Travel Bag for Mako King

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Just wondering if anyone has been able to fit the Mako King into any travel bags, golf bags? I am thinking of getting a King but am concerned on taking it along on the airplane. Has anyone tried to fit it in the Cabrinha 165cm golf travel bag?


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just got my mako king and I as well am wondering what other people are doing as far as transporting it goes. most of the kite-golf bags out there are 140-150cm. can you even consider a 165cm bag a ‘golf’ bag anyways? being able to fly with gear is kind of a big deal.


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a divisible board would be a killer travel board…


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The mystic matrix looks promising with the option of having a 170 cm length however, I can’t find a width anywhere online. The other mystic bag dimensions I could find show a 43 cm width. So just a little bit short of the 45 cm on the mako king.

The other concern I have is over packing any of the mako’s because of their concave and rocker. They’re shaped like a pringle’s chip or horse saddle. This means they’re not very flexible and I’m afraid that without the proper support they can get crushed/cracked while in transport. I don’t worry about my usual flat twin tip as that thing can literally bend with a car’s weight because of how much flex it has. Has anyone used a foam support for their mako’s while flying?


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The 2011 Mako 150 can be setup mutant and should fit into golf bags…so perhaps use that as a smaller version of the King for traveling?

I put my Mako King into a Dakine surfboard bag, but I’d have to pay extra to fly with it.

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taiguy - 08 September 2010 06:01 PM

The mystic matrix looks promising with the option of having a 170 cm length however, I can’t find a width anywhere online. The other mystic bag dimensions I could find show a 43 cm width. So just a little bit short of the 45 cm on the mako king.

The other concern I have is over packing any of the mako’s because of their concave and rocker. They’re shaped like a pringle’s chip or horse saddle. This means they’re not very flexible and I’m afraid that without the proper support they can get crushed/cracked while in transport. I don’t worry about my usual flat twin tip as that thing can literally bend with a car’s weight because of how much flex it has. Has anyone used a foam support for their mako’s while flying?

http://www.mysticboarding.com/dealers/


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I used a Cabrinha 165cm golf bag (board bag - two lengths available) to take my Mako King to Cuba in the spring - good fit.


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poldo - 08 September 2010 07:42 AM

a divisible board would be a killer travel board…

Yeah, who ever could make a split board that would pack into a normal suitcase would absolutely clean up.  Of course, making the resulting board strong so that it doesn’t break would be useful too. :-D

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vpas - 15 September 2010 11:45 AM
poldo - 08 September 2010 07:42 AM

a divisible board would be a killer travel board…

Yeah, who ever could make a split board that would pack into a normal suitcase would absolutely clean up.  Of course, making the resulting board strong so that it doesn’t break would be useful too. :-D

I’ve seen quite a few models online for sale….I haven’t tried any as my golf bag will swallow up a Mako 140/150 and let me fly for free to Canada/USA/Mexico.

Here is one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XtNE5Mwy-c&feature=related

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vpas - 15 September 2010 11:45 AM
poldo - 08 September 2010 07:42 AM

a divisible board would be a killer travel board…

Yeah, who ever could make a split board that would pack into a normal suitcase would absolutely clean up.  Of course, making the resulting board strong so that it doesn’t break would be useful too. :-D

in Italy there are several manufacturers (Hydro and Newind and others too) of kiteboard divisible absolutely bomb-proof, proven by year’s use, but unfortunately no-one has a model similar to Mako board

Also considering that Mako works with almost no flex should be easir to do a divisible one, perhaps in 2015..


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Thanks for the video Vik.  Great to see someone has done it.

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Recently brought my mako king out to seattle to ride (funny since I bought it from Bellingham but shipped to colorado). Put it in my old snowboard bag.

http://www.ogio.com/product/view/328/Caddy-Board-Bag

One of these, but a few years older. I put a kite on the bottom of the bag running the entire length, to help fill the void from the concave on the bottom of the mako. I bought two 6’ pieces of 1/2” pipe insulation foam (pre-slit) from lowe’s. This ran me about $2 and then fits snug around the edges of the board as well as providing a bit of cushion on the top and bottom. I recommend light nylon compression straps to keep it all together. I left my bindings on, but probably could have taken them off for better packing. I stuffed my wetsuit on top and added a few more bits and pieces to fill up space on the top of the board. Survived the trip just fine.

More importantly I got to ride the MK for the first time and loved it!


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Loving the ingenuity here guys! (We have loosely discussed making our own bags too… I’ll keep you posted, as someone on here said, 2015!)

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VikB - 17 September 2010 03:50 PM
vpas - 15 September 2010 11:45 AM
poldo - 08 September 2010 07:42 AM

a divisible board would be a killer travel board…

Yeah, who ever could make a split board that would pack into a normal suitcase would absolutely clean up.  Of course, making the resulting board strong so that it doesn’t break would be useful too. :-D

I’ve seen quite a few models online for sale….I haven’t tried any as my golf bag will swallow up a Mako 140/150 and let me fly for free to Canada/USA/Mexico.

Here is one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XtNE5Mwy-c&feature=related

Which golf bag do you use?

thanks


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also. apparently the 2011 makos now have wood cores which would go a long way in relieving my fears about the board breaking in transit. damn. does OR have any sort of “upgrade” program? =)