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Landboarding - one of the best vids i've seen

Postby ben newman » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:25 am

these guys are pretty good riders. probably the best I've seen on land.

http://vimeo.com/31856838


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Re: Landboarding - one of the best vids i've seen

Postby tony montana » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:06 pm

one time keen landboarder,because of injury stick to water,but these guys are amazing i am sure they are uk boys,standard of landboarding so good they make it look so easy.five star,one tip get some motocross protection,toby on land,great vid Tony

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Re: Landboarding - one of the best vids i've seen

Postby JGTR » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:04 pm

Yep UK, Frinton, I grew up near there :thumb:

Interestingly LEIs seem to be weapon of choice these days

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Re: Landboarding - one of the best vids i've seen

Postby ben newman » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:08 am

JGTR wrote:Yep UK, Frinton, I grew up near there :thumb:

Interestingly LEIs seem to be weapon of choice these days


You're right. I always though that on land or snow the Rams will be preferred over LEI.
Guess that price is more of a factor or that LEI's just got so better.

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Re: Landboarding - one of the best vids i've seen

Postby tony montana » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:48 am

ben newman wrote:
JGTR wrote:Yep UK, Frinton, I grew up near there :thumb:

Interestingly LEIs seem to be weapon of choice these days


You're right. I always though that on land or snow the Rams will be preferred over LEI.
Guess that price is more of a factor or that LEI's just got so better.

Lets hope PMU dont see this,LOL. TONY

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Re: Landboarding - one of the best vids i've seen

Postby Craz Z » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:57 pm

ben newman wrote:
JGTR wrote:Yep UK, Frinton, I grew up near there :thumb:

Interestingly LEIs seem to be weapon of choice these days


You're right. I always though that on land or snow the Rams will be preferred over LEI.
Guess that price is more of a factor or that LEI's just got so better.


Long long ago like 2005 and before this was true the foils really did have a hand up on the safety issues however its no longer the case. At this point in time you choose what kite you fly based on your experiences not because you were told this or heard that or it has a fancy name in front of it.

The snow guys are migrating towards LEI's too. What worked in the past is no longer the same these days. Both LEI's and Foils are equal on all levels. (in theory :lol: ) let the fighting begin :rollgrin:

And for a reference the foils with exception of Flysurfer are actually generally waaaayyyy less cost then LEI's . I'd presume nowadays with the kites prices flying up up and away people want one set of kites for all disciplines as not all foils can be used on the water. :thumb:

Badass Vid you guys i'd say you're at the top of the list in KGB these days. I love it but wouldn't want to do a 30 foot kite loop on land. haha. You know that move where that guy almost went splat on the ground and worked it out a foot above land that was true skillz cause that was some bone shattering speed. :thumb:

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Re: Landboarding - one of the best vids i've seen

Postby plummet » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:42 am

Yes if your a young crazy buck and like to kite loop landboarding then lei is the way to go.

I take my hat off to those mad bastards because they are litterally kiting at a victory or death level. But please wear a helmet!... dang.

If your not as mad as these blokes and don't kite loop then a foils is a better choice for land as they will float you down smooth every time. The lei's need a well timed redirect for a good landing.

Mind you when you landboard and kitesurf its pretty decadent to have a foil and a lei quiver. it do... but then i'm fairly addicted.

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Re: Landboarding - one of the best vids i've seen

Postby transcanadatom » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:12 pm

Totally agree with Plummet! The debate rages on but the truth lies somewhere in the middle, but both Foils and LEI have wonderful characteristics and a choice on any given day between the two is great! But for float, there is nothing like a FS Speed 3 big boy!

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Re: Landboarding - one of the best vids i've seen

Postby stig31 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:46 pm

I stopped landboarding after knocking myself out twice in a day. who needs a helmet when you get free health care ??.
ps its harder to knock yourself out in the water,here is another few Frinton vid's
http://vimeo.com/6499542
http://vimeo.com/12265836


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