Landboarding

29 05 2009
Learning to carve the Flexfoil Flexdeck landboard.

Learning to carve the Flexfoil Flexdeck landboard.

We hauled a couple landboards a.k.a. mountain boards over to a nice grassy hill adjacent to the Foothills Hospital today to hone our landboarding skills.

It wasn't as hard as we thought it was going to be.

It wasn't as hard as we thought it was going to be.

I wore all my MTB body armour, helmet & gloves just to be safe – not to mention there was a hospital emergency room only 5oo metres away…=-)

Kurt ready to rock!

Kurt ready to rock!

As it turned out years of snow boarding and skate boarding prepared us well.  There were no horrible crashes and well had a blast.

Kurt's brother SEan was the most fearless rider - bombing the hill uber fast!

Kurt's brother Sean was the most fearless rider - bombing the hill uber fast!

We picked a perfect hill to learn on..long gradual slope…wide enough to turn as big as needed and a large audience of hospital workers taking their lunch breaks to keep us honest.

The long walk back to the top of the hill.

The long walk back to the top of the hill.

The toughest part was waking back uphill with a 15lbs board over your shoulder!

Sean taking another run.

Sean taking another run.

We spent about 3hrs riding in total by which time we were tired from all the hiking and getting hungry for some lunch.

Kurt really enjoyed the Mountain Board Systems Comp 95 board.

Kurt really enjoyed carving on grass.

We’ll probably take another opportunity to practice with our kites and boards separately before trying them together.  It will be sweet – no hiking uphill!…=-)


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29 05 2009
Zyzzyx

Somehow I think you’d enjoy the Dirt Surfer (http://www.dirtsurfer.com).

I got a chance to try one for an afternoon a few years ago. A housemate knew the fella importing them at the time from Australia. Very fun, and far more stable than they look. Very fast too, but thankfully also has a good braking system as well.

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