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 Post subject: Foldable board? Easy to carry when travelling or on a bike..
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:50 pm 
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Hi

has anyone thought of or heard of creating a board that can be folded or made up of 2 conencting parts? would be great when travelling by plane or when carrying gear on a motorbike!!!

appreaciate potential loss of flex etc. but I guess it is an engineering problem like any other so it can be solved (think bycicles, pool, etc.)

just a thought... interested in reactions...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:08 pm 
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I want one too; eg. here is a tiny board with 2 big detachable extenders: http://www.foilzone.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=16004


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:40 pm 
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check this out:
http://www.baliwind.co.il/

click on the middle. under the N.
and then u'll see at the bottom left corner what you are looking for...

if you want to e-mail them then click on the left side. under the E.
this guys are #1 in israel at boards...


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:15 pm 
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eldadgold wrote:
check this out:
http://www.baliwind.co.il/

click on the middle. under the N.
and then u'll see at the bottom left corner what you are looking for...

if you want to e-mail them then click on the left side. under the E.
this guys are #1 in israel at boards...


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Thanks for posting this. We were just talking about this on the FKA site. I wasn't aware that something like this existed yet.

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From: http://www.baliwind.co.il/links3g.html

Do you know how much it sells for and do you have an email for the business? Sorry for these obvious questions but my hebrew is non-existant and the search engine that I could find doesn't autotranslate websites.

Thanks!

A poor internet translation of the text:

Glider decomposes
:Proportions
Length : 125 cm
Width : 38 cm
Weight : 2.400 gross kilograms Aibzor
Carbone 100 %
(Herex ) pvc the heart of foam

Fine glider in particular 12 mm in center
Take 8 mm by the edges
Quality enabling maximum jab
.And fast overflow but in command full
.The beam of Krbon lengthwise the glider

Fast glider in particular the compatible
. To range wide of winds
Given to order in the design according to choice
. By means of artist

Glider to cheat : Progressive, Mktsoanim
Given to order in all proportion *


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:31 pm 
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Email@BaliWind.co.il <Email@BaliWind.co.il>

BTW i think this guys have a middle part that you can add and make the board bigger for light winds.


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 Post subject: A similar project in France...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:20 pm 
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The Travel Board, a similar project in France... Sorry, it's in French

http://www.3d-kite.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=755&Itemid=2

Travelling in an ordinary bag:
http://www.flysurf.com/virtual/2/images/news/travelboard.jpg

For more info: Richard Gaston, VENT DE FOLIE, MARSEILLE, FRANCE
Mobile: +33 6 08 43 05 05

I don't know if he speaks English...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:52 am 
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That carbon board looks awesome.
A another design idea would be a board that does not separate at the center, instead the board's tips would be removable making the board just small enough for a backpack. IMO on TT's, the center to in-between your feet is the weakest area, and should be solid as can be if you plan on landing big airs....not a good place to bisect.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:40 am 
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if it does break in the middle then you just replace the center pins and not all of thr board...
from what i have seen most boards that break break between the footpad and the tip. closer to the footpad.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:12 am 
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RickI wrote:
Sorry for these obvious questions but my hebrew is non-existant and the search engine that I could find doesn't autotranslate websites.


There you go:

Folding kiteboard

Dimensions:
Length: 125 Cm
Width: 38 Cm
Weight: 2.4 Kg including accessories
100% carbon
PVC foam core (Herex)

Thin board, 12 mm at the center and 8mm at the tips, allows maximal edging and fast cruising in full control.
Lengthwise carbon beam.

Fast board suitable for a wide wind range.
Can be ordered with custom graphics by an artist.

Level: Advanced, pro
Can be ordered in any size.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:40 am 
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Location: ashkelon , israel
this is the new foldable kiteboard of baliwind
it just got to a british guy that is flying over the world to surf
i know he intend to be in australia and i think new zeland
so , we are about to travle the world

http://www.kitesite.co.il/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=34600


http://www.baliwind.co.il


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