Traveling and transport by plane a snowboard

The new snow season is just around the corner and our tables are ready for us to take to the slopes! But every year many of us have the same questions: can you bring snowboards on the plane? Is it risky to bill a snowboard? Do all air travel companies allow you to carry snowboards on your flights?

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Undoubtedly, traveling with all our snowboarding equipment can be quite heavy, but with a few tricks and tips, you can move through the air like a true professional.

We pack our bags! Pack and protect the snowboard

The first difficulty that appears when traveling with our team is evident, its size and fragility means that we can not move like with a couple of traditional suitcases. So, to facilitate our own movement towards the airport, at the airport itself and then to the station it is essential to pack and protect our table and equipment perfectly.

What are the best snowboard cases to travel?

As the time we spend in airports is long and heavy, sometimes with crowds, from Meollo we recommend snowboard bags with wheels. You can move them quickly through the corridors and also have enough space for the boots and the rest of the clothes. Besides not having to carry all the weight, these balls have very good internal protection that avoids the blows that the warehouse operator gives them, without mercy, to all the suitcases.

Example of transport case for snowboard with wheels

Some of these cases or bags to transport snowboards can even be folded very efficiently and are very convenient to store.

Example of foldable snowboard cover

The drawback of folding bags is, however, that they usually have less insulating material to allow them to make a kind of ball. This makes them small but less resistant when it comes to protecting our material. Warned you stay.

How much does it cost to transport the snowboard?

Each airline is a world, and there is an immense variety of prices and conditions. We are going to show you some of the most popular and with which you will surely move this snow season.

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Transport the snowboard with Iberia

As indicated by the Iberia company with which we have contacted to know their rates and conditions, the snowboard is part of the category of special luggage and transport. Our luggage can be formed by a snowboard, a pair of boots and a helmet and can be transported in a maximum of two bags with a maximum weight of 23 kilos. But our snow equipment can not go in any way, so that it can be accepted on the flight and allow us to check in. All the elements of the ski equipment must be properly placed and fastened in such a way that they do not cause discomfort or damage during boarding. , transport and disembarkation.

Price: the price of the transport of our snowboard with Iberia depends on the route. If we are going to make a long distance flight, that is, to America, Asia or South Africa, transportation is free. On the other hand, in flights of medium and short distance, that is to say, in flights in the Peninsula and Europe the cost is of 45 €. The payment can only be made at the airport and they recommend us to go with enough time in advance.

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Transport snowboard with Ryanair

In the case of the low-cost airline Ryanair, they point out that our snowboard as a sports material must be shipped in the warehouse after payment of the corresponding corresponding rate.

Price: If it is a large sports team, it will cost € 50 each way if you pay on the internet and € 60 each way if it is done at the airport. If you exceed 20 kg per item, you will have to pay the surcharge for excess baggage.

Transport snowboard with Vueling

Like Iberia, Vueling considers the special luggage snowboard and therefore it is necessary to check it and put it in the cellar. Only a snowboard and a pair of boots are left inside the case or suitcase, nothing more. So, eye. Vueling only allows one package for special checked baggage. If your team consists of 2 or more pieces and they go in separate bags or bags, you must check the second package separately. (Remember that Iberia left you up to two hoots). With Vueling the maximum weight of the package is 32 kg, and the maximum height is 2.70 meters. Another important detail is that they do not let you mix equipment. That is to say, if you are two friends and one has skis and your one snowboard you can not put sticks of your friend in the cover of your board. Rare, right? … we have no idea why, but we inform you that it is so that you do not take surprises.

Price: If online invoices the price is € 45 if you do not exceed the indicated weight. If you do it at the airport, it will cost € 55.

Transport snowboard with AirFrance

If you are going to travel to France you will surely opt for AirFrance that will take you to the incredible stations of this country. The company is happy to transport sports materials. It only puts us some demands: the weight of our equipment can not be higher than 23 kg (or 32 kg in Business or La Première classes) and that the sum of its three dimensions does not exceed 300 cm.
Price: FREE! They will not charge us anything if we do not go beyond what is indicated above. Vive la France!

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Transport the snowboard with Alitalia

Alitalia and the fabulous Italian snow tracks are also happy to transport our equipment. They allow us to carry as a sports equipment, with a maximum weight of 23 kg, a pair of skis with bindings, snowshoes, snow boots and helmet or a snowboard, bindings and boots and helmet or a complete snowkit equipment.
Price: FREE! (If you do not overweight) Grazie mille!

Transport snowboard with Swiss

The Swiss also love us and teach us and in their company they will not charge us anything. That if, if we go over the line will apply a special rate if a number of pieces is transported higher than allowed, or if the weight of your luggage is higher than what the standard allows. This special rate will be applied only when the sports team consists exclusively of the objects that are detailed in the list of contents of the table. Only one uncataloged item will be allowed for each piece of luggage. If more objects of this type are transported in the sports equipment, the normal rate for excess baggage will have to be paid. Swiss only accepts sports luggage with a weight of up to 32 kg and a total length of up to 3.50 m.
Price: FREE! If we behave well. Danke!

Transport snowboard with KLM

The Dutch airline will give us their delicious cookies on the flight and will not charge us a penny for traveling with our snowboard as long as we do not exceed 23kg and 300cm long in our suitcase.
Price: Free! Bedankt!


What a snowboard is made of?

Are you crazy about snowboarding? Do you spend all year waiting for the season to arrive to take your board and enjoy the snow? Without doubt, there is nothing like the first descent of the year, but nothing would be possible without your faithful snowboard. Have you ever wondered how it is made? The construction of a board for this snow sport is a process that mixes crafts and technology in equal parts.

The materials

The construction of a snowboard can be an art form and every work of art begins with the choice of the best materials. Today we will talk about the most common snowboards on the market but soon we will publish a new blog entry where we will talk specifically about ecological and handcrafted snowboards.

The core or central part of the snowboard is the fundamental element of the whole and the one that must offer the best performance of resistance and flexibility. This core or central part of the “sandwich” that makes up our table can be presented in two different materials depending on the weight or lightness of our table. Thus, we find snowboardo boards with wood core, somewhat heavier but with excellent strength and flexibility and boards with foam cores that are certainly lighter but much more fragile to the blows that the board can suffer in a fall or in transportation.

In the case of wooden cores, it is not a uniform or solid piece, but, to gain flexibility and capacity to absorb shocks and vibrations, craftsmen insert longitudinal strips of wood of various origins. The most common are the white poplar. If you find this wood on the label of the table we recommend you pay close attention. The wood of the poplar is light, homogeneous, elastic, of medium density and of hardly marked heartwood. In addition, the new genetic and cultivation techniques have improved their production making it much more ecological and respectful with the environment. The second type of wood that is usually used for the manufacture of the cores of the snowboards is the birch wood, very flexible and fine, commonly used in high-quality cabinetry. These woods are rolled vertically and horizontally to create variable flexures. We recommend the snowboards made of these woods, long after jubilais and will continue to be beautiful and resilient objects worthy of being exposed at home, guardians of the best moments of snow. In addition, if you decide to get rid of your snowboard, it will be biodegradable in 70%, which is not little for nature.

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Another material widely used for the core of the snowboard is polyurethane foam, a type of plastic widely used in the industry. It is widely used as insulation and padding and also to absorb impacts. That’s its function in your snowboard and that’s why it’s in the center. Its specific structure formed by a network of bubbles allows it to twist and stretch. It is a magnificent material that makes the snowboards very light and resistant but with the passage of time it degrades and does not age like wood.

The upper sheet. The top part of our snowboard receives the “top sheet” man and the drawing or graphic that decorates our table is printed on it. Its main function is to cover and protect the core. Thus, in foam cores its thickness is much larger. The material to wrap the snowboard varies, existing diverse types of flexible plastics and of thermal adhesion but normally we find two types: gloss and matt. The images of type brightness are realized by means of the technique of sublimation that consists in the application of the image by means of a process based on the heat by transfer. The temperatures reached to decorate the snowboard can be around 180 degrees Celsius.

Fiberglass reinforcement: The two layers that we talked about earlier in the table would be extremely brittle and fragile. That is why the whole set is covered with fiberglass present in the manufacture of most of the snowboards on the market.

Metal anchors: in the upper part of the main board of our snowboard we observe some steel rivets that allow anchoring the fixings to the snowboard. There are different types and varieties, most of them made of stainless steel that offers, as the name suggests, resistance to the oxidation of water and snow. If you see rust or an orange color in these pieces, you should change them immediately. Your safety is at risk because they are precisely what keeps you fixed to the table. If these anchors are not in optimal condition you could have a snowboard accident. Knowing in detail your table avoids you having troubles.

Bottom or base: on what do we slide in the snow? Undoubtedly, the most important part of our snowboard is one that allows us to fly on the slopes. Normally the base is made of high density polystyrene. It is another type of plastic, specifically a polymer that responds to heat and that has a lot of durability and resistance. Its molecular structure allows the snowboard to slide with minimal friction, while allowing snow waxes. The maintenance of the wax is essential since without it the board loses speed.

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We still have one last capital element of the snowboard: the metal edges designed specifically for the board to sink into the snow while it is spinning. It gives weight and allows you to do the tricks, which is key and we can do maneuvers with freedom. So here comes our post about the materials that make up a snowboard. We invite you to read the post dedicated to its manufacture, you will be surprised by the care of the craftsmen and the precision of the technology.