Look at Nobile’s bags. They have a 90cm and 120cm.

I like this bag but what about the wasted space under the rocker of the board, could easily fit a wetsuit or even a smaller peak. The DC doesn’t have as much rocker as a Groove though. For 400 bucks you could get a couple Nobile travel bags though and they look to give you more protection. Impressive though. I’d maybe buy one for 300 but I’d have to see how it help up to the baggage throwers first.
I don't really get your point on the "wasted space" thing? If I stuffed a wetsuit under the nose of the bag, would that make it seem more useful to you? For sure I could stuff a wetsuit in it no problem. Or are you saying you'd rather have the bottom of the board cut in a curve to match the rocker of your board? If you're getting a custom bag built you could totally do that, I'm just not sure how beneficial it would be.

I can't find the Nobile bag you're talking about on their website. Can you post a link?

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Re: My custom travel bag for pocket foil boards.

Postby irwe » Fri May 15, 2020 8:41 pm


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Re: My custom travel bag for pocket foil boards.

Postby tkaraszewski » Fri May 15, 2020 11:19 pm

irwe wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 8:41 pm
Here's the Nobile bag as requested

https://www.silentsports.com/kiteboardi ... /kn17fo29/
Not sure why they don't list the dimensions of the bag on their site.

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Re: My custom travel bag for pocket foil boards.

Postby Jfactor » Fri May 15, 2020 11:22 pm

tkaraszewski wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:19 pm
irwe wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 8:41 pm
Here's the Nobile bag as requested

https://www.silentsports.com/kiteboardi ... /kn17fo29/
Not sure why they don't list the dimensions of the bag on their site.
The board listed above is 90cm. But this one is 110. Seems quite a bit narrower than the one you had made though.

https://nobilekiteboarding.com/splitboard-master


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