Ski and Snowboard Carrier for roof rack - Inno Grab Max
Does this ski rack require an adapter for your roof rack?
|Minimum bar spread (inches)||Maximum bar spread (inches)||Max Load (lbs)||Thule, Inno, Rhino square bars||Thule AeroBlade||Thule Rapid||Most Factory Racks||Xsporter||Rhino||Yakima|
|19.7||NA||6 skis/4 Snowboards||no adapter||no adapter||no adapter||No adapter unless cross-bar is more than 1.2 inches thick, then use :ISF711||ISF711||no adapter||ISF714|
For more information about which carriers require adapters for various cross bars please consult our roof rack accessory and adapter page.
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I purchased this ski/snowboard rack to utilize more space in my SUV for trips to the slopes. After a couple of uses, the product works great, had no issues at highway speeds (70-75 mph) and seems to be built very well.
Installation is relatively easy, however the instructions could be better. Once I understood the mounting concept of the unit, it was a pretty quick install, but it took a good 20 minutes to figure it all out. The instructions have diagrams that are not very clear. Step by step pictures would have been much better. Make sure that you utilize the "lever" design of the mounting system instead of just tightening the nuts on your vehicle's crossbars. Once installed correctly, the lever design of the racks hold them VERY securely to the vehicle. Take your time and make sure you understand the instructions BEFORE you begin installing.
When using the racks, be sure to close the top bar VERY firmly. The unit will have a two-stage click when closing, and you want to make sure that it is closed securely. I would also highly recommend locking the bars after closing to ensure everything is properly closed.
Loading and unloading the rack (with snowboards) was very easy....easier than I thought. My only complaint is that I wish the racks were a little wider. You would have a tough time accomodating 2 larger (wide) snowboards side-by-side on the rack. Also, the overhang of snowboard bindings at the heel can interfere with each other when placing snowboards side by side. You should be able to get around this by staggering the boards a bit. Skis should not be an issue at all. (Snowboards are always more difficult, aren't they?) With all of that said, I was able to load 4 snowboards on the racks (2 side by side, and stacked bottom to bottom on each other). I had no issues with the bindings on the boards that were upside down hitting the top of the vehicle. (I believe the height is also adjustable if this is an issue)
Overall, I'm very pleased with this rack, especially for the price. It feels very well made and should last quite a few years. For skis, you should have NO issues, if you are hauling more than 2 snowboards, and they are wide boards, you might want to look for a rack that is a bit wider.
The website gave me all of the info I needed to know about this product, and shipping was very fast...it actually was delivered a day early.