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Wing+mountainboard

Postby Gonzavala » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:15 am

Hi, any experiences with wing+mountain board on grassy areas? Is it fun? What wing size works? I'm in lockdown far from the sea so looking for an alternative as the place I have in mind probably not ideal for kite.

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Re: Wing+mountainboard

Postby Matteo V » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:02 am

Gonzavala wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:15 am
Hi, any experiences with wing+mountain board on grassy areas? Is it fun? What wing size works? I'm in lockdown far from the sea so looking for an alternative as the place I have in mind probably not ideal for kite.

Thanks!
High wind is fun. Set up a ramp. Not much risk of hurting yourself compared to kite landboarding. Bout the same as riding a bike over the ramp.
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Re: Wing+mountainboard

Postby Gonzavala » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:26 am

Hi Matteo, hhmm that's what I was worrying, that strong wind will be needed. What are we talking about? 20 knots? Probably not something I'd get around here (south London) very often...
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Re: Wing+mountainboard

Postby JTKiter » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:26 pm

As noted, unless the grass is short and the ground is smooth and firm, it takes a lot of wind to landboard with wing off-road. I've tried it several times in a spot where I kite with landboard easily and it takes way more wind to even move at all.
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Re: Wing+mountainboard

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:01 pm

Gonzavala wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:26 am
Hi Matteo, hhmm that's what I was worrying, that strong wind will be needed. What are we talking about? 20 knots? Probably not something I'd get around here (south London) very often...
Yep, sounds about right, especially if it's nice lush lawn. A carpark would be better, and get the tires pumped up hard. I used to KiteWing with rollerblades in carparks and it still needed a reasonable amount of wind. It's not a light wind option IMO.
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Re: Wing+mountainboard

Postby Herman » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:14 pm

I don’t wing but do rig. For car parks with a good surface I prefer skateboard for tighter turning circle and probably better rolling resistance (unless you have particular MTB tyres.). Rough ground is just yucky!

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Re: Wing+mountainboard

Postby salvino » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:44 pm

Surface resistance is key factor.

I’ve tried mountain board on grass and snow board on snow. Very particular for surface conditions to be smooth compared to using kite for sustained initial pull to get going.

Parking lot/asphalt with skate board is soooo much easier. Can have blast in 0-12mph as it takes only puffs of wind to stay moving.

I’m waiting for snow pack to smooth out for next snowboard session. Had 1-2feet powder on 30mph wind with 5m wing. Was horribly frustrating.

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Re: Wing+mountainboard

Postby Matteo V » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:53 pm

Gonzavala wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:26 am
Hi Matteo, hhmm that's what I was worrying, that strong wind will be needed. What are we talking about? 20 knots? Probably not something I'd get around here (south London) very often...
One of the things that made me decide to sell me kitewing was that it really only was fun in 25knot winds with skis on hard packed snow.

I mean you can use it in your situation with enough wind, but you will need a ramp or other special feature to have fun with it. I re read your original post and it seems that you dont already have a wing?

If you dont, then try a short lined kite (I quit kite landboarding because of too many injuries). But there are other things to do also.

The safest and most fun for me was longboard skateboard on a parking lot with a trainer kite or windsurf rig.
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Re: Wing+mountainboard

Postby foilfun » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:43 pm

I've logged many hours winging my mountain board in different conditions. (1) It's a lot more fun than it looks. (2) Thick grass sucks. (3) Use the softest rubber bushings you can find for fun carving on concrete, asphalt, dirt, and packed sand. (4) The power is much easier to control than a kite, but jumping is much harder to do.

The most fun I've had so far was a 10-15 mph onshore day during low tide. Carving was like riding powder snow. So much fun doing controlled slides. I rode up and down the beach for three hours straight on my 6m! 😁
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Re: Wing+mountainboard

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:14 am

Matteo V wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:53 pm
Gonzavala wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:26 am
Hi Matteo, hhmm that's what I was worrying, that strong wind will be needed. What are we talking about? 20 knots? Probably not something I'd get around here (south London) very often...
One of the things that made me decide to sell me kitewing was that it really only was fun in 25knot winds with skis on hard packed snow.

I mean you can use it in your situation with enough wind, but you will need a ramp or other special feature to have fun with it. I re read your original post and it seems that you dont already have a wing?

If you dont, then try a short lined kite (I quit kite landboarding because of too many injuries). But there are other things to do also.

The safest and most fun for me was longboard skateboard on a parking lot with a trainer kite or windsurf rig.
They're good for small spots you can't use a kite at...


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