Slalom travel cases / bags for flying
What is acceptable for airline travel? I see a lot of padded bags for $70-150 and a sport tube case for $200.
I've read to wrap towels and stuff around the ski in the bag.
I've also heard some horror stories about baggage folks, and don't want to be one.
Does this count as a checked bag or will it be oversi$e?
Any tips / thoughts?