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[*] posted on 8-3-2017 at 09:37 AM
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Anyone know if these are available in the states?

Would love to give one of these a whirl.

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[*] posted on 8-3-2017 at 10:24 AM


https://www.bigwinds.com/arrows-windsurf-sail-irig

Looks like we do have a distributor. Looks like 4 sizes hovering around $500.00
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[*] posted on 8-3-2017 at 11:08 AM


In a lot of ways, pairing that with a windskate is probably a much better match than for the water. The sails are kind of small for water but you don't need as big of a sail for land. Plus, the rig is probably a lot safer being softer than a conventional mast/boom. Finally - it is a lot cheaper than complete new windsurf rig (though one can scrounge for a while and come up with a much cheaper setup from used stuff.)

I made fun of it when it first came out, but I would like to try one.







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[*] posted on 8-3-2017 at 02:01 PM


Using a 2 bolt mast base you can run any windsurf rig on any skateboard, land board, or long board. Small sails and short masts are cheap, cheap, cheap.

A local guy here has used his skate sail to learn some moves on land then he could do them on the water. He said it was easier.

Check out the duck jibe and helicopter jibe videos on YouTube. Also the push tack.




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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 12:41 AM


That looks fun to try!
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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 08:04 AM


Quote: Originally posted by rtz  
Using a 2 bolt mast base you can run any windsurf rig on any skateboard, land board, or long board. Small sails and short masts are cheap, cheap, cheap.

A local guy here has used his skate sail to learn some moves on land then he could do them on the water. He said it was easier.

Check out the duck jibe and helicopter jibe videos on YouTube. Also the push tack.


I think the idea is quick easy set up and compact for travel. However, I've never used any wind sail rig so I have no idea how much quicker or easier it would be.
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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 09:51 AM


I've been landsailing using regular windsurf rigs for years. Only takes a few minutes to rig a normal rig. RTZ is right - the stuff can be had free or very cheap - if you live where there is a local windsurf community and you are in touch with it. I worked with Jason a few months ago helping him to identify the parts he needed and locating them. It did take a while, but in the end, I think he got a good setup......but come to think of it - where is he? Haven't heard from him in a while.

Here's one of my corniest landsailing vids. I did this one trying to get hits by playing on the name of a movie that came out about the same time. Does show some of my best tricks.*










*camera tricks that is.




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[*] posted on 8-5-2017 at 09:46 AM


Pretty smooth Randy! What size sail do you think i would use most often in my area? I think there is a wind surfing group around my area that I've never seen but I have heard they use some of the lakes around here. So there might be an outside chance I could find local.
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[*] posted on 8-5-2017 at 10:13 AM


Most of the time a sail around 5 meters works best. Main problem is you don't have a lot of space on a longboard. I found this link.

http://indywindsurf.com/index.html

Your best bet might be to go to Eagle Creek some windy day and see if anyone is out there and talk to them. I met a guy who used to come to Atlanta every year with his daughter for our annual windsurfing race. He said he sails at Geist. I'd check Craig's list - but beware - people who list WS gear there often have rediculous prices on junk. If you strike out locally, I could probably check with some of my friends and find the stuff you need and bring it with me next time I'm in town.





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[*] posted on 8-6-2017 at 11:37 PM


Pretty good tricks Randy!
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