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Douchebags rethink the ski bag
It’s really hard to find a boardbag that is the right length for your skis/snowboards/surfboards/ironing boards (if that’s your thing). And boardbags are really cumbersome to store. And they’re hard to walk long distances with. And then you get new skis/boards, and the bag is totally the wrong size again.
So starting with a ski bag, a pro skier (more on him later), a Norwegian uni, and 150 of their closest mates have got together and rethought the ski bag. They came up with a funny name, added a bunch of clever features, and have caught our attention big time.
The bag can roll to different lengths, including into a little ball for storage.
It has a shoulder strap for walking long distances.
It caters to a powder trip, a race trip, or reliving the glory days on those old race-stock 197 slalom planks with about 1mm of sidecut.
There’s a fancy rib cage for protection, as well as a fancy internal rigidity frame bit. Basically, they’ve ticked the basics for a 3.2kg boardbag.
Now we just want to see the same approach taken to surfboard bags; imagine having the one wheeled coffin for a Superbank cyclone swell raid or a Hawaiian rhino shooter trip!
Good stuff Douchebags. You’ve done well. Check out YouTube for a video of it in action, and thanks heaps to @meltedpop for pointing these guys out.
But wait, there’s more!
Yeah, we couldn’t resist a bit of life-envy with this one. The pro skier involved with this Douchebag is Jon Olsson, the Swede you may remember “for his invention of several new double flips, including a D-spin 720 into a flatspin 540 (DJ Flip), a switch double rodeo 1080 (Hexo Flip), a double flatspin 900 (Kangaroo Flip), and a switch cork 720 to flatspin 540 (The Tornado).” These days he’s trying to ski race again, and doing pretty well at it.
But all that spinning has won him some good sponsors, so he likes to carry his Douchebag atop some pretty sweet wheels…
And with some good company…
But at the end of the day, he’d probably trade it all in to keep doing this…