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by NodRog
Thu May 12, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Tv
Topic: Couple of videos....
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Both videos excellent. It was an ATC vid that got me into mountaiboarding in the first place and I've enjoyed every video they've produced this one expecially.

I had to watch the BMX bit again. It didn't seem real.
by NodRog
Thu May 12, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Camera mount?
Replies: 17
Views: 2052

My camera has an impact protection feature. Even holding it in your hands on a mountianboard over rough ground and it thinks it's being dropped and switches off the vision 'for its own protection'. Maybe yours is the same.
by NodRog
Wed May 11, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: MBS contract Killings
Replies: 16
Views: 3224

Thanks guys. I'l certainly look into them. They really do look a little more serious than the Vbrakes reflected propbably in the price. However as Belac said, the alps are too amazing not to ride because you don't trust your brakes and deeath just doesn't appeal these days.
by NodRog
Wed May 11, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: MBS contract Killings
Replies: 16
Views: 3224

I'd love to ride brakeless. In fact last month in scotland I did just that all over the cheviots. But here in the Alps I need the brake. All the roads and tracks here are steep and narrow. If I didn't have a brake, no matter how good on the board, I'd be stopping every 100 yards (freewheeling on my ...
by NodRog
Tue May 10, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: MBS contract Killings
Replies: 16
Views: 3224

MBS contract Killings

Do they go in for this type of thing and how do I find out if there’s a contract out on me? I ask because when I took the board (comp 95X) out of the box after purchase it seemed like it had been assembled by someone in the last three minutes of the last shift on the last Friday night before t...
by NodRog
Wed May 04, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Tv
Topic: Short film of the X-SPOT
Replies: 4
Views: 942

great video. It's nice to watch relaxing stuff after a hard day. It looks like you had fun.
by NodRog
Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Is Mountainboarding A Young Man's Sport?
Replies: 82
Views: 12491

Well now I can finally speak from (albeit limited) experience I think it depends on whether you consider it a sport or a recreation. If you take it as a sport then probably yes, you're just about obsolete in every sport in your late twenties so probably this is no different. For me it's recreational...
by NodRog
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: road riding
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Meglio chiedere perdono che permesso. Same in Italy. More or less how the government operates on a daily basis and more or less what I've been doing so far but I know the ways of the Italian police but I've lost touch with the situation in the UK. Don't intend doing very much on roads but you never...
by NodRog
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: road riding
Replies: 5
Views: 884

road riding

I'm heading over to the UK soon (mostly the Scottish Borders) and will be taking the board with me hopefully to get so nice wide hills to carve on. I was wondering though what the legal situation is with riding roads. I imagine like here in Italy that it's not legal at all but thought I'd check. Doe...
by NodRog
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Goof board
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Jimmy Chaos - now that's what I call a balance board. Is that a single piece of wood?
I've been looking at a vew do. Never seen one before I read this thread. Looks like fun but in comparison yours looks deadly:D.
by NodRog
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Goof board
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Goof board

I've been using a homemade balance board (bit of scaffolding plank on a bit of fence post) and am finding it a very useful (and fun) tool. I was going to make myself a lighter one like the indoboard that I can take on holiday to keep my hand in (the wife says either the mountainboard stays home or o...
by NodRog
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Abrading Weels
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

Kent ATB - I build up to each run in stages. Trouble is each stage added is much more speed and there isn't a bottom, the hill just keeps on going. I suppose I'm going a bit out of my comfort zone but because of the snow I've not much choice. I think the V-brakes might be good enough. I was examinin...
by NodRog
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Abrading Weels
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

I have the brake on the back Evilc. Unfortunately everything is steep here but take your point about learning without first. I use it as little as possible but until I get some serious free time to hunt out a wide grassy expanse to learn on or some gentle roads I'm stuck with gravel roads and there ...
by NodRog
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Abrading Weels
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

Abrading Weels

(I Meant wHeels) Well bolix to the V5 brakes (note to self: Never believe the publicity). They work OK if they are muddied but dry and at speed I might as well not have them. You live and learn (learning meaning next time read this forum BEFORE buying). However they are OK for the beginner I am beca...
by NodRog
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Pub
Topic: Left-over Pizza
Replies: 14
Views: 2097

Cold pizza for breakfast is almost as good as cold curry imo . Unfortunately it's very rare that a pizza lasts till morning. Best enjoyed with ice cold flat Pepsi (with coke an inferior second).
by NodRog
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Powerslides - dragged or catapulted?
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

OK, got it. Thanks. This forum really is a great help. Something else to try (maybe bruise some different parts of the body too instead of the same places all the time:D)
by NodRog
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Tell us about your first ride.
Replies: 24
Views: 2970

I have MBS Matrix on a comp 95X which came with (rattling) yellow eggs shocks (tight cornering sounds like the sound effects out of a horror movie set in a fair-ground). Would the green trampa dampas help with stability? @Skaterdre - Riding with a huge great fork could put a new dimension on things....
by NodRog
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Tell us about your first ride.
Replies: 24
Views: 2970

First ride was day before yesterday 3 km down a gravel road and onto a kilometer of tarmac to finish. I copped out and did it in stages, a little higher each time, just to get the feel but eventually tired of this and ended up just going for it from just below the snow line. It was a great feeling a...
by NodRog
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Powerslides - dragged or catapulted?
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Thanks for the video. I see it now. Whether I'm ever going to be able to do that is quite another thing:D It looks really cool though. I did a first ever run the other day, took all the air out down to 10 psi and trundled down 3 km at a sedate 15 kph without gaining too much speed. I was surprised a...
by NodRog
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Powerslides - dragged or catapulted?
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

TylerStartin wrote:Like sort of a mini powerslide to cut off a little speed instead of stopping completely... I scrub by pulling my nose up hard and kicking out my tail a little.



Not manually I suppose. You mean with your front foot?

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