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Old     (suprafly08)      Join Date: Dec 2008       12-04-2008, 7:25 PM Reply   
Does anyone have any experience using a roof-rack based board mount such as those available for snowboards?
Looking at the Yakima FatCat it looks like it may compress the core of a wakeboard too much, causing damage. Anyone have any experience?

Thanks in advance!!!
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       12-05-2008, 8:29 AM Reply   
I can't remember what my rack is, not Thule, not yakima... damn it. anyway, its big enough to hold 4 snowboards and has a good bit of cushion on the clamps. I don't see why you couldn't stick a board in there. two may be tricky..

i'd pry pull the bindings if you're going any distance, but it should work fine.

(Message edited by denverd1 on December 05, 2008)
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       12-05-2008, 11:09 AM Reply   
Heard it could mess up the rocker... just buy a box instead.... covered & out of the UV rays...
Old    K.B.C.            12-05-2008, 11:12 AM Reply   
Do you really not have ANY room in your car?
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       12-05-2008, 11:16 AM Reply   
I used to use a barrecrafters snowboard rack when I had my mustang. It worked really well and it was about $60. I could put it on the car or take it off in about 2 minutes with a screwdriver, and it was a locking rack.
Old     (ziggen)      Join Date: Jul 2006       12-05-2008, 11:26 AM Reply   
I use a yakima powderhound for my wakeboard but it's a slingshot so it's a little thinner. Works great.
Old     (jrw160)      Join Date: Oct 2006       12-05-2008, 11:33 PM Reply   
I have a thule snowboard rack, and I've put my 06 premier up there once without the bindings when I had absolutely no room left in my car. It's a pretty beefy board, so I would think most others would fit. I don't think it would fit with the bindings anyway due to the spacing of the racks.
Old     (crowem87)      Join Date: Nov 2005       12-06-2008, 12:47 PM Reply   
i dont think i would worry too much about messing up the rocker unless the rack is physically bending your board away from its natural shape...
Old     (clearlakescott)      Join Date: Apr 2007       12-06-2008, 6:42 PM Reply   
I used a yakima powderhound rack and it worked fine. It will only hold one board in each rack though not two like a snowboard

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