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 Post subject: 24hrs on a landboard!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:28 am 
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well last week i did the first ever 24hr kite landboard.

Conditions were insane to say the least. 25knots as a minimum rising to 30-35 gusting to 40+ when the squals hit.

I managed 240km in these manic conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: 24hrs on a landboard!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:53 pm 
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That's amazing...! Did you get any picts...?
Your spot must be great....

Do you have a Google Map link?


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 Post subject: Re: 24hrs on a landboard!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:22 am 
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Yeah there are some pictures But also a magazine article coming out so I better hold fire on releasing any pic's until then.

Location is North end of Muriwai Beach in New Zealand.

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 Post subject: Re: 24hrs on a landboard!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:03 pm 
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That's AWESOME!

We never get wind that lasts that long. I can only assume you took breaks periodically. Tell us more!


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 Post subject: Re: 24hrs on a landboard!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:01 pm 
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my write has just made it to the ozone web site

http://www.flyozone.com/landkites/en/ne ... ce=rssfeed

check it out.


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 Post subject: Re: 24hrs on a landboard!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:26 pm 
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That's a cool story! I'm still not sure exactly what you guys did. Sounds like one big long 24 hour sessions with breaks to change kites and hang out for sketchy gusts. That kite bike looks badass, though...

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 Post subject: Re: 24hrs on a landboard!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:24 am 
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It challenge was simple. "how far can you travel in 24hrs" I used a landboard and Gannet on the kite bike.

Your right the kitebike is bat arse.

Its was simply the most insane conditions i have ever flown in.imagine flying in 30-40 knots for hours? Then try and do it at night on an 8m inflatable!!! doing 50-60kph and you can't see the ground to know if its hard or soft. then a squall hits and the wind spikes and its all on!!!


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