the speed issue...longboarders often skate at higher speeds(38.6mph is my
record) and are comfortable with drifting, sliding, and foot breaking at
higher speeds, and with the larger75mm+ wheels, debris is less of an
If a short board skateboarder has never gone faster than say 10
mph, and suddenly is able to go, say 25...he is headed to a dangerous
Helmet, gloves, pads...heck, several of the cats I know where
leathers and DOT helmets when going above 35...
Doing this idea in a
large empty parking lot, working up your speed, it can be done with relative
Xtracycles are a fantastic way to film skaters...with your camera
man sitting on the back of the bike...
If you do this at night on the
street, best to have a chase car for safety!
things that bring me so much joy, are the things my parents did with me as a
child. Hiking, Bicycling, Canoeing, scrambling on rocks, being at a
beach, and in general spending time out in nature. Now I have a little
girl of my own, and do the same things with her...and again, those are her
favorite things to do."
Sent: Mon, April 19, 2010 8:20:06
Re: Safety of towing behind an X
I think the X would be safer yes, but I doubt it would be safe
enough. If you have ever water skied recall the experience you get when
turning from the outside back to center. The acceleration as you return to the
center is impressive. A skateboarder would experience the same...unless they
fall. That too would be "impressive" .
One towing trick we did years
back was towing two people on inline skates behind a third person on a bike
with a bike rack. This was quite fun, nobody got hurt, and we never even had a
scare. We were traveling in quiet, flat residential streets which certainly
helped. To me an X would be more fun then a regular bike as there are more
hand holds on the back end than on a conventional bike. The enclosed wheel
would probably be safer as you assert.
--- In rootsradicals@ yahoogroups.
com, jj <jj@...> wrote:
> I have been wondering if it
is safe to tow someone riding a skateboard
> behind a slow-moving
> Behind a bike is UN-Safe, although I have seen this from
time to time
> out front of the house. The tow line can easily get
caught up in the
> rear wheel, but on an X that rear wheel is more or