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What do you use to ship a slalom ski?

skinutskinut Posts: 430 Solid Baller
So I have sold my slalom ski but I don't have a box to ship it in. I have even called the local outdoor retailers to see if they have any boxes I could have, no luck. Any suggestions on what I should use?


  • MMHUTKAMMHUTKA Posts: 11 Baller
    just shipped a ski with a generator box i cut and taped relentlessly
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,846 Mega Baller
    We have a local box store (EcoBox) which carries 6"x 6" x 4ft boxes and 8" x 8" x 4ft boxes. I have bought two of the size needed and slipped one into the other like a sports tube. I typically protect the fin and pad the insides significantly. Maybe you can find a local box store?
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,759 Mega Baller
    Once you figure out the box issue and are ready to ship, go to the UPS or FedEx dispatch/service center. Don't go to The UPS Store or Office Max. Those places add a high service fee. At Office Max it was $48 at UPS $28 and Uncle Sam's snail mail was $38.
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,187 Crazy Baller
    Prayer. A lot of prayer.
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 945 Crazy Baller
    Just go down to the local shop and get one from them. They have ski boxes in the back.
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,642 Open or Level 9 Skier
    UPS store or fedex store should be able to box it for you.
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,129 Mega Baller
    I never ship'em, I only receive'em :) The last "rare" and "vintage" one I bought off of eBay arrived via USPS wrapped only in bubble without damage. It cost the shipper all of about $8 from NH to PA.
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,118
    USPS has always been the easiest and cheapest for international shipping.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • gt2003gt2003 Posts: 726 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Bubble wrap on tip and fin then cut and fit boxes with LOTS of tape to secure. I swore I'd never be without a ski shipping box but threw it out when we moved. THIS IS BAD! I'm pretty sure I won't be without one again!
    2014 HO TX
    1996 Malibu Echelon
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,415 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I always keep the box from my most recent ski in the crawl space.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • LovellLovell Posts: 103 Baller
    Save the box from the last one you bought and re use. I've done that a number of times.
  • lkblkb Posts: 606 Baller
    Some packing and shipping specialists can custom make boxes. Depending where you live you could make a few calls.
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,517 Mega Baller
    I had a guy ship me a ski in 8x8x8 boxes. About 15 of them sleeved, one into the next and taped like hell. It works
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