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timswait




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[*] posted on 8-10-2004 at 07:08 AM
DIY Landboard


I've just finished building a traction kite (a 3 sq m design called a Junkie, it's one of the designs supplied with foilmaker) and have been having fun flying it, but now I'd like to have something for it to pull me around on, a mountain board seems the best choice. Being that I'm skint and enjoy making things I'd like to make the board myself, I don't see the deck being too much problem as I've made a longboard (skateboard) and I reckon I could manage trucks aswell, the main sticking point seems to be the wheels, ATB wheels seem well expensive, any ideas on alternatives? Also I've had a look at the dirt-surfer and kite scooter websites, these look cool and reduce the number of wheels I need!:D Does anyone have any thoughts on these, and can you give me some details on the steering. From what I can tell it seems to be front wheel only steering, and it works by having the front wheel mounted on a castor. Is the castor sprung to centre, or is it completely free?
Any ideas or comments welcome.
Tim
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[*] posted on 9-25-2004 at 09:16 AM
diy land board


try the local diy stores(home base) have them and so do many big garden centres, they have good air tyres too


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[*] posted on 9-27-2004 at 11:26 AM


an old snowboard and skateboard trucks... nice flex and the width gives it some stability for higher speed carving



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[*] posted on 10-8-2004 at 01:05 AM


i have been considering the same thing for quite a while, what to build, or buy. my only thoughts on the subject are, if you want speed, don't go with a mountainboard type design/setup, you'll get the wobble of death. if you want maneuverability, and easy bi-directional way riding, then buy or make a mountainboard, you will never fly fast though.
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