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[*] posted on 8-14-2017 at 11:04 AM
Need recommendations please


Greetings, this is my first post here so thanks for having me and please help if you can. I am wanting to get into land boarding and could use some recommendations for gear.

I dont have a set budget but would like to get a cheap...ish setup to try out and will upgrade as I learn more and figure out what I want longer term

I am 6' and 220 to 260. I grew up skateboarding and flying kites (never together) so I think I have a good feel for how it will be. Please let me know what you think would be a good starter
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[*] posted on 8-14-2017 at 02:43 PM


1st hit the local CL and see if theirs a 50/100$ board around...may not be too hard
big guys like do beefy trucks...but 1st board may not matter
where are you at? if you were near here id have the board maybe someone else is around you

ps...you better have the whole kite control thing down pat
than introduce the board




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[*] posted on 8-15-2017 at 05:45 AM


kite recommendation would depend a little on your local conditions and whether you are inland or have a beach spot. I good start would be a 4 line 3m kite. The 3m voltage for sale on here would be tempting.
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[*] posted on 8-15-2017 at 12:55 PM


Depower is the kite of choice for landboarders.
If you have your basics down in kite skills you may want to start off on one? Sort of skipping the tried and true 3m 4 line.

Plan for a 3 kite quiver. Personally I like a bit of lift ( lower aspect ratio ) and look for it in my large ( low wind ) kite and medium ( average wind ) kites. Even our clean winds are gusty when strong so I choose a lower lift ( lower aspect ) kite.

Some info on your location, winds and if you want to progress to jumping would help.

Used lites are definately the way to go if you are on a budget. DON'T impulse buy. Very cheap kites are usually that way for a reason. Far better to start out with safer kites with the characters you need.

Shipping can be an issue buying a board used. Be sure and factor that in.







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[*] posted on 8-15-2017 at 01:15 PM


Welcome to PKF. Glad you joined us. I had to laugh (and regretfully relate to ) your 40 lb weight range on your six foot frame. Loosing that much weight is easy; in fact I've lost probably hundreds of pounds in my lifetime. ;)

As others have mentioned the initial key questions already (location, goals, etc.) I won't rehash those other than to say they are important and will guide folks towards your advice.

I'm a fan of DP for "wheels underfoot" kite sports. Going that route gives you a simple sort of "throttle" to your kite's power with the trade-off of necessitating a harness and "hooking in" from the get go which can be kind of unnerving.

One thing to consider is that while a DP quiver may be a nice call for your landboarding (small, medium, and large sizes for high, medium, and low wind, respectively) such kites are not all that great for learning on for "static" flying. So-called FB four line kites (like the 3m one Ssayre mentioned) are great for learning the ropes of traction kite flying. You've got to get comfortable with all sorts of kite things before you start rolling with a board under your feet no matter how great a skateboard rider you are. For that it will be hard to beat a four line 3m kite flown from handles.

Good luck! We'll be looking for photos and videos of your exploits. Please wear a helmet. We want to hear from you more than once. :D




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[*] posted on 8-17-2017 at 09:14 AM


Hey guys....WOW, haha

I apparently have my email setting set wrong because I was waiting for an email saying I received a reply. thanks for all the replies.

I live in Oregon, Portland to be exact and was picturing Long Beach but I know there are some other around here people may prefer more.

I have flown many quad line kites like Revolution stunt kites, but from what I have seen the controls on a traction kite for land boarding is more like wind surfing so there will be a learning curve to that.

I would like for there to be some lift, and jumping is why I would choose a board over a buggy........though I probably won't get too crazy with it.

Are there any brands of boards I should keep an eye out for and any to avoid? I will start looking into these kites mentioned as well, are there any particular sizes etc I should seek out?
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[*] posted on 8-19-2017 at 12:31 PM


I am a bit amazed others haven't spoken up. Oregon is a great place to be. Seaside and sunset beach are the best.

Check out the SOBB event coming in Sept. . if you can make it even for a few days it will be the best thing you can do. You will learn more in a short time than you will in months on your own.

Dry camping is available at " buggy camp "". So you can do it on a limited budget.

Look for MBS Trampa Scrub Keho or for old Ground Industries boards. Just avoid the ones for kids.

Your Rev experience will set you up for transitioning to depower easily. Locals like Eli and Ike will help you with the board skills while lots of folks can help you pick up depower skills.




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Flysurfer : 19m Speed 2 SA, 7m Pulse
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Rides: Flexi / P.L. Frankin'Buggy , Shaped + straight skiis, sand skis, Coyote blades. Core 95 ATB. RKB R2 ATB .

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[*] posted on 8-20-2017 at 10:42 AM


What is SOBB? I tried googling it but it was a loaded search
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[*] posted on 8-20-2017 at 12:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by evallded  
What is SOBB? I tried googling it but it was a loaded search


Southern Oregon Buggy Bash: http://www.powerkiteforum.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=31




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Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m, 5.5m, 7.5m, 9.5m, 12.5m);
Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 8-20-2017 at 03:23 PM


The "S" in SOBB is for Sunset (beach).

Please come. This fall its labor day Etien
weekend through the following weekend.

I started coming spring of 2016. Now I wouldn't miss it. Everyone is welcoming. Great guys. Check the SOBB section on the board. I don't believe Morrie Williams has posted the directions to buggy camp or what the tides will be. Show up for a day, weekend or whatever works for you.

Eric




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[*] posted on 8-20-2017 at 06:35 PM


Thanks guys, I will put that on my calendar!
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