[ksurf] [kitesurf] Sandkitesurf
- --- In kitesurf@y..., Bruno Legaignoux <wipika@w...> wrote:
> srosso@b... wrote:bottom of the
> > Sandboard !
> > Only down wind ?? how much wind do you need ? What is on the
> > board ? (here we use plastic)of
> 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
> power compared to buggying, snowboarding or kitesurfing (use asnowboard
> on a big sand dune and you will see the difference with snow).the
> 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
> 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
> one used on snow skis and boards (a kind of Teflon).too
> Basically wheels are the best way for sand. An advice : don't spend
> much time in making sand boards. You can use a buggy/parakart orsand
> rollers, for example the ROLLER BLADE ones.to
> 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
> use such boards and rollers but a strong roller skating orSpeedsailing
> experience is required because it can be dangerous (it can be asfast as
> a buggy).the sand board are made with a formica base and i think that it´s the
> Helmet, gloves, thick clothes are required.
> Best winds
> sandkitesurf it´s possible with a sandboard and wax
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
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