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Re: [ksurf] [kitesurf] Sandkitesurf

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  • Bruno Legaignoux
    ... That s something hundreds people already experienced. The south african s are specialists. I experienced myself sand boarding (a long time ago...) and all
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 6, 1998
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      srosso@... wrote:

      > Sandboard !
      >
      > Only down wind ?? how much wind do you need ? What is on the bottom of the
      > board ? (here we use plastic)

      That's something hundreds people already experienced. The south
      african's are specialists.
      I experienced myself sand boarding (a long time ago...) and all the
      "crafts" I talk about here-hunder.
      The problem with sand is that it is so "sticky" that you need a lot of
      power compared to buggying, snowboarding or kitesurfing (use a snowboard
      on a big sand dune and you will see the difference with snow).
      So, as soon as you try to go crosswind, you stop. I think you can't
      expect an angle better than 30° on each side of downwind (I hope you
      understand)
      The bottom of the board can be made of any plastic or wood but some
      plastics wear sooner than other ones. The best material is probably the
      one used on snow skis and boards (a kind of Teflon).

      Basically wheels are the best way for sand. An advice : don't spend too
      much time in making sand boards. You can use a buggy/parakart or sand
      rollers, for example the ROLLER BLADE ones.
      It is possible to use a 2 or 4 wheels board too. There are several
      models made for sand windsurfing (Speedsail...). It is rather easy to
      use such boards and rollers but a strong roller skating or Speedsailing
      experience is required because it can be dangerous (it can be as fast as
      a buggy).
      Helmet, gloves, thick clothes are required.

      Best winds
      Bruno




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    • Bruno Legaignoux
      ... That s something hundreds people already experienced. The south african s are specialists. I experienced myself sand boarding (a long time ago...) and all
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 6, 1998
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      • josejoaquinmora@yahoo.es
        ... bottom of the ... of ... snowboard ... the ... too ... sand ... to ... Speedsailing ... fast as ... the sand board are made with a formica base and i think
        Message 3 of 3 , May 23, 2001
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          --- In kitesurf@y..., Bruno Legaignoux <wipika@w...> wrote:
          > srosso@b... wrote:
          >
          > > Sandboard !
          > >
          > > Only down wind ?? how much wind do you need ? What is on the
          bottom of the
          > > board ? (here we use plastic)
          >
          > That's something hundreds people already experienced. The south
          > african's are specialists.
          > I experienced myself sand boarding (a long time ago...) and all the
          > "crafts" I talk about here-hunder.
          > The problem with sand is that it is so "sticky" that you need a lot
          of
          > power compared to buggying, snowboarding or kitesurfing (use a
          snowboard
          > on a big sand dune and you will see the difference with snow).
          > So, as soon as you try to go crosswind, you stop. I think you can't
          > expect an angle better than 30° on each side of downwind (I hope you
          > understand)
          > The bottom of the board can be made of any plastic or wood but some
          > plastics wear sooner than other ones. The best material is probably
          the
          > one used on snow skis and boards (a kind of Teflon).
          >
          > Basically wheels are the best way for sand. An advice : don't spend
          too
          > much time in making sand boards. You can use a buggy/parakart or
          sand
          > rollers, for example the ROLLER BLADE ones.
          > It is possible to use a 2 or 4 wheels board too. There are several
          > models made for sand windsurfing (Speedsail...). It is rather easy
          to
          > use such boards and rollers but a strong roller skating or
          Speedsailing
          > experience is required because it can be dangerous (it can be as
          fast as
          > a buggy).
          > Helmet, gloves, thick clothes are required.
          >
          > Best winds
          > Bruno
          >
          > hello
          > sandkitesurf it´s possible with a sandboard and wax
          the sand board are made with a formica base and i think that it´s the
          better material
          i use as wax a bee-wax and fourniture creams but it spends more
          quikly, over 30-40 m of surfing there isn´t wax
          sandboarding velocity is comparable to snowboard if you are using wax

          good winds & waves for everybody
          ole¡
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