Longboard to Lombok

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Red Kev started the topic in Monday, 18 Jun 2018 at 6:29am

Anyone taken a longboard (9'; 9'6-odd in a board bag I guess) to Lombok in the last couple of years by plane from Denpasar? 'Official' advice seems to be they won't take anything longer than 156 cm, which seems an I-don't-know-so-I'll-say-anything answer.

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ojackojacko commented Monday, 18 Jun 2018 at 8:07am

No specific knowledge of that route, but in general length restrictions are often related to the size of the cargo hold and what will physically fit (with everything else) given the dimensions of the hold. 156cm seems pretty precise for an I-don't-know-so-I'll-say-anything answer

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Red Kev commented Monday, 18 Jun 2018 at 11:38am

I take your point, ojackojacko, but 156 cm is only 5'1" and even for a twin-prop that's pretty stingey. And discounting 98% of the market who aren't ultra-groms or pixies. I don't think I've had a 5'1" since I was 10.

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ojackojacko commented Monday, 18 Jun 2018 at 2:04pm

yeah fair call. hopefully someone can give you some specific info -good luck with it

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cgrover commented Monday, 18 Jun 2018 at 4:11pm

The flight from Rote to Kupang stipulated 5'6" recently so the boards had to go by ferry rather than on the flight. The rider is that the flight out was a bit of a lottery apparently with some people able to get longer boards on. It's Indo so who knows??

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boater commented Monday, 18 Jun 2018 at 4:39pm

Red Kev, I've taken a big board (waveski) from Bali to Lombok a few times, but not since 2016. Back then Garuda had a jet every 2nd day that took big boards, and not on the other days. Look up the flights, the plane and the baggage allowance. Even for the jet, your board gets get bumped sometimes, in which case let them know at the lost baggage place a the ariport, leave your hotel name etc., and they'll get it to you. Sounds sketchy but its' fine

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Red Kev commented Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 at 6:35am

Thanks boater. Sounds like I just gotta turn up and see what happens. As cgrover says, it's Indo. It may not work perfectly, but it'll work in the end.