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    Default Best way to ship a longboard

    Ok, so I am shipping my longboard to someone in cali and I was wondering what the best company (UPS, Fedex, USPS...) to ship from. Also if you can use a bag sorta thing instead of a normal carboard box. What's the best way you've found to ship?


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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    bump
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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    just a deck right?

    fedex or ups. usps does not have a tracking number for regular parcel post, just delivery confirmation

    cardboam will do fine. just be sure to double up the cardboard especially on the ends and waist
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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    +1 for UPS or Fedex. Shipping in a long cardboard box will run you about $15, tracking included. The same package with USPS would be something like $30.

    General rule: USPS for smaller items, UPS for bigger.

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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    Shipped out a deck via USPS today for $13 insured/parcel post, but it would've cost $33 priority mail because of the length of the box.

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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    Where do I get a box fit for the board?

    Thanks everyone!

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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    Quote Originally Posted by unclewinkie View Post
    Where do I get a box fit for the board?

    Thanks everyone!
    a lot of us just make shift our own out of any cardboard we can find. just make sure to tape that ####er shut haha.

    steps:
    1. cover the ends of the board in cardboard
    2. cover the waist
    3. cover the whole damn thing in any other cardboard you can find.
    4. make sure that there is no space, the cardboard should fit around the deck tightly
    5. make sure you have the sending address

    i find this more easier to ship a deck. a deck is rigid and strong, you dont need to worry about it breaking in shipping. all you really need in a lot of cardboard to prevent just dings and scratches. a huge box filled with foam is uncessessary.
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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    Quote Originally Posted by gabriel[abc] View Post
    a lot of us just make shift our own out of any cardboard we can find. just make sure to tape that ####er shut haha.

    steps:
    1. cover the ends of the board in cardboard
    2. cover the waist
    3. cover the whole damn thing in any other cardboard you can find.
    4. make sure that there is no space, the cardboard should fit around the deck tightly
    5. make sure you have the sending address

    i find this more easier to ship a deck. a deck is rigid and strong, you dont need to worry about it breaking in shipping. all you really need in a lot of cardboard to prevent just dings and scratches. a huge box filled with foam is uncessessary.
    Alrighty. Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    Quote Originally Posted by unclewinkie View Post
    Ok, so I am shipping my longboard to someone in cali and I was wondering what the best company (UPS, Fedex, USPS...) to ship from. Also if you can use a bag sorta thing instead of a normal carboard box. What's the best way you've found to ship?
    Hey Bro,

    I ship my board often when I travel. Try Shipping Sidekick. They have better rates than I've seen anywhere else. And I wouldn't recommend a bag unless it's very heavily padded....much better to go with a slightly oversized box to allow for good cushioning......I reuse the same box and padding (styrofoam chunks) several times. They work well.

    Hope this helps.


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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    Find a big box and cut it in half to creat to wedges to put the board between. Tape the hell out of it and then the fold the ends in and tape the hell out of it again.

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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    i got a quote for a package 42 by 12 by 5 from UPS and it would have cost $70...
    USPS did the package for $16

    My mom said UPS would be cheaper too, but for whatever reason it wasn't in my experience
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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    what about international costs??

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    Default Re: Best way to ship a longboard

    if it's just a deck and you don't care about it getting scratched you can slap a shipping label right on it...

    but here's how you should do it...

    1 Find a box longer than the deck, it doesn't need to be as wide, but close.
    2 Open the ends, and flatten the box so it's just a big flattened tube. this usually makes it wide enough...
    3 Put the board in, and fold the ends over keeping the box flat, then tape them so they stay folded over, the box should still be flattened with the board inside, it's difficult to explain, but it keeps the package slim instead of a thick box.


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