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joethewindsufa



Joined: 10 Oct 2010
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Location: Montréal

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mattd:

sorry about pic size - was in a hurry and posted it from the blog as is

the skis are obviously straight and NOT parabolics
mine were all freebies and were 185s - apparently longer is even better
the lateral resistant is excellent
no footstraps, i put my feet on the skis against the board and RIP

that sled is used on ice with NOT much snow
the less the better
i have another sled with 3 skis that i use in snow
the 3rd ski is for the lateral resistance

the Scandinavians and New Englanders have been doing this even longer
they use the blades on the boards
since ice is nice but snow is prevalent here - i built one for each -

good luck - it's loads of fun and no waterstart skills required Smile

hope this pic is better 4 yur scream Smile



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MattD



Joined: 25 May 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. From the WinterWindsurf article I assumed anything less than 2.2m wouldn't really work. I have 2.1m straight steel-edged skis so hopefully they'll work well until there is enough snow for my 3m jumping skis.

I'm wary of building an iceboard (4 skates) as they go scarily fast. I have a lot of protective gear but it is still going to be nicer to fall on snow. I have a helmet, impact jacket, elbow guards, impact shorts, knee pads and wrist protectors. I would be super bummed if I lost a summer of windsurfing to a winter injury!!
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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From the WinterWindsurf article I assumed anything less than 2.2m wouldn't really work.

thought so too, butt that did NOT stop me - perhaps mine is the shortboard version ??

so far
ONLY broke my left shoulder Crying or Very sad
lesson 4 me - nothing bigger than 6-oh on ice
AND donut jump off when going too fast !!!
only missed three(3) w/s sessions that year
took the next winter OFF
and last winter perfected the angle 4 ice and built the snow version
loved going in the snow on the local sod farms
one farmer was NOT happy
new fields this winter then Very Happy
felt like the snow version was a little more difficult to build !!!
angled OUT at about 10 degrees ONLY at the back and a central ski for lateral resistance
goes great !!!
check the blog and ask if u need more details !!!
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