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Tball 04-28-2013 01:48 PM

Longboard
 
I do a good bit of longboarding and have been struggling to find a good way to store my board in the jeep. I have seen some talk about buying a wakeboard rack and using that to hold the board but im not sold on that idea. Does anyone have any other ways of storing their board? I'm to the point that it doesn't matter if the rack will only work with the top off.

Thanks

Fireaxe 04-28-2013 06:36 PM

I've just been tossing mine in the back.
Are you looking for something permanent? Something that will hold it up and out of the way?

Tball 04-28-2013 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Fireaxe (Post 3693545)
I've just been tossing mine in the back.
Are you looking for something permanent? Something that will hold it up and out of the way?

Probably not permanent. Yes to hold it up out of the way. I throw mine in the back and it gets knocked around into stuff. Besides the wakeboard rack I can't seem to find a good way to do it at a price that is comparable to the price of the wakeboard rack.

With this being said, I'm really starting to consider the wakeboard rack idea. Just don't know of it'll fit.

Still open to different ideas though.

goonie1 05-04-2013 06:56 AM

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I use a gobi rack with the Thule hang 2 carrier. Pretty darn solid, I swear I could shake the whole jeep around with my board once its strapped down!

I ended up moving the front and rear mounts back a bit, having the Thule mounts on the windbar cause some wicked wind noise and some whistling at highway speeds.

Not very cost effective if all you are hauling are some surfboards, but we use it for gear quite a bit.

Tball 05-15-2013 08:09 PM

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It's been a while but I have had some free time and have begun making my own rack. Thanks to eBay I found a set of cheap wakeboard racks. All I have to do is mount them to the roll bar and ill be set. Still need to figure out how to attach them.

kisportolt 05-15-2013 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by goonie1 (Post 3717990)

I use a gobi rack with the Thule hang 2 carrier. Pretty darn solid, I swear I could shake the whole jeep around with my board once its strapped down!

I ended up moving the front and rear mounts back a bit, having the Thule mounts on the windbar cause some wicked wind noise and some whistling at highway speeds.

Not very cost effective if all you are hauling are some surfboards, but we use it for gear quite a bit.

good looking set-up, but I believe he is talking about a longboard skateboard.

I hate that I haven't been longboarding much since college, but where I live now is not longboard friendly..

Fireaxe 05-15-2013 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by kisportolt (Post 3760068)

good looking set-up, but I believe he is talking about a longboard skateboard.

I hate that I haven't been longboarding much since college, but where I live now is not longboard friendly..

What's wrong with the UP?

kisportolt 05-16-2013 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Fireaxe (Post 3760240)

What's wrong with the UP?

absolutely nothing! I actually started long boarding at nmu in Marquette. but I live farther west now and it's a lot of dirt roads and closed minded people who wouldn't like "those punk ass kids on skateboards" too much. not worth the hassle, though I've found a couple backcountry hills that would be awesome to ride.

a full time job really puts a damper on it too..

LoveJiuJitsu 05-16-2013 06:21 PM

I'm wanting to come up with something for my tailgate that will hold my beloved Landyachtz 9 two 5. Will be interesting to see if/what you all come up with (something).

Fireaxe 05-16-2013 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by LoveJiuJitsu (Post 3763141)
I'm wanting to come up with something for my tailgate that will hold my beloved Landyachtz 9 two 5. Will be interesting to see if/what you all come up with (something).

we ride in Marietta area, where you ride?
we should ride!

LoveJiuJitsu 05-17-2013 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Fireaxe (Post 3764192)
we ride in Marietta area, where you ride?
we should ride!

I'm up in Cumming. I usually just cruise around parks while my kids are at their sports practices. I've never bombed hills, or anything crazy haha.

I LOVE those wakeboard racks, Tball.

Morris4x4Center 05-17-2013 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Tball (Post 3692738)
I do a good bit of longboarding and have been struggling to find a good way to store my board in the jeep. I have seen some talk about buying a wakeboard rack and using that to hold the board but im not sold on that idea. Does anyone have any other ways of storing their board? I'm to the point that it doesn't matter if the rack will only work with the top off.

Thanks

You have a hardtop? ESP and some other brands make soft racks. Id recommend one of those or if you have a soft top, drop the soft top and use 2 ATV racket straps and 2 towels and strap it to the rollbars.

http://www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com...FU1p7AodgwIA_A


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