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.
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…=-)
As it turned out years of snow boarding and skate boarding prepared us well. There were no horrible crashes and well had a blast.
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 toughest part was waking back uphill with a 15lbs board over your shoulder!
We spent about 3hrs riding in total by which time we were tired from all the hiking and getting hungry for some lunch.
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!…=-)