Instant Land Windsurfer

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Introduction: Instant Land Windsurfer

About: Tim Anderson is the author of the "Heirloom Technology" column in Make Magazine. He is co-founder of www.zcorp.com, manufacturers of "3D Printer" output devices. His detailed drawings of traditional Pacific...

Drill a hole in the front of your beach skateboard.
Bolt the gooseneck a.ki.a. universal joint a.k.a. mast step of your winsurfer rig there.
A shortboard mast step is perfect for that.
Go sailing in the nearest parking lot or hard beach.

A regular skateboard works too, but you'll go way too fast for a normal short board and it'll vibrate.
A longboard is better.
This rig is good wind insurance to carry along with you.
Not enough wind to sail on the water is enough to go terrifyingly fast on land.



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WARNING: wear more pads than the idiot in the picture.
This gizmo isn't just dangerous. It's guaranteed to fling you at the pavement really fast.
Wear every form of armor, padding, and safety equipment you can find.
Wiping out on pavement with one of these rigs is as bad as motorcycling.
I wiped out in my wetsuit once and didn't get hurt, except my wetsuit somehow got turned around.
For the next few weeks I was finding new injuries.
The wetsuit spared my skin, but my bones got all bashed up.

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    what is this skateboard - thing called?!?!?!?!?! I really want to get one! please respond soon

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    it is called Dirt wind surfing, or terrasailing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_windsurfing

    the sport is called windskating

    its called a mountain board but that one is like upside down

    The rendition of come sail away is... creative.

    i made one out of a long board skate board and got trown down a hill it was the funnest thing ever

     Check out this land windsurfing board.  Its called a turfdog


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    could i see some close up pics of the trucks please

    Are those just the regular trucks or did you have to add on to them or get bigger ones?

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    I hoseclamped an axle and some dolly wheels onto the regular trucks.

    a billion might be a little overexagurating (theres no way i spelled that right) but mine i was going about 25 to 30 mph

    sounds like you tried it. say more! do you have pix?

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    that sounds so cool. just one question. if it goes so fast, how do you stop it? i'm not trying to act smart, im just curious.

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    you dont have to turn you just turn your sail into the wind or jump off or coast to a stop and by the way on mine we drove a car down the road next to the beach and i was going 25 mph

    first method: turn into the wind and coast to a stop. second method: wipe out and get badly injured. Wear lots of armor and protective gear.

    and if you start going backwards on accident i guess its method 2?

    haha im using the same sail as you but i have a mountain board or something cuz my dad went to look at a surfboard but came back with two surfboards and and a windskate. It says terraboard and its like t 130 or something if anyone knows where to get parts for this board message me...or something idk how this site works

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    at least the same sail as in the pic

    you are using the skateboard upsidown!!!