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« on: March 29, 2010, 04:34 PM »


Any thoughts of wisdom as how not to kill myself with this thing? I used to skateboard (ramp and street) and surf, skimboard, etc., but that has been a few years ago. Hopefully, muscle memory doesn't need Ginko-biloba...
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 04:38 PM »

Wear a helmet.

Wear elbow pads

Wear knee pads.

Wear gloves.

Other than that: don't knock yourself out.

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 04:44 PM »

You forgot -
Increase your insurance.  Huh

Have fun Gary.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 04:44 PM »

Upgrade your personal injury insurance.  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 05:00 PM »

Well, I pretty much figured on padding out, especially as I planned on riding this thing in Galveston, where the beach is HARD (cars drive on it like it was paved)! I was wondering about the foot straps though. On or off at first? From skateboarding I am used to no straps, but this won't kick turn like a skateboard will. I seem to recall something about starting off without the straps, but I really can't be sure I am "recollecting" correctly Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 05:00 PM »

One of my only regrets in life is breaking my ankle on a skateboard when I was young..... came back to haunt me in my old age......
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 05:12 PM »

One of my only regrets in life is breaking my ankle on a skateboard when I was young..... came back to haunt me in my old age......
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Oddly enough, I've never broken anything, even though I've ridden at Cambodia (the ramp in Hollywood, Fl, not the country!) multiple backyard halfpipes and a bunch of street stuff for a couple of years just before the boards got small and symetrical... Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2010, 05:22 PM »

Careful with the 'famous last words' ! (never broke anything...)

Being a snowboarder, I didn't even think about riding my mountainboard without straps. All in what you're used to, I guess. And wear a helmet... getting knocked silly while boarding and having to get a $9000 cat-scan is no fun... been there, done that.
Have fun !
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2010, 05:33 PM »

Careful with the 'famous last words' ! (never broke anything...)

Being a snowboarder, I didn't even think about riding my mountainboard without straps. All in what you're used to, I guess. And wear a helmet... getting knocked silly while boarding and having to get a $9000 cat-scan is no fun... been there, done that.
Have fun !
Yup...good point! I can see the post now...from the hospital! lol (oh, I hope not)


I'm not sure I have a helmet anymore, I know I still have pads, kept them for the inlines...I'll have to see about the helmet...or buy a new one.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2010, 05:51 PM »

What were you thinking of flying with it?

I picked up a Rev Revolution Blast a few weeks ago.
I now think i need a board like that too, to buzz around on the grass.

I'm hoping that will be safer for me than a foil.  Undecided
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2010, 06:19 PM »

I just got a Tensor 5.0 but I am NOT going to try to learn with that one unless the winds are smooth at 4mph! I have a couple of foils under 2m that I will likely use just to get a feel for the board. I also have a 4 line foil at 3.4m if I need to go bigger than the Snapshot 1.9/FW Mighty Bug 1.5 before I go for the Tensor. The only Rev I have is the 1.5 SLE, so I will probably stick with the foils. I do have a TOTL Hawaiian, that pulls like a truck, I could use also...
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2010, 07:30 PM »

There is a group of guys who do that in Houston, and have a big get together every Thanksgiving. It is called the DBBB. (dead bird buggy bash)
 http://www.deadbirdbuggybash.com/

  Where you going in Galveston, SLP, or East Beach?

You are going to need a quad kite so you can depower...fast!!! Cool
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2010, 07:37 PM »

We usually hit Ra Appfel. Since Ike, they haven't even been charging to get in and usually it's pretty wide open all the way east. You ever down that way?
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2010, 03:01 AM »

I dabbled with a board before breaking my ankle skateboarding. Not that I was any good but I found:
  • Wear vert pads and be prepared to land hard on your knees
  • Don't use the bindings until you start to get moderately competent so you can bail out easily
  • Use a big kite, lots of predictable pull over head is so much easier to handle than a something that zips around and powers up quick mid window
  • Dont us any sort of a harness until you get very competent
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2010, 06:12 AM »

I used to have a 7.5 m Frenzy I boarded with.  Lots of fun!  I would suggest not flying in gusty winds as this put me in bed for a couple of weeks.  As long as you use common sense its a blast Grin
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