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Windskate Bastard

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Created by gtj101 A week ago, 22 May 2020
gtj101
129 posts
22 May 2020 8:44PM
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A windskate video from yesterday! : )

40knots
VIC, 80 posts
22 May 2020 11:10PM
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This is something you should all try. Get any old board give it a go. I've Wind skated for 35 years, not much now once or twice a year. Will get them going again soon. Hopefully I learn how to add a photo

DavidJohn
VIC, 16276 posts
22 May 2020 11:46PM
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nice..

olskool
QLD, 1761 posts
23 May 2020 3:25AM
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Thats filth dude!

gtj101
129 posts
23 May 2020 9:06AM
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: ) Too much turns? Just good adrenaline when you can't go on the water. Cheers!

musorianin
QLD, 265 posts
23 May 2020 2:40PM
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Gjt101 your videos inspired me. 60 bucks on a second hand long board, old alloy boom buried in the garage, 5.0 sail on its way out, big car park at the local happy clappers (closed for covid) and I was up and running...

evlPanda
NSW, 8925 posts
23 May 2020 5:45PM
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The forward loop at 2:25 was super crazy.

NotWal
QLD, 7380 posts
23 May 2020 11:18PM
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musorianin said..
Gjt101 your videos inspired me. 60 bucks on a second hand long board, old alloy boom buried in the garage, 5.0 sail on its way out, big car park at the local happy clappers (closed for covid) and I was up and running...


I have to ask what tf is that?

gtj101
129 posts
24 May 2020 12:10AM
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Hi Musorianin, cheap way to have fun! This sound good to me. : ) Better than watching the news! Have fun! It's all about fun, like joking! My best partner for windsurfing always said in french for fun C'etait de la marde, which mean something like Olskool said thats filth, a funny expression. : ) Let's drink to that!

Cheers!

musorianin
QLD, 265 posts
24 May 2020 2:28PM
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NotWal said..

musorianin said..
Gjt101 your videos inspired me. 60 bucks on a second hand long board, old alloy boom buried in the garage, 5.0 sail on its way out, big car park at the local happy clappers (closed for covid) and I was up and running...



I have to ask what tf is that?


"Riverlife" Baptist church, it's in a shed as big as a Bunnings and a car park to match, nice and high up to catch the westerlies.

shoodbegood
VIC, 790 posts
24 May 2020 7:58PM
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Brilliant rig control, you're obviously an accomplished sailor!

Make it look pretty easy

gtj101
129 posts
24 May 2020 6:48PM
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Thanks Shoodbegood. I do some windskate since many years. Every session gave me a little plus, a little more experiences. Every time it's get more fun. I wish you as much. It's so fun. :)

Cheers!

MagicRide
463 posts
25 May 2020 2:25AM
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40knots said..
This is something you should all try. Get any old board give it a go. I've Wind skated for 35 years, not much now once or twice a year. Will get them going again soon. Hopefully I learn how to add a photo





I loved it, but had to give it up before I killed myself. This is a great sport for youngsters, but us older guys can get beat up pretty good. My last straw with windskating was when the front wheel hit a pebble in the pavement, the board stopped and sent me into a nasty catapult. My shoulder popped out and then thank God, popped back in. I had a few close call falls that could have been much worse. People should be wearing helmets, knee pads and wrist splints at the minimum. I never went out with out that protection. Again, lots of fun and I loved using a harness windskating which I never see people do, and the rush of windskating up hill. Someone clocked me going 25 mph skating up hill, but I'd rather fall off my board and hit water instead of hard pavement.

oscardog
82 posts
25 May 2020 7:07AM
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Gary,

Like the video.

Did you make the halfstraps?

gtj101
129 posts
27 May 2020 1:12AM
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Thanks for your comment MagicRide. I thing windskating could be really dangerous but I think it could also be done safely. First, it's better to windskate for control than speed. First thing to learn, the brake, learning to constantly control your speed with the sail. Wearing safety helmet, gloves is good. Never use a harnest is also better.

Then, learn to trow your gear as soon as you have a doubt, like I did on the video at 1:57 .

Then, if you sail with steady wind, not to strong 10-15 knots, not some shifthy wind, and choose a clean parking, no sand. Then, you could practice whitout to much risk.

Windskating could be tamed. Could we say that!? You could go safely and learn every time. The position you have when you windskate safely is perfect for sailing on water. It's a win-win situation for the windsurfer who want to practice and have not always good enought conditions to go sail on the water.

Have fun windskating safely to practice many years!

gtj101
129 posts
27 May 2020 1:19AM
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Hi Oscardog, yes I did the half straps. I made many different ones. In the pass, I was using the rear one the other side than now. It was easier for some moves but a bit bitch. I was calling my skate the Scorpion in that time. With time, I went for more safety, the back strap open to the back is a lot more safe and do the job nicely. I did put padding both side of the rear one because I put my rear feet on it sometime, so it's more soft. If something hapen, If i have a doubt, I can get out instantly, like you could see at 0:55 on the video.

The rear strap is for experienced sailor, but the front one could help a beginner.

Cheers.



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