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Old February 11th 05, 10:28 AM
dave
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we rarely get snow where i live, but do however have some moderate sand
dunes within easy reach. how badly does riding sand destroy the board? is it
a case of getting a board purely to ride dunes or would a good service sort
it out prior to riding snow again? i appreciate that sand is abrasive so i'm
guessing it's get a board exclusively for sand use.
would be interested in the experiences of those who've tried riding sand.


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Old February 11th 05, 07:28 PM
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1) It's slow unless the dune is REALLY steep & you go right down the
fall line.
2) If you do it a lot, the board bottom sands right away. My dune is
silica sand (Lake Michigan), really sharp hard on boards.
3) Mushy edge transtions will take you down; you have to really torque
if you're turning.
4) It's brutal climbing to the top; for every step up, you settle back
downward about 1/2 a step.
5) If it's the only steep you got, ride it. Riding's better than not
riding.

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Old February 13th 05, 10:28 PM
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1) It's slow unless the dune is REALLY steep & you go right down the
fall line.
2) If you do it a lot, the board bottom sands right away. My dune is
silica sand (Lake Michigan), really sharp hard on boards.
3) Mushy edge transtions will take you down; you have to really torque
if you're turning.
4) It's brutal climbing to the top; for every step up, you settle back
downward about 1/2 a step.
5) If it's the only steep you got, ride it. Riding's better than not
riding.


thanks kurt. have only just started boarding so figured it might be worth a
go to keep the hand in without resorting to the dry slope.


 




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