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Sometimes I want to bring only a slide to or from work on my bicycle, and bringing the whole case feels unnecessary. Or traveling with an extra slide. I know Cronkhite makes a slide case. Do you know these, I suppose they are good? Any other makers? I guess I could find some sports bag that would be cheaper, maybe. The slide should be reasonably well protected, though.
How do you transport separate slides?
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Consider a rifle case. Rajasthan low cost, large selection, excellent protection.
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The shortest rifle cases that I can locate are at least 41 inches long - really too long for a slide (~32 inches long).

Does anyone make a hard-sided case that will comfortably and snugly accommodate and protect a trombone slide?
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Posaunus wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:50 pm The shortest rifle cases that I can locate are at least 41 inches long - really too long for a slide (~32 inches long).
Short rifle cases definitely exist.
https://www.amazon.com/Merdia-Precision ... ref=sr_1_5

Per the description,
"All Weather Hard Rifle Cases: External Dimension: 34.45" x 13.29" x 5", Interior Dimension: 33.46" x 11.81" x 4.72", Lid Depth:2.44";Bottom Depth:2.44" , Weight: 2700g."

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I use a case that was designed to keep your arrows in (as in bows and arrows) Its absolutely the perfect size, then set the inside up like the slide doctor does with foam... Doug
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afugate wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:21 am
Posaunus wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:50 pm The shortest rifle cases that I can locate are at least 41 inches long - really too long for a slide (~32 inches long).
Short rifle cases definitely exist.
https://www.amazon.com/Merdia-Precision ... ref=sr_1_5

Per the description,
"All Weather Hard Rifle Cases: External Dimension: 34.45" x 13.29" x 5", Interior Dimension: 33.46" x 11.81" x 4.72", Lid Depth:2.44";Bottom Depth:2.44" , Weight: 2700g."

--Andy in OKC
Thanks Andy. This looks pretty good - though a little larger than needed for one slide. With an interior width of 11.81", I could probably safely carry two slides in it.
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DougHulme wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:40 am I use a case that was designed to keep your arrows in (as in bows and arrows) Its absolutely the perfect size, then set the inside up like the slide doctor does with foam... Doug
That's a neat idea. Something like this?
https://www.amazon.com/MTM-Ultra-Compac ... B000ZB953W
Listed dimensions: 33" x 5.9" x 3"

Or, if you need/want handles and a shoulder strap, a takedown recurve bow case like this might work:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MTC2PPJ
Listed dimensions: 35.43”L x 7.87”W x 5.12”H

Is there a particular type of foam that works best for padding?
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I just used a normal thin sheet of sponge foam (maybe 1/2" thick) on either side and made more rigid polystyrene ends shaped to fit the bow at one end the mouthpiece and bell reciever at the other. Adapted the design from what The Slide Doctor does with his plywood cases. I have even shipped a slide in this case too with no ill effects. The examples youve found look absolutely ideal to me and the first one is almost the same as mine... Doug
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muschem wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:40 pm That's a neat idea. Something like this?
https://www.amazon.com/MTM-Ultra-Compac ... B000ZB953W
Listed dimensions: 33" x 5.9" x 3"

Or, if you need/want handles and a shoulder strap, a takedown recurve bow case like this might work:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MTC2PPJ
Listed dimensions: 35.43”L x 7.87”W x 5.12”H
These look very promising. Much better than the rifle case I posted earlier. :good:
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I just ordered a purple compact arrow case and some 1" egg crate foam to encase my extra slide.
Modest investment. Hope it works out.

If not - any archers out there?

Thanks everyone!
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Posaunus wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:54 pm I just ordered a purple compact arrow case and some 1" egg crate foam to encase my extra slide.
Modest investment. Hope it works out.

If not - any archers out there?

Thanks everyone!
If I remember correctly, there are some types of foam that have outgassing that can cause lacquer problems. A search of the forums may save you some heartache.

--Andy in OKC
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afugate wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:14 am
Posaunus wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:54 pm I just ordered a purple compact arrow case and some 1" egg crate foam to encase my extra slide.
Modest investment. Hope it works out.

If not - any archers out there?

Thanks everyone!
If I remember correctly, there are some types of foam that have outgassing that can cause lacquer problems. A search of the forums may save you some heartache.

--Andy in OKC
Oops - never thought of that. I believe the "egg crate" foam is polyurethane. Is this a concern? :idk:
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muschem wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:40 pm
DougHulme wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:40 am I use a case that was designed to keep your arrows in (as in bows and arrows) Its absolutely the perfect size, then set the inside up like the slide doctor does with foam... Doug
That's a neat idea. Something like this?
https://www.amazon.com/MTM-Ultra-Compac ... B000ZB953W
Listed dimensions: 33" x 5.9" x 3"

Or, if you need/want handles and a shoulder strap, a takedown recurve bow case like this might work:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MTC2PPJ
Listed dimensions: 35.43”L x 7.87”W x 5.12”H

Is there a particular type of foam that works best for padding?
2nd one would be perfect for a cut bell Conn 4h or King 2b!
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