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kitewise
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New to land boarding

Postby kitewise » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:43 pm

I have been buggying and kitesurfing for more than a decade. I go all the wayback to handles...My kite skills are very good.
So now I'm going to do some land boarding. I have no skateboarding experience to bring to the table but I am a vey good kiteboarder
Some tips would be greatly appreciated.

Should I use a larger kite that can be parked OR do I want to use a smaller kite that will need to be sined?
Time to give me your two cents.
Thanks
Phil

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Re: New to land boarding

Postby plummet » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:07 pm

start one kite size smaller than on the water. Its all about drift on the land. Finding that nice drifting point to hold you up and keep stable.

Weighting is more 50/50 than 30/70 on the water. Plus you stear with the back foot rather than the front on the water.

When you can handle the jandle then its same size kite water/land.

Make sure you have a floaty kite and a good soft landing technique. Stuffed up jumps on land hurt!.

Other than that landboarding is like kitesurfing on butter flat water, its very similar.

kitewise
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Posts: 148
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:28 pm
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Local Beach: Ct., Fla.,Aruba, OBX
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LongbeachPark Stratford, Ct.
Boa Grande Aruba
OBX for sure
Gear: EPIC screamer and Renegade
EPIC DROID
BEST Thruster
Brand Affiliation: EPIC
Location: Ct
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Re: New to land boarding

Postby kitewise » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:37 pm

Thanks for the info. I'm sure it will help.
I'll mostly be riding on grass which I know is more firm than sand. Most of our beaches have sand too deep for my wheels.
Thanks again
Phil

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Re: New to land boarding

Postby plummet » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:49 pm

if you want to ride soft sand then you need the monster mobility scooter wheels!

Yep. Granny tires are the way and the light for soft and rough.

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Re: New to land boarding

Postby piccio » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:50 am

kitewise wrote:I have been buggying and kitesurfing for more than a decade. I go all the wayback to handles...My kite skills are very good.
So now I'm going to do some land boarding. I have no skateboarding experience to bring to the table but I am a vey good kiteboarder
Some tips would be greatly appreciated.

Should I use a larger kite that can be parked OR do I want to use a smaller kite that will need to be sined?
Time to give me your two cents.
Thanks
Phil

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Re: New to land boarding

Postby bullet » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:52 pm

also ride with your feet flat and don't dig your heals in.


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