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foldable kiteboard

Postby eloico » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:23 pm

Hi,

I am looking for a foldable kiteboard, one that fits in a suitcase for travel.

I have found this one: http://www.hydro.it/natural_travel.htm BUT it is
really expesinve 1200 euros :o .

Does anybody know of a cheap alternative.

I am really wondering why kiteboard companies dont offer foldable boards,
I think there is a big market for it.


thanks,
Eloico.

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Postby MissionMan » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:33 pm

There is a guy called Brett Peach who produced a kiteboard that breaks into pieces and is even adjustable in size. Not sure if it ever went to production but the protos look good.

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Postby FredMurphy » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:51 pm

I remember seeing ads for that board that broke into pieces. Never even saw a photo though.

I reckon it'd be really hard to make a board that folds or split into pieces that wasn't crap to ride. I agree that if it was possible, there would be a demand. Perfect for travelling if a little unnecessary for your local beach.

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Postby eldadgold » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:53 pm

i know it's in hebrew but check this out:

http://www.baliwind.co.il/

the companys e-mail:

Email@BaliWind.co.il

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Postby overboard » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:17 pm

The Baliwind board is an excellent piece of kit and if you do a search for baliwind you will find pictures and details of my board with Union Jack graphics. The board sails rearly well and occasionally I have to look down at it to remind myself that it is a travelling board. It is a quality piece of kit in 100% carbon, very light with a honeycombe core so if you are looking for quality that is the way to go. However if you are looking for cheap then the answer is to make up a plywood one. It will be a lot heavier but will at least get you on the water. By the way there is an english version on the Baliwind site.

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Postby Hannay » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:43 pm

I met Brett in Vietnam last Nov (2006) with his new protos, they were great, really really light with a very wake based look. They seemed very solid and during the destructive testing they didnt break at the join but in other areas. He uses a nice pin and slot mechanism. I took one board out for a test and enjoyed it but it was missing some rubber seal that he hadnt had time to put on it so it lost a little energy through the join, but other than that it was very nice.

He is based in S.A. and is planning to put the boards into production. I will try to contact him... got his mail somewhere....

Iain

MissionMan wrote:There is a guy called Brett Peach who produced a kiteboard that breaks into pieces and is even adjustable in size. Not sure if it ever went to production but the protos look good.

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Postby TurcoLoco » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:21 pm

I just want to stimulate the effort of developing such a board.
I am SHURE once it goes into production it will be a hit.
I am from Brasil and there are many destinations one can fly cheaply for weekends.
Most airlines are now charging golfbags, boards, etc. Sometimes more than the ticket.
It is also a hassle being the last to recover your bags because they dont go in the conveyor belt. :thumb:

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Re: foldable kiteboard

Postby XtremeBigAir.com » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:52 pm

The Newind Split Wake travel kiteboard is now only $1195. You can get it here:
http://xtremebigair.com/stores/showdetl ... 9&CATID=10

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Re: foldable kiteboard

Postby Europ2 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:55 pm

An overview of the 2009 models per brand on this thread... 2 wks ago....
http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2352323


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