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Review Flysurfer Peak3. Does Skateboarding have a future?

Postby stefarius » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:52 am

We had a great Peak3 test session with a surfie skateboard (Smoothstar) Question is.

Does kite skateboarding or maybe an other more urban kite version, have a future? What kind of possibilities do we have or should be developed?

An open mind, free association discussion :-?

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Re: Review Flysurfer Peak3. Does Skateboarding have a future?

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:07 pm

Well done.

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Re: Review Flysurfer Peak3. Does Skateboarding have a future?

Postby plummet » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:33 pm

I do a bit of kite longboarding on occasions. My spot is pretty darn skinny and tight.

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Re: Review Flysurfer Peak3. Does Skateboarding have a future?

Postby Nem0 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:39 pm

stefarius wrote:We had a great Peak3 test session with a surfie skateboard (Smoothstar) Question is.

Does kite skateboarding or maybe an other more urban kite version, have a future? What kind of possibilities do we have or should be developed?

An open mind, free association discussion :-?

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Can you show us details of the line shortening!?

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Re: Review Flysurfer Peak3. Does Skateboarding have a future?

Postby zerogee_ca » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:58 pm

The single skin kites like the Peak look ideal for skateboarding. It must pack down super small for the skate home.

Just use shorter lines. I have flown with the bar hooked right to the bridle (no lines).

Flexboard with kite on short lines and paraskiflex bar.


Or no bar just with both handles held in one hand. So chill.

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Re: Review Flysurfer Peak3. Does Skateboarding have a future?

Postby stefarius » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:25 pm

Can you show us details of the line shortening!?
Just made a quick compilation with the available video material.

I hope it helps!

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Re: Review Flysurfer Peak3. Does Skateboarding have a future?

Postby Nem0 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:31 am

stefarius wrote:
Can you show us details of the line shortening!?
Just made a quick compilation with the available video material.

I hope it helps!

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What about the safety line???

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Re: Review Flysurfer Peak3. Does Skateboarding have a future?

Postby stefarius » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:49 pm

No release safety with this set-up.

Open for suggestions.

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Re: Review Flysurfer Peak3. Does Skateboarding have a future?

Postby SupaFly » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:29 pm

I started out kiting with a trainer kite and a Ripstik. I liked the Ripstik's short turning radius compared to a skateboard/longboard's turning radius.

I think a mountain board is best if you're looking to do anything other than cruise around. Or, I always thought it would be cool if you could put some type of bindings on a Skateboard/Ripstik... that way you can jump and such.

stefarius wrote:No release safety with this set-up.

Open for suggestions.
Get a smaller kite and set it up normally? :D

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Re: Review Flysurfer Peak3. Does Skateboarding have a future?

Postby jakemoore » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:03 pm

stefarius wrote:No release safety with this set-up.

Open for suggestions.
Short lines are fun. Easy enough to cut and splice a new loop in the lines. You can use the ends as extensions and therefore have full length or half length lines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwITVYXLwv4

This video is good but doesn't show tapering the end of the splice which improves strength.


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