Kiting with a Mountainboard, Landboard, or Skateboard.
How to get started: Selecting a Kite and board
It's Faster, Cheaper, and Easier to learn on land, than on the water. Kite LandBoarding has all the thrills of Kiteboarding without getting your feet wet! This fast-moving, fast-growing sport combines the best elements of skate, snow, all-terrain mountain boarding (ATB) and traction kites. Kite LandBoarding offers something for everyone, from cruising the flats, to big airs and tricks. Kite landboarding is an deal way to build skills for the the water or just another great way to utilize the the versatile power of a kite. From 10 year olds to 65+ , Anyone can learn.
Benefits of Kite-LandBoarding. Its all good!
+ Landboarding lessons are cheap, less than 1/2 the price of a kiteboard lesson on the water. + Landboarding gear (foil kite and All-terrain board) less than 1/2 the price of gear for the water.
+ Swimming skills not required.
+ There are no sharks, stingrays or jellyfish on land.
+ Instant gratification. Much faster and easier to learn on land.
+ The skills you learn in a landboard lesson will directly transfer to snow-kiting and kite-skimming.
+ Its HUGE Fun and a great way to take advantage of the wind and wide open spaces.
+ For the brave, you'll eventually learn how to boost high, spin, and glide in for soft landings.
Kite Landboards: Intro / Overview
MBS Board Details for Models: Core 90, Core 95, Comp 90, and Comp 95
Quick Comparison Table: Price, length, weight, components, etc.
When comparing boards, besure you're comparing the same
things. If one company says their board is 106 cm, and another model says its
103cm you would assume that the 106 is longer right? Maybe not!
The reason is specs on lenght are confusing if they don;t specify "Over-all Length"
"Deck Length", or "Axel to Axel Length". No worries, we have it all, nice and organized,
below in our comparison table to make your life eas
Shorter = better for those that like maneuvers and spins. Also nice for smaller riders.
Longer = more stability for high speed crusiing with a kite or downhill. more comfortable for
Wood or wood Laminate are the least expenisive. Composite decks combining wood and
fiberglass are an excellent way to get nice balance between strength, durability, and low weight. MBS calls their composite mix "Powerlam".
4 Great MBS Brand boards to cover every style and budget.
Board lines: Core or Comp
Length: 90 or 95.
Scroll down to see Complete details for each board and a comparison chart of all 4 boards.
MBS Core 90 $259.
MBS Core 90 Manufacturers Description:
"The Core 90 is a great board for land kiteboarding and advanced freestyling. It combines a short deck together with lightweight All Terrain Skate (ATS) trucks, Twistar hubs and completely redesigned F2 bindings to create a very light and nimble board. Young mountainboard rippers who find the bigger boards too heavy will love the Core 90 and will rest easy knowing they can upgrade to higher end MBS components when their riding level advances. With the Core 90 we’ve created a lightweight freestyle board with great components at a super price."
The Core 90 is an excellent way to get started with Kite-Landboarding. The set-up vs the
price is great. Only $259. complete with a Free Instructional DVD and Free Shipping
( within the US).
For sure, you can find some other boards on the market for $50 less, but not with
composite deck and the MBS build quality. Other cheaper boards generally use only wood
and normally have a maximum rider weight of 150 to 175.
This Core 90 is a huge value. High end materials and can easily handle riders up to 200 lbs.
Perfect for kiters who prefer a very light board ,skate style trucks, and a shorter deck with a lower swing weight.
Just gettin in kiting with landboard? Looking for a quality entre level board? This could be it.
MBS CORE 95 $299.
Longer deck with Vector Hybrid Channel Truck
CORE 95 Manufacturers Description:
"The MBS Core 95 is an excellent advanced level board for freestyle riders and kiters. It features MBS’ high-performance, lightweight Vector trucks and totally redesigned, stylish F2 bindings keeping the board weight down without sacrificing comfort. This board is a fantastic choice for anybody looking for advanced all-around performance at a very attractive price."
MBS calls this an advanced level board. The nice thing is the board is equally great
for people who are just getting started and want bomber construction.
This model "Core 95" has a longer than average overall length which make the board
more stable at speed. The same concept can be seen in many sports. Surfers use long narrow "Guns" when riding giant waves at high speed. Down hill skiiers use extra long skiis for the same reason. If you're into riding fast and want the maximum stability, go with a longer board
like this one. Big and tall boys will appreciate the wider stance. Channel trucks ( which some brands call Bionic trucks) are beefier and more tunable than more simple "skate trucks".
Bottom line. With the Core 95, you get the high end without breaking the bank.
Unless you're life revolves around moutainboarding, we don;t see much reason to
spend $500+ on a board when you can get this one for $299.
MBS COMP 90 $369.
COMP 90 Manufacturers Description
All hail the Comp 90! By combining existing high-tech components with our latest Vector Truck technology™ we've achieved the perfect blend for both freestylers and kiters. This board is equally at home carving up the local freestyle track as well as getting massive kite air on the beach. The Comp 90 comes with the superbly ergonomic F4 bindings giving riders even more comfort and control!
MBS COMP 95 $399.
COMP 95 Manufacturers Description
The Comp 95 is an amazingly versatile board suitable for all levels of riders from the dedicated hard-core freestyler to the weekend warrior out to have a good time. The Comp 95 comes with Matrix trucks, the cornerstone truck of mountainboarding and high speed land kiting, providing on the fly adjustability to find that sweet spot between maneuverability and stability at higher speeds. Coming standard this year on the Comp 95 are the stylish and comfortable F4 bindings!
Quick Comparsion Land board Chart.
|MBS Model||CORE 90||CORE 95||COMP 90||COMP 95|
|Deck Width||22cm ( 8.7" )||8.7"||8.7"||9.1" (23cm)|
|Overall Length||104 cm ( 40.9" )||111.7 cm||108 cm||45.7" (116cm)|
|Total Weight||5.5 kg (12 lbs )||6.2 kg||6 kg ( 13.1 lbs)||6.6 kg|
|Truck Type||ATS Skate||Vector Hybrid
|Wheels / Hubs||Twister White||Twister White||Twister white||Twister White|
|Tires||T-3: 8"||T-1: 8"||T-1: 8"||T1: 8"|
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