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Learn About Landboarding
Kiting with a Mountainboard, Landboard, or Off Road Skateboard.
How to get started: Selecting a Kite and board.
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If you don't know what landboarding or Mountainboarding is lets give you a glimps. Think BMX or Motorcross and now think of a skateboard designed to go anywhere and engineered to go totally off Road. All terain meaning grass, dirt, sand, rock, or concrete.
Landboards can be refered to as a few differenent names such as,
- ATB (All Terain Boards)
Mountainboards are most commonly used on mountain terrain, dirt trails, grassy terrain, and concrete Boarding parks.
There wheels are most commonly 8" eight to 10.5" inflatabe tires. Trucks or normally adjustable and made of rugged.
Landboarding is great fun from cruizing down grassy slopes to the extreme rush of mountain and rock terain.
Like any sport there are differant levels to hang you hat.
The amazing thing is landboarding is a perfect match for adding a foil or inflatable power kites.
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) with traction-kites. Kite LandBoarding offers something for everyone, from cruising the flats, to big airs and tricks. Kite land-boarding is an ideal way to build skills for the water or just another great way to utilize the the versatile power of a kite. From 8 year olds to 65+ , Anyone can learn who decides the want to.
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) is about 1/2 the price of gear for the water.
• No Swimming skills needed.
• No thoughts about sharks, stingrays or jellyfish on land.
• Almost Instant gratification. Much faster and easier to learn on land.
• The skills you learn in a landboard lesson will transfer directly 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 will eventually learn how to boost high, spin, and glide in for soft landings.
Kite-Landboard Overview: Things to Consider
When comparing boards, be sure you're comparing the right specs.
One brand says their board is 90 cm's long, and another brand says their board is 113 cm's. If not reading carefully, you would assume that one board is much longer than the other. Right? Maybe not!
The reason is that specs can be confusion.
They could be referring to one of 3 measurements.
• Over-all Length (The max length including the tires. The number will change if choosing the same deck but with different "trucks"
• Deck Length (The length of the deck / top surface)
• Axle to Axle Length ( The distance between the axles). A wider spread for more drawn out turns, a smoother ride, and added stability at speed.
better for those that like maneuvers and spins. Also nice for smaller riders.
more stability for high speed cruising with a kite or riding fast downhill.
more comfortable for tall people,
Wood or wood Laminate are the least expensive. Composite decks combining wood and
fiberglass are an excellent way to get a nice balance between strength, durability, and low weight. MBS calls their composite mix "Power-lam".
You Decide How You Want to Play The Game.... But Before You Do Check out the videos below..