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  1. #1
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    Make your own Free Ski Boxes

    Have you ever been in the situation where you have a pair of skis to sell, but no box within to ship them?
    The solution is to build a ski box with free materials from Fedex. The tubes can either be obtained from any fedex store, or ordered on-line and delivered free. Once built, skis can be shipped by any carrier.
    1) 2 38x6x6 tubes are required. Make the first tube. Cut away the flaps at the middle, so that only a
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    Completely open the second tube and cut away the end, so only a triangle is left. Cut away the middle completely
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    Join the two tubes, so that the triangle from the first tube (white) is inserted into the middle (cut away) side of the 2d tube). Then tape the two middle sections together. Place skis in box an, fold over the triangle of the 2d tube and tape shut.
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    It takes 5 mins., it's free and it's easy. If you don't like the fedex logo, then each box can be done as in Step 2.
    Last edited by schindlerpiste; 09-16-2020 at 01:14 PM.
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  2. #2
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    When I ship flat skis I put a strip of cardboard between the base and topsheet of the bottom ski. Then cap the tips and tails with cardboard and shrink wrap the entire length with packing wrap. No box needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prsboogie View Post
    When I ship flat skis I put a strip of cardboard between the base and topsheet of the bottom ski. Then cap the tips and tails with cardboard and shrink wrap the entire length with packing wrap. No box needed.

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    I do the same, but don't have easy access to shrink wrap, so I cut down the sides of a contractor bag to make a long, heavy plastic sheet and just roll the skis up.

    The FedEx box hack does look a lot better though ...

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    I just save all the ski boxes from all the fucking skis I buy

  5. #5
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    no sell... only buy. problem solved.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beder View Post
    I just save all the ski boxes from all the fucking skis I buy
    This...
    Quote Originally Posted by m2711c View Post
    no sell... only buy. problem solved.
    and this.

    I'm holding.

  7. #7
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    I've received 2 new and 1 used box in the last week
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  8. #8
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    Not a bad idea. Thanks for the tip.

  9. #9
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    Ski shops toss shitloads of ski boxes this time of year.

  10. #10
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    'round here, they want $10 for boxes they're throwing out anyway. Which is why I buy all of my shit on gear swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat Sig View Post
    This...

    and this.

    I'm holding.
    lol ya

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