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What issues do people have with their boards

HKH - 1-7-2018 at 12:42 PM

Hello all
As part of my dissertation I am looking at improving the design or structure of a landboard, and was wondering if there are any issues that people have with their board? Such as exessive vibrations, bending, too heavy
Thank You, any help is appreciated.

rtz - 1-8-2018 at 12:03 AM

I'd say weight(too heavy) for sure. The price. $50 instead of $400 for example. How about a fiberglass board?

https://www.mbs.com/

http://www.trampaboards.com/

MadHungarian - 1-8-2018 at 05:05 PM

I am a newbie on the landboard and have not had a great deal of success, but if you are looking for design ideas then you may want to consider the tires.
I purchased a used board (see For Sale post 7-19-2017 Almost New MBS Core 94 With Large Tires). The previous owner replaced the T3 tires (2 in wide, 8 in diameter) with 4.10/3.50-4 tires (3.5 in wide, 10 in diameter). This gives a little more ground clearance and substantially increases the footprint and contact area. I have not yet attempted to put the original T3 tires back on, so I can not give you a comparison. The previous owner felt the larger tires made for a more stable ride. The downside may be an increase in rolling friction and loss of turning response.

carltb - 1-9-2018 at 02:43 PM

my board is perfect.

C.K.B.


bigkid - 1-10-2018 at 03:34 AM

I agree with Carl, my board is perfect also.

ikemiester - 1-26-2018 at 06:50 PM

Bearings that never need maintenance or replacement :lol:

Figure that one out and you'll become a millionaire