Herman wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:42 am
Looking for a bit of slide on decent tarmac or concrete not just trucking down a path.
My homemade longboards were pretty simple and were not dropped decks. I just started using them with a kite after using them (built them for use) with a windsurfing sail. For skatewindsurfing, A high deck seemed to be better for preventing sliding out. So I was stuck in the more "cruising" mode for both uses.
But I did find that a tighter turn radius sucked for skatewindsurfing, but was great for kiteskateboarding - and a longer turn radius was great for skatewindsurfing, but a was too slow in a jibe for kiteskateboarding. But when learning to switch feet, stiffer bushings and longer radius trucks are obviously better for control. Once you get the hang of it, you want a tighter turn radius as the jibe (with an actual foot switch) becomes more fun.
For wheels, softer and larger were the best for the bumps on long distance rides that are inevitable.
Oh, yeah... I only maybe once tried a skateboard with a full sized (7.5m Apex II). Honestly I only use a Rush Pro 250 with a skateboard. Even at 100kg, the Rush Pro 350 was too much. In the same wind I was using a Rush Pro 250 but did not want the 350, I would use a 15m with a mountain board on grass.
Only on high resistance surfaces do you need a full sized kite. Ice skates and skateboards are just better with a trainer kite.