> I was just wondering -- has anyone out there heard anything about any
>kind of landsailers? Sometimes there just doesn't seem to be enough water in
>Indiana, especially in Winter.
> Scary thoughts. But really, something like a skateboard with a sail
>could be fun, eh?
windsurfers have built their own. When the water gets to cold to windsurf (that means when the water is frozen rock-solid) we go skatesailing on a
large asphalt parking lot (Bramlage Coliseum parking lot, Kansas State
University). Its a great way to practice handling the sail when the weather
My brother and I have built two of these. We just carved two large skateboards
from a two-by twelve, mounted skateboard wheels to the bottom, and added a
standard mast base to the front.
This is a ***-sport. We achieve speeds well over 30 m.p.h. and last November
I crashed and broke my wrist. I usually tell beginners not to sail faster than
they can run. Asphalt is not as forgiving as water and ROAD-RASH is common.
It is smart to wear a helmet!!!
Followups should probably be posted to rec.windsurfing.