Re: [ksurfschool] Mountainboards?
- Jeff Quick and several other guys from the kitesurf list mountainboard when
there's not enough wind for "real" kitesurfing. Jeff posted a video of
himself kitemtnboarding in the files section of that list, I think. A few
nice spins in that video.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Berends" <berends@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:24 AM
Subject: [ksurfschool] Mountainboards?
> Hi All,
> Any other people riding mountainboards. I've been having a riot at the
> local soccer fields with mine.
> I've done jumps reaching 6'+. I've even been doing a lot of 360's...etc.
> I originally had fears of doing jumps, hitting hard, and getting hurt. I
> found that even screwing up jumps, and getting dragged. Just covered me
> in grass with no harm done as long as the proper safety equipment was
> I'm not suggesting that a newbie go out and try to do jumps and tricks
> on one, but I think that's it's a great way to get a few runs in after
> work at a field that's only a few minutes from your house. I also think
> that all the skills used will directly cross-over into Kitesurfing. (If
> you mess up you don't have to swim in)
> If you do try it. Be safe and wear safety equipment. I wear Elbow Pads,
> Knee Pads, gloves, and a good helmet. Wrist guards and Hip Pads are a
> good suggestion too. Also pay attention to the people there. I get a lot
> of people stopping to watch and I make sure that they stand upwind of
> where I'm doing runs. You don't want to put bystanders in danger. Done
> responsibly I think it's a fun activity.
> If you're already riding Mountainboards......let me know. I'd love to
> hear from you.
> Mike Berends
> BIG AIR WINDSPORTS
> Calgary, Alberta
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