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Old 11-15-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
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snowboard roof rack please!

Anyone know where to find a snowboard rack(holds preferably 3 boards,Roof Rack) for a good price? Not 500$ like I found? Easy install? Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:40 PM   #2
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ANYONE? IS THIS A GOOD BUY ?

http://www.departmentofgoods.com/inn...ersal-ski-rack

Help me out if you can!

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:20 PM   #3
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I used to use that style of carrier. It was effective, but my board was always covered in road grime.

I now use a roof top luggage carrier that I find much more useful. I can fit 4 boards along with all the boots and misc wet gear when the day is done and have a pile more interior space with less sweaty boot smell.

just my $0.02

those clamp style ones do however, take up much less space in the garage when they are not on the car.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:32 PM   #4
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Would you recommend the one in my link? And where would u recommend to buy the luggage carrier if i choose to? i just think its a lil uglier, but hey ur right its cleaner. Please advise.

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Old 11-16-2010, 09:26 AM   #5
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The carrier in your link looks fine. However, I think it is inexpensive because it doesn't have the actual roof racks that attach to the roof of your car. This just clamps onto your existing racks (if you have them). Which ever style of carrier you choose, you'll need the racks to attach the carrier to.

I think my roof top carrier came from a sears sale, but crappy tire is a good place to look too. Just make sure you measure your board (or the largerst board of the ppl you ride with) a lot of the roof top carriers are too short for snowboards.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:20 AM   #6
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Can i purchase a descent rack there too? I dont want a cheap one but i do not want to order the wrong one off of the internet! if anyone else is reding this if you can help me out wit a secure link id appreciate it!

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Old 11-17-2010, 08:56 AM   #7
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ANyone else? Pros? anyone have a rack? tips?
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:11 AM   #8
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Crappy tire has roof racks on sale until thursday.. 30% off
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DO i need some type of harness or clips for the snow boards? cuz the rack is just the rack noting else correct?
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I used to just tie my board the the racks, but it is a pain. Your cheapest option would be a clamp similar to the link you initially posted.

Maybe try searching Kijiji.ca for used racks/luggage carriers.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:37 AM   #11
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My link is just the clamp? its not a rack?
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:52 AM   #12
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Close to 300$ at Canadian Tire for rack an holder...Gotta be a better deal out there????!
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:52 AM   #13
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http://www.rackattack.com/

There located in Toronto and do a good quality job to the specs of the car and what you want to hold.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:50 AM   #14
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good prices>?
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Horribly expensive and not even OEM!
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