>I'm about to get a Mountain Board, and intend to use my 4m SkyTiger to get
>it ( and me :)) moving. Anyone out there got any experiences they'd care to
>share ? I have no experience of skateboards, and very very little experience
>of buggies, so I guess I'm gonna come off alot ( suitable body armour will
>be applied... ). It seems to me that the danger of being overpowered is
>greater ( higher CoG, more difficult to transfer the power to the vehicle ),
>but the consequences of failure rather less dangerous ( theres less vehicle
>to land on you, you probably aren't going as fast ). Thoughts ?
I was think ing of doing it to,
I skated for a while till I my ankles were knackered and It's not as
easy as it looks. the biggest problem I saw with mountain boards is that
you will be standing sideways on the board, when you turn the board n
kite you will be facing away from the kite (try to visualise it) and
you'll have to turn round on the board.
in skating this is called switchstance, and its *hard* to do, most
people have a normal way of standing ie: right foot forward, you would
need to do both. actualy turning round to face the other way of a fast
moving piece of plywood on rough ground isn't giong to be easy :)
once you can do it it would be great though.
If your'e rich (or you can get one cheap) do it and get one, if not you
might as well get a buggy some buggys are cheaper than mountain boards
whatever you do get/borrow a cheap skate board first and try going along
and turning round, it can be scary (when you fall off go loose and roll)
and try going down a hill fast!
steve "still have the scars" allen