Mountain Board

Mountain Board

Post by artwoo.. » Fri, 16 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Anyone have any experience with kite mountain boarding? or have any
comments/suggestions? I'm thinking about buying a moutain board or a
kite surf board.
(artwookie) Brad

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Post by rod.. » Sat, 17 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Anyone have any experience with kite mountain boarding? or have any
> comments/suggestions? I'm thinking about buying a moutain board or a
> kite surf board.
> (artwookie) Brad

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Check out www.grassboard.com.  They carry something called
grassboards.  These might be more like surfing on grass instead of a
mountain board since you can lean into the turns.  Cost wise, they are
a lot cheaper than a mountain board.  Unfortunately, you can't buy them
in the US.  I had to order mine from Germany and it cost more for
shipping than the board itself...

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Post by BifferRy » Sat, 17 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Brad,

Kiteboarding with an all-terrain board (or the company-specific mountainboard
from MBS) is incredible. You won't be sorry. For Kite traction with an
all-terrain board, also check out the two "terraboard links" and
www.landsailer.com (the one from orca designs) too--let me know if you can't
track them down and I'll dig them up. (they're cheaper, lighter, and probably
better suited for powerkiting than the MBS boards)

For kite traction on grass and sand, make sure you get a board with at least
9-inch diameter wheels (preferably 10-12 inch wheels). Don't expect to roll as
smoothly in soft sand as you would in a buggy, however. Make sure both the
trucks and the wheelbase are wide for stability at speed. At 5'7" (165 lbs) my
board is 137 cm, and I've been using it for about three years--the traction
kite brands come and go, but the mountainboard will stay once you develop your
own riding style with the kite. Don't get me wrong, I use c-quads and
quadrifoil brand kites with a buggy and wakeboard--though in my opinion,
neither competes with the range, sensation, speed, and style (read: the carve)
of a decently made all-terrain board (As a snowboard cross-trainer, I am
definitely biased, however. Replace the mountainboard with a snowboard in the
winter.). Check out my site, which is heavily under construction.

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I'll have the complete kiteboarding links available soon.

Ryan


 
 
 

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Post by Hcbrow » Sat, 17 Jul 1999 04:00:00

    I believe Jeff Howard is working with the guys at Terra board to come up
with board specifically for Kite power.  They want to make one that is lighter
and more manuverable.  I played on Jeffs Mountain board and Terra board and the
Terra board was much better.  You could adjust the turning on it.  I'm sure
Jeff would be happy to answer any questions on the land boards and the kitesurf
boards.  He is the one helping to develope Quadrifoils kite boards.  You can
contact him at www.kitebuggy.com
He is out of country at the moment so give him some time to reply.  Good luck..

Hunter

 
 
 

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Post by Dieg » Sat, 17 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Hoi,

Quote:
> I had to order mine from Germany and it cost more for
> shipping than the board itself...

How much would that be ?

Doei Diego

 
 
 

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Post by rod.. » Sat, 17 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> Hoi,

> > I had to order mine from Germany and it cost more for
> > shipping than the board itself...

> How much would that be ?

> Doei Diego

I cost me $208 (US) for the "baby" model.  That was about $100 for the
board and $108 for the shipping.  Don't forget the $15 that the
airlines charge to take the items to Customs for clearance.  Such a
hassle to buy from abroad.  Would be nice if a US company sold this.

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Post by Rod24 » Thu, 29 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Where can I find out more info on the Orca board that you
mentioned.  Tried www.landsailer.com as you suggested but
invalid domain name.  Then tried www.landsailor.com.
Success, but the site is under construction.  Can you point
me to some other site that displays the Orca brand board.
What kind of board are you using now?  Besides the
www.grassboards.com site, you might also want to check out
http://www.iaccess.com.au/grassole/index.html.

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Post by Rod24 » Thu, 29 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Sorry on the URL for grassole.  There should not be the
period after html.  Try this:

http://www.iaccess.com.au/grassole/index.html

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