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      08-09-2006, 09:56 AM   #1
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AJ - Your Rack Sir!

AJ -- Question for you about the rack you purchased. I vaguely remember you said you got it for holding your boards, which is what I want for this winter

Did you get the OEM BMW rack, or Thule? And what did you purchase to hold the boards?

Hoping the install/removal is very quick and simple - looks just like screws? I don't want to run with the rack on all the time, just for when I take my trips to the slopes.
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We talking about snowboards here? What do you guys have?
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      08-09-2006, 02:40 PM   #3
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We talking about snowboards here? What do you guys have?
Nothing yet -- got any recommendations for a starter board, bindings, boots?

I've been snowboarding several times, and had a blast each time. This year I vowed to get my own gear and really get into it a bit more vs renting all the time.

I used to be into skating back in the day. Sometimes I still can't believe my parents let me build a halfpipe in my backyard And of course the 1/4 pipe took up the driveway!

But I don't plan on doing any half pipe on the board ... mainly just carving up the slopes. Do I smell a ski/boarding trip in the works for us this winter!?
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Nothing yet -- got any recommendations for a starter board, bindings, boots?

I've been snowboarding several times, and had a blast each time. This year I vowed to get my own gear and really get into it a bit more vs renting all the time.

I used to be into skating back in the day. Sometimes I still can't believe my parents let me build a halfpipe in my backyard And of course the 1/4 pipe took up the driveway!

But I don't plan on doing any half pipe on the board ... mainly just carving up the slopes. Do I smell a ski/boarding trip in the works for us this winter!?
I'm in.
Massanutten, White tail or Ski Liberty are very close by.
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I have the OEM rack with snowboard attachments. It is one of the easiest installs and removals for a rack. There is just one bolt on each side of the support that screws down into the roof, but will not damage your paint at all.

Sam, if you would like, you can come see the rack in person to check it out... I would highly recommend it if your taking to the slopes (just like I did many times this past season)...
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I have the OEM rack with snowboard attachments. It is one of the easiest installs and removals for a rack. There is just one bolt on each side of the support that screws down into the roof, but will not damage your paint at all.

Sam, if you would like, you can come see the rack in person to check it out... I would highly recommend it if your taking to the slopes (just like I did many times this past season)...
How much are we talking about for the rack?
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I have the OEM rack with snowboard attachments. It is one of the easiest installs and removals for a rack. There is just one bolt on each side of the support that screws down into the roof, but will not damage your paint at all.

Sam, if you would like, you can come see the rack in person to check it out... I would highly recommend it if your taking to the slopes (just like I did many times this past season)...
Cool, thanks for the info. I've seen several pictures of the rack on cars - I just wanted to make sure it was a simple bolt on/off process

Where did you source the rack from -- dealership or is there a cheaper online source? Thanks.
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Cheapest around was local dealership with CCA discount... I forget exactly what I paid for it, but it was the best deal around...
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Cheapest around was local dealership with CCA discount... I forget exactly what I paid for it, but it was the best deal around...
Sounds good. Looks like I'll have to give the old CCA membership card a workout at Sterling BMW.
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Sounds good. Looks like I'll have to give the old CCA membership card a workout at Sterling BMW.

Just a FYI, the bolts they use require a sepcific crewdriver (which is provided for you). So as far as safety is concerned, no one can steal the rack unless they had the specific tool to use. The snowboard attachment also has a key lock on it to secure whatever your transporting...


I would be all about a day on the slopes... that is if you guys can keep up with me
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When are you guys going boarding/skiing? We should plan a group outing...
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When are you guys going boarding/skiing? We should plan a group outing...

What about this weekend
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When are you guys going boarding/skiing? We should plan a group outing...
Umm ... not anytime soon

Seriously though, for those of us that ski/board or are interested in doing so, we should organize something for this winter. There are plenty of slopes close by that we can hit (and yes, they're mounds of ice but wadda ya gonna do, unless we wanna drive to Killington!).

Now I gotta start planning for a set of winter tires and rims. Does this madness ever stop!
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Umm ... not anytime soon

Seriously though, for those of us that ski/board or are interested in doing so, we should organize something for this winter. There are plenty of slopes close by that we can hit (and yes, they're mounds of ice but wadda ya gonna do, unless we wanna drive to Killington!).

Now I gotta start planning for a set of winter tires and rims. Does this madness ever stop!

We should orgainze a trip for later... For those that are experienced, seven springs might even be worth a few hours in the car...
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We should orgainze a trip for later... For those that are experienced, seven springs might even be worth a few hours in the car...
Cruise director Donny, are ya listening?
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Cruise director Donny, are ya listening?
I'm listening

I meant for later on in the season ... but we can go boarding this weekend if you guys are up to it ... but it'll be kinda bumpy
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I'm listening

I meant for later on in the season ... but we can go boarding this weekend if you guys are up to it ... but it'll be kinda bumpy

reminds me of the capital one commercial with the family going 'summer skiing'
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reminds me of the capital one commercial with the family going 'summer skiing'
no blackout dates...

seriously, we'll get cheap rates....what's a couple of scrapes and bruises?
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no blackout dates...

seriously, we'll get cheap rates....what's a couple of scrapes and bruises?

Ill wait until there is snow on the ground... Im not getting my good snowboard all knicked up over rocks and dirt
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I'm definitely down for some boarding! Gotta get my new gear broken in. I bought $600 worth of equipment last year and wasn't able to use it.
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I'm definitely down for some boarding! Gotta get my new gear broken in. I bought $600 worth of equipment last year and wasn't able to use it.

I only went for one weekend... Kinda dissapointed in the conditions, btu hoping for the best this winter!!!


Plus I will have proper winter tires on this time around (instead of AS tires), so Ill be interested to see how they perform...
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Well, since you have the roof rack and also the proper tires, I think it's safe to say we're all riding in your car to the slopes! haha
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