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scooper



Joined: 28 May 1987
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Location: Massachusettes

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:42 pm    Post subject: recycle your old junker board? Reply with quote

I saw an article in Boards Mag about a dry land trainer to learn freestyle moves. It's made by cutting up an old board so it can pivot on it's nose and side. Now I'm kicking myself for throwing out several old boards over the years. If anyone has an old shortboard that they were planning on getting rid of but can"t bear to just throw out, I'll take it off their hands and give it a new life.
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OliverTwist



Joined: 25 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scooper,

A guy at work has an old Greg Lohr styro board that he offered to me. It's an 80's slalom board and I didn't want it. If he still has it I'll get it for you. I'll see him tomorrow.

Oliver
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scooper



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote

Hi Oliver,

Thanks! I'm really looking forward to trying this simulator idea out.

Steve
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PeconicPuffin



Joined: 07 Jun 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, just about any board will do for land simulation, unless you're hoping to have the board be able to pivot and turn, which I've never seen a simulator that really accomplished this. Sail handling and footwork are the things simulators shine at.

If you do succeed in creating a great land simulator, put some photos online for people to see...that would be great!
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OliverTwist



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the guy at work today. He already dropped the board off at the swap shack at the dump.
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scooper



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for trying! I'm sure I'll dig one up somewhere.
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PeconicPuffin



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Egyptian simulator is a new one on me. Interesting...

A specific simulator idea for working on jibes is to put a broomstick or half-buried mast on the ground, and the board on top of that with the stick/mast under the board's centerline. This is an unforgiving way to test your footwork...keeping the inside carving rail down the entire time is not so easy!

Here is an alternative idea for abandoned windsurfing gear: furniture made from it:
http://peconicpuffin.typepad.com/the_peconic_puffin/2007/03/the_art_of_recy.html
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