Land boarding is an exciting sport where you go through a large Dragon let drag on a special skateboarding. It is a type of kite surfing, but on land, suitable for young and old. The sport is good practice in the Netherlands, especially in the West where often and a lot of wind. In this sport is all about stunts and suspended in the air as long as possible.
What is land tricks?
Plank country also called land boarding or called flyboarden. In this sport, you stand firmly on a skateboard with big wheels and you are pulled by a dragon named, also called kite. When the wind is strong enough, you can do stunts in the air, hence the term flyboarden.Country Boards existed since 2000 and has in recent years become very popular in the Netherlands. Netherlands is a beautiful country to practice the sport that there is often a lot of wind.
The sport is primarily occurs to experience what is kitesurfing. The record for kitesurfing has become easier. But soon the country boarding developed into an independent sport with its own group of practitioners who do not intend to switch to kitesurfing. The advantage of boarding compared kitesurfing is that you’re not in the water, so you can even outside the summer season with a mountain Board and the dragon on the way.
Country Boards in the Netherlands
Netherlands is a perfect country to land boarding. Not only because there is a lot of wind but also because there are vast areas across the country where the sport can be performed. A requirement is that the ground is hard, so that it is possible that not always the beach to land boarding.
The most beautiful place in the Netherlands to land boarding is pretty IJmuiderslag, where the sand is perfect for powering itself but also other areas along the coast there are opportunities. Even in inland areas, boarding, but then there is a greater need dragon that can also deal with less wind. Note also that there is enough space and distance to trees and roads to avoid accidents with a dragon.
In England and France, sport so popular that special kite parks are meadows and in the vicinity of airports.
To flyboarden you obviously need a number of things that the Dragon, a Board, and safety equipment. For all the right materials and for every budget.
First you need to land a kite boarding/kite is needed. These purchases, depending on severity, your weight, the amount of wind, and if you want to inhibit or not. If you want to get out of the big stunts, you need a larger kite and the same goes for your weight. The heavier you are, the greater must be the Dragon. Do you want to just lie on the beach with your board-cross? Dan meets a small dragon as well good.
Depending on your needs, you can therefore seek advice when buying a kite. Many people are wrong in the size of the kite and the power they deliver, so let yourself be informed properly. A dragon 2-4 square meter you often enough on the coast. But there are dragons on 7 square meters. Don’t underestimate the power of a small dragon is not especially when you start the land border. Dragons are also two hundred thousand euros.
In addition to the Dragon, you’ll also need a mountain Board which you can move. For in the grass and on the beach this mountain boards where the big wheel with a good profile sit under. For flattening surfaces like asphalt, there are also mountain boards with flat wheels for better grip.
There is also a difference in the suspension and wheels are adjusted. A Board that you will stunts should be more flexible and more agile than a Board that is continuously on the ground continues to cruise. Mountain Boards are available from a good hundred or so?? S € 500.
Security and protection
What is very important in country boarding, security is as you would in the country can come and fall hard. It is recommended to have at least a helmet but also, for example, knee pads, and proper clothing is recommended.
In addition to these articles, it is also important to look at the environment in which you will land boarding. For example, ensure that your kite can not blow out and cause damage if you want a break. And also keep an eye on the weather.
Read boarding consists of three different phases, learn to cope with a mountain Board, learn to deal with kite and finally learn to cope with the combination of the Board and the Dragon. Start special directly with all at once, but gives each step time.
First, get to know your mountain
Getting used to your mountain Board, it is advisable to practice here without the kite. For example, find a piece of asphalt that runs diagonally and let yourself roll on the road. See how you react Board to steering movements and make jumps.
Get to know your Dragon
A kite control seems easy, but there are a lot of people involved. Most dragons are very sensitive and also have different functions. So you can sort by a throttling control the power of the Dragon and use the accelerator to let completely solved drake loses its strength and falling slowly bedenen. Practice good with this.
The pilot responds in different ways by the position of the wind and the position where you keep the Dragon. There is some air, for example, areas that are ideal for a jump. So first test well with your kite to see what it can and can not be and what actions you can perform in order to safely use the kite.
The last step
The most difficult step is to combine a mountain Board and kite. Even if you have first practiced separately from each other, it is still difficult at the time to do it all at once. Always make sure that there is someone who can help you if something goes wrong, and apply again with the people around you.
Land boarding is a sport that consists of several other sports together, or a variation thereof.
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