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GuyT



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

check this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rUZuIMV0J0&feature=youtu.be
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kevinkan



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DelCarpenter wrote:
I never use my 44" skateboard for land sailing anymore, too easily stopped by tiny pebbles when going slow (land sailing jibes are slow).

There isn't any need to make one when used mountain boards are so plentiful because many wanna be mountain boarders find out how dangerous they are on hilly terrain. I've enjoyed land sailing on parking lots on mountain boards with decks as small as 32.25" long and decks as narrow as 9". Longer is better, wider is better, bigger wheels are better.

Craigslist in Portland area has Carveboard for $50 listed under "longboard". Grab that one if you can. The mast base goes behind the front truck. I have two Carveboards that are great for land sailing. I've also had good luck with several MBS boards. Basically all mountain boards are over engineered for land sailing because they are built to take the strain of jumping.

A mountain board was listed for $80. It isn't as good as the Carveboard, but it is good enough. You can't build anything for that price.


Good advice. I, too, really like the original Carve Board for skate sailing on pavement... however the trucks are very loose if you're not accustomed to skateboarding or surfing in general. Something with big, inflatable tires (instead of urethane skateboard wheels) will let you roll over cracks and pebbles without getting tossed over the handlebars. I actually prefer to mount the mast base right in front of the front truck. I just drill a hole so that the truck riser pad butts up against the universal nut, so I can just spin it on and off with no tools.



Here's a video of some skate sailing on the beach w/ Jean from Streetsailing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1sG0VAlzrA

I'm riding one of Jean's Streetsailing boards in this one.

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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the wind is on-shore enough to sail on the beach,
why NOT go on the water ??
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kevinkan



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1: it's a very tough place to sail... lots of waves, lots of current, powerful shore-pound, almost straight onshore. not many people sail here... a decent number of kiters who have a big advantage

2: usually is not windy enough for me to sail in the water here... average day for windsurfers is probably in the 6m range. skatesailing takes much less wind.

3: i do sail here sometimes... it can be really fun, and it can be really dangerous. had a bad experience a few weeks ago... looked like a fun day on a storm wind with sideshore wind, but it was way too windy, and i was getting absolutely smeared on my 3.8. i was floundering on the outside trying to waterstart as my gear was getting ripped out of my hands... also there was a lot of current that would pull the sail underwater anytime it touched.

that said, it's right across the street from my house, so it's awesome to walk out of my house and go sail in the backyard. i look forward to some more manageable days here in the future.

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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, i get it and is what i anticipated

when i cannot go on the water, i go on asphalt or ice Smile
http://joewindsurfer.blogspot.ca/2016/12/windskate-and-windski.html

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willhf



Joined: 06 Jul 2014
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, now I've got the landboard with base and universal all ready to go. Thanks to John B at Windance today for some help!!

Anyone near Portland have an old beat up rig they want to part with? (I can't wait for swap meet!)

Anyone near Portland do this regularly?

Cheers!
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DelCarpenter



Joined: 06 Nov 2008
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Location: Cedar Falls, IA

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

willhf, what did you get for a land board (overall length, deck width, tire diameter)?

About wear 'n tear on equipment: I've noticed the most scrapping on the boom near the clew, some scrapping on the sail foot near the clew & I sometimes wonder whether the upper leach is also getting some scrapping.

Masking tape wrapped around the vulnerable p\it is easier to talk to spectators, damaged sails are still useable, learn better sail handling skills, sailing can last a little longer because the stuff doesn't need to be wiped off before going into your vehicle and most of the locations are closer to home.

I think the most important piece of equipment for land sailing is an effective helmet.
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mmyers



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mast is just behind front trucks. Used hardwood plank and the biggest trucks and soft wheels from the local skate shop. Almost like surfing Smile


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