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Post by Brennig » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:27 am

I can built a deck for one, I'd just like to try out the trucks, can't afford to buy a complete sorry.
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Post by Mikael » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:29 am

Are you guys considering having the equivalent of eggs in the steering system? Something to create a little turning resistance.

I know you've tested the boards quite a bit, and did simulations, so you know the board is pretty stable. However, the rider will most likely make the board more unstable, depending on the type of terrain, the type of activity and well, skill. I'd imagine a resistance mechanism would be nice to have, especially after landing a jump or hopping over some rocks while going down a road.

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Post by indigo_wolf » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:39 pm

Mikael wrote:Are you guys considering having the equivalent of eggs in the steering system? Something to create a little turning resistance.


Resistance is already provided by bushings. I believe the stock ones are rubber. Jeff and Herb on the PowerKite Forum have pimped boards with polyurethane bushings of different durometers. There are a couple of threads about it:


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Post by Flexboardz » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:10 pm

On G1, some spring/resistance was provided by a compressed rubber bushing in the crosspiece (+2 optionnal rubber pieces to make it stieffer)... but it was not really adjustable.

On G2, we have added a function to adjust the truck stiefness, from almost free to almost locked...

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Post by Mikael » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:11 pm

Oh, I totally missed (or forgot) about that.
It sounds like the G2 will be a pretty sweet ride!

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Post by Marvin » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:53 am

These look really nice, but I'm curious whats the diameter of the axle Ie could I fit longboard wheels on it.

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Post by Flexboardz » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:38 am

Next production will be "mountainboards" with 8" & 9" wheels and 10mm & 12 mm axle.

But we might make specific arms for smaller PU wheels soon...

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Post by Brennig » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:57 am

Wouldn't you need smaller arms for PU wheels? Otherwise the deck will hit the ground and you'll die.
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Post by Flexboardz » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:15 pm

yes, sure, different arms but, ideally, we would prefer to use larger diameter wheels than regular longskate (too small for our taste)

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Post by Mikael » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:45 pm

Plus you'd need wheels with a round profile right?

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Post by Flexboardz » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:15 pm

exact

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Post by crashkg » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:24 pm

When is the 2nd gen coming out? I would like to purchase one.

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Post by Flexboardz » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:58 am

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