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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 06:29 AM
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Anyone using them with kites? I'm still tempted to pick one up. Decent used ones are always readily available and very cheap even in my area. I use my mountain board on paved areas and I think it would be nice to be strapless and be able to skate back if caught downwind. I thought of this yesterday as I was walking back with my kite and mountainboard. :rolleyes:
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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 07:30 AM


Phreerider had his longboard at JIBE last year. I have seen some youtube videos of people riding longboards with ozone kites on bars with great success on tarmac.



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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 07:34 AM


Yeah, I prefer buggy, but riding on pavement is my last resort this time of year until the fields dry out. My gravel parking lot spots are even too soft to buggy in. Gravel parking lot is quickly moving up to one of my favorite spots. I like the idea of being able to skate to and from where the most ideal spots are within a given park.
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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 07:48 AM


Hmm... I need to move to Indy so I can kite more...



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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 08:17 AM


I've seen video's of guys using roller blades and longboards. Don't see why it wouldn't work. I've used a longboard and mountainboard with my windsurf sails - on smooth pavement longboards take less wind to get going and are faster.

The rest of my family lives in Indy - I'm always jealous when I go there and see all the potential spots for kiting.




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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 08:33 AM


I did alot of landboarding last summer with a 2.5M2 nasa wing and this board and skates.



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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 08:35 AM


yes , definitely don't need much kite , with short lines you can get away at bunch spots for sure, i like sector 9 with big soft wheels



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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 08:36 AM


"I've seen video's of guys using roller blades and longboards. Don't see why it wouldn't work."

I know it works, I've seen some awesome videos of people doing stuff with them that I will never be able to do. Just some cruising is all I'm planning on. Randy, if your ever up this way, let me know and we'll fly some kites if time and weather cooperate.
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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 11:33 AM


" with short lines you can get away at bunch spots for sure, i like sector 9 with big soft wheels

Thanks for the board advice phree, I usually use 5 meter lines, but the trails I was trying to ride yesterday had obstacles so I tried no lines. Much, much more difficult with my inconsistent wind. I was flying off the bar which normally works well on 5m and 20m line but I'm thinking handles (without z bridle) might help with the backwards stall on no lines for my wind. Not sure, but I'll certainly test it out.
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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 11:44 AM


I've been thinking about this too, esp now that I'm actually going to have some NASAs... we'll see what wifey lets me get away with :D



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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 12:47 PM


Bang! I'm out skate retirement after 28 years. $30 sector nine sidewinder II with gull wing trucks. My only concern is it seems short. I measured it and it's only 36" ?? I need someone to grade my purchase.



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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 02:22 PM


I have not used this one yet, just made it a while back, but one like it I used for very short lines NASA parawing. The line is just the line that you see and the bridle of the kite.

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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 04:25 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
. $30 sector nine sidewinder II with gull wing trucks. My only concern is it seems short. I measured it and it's only 36" ?? I need someone to grade my purchase.



I ride a Landyachts Tomahawk 40" and Drop Carve 36". Both of those are symmetrical, double kick decks and the T has medium concave with a slight drop to create a nice pocket on both ends.

You would have been better served with a symmetrical deck with drops so you can lock your feet in like you would on an ATB.
though your board is directional, you can still ride it left to right and right to left (like an ATB) but its more designed to carve over to toe side and back. If your foot skills are good you can shuvit back to the proper orientation.


The gullwings are a potential problem. Though they turn nicely, they require 4 bushings so if you want to change them up that's added expense or you can take the arm apart and mount them as a traditional truck.

Not sure what the wheels are on that but you'd be well served with something in the 70mm 76-81a range. Go harder if you want to slide or are heavy. I ride 80-82a on the street (but I slide and don't use the boards with my kite).


For $30 its not a bad purchase but its not an ideal one either.




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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 04:32 PM


Thanks b-roc. I'm only 5' 9" so I'm not far off height wise. Are you saying you can take out the middle part that makes it a double bushing if mounted normally? Is gullwing still the same company I remember as a kid or are they gullwing by namesake only?

I took it for a spin around the block (no kite) and I was surprised how comfortable I felt cruising around. Also, it has kryptonics route 70 urethane wheels. I don't know what that means, but that's what it has
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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 04:38 PM


Yes, take both kingpins out, toss that section and remount the hanger in normal fashion but don't do it yet. Those trucks have a fun, surfy feel and carve well with the right bushings. If you like the feel don't do anything to them. It is the same company you remember as a kid but I think its gone through some changes. IIRC Neil Carver (I love his CX trucks) created the original Gullwing. I could be wrong about that but I know he had something to do with Gullwing back in the day. I don't believe he is associated with them anymore but they are still making trucks so its the same by name but not the same company it was. But I'm no historian and I suppose what I just wrote could be said of any company that's more than 20 years old.



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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 04:42 PM


If memory serves me correct, wasn't gullwing the first to introduce a light weight aluminum truck? Remeber the neon colored aluminum ones that you could grind out almost completely. ahh, memory lane. There was another major manufacturer of trucks that I liked but can't remember the name.
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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 04:43 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
"I've seen video's of guys using roller blades and longboards. Don't see why it wouldn't work."

I know it works, I've seen some awesome videos of people doing stuff with them that I will never be able to do. Just some cruising is all I'm planning on. Randy, if your ever up this way, let me know and we'll fly some kites if time and weather cooperate.


That would be cool. I make it up to Indy 2-4 times a year (Holidays, 500, some time birthdays, etc). I'll send you a U2U next time I'm coming to see if something might work out.




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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 04:45 PM


Paris or Independent is probably what you are thinking of. Indy being the most popular truck (I think). Unless you like grinding (and I don't - mostly because I can't) once you try Carver CXs there is no going back. They turn every street into a wave and a bowl or pool into a dream. They don't ride switch or fakie well but they are my favorite by far. Not good for longboards but on a 32-33" pool board with a 16-18" wheelbase...:D:cool:

I'm thinking of getting some Bennetts to set up a surfy tech sliding board this summer.




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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 04:49 PM


That's it! Independent was my trucks of choice back in the day. Thanks for reminding me.

At least I have an inexpensive starting point. If I get into it, I will make upgrades to the trucks, wheels, or board. We actually have a decent longboard shop in town.

Randy, I'm in greenwood on the south side so it's on the way to or from indy if your driving.
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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 05:11 PM


Oh the memories of Powell Peralta's Bones Brigade. Man I wish I still had those decks from 25 years ago....



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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 05:24 PM


This guy has some talent for grinding






but here are the Carvers in action













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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 05:42 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
Bang! I'm out skate retirement after 28 years. $30 sector nine sidewinder II with gull wing trucks. My only concern is it seems short. I measured it and it's only 36" ?? I need someone to grade my purchase.



you'r set man, just add breeze, good one there. as long as its not brittle... i had butter balls but too hard slippery cool but big soft smooth ride was more important




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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 06:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
, it has kryptonics route 70 urethane wheels. I don't know what that means, but that's what it has


That would mean they are 70mm wheels (perfect) and from what I can gather they are likely 78a (also perfect). Your bearings may need some lubing but that's easy enough.

Enjoy (and pad up).





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[*] posted on 3-14-2015 at 11:06 AM


http://www.powerkiteforum.com/files.php?pid=287630&aid=9...

I have a set of these Scorpion skates ( from picture above ) that I only used once. If anybody wants them, make a reasonable offer.

I found them a bit clumsy and they didn't run on our semi-packed beaches.




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[*] posted on 3-14-2015 at 02:14 PM


Give me a price on them, if I have the money I will buy them.:puzzled:

Yes they can at first be a pain to use. But like everything it get better with time. Like a good wine.
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[*] posted on 3-14-2015 at 05:52 PM


Wow, I tried it today and I think it's way, way better than using my landboard on asphalt. Here's another one of my 1 minute wonders. :)
Here is a link. I was far from the camera so it's better in youtube
Also, I recorded in hd and I always have to change the setting when I watch in youtube. Not sure why.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1YVWi9Lp3E



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[*] posted on 3-14-2015 at 06:13 PM


Hell yeah bro!!! Looking good!



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[*] posted on 3-14-2015 at 06:46 PM


nice one man! love it!



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[*] posted on 3-14-2015 at 08:07 PM


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[*] posted on 3-14-2015 at 08:17 PM


Way to go. Maybe I'll cut up some short lines and do the same on my boards. Looked fun. What were the winds and kite size?



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