land surfers

land surfers

Post by Peter Marus » Mon, 05 Aug 1996 04:00:00


any ponters or plans on the wheel supported "sailcarts" that are used on
beaches and sand?  any advice or pointers would be appreciated
thanx
peter marusek

 
 
 

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Post by Trevor Pretty - SolNet Technologies - Sun NZ I » Fri, 09 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> any ponters or plans on the wheel supported "sailcarts" that are used on
> beaches and sand?  any advice or pointers would be appreciated
> thanx
> peter marusek

I made one many moons ago (I've still have the remains somewhere).

1. They are fast VERY fast.

2. If you use it on a hard surface say bye to your boom grip.

3. You do have a ~ 4.5m sail? Any bigger and you will go VERY VERY VERY fast.

4. Its a good way of destroying those old wave sails/booms/masts.

5. The ground is MUCH harder than water and you are going FAST take out
   medical insurance if you need it (I can't tell what country you are in).

6. They are FUN!

Oh mine is only "remains" after a *** wipe out and I never got around to
fixing it as I moved away from a very large beach. It was fun  while it lasted.

Trevor

 
 
 

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Post by Aaron Taylo » Sat, 10 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> > any ponters or plans on the wheel supported "sailcarts" that are used on
> > beaches and sand?  any advice or pointers would be appreciated
> > thanx
> > peter marusek

> I made one many moons ago (I've still have the remains somewhere).

> 1. They are fast VERY fast.

> 2. If you use it on a hard surface say bye to your boom grip.

> 3. You do have a ~ 4.5m sail? Any bigger and you will go VERY VERY VERY fast.

> 4. Its a good way of destroying those old wave sails/booms/masts.

> 5. The ground is MUCH harder than water and you are going FAST take out
>    medical insurance if you need it (I can't tell what country you are in).

> 6. They are FUN!

> Oh mine is only "remains" after a *** wipe out and I never got around to
> fixing it as I moved away from a very large beach. It was fun  while it lasted.

> Trevor

All of the above is true except thy are a blast.  I have a older stand
up unit that works great and offers the feeling of windsurfing /
carcing/ jibing etc.  Just dont fall off!.  Ive been using it on a local
polo field with 40 acres of close trimmed grass.  I am interested in
drumming up some interest and possibly producing a few. Anybody


 
 
 

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Post by carte » Sun, 11 Aug 1996 04:00:00

here is a suggestion for the land surfers thread:

get a big skateboard, bolt a mast foot to it and presto you have a
land-sailor for parking lots.  
words of advice: don't rig bigger than 4.0, wear inline skate style
protection and don't turn to sharp!  These things can be a blast!

carter

 
 
 

land surfers

Post by Pete Cresswe » Mon, 12 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>any ponters or plans on the wheel supported "sailcarts" that are used on
>beaches and sand?  any advice or pointers would be appreciated
>thanx

Wear a helmet.  

Saw a guy die on videotape.   He was going about two miles an
hour, fell, hit his head on concrete and was DOA.

 
 
 

land surfers

Post by Boa » Thu, 15 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Yeap, I do a lot of that in the large parking lots of Santa Monica Beach.
Whenever the wind is too low for going out on the water - that's when
asphalt is the way to go.  One thing, though, don't expect the fun factor
to be even a tenth of what it is on the water.  After a very short while
you master all the tricks and realize that parking lots are as flat as it
gets.

As far as pointers are concerned - the drag factor on a skateboard is much
lower than in the water which amounts to very high speeds (I was clocked
at 42mph on a fif*** knots day).  So, keep your front and back wheels as
far apart as you can.  Longer wheel base means greater stability (also
less manuverability).  Also, if you choose asphalt as your surface, make
sure you get the softest and largest skateboard wheels you can find.

Break a leg...

Bo