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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2009, 08:03 AM »

Oh, I forgot to mention that I use those cotter pins that you press and move to the side and they open, like scissors. There are two on my Bazooka tube, one to open it and anther to allow it to extend longer. After the first time of flying I placed a ribbon on the one to open it with the words "OPEN" on it. I find that you really need to make it easy for the baggage people. I've also placed an extra one on the tube in case they somehow loose the one keeping it closed. Lastly I put red duct tape down the sides of the tube so that it does not blend into the darkness and wind up in some other state.
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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2009, 08:10 AM »

I fly out of Salt Lake City and usually during the winter months so they always tell me to put my "skis" on another belt. I never bother to correct them. Only once did someone ask me what they were and I told them kites. They looked at me strange and I said, they were just like fishing poles.... as the airlines _do_ mention this in their Sport Equipment list.... they just don't list kites.  Shocked
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