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by markbrosnan78
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: ATB Multi-tool
Replies: 18
Views: 1825

ATB Multi-tool

I remember when I used to skateboard we used to have these little multi-tools that could be kept in a pocket or on a key ring with four heads for all the nuts and a screwdriver for everything on the board. Does such a thing exist for ATB's and where could I get one? Putting together a first aid pack...
by markbrosnan78
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: strap
Replies: 25
Views: 4048

Cheers Ian. I knew there would be an obvious answer I was missing somewhere. Not an issue at the moment as I'm still on baby slopes but any bigger runs will be in public places around here so don't want to cause trouble by having a board get away and hit someone. Is there such a thing as mountain bo...
by markbrosnan78
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: strap
Replies: 25
Views: 4048

How easy is it to take the heel straps on and off and would it eventually wear the thread?

I would love some heel straps but I can't use them for kite boarding in case I need to get off the board real quickly.
by markbrosnan78
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: What is your biggest trick?
Replies: 25
Views: 4025

hens162 wrote:staying up....


Ditto. :)
by markbrosnan78
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Check in if you kicked some ass on your board today
Replies: 1037
Views: 147634

Cheers Matt I will check them out. Thought of Hadleigh just after I posted. Not going to be an easy place to ride this summer. I know where you mean in Leigh as well but it has the road at the bottom. I'm only just up and riding so I'll give that a miss until I've mastered stopping. Let me know when...
by markbrosnan78
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: strap
Replies: 25
Views: 4048

I'm going to ask the next newbie question. Where do you attach it to the board and are they compatible with all boards?
by markbrosnan78
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Check in if you kicked some ass on your board today
Replies: 1037
Views: 147634

Yes Matt. I live just down the road. I'm normally a kite land boarder and I can usually be found at Essex Kite Park or at the beach. Everyone I know kites, mainly kite surfing but I'm slowly converting them to ATB's. Don't know anyone else that just rides. I think this part of Essex is just too flat...
by markbrosnan78
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Check in if you kicked some ass on your board today
Replies: 1037
Views: 147634

Wouldn't exactly refer to it as kicked some ass but after an aborted kite session a mate showed me a local spot today. It's only about a 30 foot hill but with quite a steep gradient. Stacked first run at the bottom, stacked second run a few feet down. Just about made third run. Fourth run was not to...
by markbrosnan78
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: trying something new
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Yep. The second hand kite Market is very cheap at the moment. Now is a good time to buy as people are getting their 2012 kites and selling off their old. Anything newer than 2007 and it should be alright. I got my 4m ready to fly for £140. Mint condition. If you can board already it won't take you l...
by markbrosnan78
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: trying something new
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Would it not just be easier to buy a proper kite? A 4m would be enough to power the average rider and would fold up into a backpack. If you just want traction you don't need that big a kite.
by markbrosnan78
Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: The Shed
Topic: 4wd 10Kw electric mounatinboard videos
Replies: 79
Views: 18848

Would it be possible to harness some energy back into the batteries to keep them charged for a longer ride? The thing with electric cars is their short range and mammoth recharging times. Fine if you live in a city but crap all use if you need to do 100 miles plus. (my journey to work). I'd love to ...
by markbrosnan78
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Pub
Topic: Christmas wish list!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1111

That's what I've got for christmas. 17 long downhill 35, matt black hubs & ratchet bindings. Couldn't wait for Santa so bought it myself. :)

Love buying my own pressies.
by markbrosnan78
Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Pub
Topic: How old are the members of the forum?
Replies: 212
Views: 37630

34 and a newbie. Had skateboards all my youth and recently taken up kite landboarding. Looking for hills on no wind days before I get over the hill.

I had forgotten how much fun a board can be. Good time to get back into it as my boy is showing an interest in all sorts of extreme sports.
by markbrosnan78
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Beginner board for a hefty newbie.
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

The Trampa arrived two days ago. Hit the kite park with it yesterday. Wind was mental. Managed a few short runs. Mainly fell on my arse but managed to get one face plant in as well.

Standard 17 ply 35 long with matt black hubs and black ratchet bindings. Absolutely beautiful. I love her.
by markbrosnan78
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Beginner board for a hefty newbie.
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Thanks for all the help guys. I ordered a 35 long freeride with a 17 ply deck from ATB Shop yesterday. Hopefully it will be here just after the weekend. (or tomorrow if I'm really lucky ). Will get out next week on it and try some gentle slopes and with a kite. Might see some if you next year if I l...
by markbrosnan78
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Beginner board for a hefty newbie.
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

That would be why I can't find them. Had a good look at Trampas and I'm going to order one next month. 35 long 17 ply board, will have a think about hubs and the rest in the meantime. Thanks guys. Once I've mastered riding with a kite I'm going to start having a look for some decent hills and give t...
by markbrosnan78
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Beginner board for a hefty newbie.
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

I can't find any more info on the Akoni Kama. Is it available in the UK and do they have a distributer?

Thanks
by markbrosnan78
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Beginner board for a hefty newbie.
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Cheers guys. I checked them out and they do look the dogs boll@cks. Just need to save a bit more money to get one. Or hope Santa is good to board riders....
by markbrosnan78
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Beginner board for a hefty newbie.
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Beginner board for a hefty newbie.

Hi there, I am a power kiter that is looking to add boarding to my list of activities. I live in Essex, UK, which is a very flat area so most of the time I will be being pulled by a kite but I want something sturdy enough for odd trips downhill. I have two problems. Firstly I am a newbie and I have ...

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