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beaglebuddy



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:46 am    Post subject: Can your board do this? Reply with quote

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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

must be bored in Utah,

notice the board was never turned over

use a real truck next time, like a Dodge

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isobars



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Can your board do this?"

Sure.
Once.
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beaglebuddy



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some other videos out there where they set it on a curb and drive a vehicle up on it and it doesn't break.
They make their boards for SUPing in whitewater rivers, why can't they make our boards like that?
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Takes two guys to carry them?
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nw30



Joined: 21 Dec 2008
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Location: The eye of the universe, Cen. Cal. coast

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beaglebuddy wrote:
There are some other videos out there where they set it on a curb and drive a vehicle up on it and it doesn't break.
They make their boards for SUPing in whitewater rivers, why can't they make our boards like that?

Not until they start making inflatable boards for windsurfing.
But who'd want an inflatable? I've yet to see one that doesn't bend a little bit while being used.
But I do love the way Steamroller sells the Uli.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgnUzk7LCg8
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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, my go to Gorge board got that treatment inadvertently, and I'm
still riding it without noticeable difference in the ride, but the randomly
phasered bottom does give people pause.

-Craig
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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Posts: 584
Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell Yes!! What good is a board you can't drive over. Rolling Eyes

I've only been on 2 boards that should've been driven over but they went to the swap meet before we got around to driving on them.
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spennie



Joined: 13 Oct 1995
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember "Tiga Toss"? You'd see how far you could throw your Tiga. Those things were pretty close to indestructible, too, and had an interesting side-effect: I was riding a rental Tiga in Margarita, since all the epoxy boards were out, and noticed that it's flexibility was absorbing all the small chop "chatter", making for a very comfortable, albeit slow, ride.

I wonder if that would be a good avenue to explore, making slightly flexible boards? George Greenough used to ride flexible kneeboards, because he knew that when you load up a flexible board in a turn, it bends, like a ski, and turns better. Mistral had a board with an adjustable flex tail a long time ago. I never rode one, but a guy I knew had one, said it worked great but was heavy. Probably the biggest obstacle to making a flexible board would be weight.

It would be fun to explore these possibilities, think I'll run out & buy a Lotto ticket!

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nw30



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to sure about that flexible board thing. All I can see it doing is scrubbing off speed.
Remember the Aitken sailboard of the late 80s? That thing flexed like crazy, nobody could get any speed out of them, one of the worst boards I ever tried. But that board became history when Aitken moved onto something that his technology was better suited for, kayaks, he founded Cobra Kayaks.
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