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12-26-2011, 06:06 PM
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Traveling with stick

Hi folks,

I moved to Arizona in April but left my gear back in Boston when I originally left. I go back to AZ tomorrow, this time with my gear in tow. I have just one stick (a cheap Easton Composite), and I can combine it with my bag rather than having it as a separate charged item. The problem is, I don't have a stick bag.

Are there any tips for bringing a stick without a stick bag? Is it even worth it to bring the stick and worry about lugging it around when I could get a wood stick for cheap when I get there? It's American Airlines, if that helps. Thanks!

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Just wondering, why not get a stick bag, they're reasonably cheap (anywhere from $10-$20 for a bag to carry a max of 2/3 sticks) and with only one stick in there, you can wrap it with something and stuff it in the bag.

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Just wondering, why not get a stick bag, they're reasonably cheap (anywhere from $10-$20 for a bag to carry a max of 2/3 sticks) and with only one stick in there, you can wrap it with something and stuff it in the bag.
Not an option. I'm not within 30 minutes of any hockey store right now and I have an early flight where the airport is 90 minutes away.

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What I did was I had several long strips of cardboard and packing tape. You might want to add some obligatory bubble wrap, focusing on the blade. But then again if there's a force strong enough to snap your stick where your handle or blade juts out, some wrap or cardboard is nothing.

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Just wondering, why not get a stick bag, they're reasonably cheap (anywhere from $10-$20 for a bag to carry a max of 2/3 sticks) and with only one stick in there, you can wrap it with something and stuff it in the bag.
if you pack them right you can get 6 or 7 in

my max is 8

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if you pack them right you can get 6 or 7 in

my max is 8
The higher end stick bag the more sticks you can get in there. I'm positive I can't get more than 3 in my S13 bag LOL

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The higher end stick bag the more sticks you can get in there. I'm positive I can't get more than 3 in my S13 bag LOL
i dunno i just paid 20 for mine and they told me the same thing, i pack mine tight, and i force mine in there i also have small knobs so that helps


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A stick bag, or packing it certainly sounds like the prudent answer, but reading this thread had me wondering if the airlines, or TSA, or whomever controls this stuff, would allow a stick to be carried on, or would they view that as a weapon? Anyone know?

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When I travelled with two sticks I just taped them togeather and they were part of my checked luggage. They wont let you carry it on lol, where are u gonna store it?

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I just moved for hockey and taped 5 sticks together since I didn't have any tie band things.

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When I travelled with two sticks I just taped them togeather and they were part of my checked luggage. They wont let you carry it on lol, where are u gonna store it?
the same place those people who carry on guitars store them. there are places on board to store things like that but you are correct, it can't be carried on.

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