Believe it or not, items used to slide down snow, hit rocks, and slide on rails, do need some protection when they are being shipped. Here is a short guide on how to ship your snowboard so the people buying it, will receive it in good shape.
Things you will need.
- Box or boxes
- Packaging tape
- Bubble wrap
- Styrofoam blocks
Find a box big enough to contain a snowboard. You may try snowboard shops to see if they have any spare boxes. Most likely, you will have to create a box out of several smaller boxes. Make sure to tape them at the seams so they will hold together and not fall apart.
Remove bindings if they are not being shipped with snowboard or if box doesn’t allow bindings to be properly padded.
Wrap the snowboard with bubble wrap, make sure all the edges, including the nose and tail are covered well. These are the impact points if dropped. Foam pieces keep the box from folding in on itself and protects tip and tail. You can also use small boxes of you can’t foam
Put wrapped snowboard inside of the box. Fill remainder of box with bubble wrap, or newspaper.
Take to your shipper of choice, USPS, UPS or FedEx. Make sure to get tracking and insurance on your package.