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Kite U.S. Forums _ Kitesnowboarding _ Does anyone have an Old Snowboard?

Posted by: Turtle Feb 28 2006, 09:47 AM

I am in the second stage of researching this Sandboard concept. For anyone who has not heard yet, I want to buy/make/modify a board to run on the sand. My first attempt with a large skateboard base made of wood did not work. It needs to be larger!

A company in CA makes sandboards for downhill sand dune riding and they recommend a 120cm board for my weight on the sand. They have a little experience with kiting, but not much.

Does anyone have an old Snowboard of any size that I could have or buy for cheap? Kids, Woman’s, Small, Large, chipped and/or damaged will do

I am going to remove the bindings and add foot straps, so I don't need a board with bindings.

Not enough wind to ride on the water, ride on the beach! Tawas here I come.

Help a Turtle out!

Posted by: don pitcher Mar 1 2006, 08:57 PM


I am looking to do the same thing you are, except I am trying to accomplish this with a mountain board.

I am getting some 11" diameter x 5" wide go-kart roadracing slicks that I am going to mount on my board. I hope to have this finished by the end of march.

Over on lake MI by the Michigan boarder there is a guy that rides between the high and low water marks. He said he is able to ride with only 3" wide tires, but he has to stay out of the soft sand.

I am interested in how your project turns out. I will let you know how mine turns out once it is done.

It was nice meeting you at the Kite Derby.

Posted by: seventeen Mar 28 2006, 04:26 PM

hey turtle i have 1 what size did you need.

Posted by: Turtle Mar 28 2006, 04:43 PM

I was told a 120cm would be ideal for my size and weight on sand (5"9" 200lbs).

Any size will do just to try out the concept. I am sure it can no longer be a snowboard after 1 day in the sand. I tried a wood board already and the paint was gone after only 1 hour. It will be interesting to see how a snowboard holds up to the grit. There is Wax for sand applications, so I will lube it up with this before I give it a shot.

Hoping it hurts less on sand than being bounced on the ground with a landboard. I am also thinking wet grass would work with a small snowboard also.

Hook a Turtle up!


Posted by: seventeen Mar 28 2006, 05:41 PM

well i got a beat up 157 free or a new 115 or 130cm we can trade on some lessons.

Posted by: Turtle Mar 29 2006, 01:15 PM

If you ever met me you would know, I am not one that should instruct.
I do have some good Kitemare stories of my own that I will gladly share, so you can avoid them. I just started riding in May 2005, but I can trade cold hard cash or beer.

What would you want for the 115? and/or the 130? Let me know and we can meet up somewhere. I will be at Metro Beach Thursday and Friday, more than likely Harsen's on Saturday. The 157 will be great to try just to see why a small board is suggested.

If you are in Metro Detroit there are two local schools. Take a look at my site at for a list of all the shops and schools in Michigan. I know Kyle from Detroit Kiteboarding & Brian from Great Lakes Kiteboarding very well and they are both great instructors.

Send me a PM if you want to meet up.


Posted by: Turtle Mar 29 2006, 01:18 PM

well i got a beat up 157 free or a new 115 or 130cm we can trade on some lessons.

I noticed on another post you were from Canada. Tim at Surf Culture Canada is your man for training in CA. His number is also on my site under schools.


Posted by: seventeen Mar 30 2006, 11:35 AM

well the 115 and 130 are brandnew. 50 takes either of them 80 will take them both. pm me if you would like to meet up. thanks for the info on Tim.

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