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Postby vman » Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:29 pm

has anyone tried kiteboarding on a windsurfing board?
woundering if its easier than a surfboard.

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Postby The Jess-Man » Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:56 pm

Of course they have. That's how this sport started.

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Postby vman » Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:22 pm

The Jess-Man wrote:Of course they have. That's how this sport started.

J.
have you tried it?
dont think you can use the foot straps, can you?

anyone with pictures of kiting with a windsurfing board?

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Postby Rogue Wave » Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:48 pm

I did it 20 years ago using a 10' Flexifoil kite.

No pictures unfortunately.

You can't use the footstraps because they are WAY too far back for kitesurfing.

Frankly, I wouldn't bother trying it unless you're really bored.

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Postby Baniel » Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:43 pm

http://www.mit.edu/people/robot/zp/zeroprestige.html

look in the FAQ section (about 80% down the page).

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Postby ronnie » Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:44 pm

I tried it back in 1999. It was small, about 222cm long and 75 litres but I could not bury the rail with my feet to get my feet in the new straps I had glassed in it. When I pushed down with my feet my knees went up and my head went under. You would have to climb on it some other way, and forget about burying the rail. It makes a rubbish kiteboard.

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Postby KiteGlider » Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:59 pm

the wave-sail boards are good for converting.

remove all the sailing harware, put a smaller fin on the back, install a couple kitesurf fins about 1/3 of the board's length from the tail.

move the straps forward. Balance the board so that when you hold the front straps, the nose will pitch up.

You don't want the board going nose down when you ramp over waves and get air.

THey are fUn!

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Postby vman » Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:07 am

i think ill just make a 200x60 plywood board
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Postby Guam Bomb » Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:05 pm

i tried old school glass board 9'4" with thick boxy rails..need to add extra fins on the rails to track better and maybe a board with thinner soft rails may be good..i use a regular 9' tri fin surfboard with/without straps and these boards work so good !!!! especially for giving lesson with a small kite strongwinds or light winds work nice :thumb:


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