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Sandboarding (279 Posts)
Topic Sandboarding Info
On 9/26/2001 Dr.Dune wrote in from (205.253.nnn.nnn)

The Jeffreys Bay Sandboarding Challenge.
Made possible by Aloe Afrika, Billabong, Red Bull and Sidewinder Sandboards.

This will be the second time that this fun event will be held as part as the Jeffreys Bay Shell Festival. The sand dunes here are as perfect as the waves and they're on the beach! The location at Aston Bay is the ideal spot where the whole family can come and watch the best Sandboarders in the country compete. Events include Slalom, Freestyle and Big (scary) Air!!

The competition is a serious affair and there is a lot at stake. Good money to be made, a total of R1300 in prizes. Also a chance for the really hot locals to qualify for the Eastern Cape team. The media will be there, and so will the photographers. They are bound to get some wild stuff.
The Eastern Cape locals are hard core. They've been doing hectic maneuvers on these dunes for years. But there's loads of competition. The Western Cape is catching on to Sandboarding fast. Some of the better local snowboarders could perform well. Guateng has the Benoni mine dump maniacs! If they come down anything could happen!! Namibians with their infamous Dune 7 are also a scary lot. We hope they don't come!

There will be food and drinks on sale at the beach and we will be holding a braai and Sand Party after the prize giving. Registration is at 8am at the car park in front of Tapas Restaurant, Aston Bay beach. Final will be at 4pm. The prize giving and Sand Party will start at 7 pm, venue Tapas Restaurant.
Duneriders International judging and rules will apply. The overall winner gets him/herself a brand new "Sidewinder" Sandboard into the bargain. There is an entrance fee of R50 per person. This will give you a Sandboarding T shirt and a chance to win some big bucks.
For entries or more info Phone Aloe Afrika in Jeffreys Bay on
042 2933941 or email - aloe@agnet.co.za

 
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On 9/21/2001 Dr.Dune wrote in from (205.139.nnn.nnn)

Hi Tim! There you are. Hey I have a full page spread on the sandboard day at Mugu that you came to last year with a cool photo of Kale doing his roll. I have a copy for him but have no way to contact him. Can you help us with this? Also, I'm sorry you couldn't make the Xwest Huck Fest. It was a tough one for me too, my Dad died the day before we were to leave but he would have wanted us to go anyway, so we did. He was a nuclear physicist and chemical engineer and really the man with technical know how that we put into our board surfaces.
Perhaps you and make the Sand Mountian Open saturday October 20th. It would be great to see you again. The events are always better with the Payaso crew there. We'll bring the radar gun so you can see the actual speeds too. You'll be surprised!

 
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On 9/21/2001 Tim Oates wrote in from (63.57.nnn.nnn)

Sandboards are designed for various conditions. I must, however, clear the air on the formica deal. I properly waxed formica surface will not wear out in any short time. "Its all ball bearing these days" the proper sandboard design, rocker, tail rocker (if any), center Vee, camber, flat spots, will make different speed, acceleration, and distance of riding vary some degree. It is easy to tell from the look of a board whether it is an aggressive weaver, fast long range carver, big air, or passive riding board. My oppinion, for what its worth, is that riding sand with snowboarding boots on is like wearing a wetsuit on a cold day. It works, but it is an unnatural and cumbersome feature. The snowboard setup dominates the big air contests (see sandskate.com) but does not always rule the slalom, drag, or freestyle events. There is a lot more to learn, but a lot has also been figured out. For now, don't believe the race base flap, and don't expect anything to come along that makes greater speeds achievable. ALL of the claims of 55 mph hour, whether they are true or not, are TOTALLY undocumented by anyone outside of the claimers circle. There isn't a huge science to it, but do believe that it is easy to make a crappy uneffective board (thats where we all start). Payaso introduces the 2002 Flying SPear in November. Only one claim, we will be the first to show you a 900 rotation, it will happen on a Payaso.

 
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On 9/21/2001 Jo wrote in from (210.215.nnn.nnn)

Hmmm....this sounds like the material Ocean Culture is delving into at the moment...slippery as hell, but rather expensive. The advantage is of course the base lasts a LOT longer than normal laminate...so, anyone should be able to justify paying more for the board. Stay tuned, this could indeed revolutionize the future of sandboarding !!

 
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On 9/21/2001 Dr.Dune wrote in from (205.139.nnn.nnn)

Greetings to all my boarding brothers!
I have seen a surface from Parodox Sandboards that is more advanced than Formica and Race Base. It will bring sandboarding 10 years into the future. The best part about this new surface is that it runs great on anything... ANYTHING! Sand, snow, ice, water, dirt and all organic material. For more info check Sandboard.com under the "Ask Dr. Dune" category next tuesday!!

 
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On 9/20/2001 JR wrote in from (63.201.nnn.nnn)

Sometimes there is no difference between a snowboard and a sandboard besides the base of the board. Some sandboard companies like to use snoboard shaped boards with a formica bottom. Formica you might know is the countertop material, well it is also the most common base of a sandboard. Some companies however design boards boards which mostly resemble longboard skateboards. The reason for different types of board designs is that there are different types of sand dunes. Your slalom skate doesn't work as well on half pipe as it does while weaving cones. There are differences in bindings as well. The snowboard style's tend to use boots, and the more skate style boards use simple straps which can be used in bare feet or shoes.

 
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On 9/20/2001 grumpy ol bastard wrote in from (204.181.nnn.nnn)

Ok. Stupid question time, again, different forum (see street luge). What's the difference, design wise, between a sandboard and snowboard? I would guess off the top of my head the sandboard is made somehow more durable due to the friction/grit of the sand. Other than that, what about lengths, widths, bindings etc. Enquiring minds want to know. Enlighten me Obi-Wan.

 
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On 9/19/2001 Jo wrote in from (210.215.nnn.nnn)

New Ocean Culture site in progress...visit www.geocities.com/oceancultureboards for South Australian & Victorian sandboarding locations. Boards and products pages coming soon!!

 
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On 9/18/2001 The Sandman wrote in from (205.188.nnn.nnn)

Glen, Gary and I are back to using our original name,
"A-Team". This is the name we started with back in 1978 when we were one of the first companies making snow and sandboards. I'll post the address to our new site soon.

 
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On 9/18/2001 Glen wrote in from (216.102.nnn.nnn)

what happened to the DeOro Sandboards webpage?

 
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On 9/18/2001 Leo wrote in from (146.18.nnn.nnn)

I have sandboarded once on an old skateboard without trucks and it was fun, now i got inspired to see that in sandboard.com they show Venezuela as one of the spots to do sandboard, its so nice, we have big dunes in here, i should try it again..

Leo

 
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On 9/18/2001 Tim Vella wrote in from (202.129.nnn.nnn)

Looking for a good sandboarding site? www.wake.f2s.com
Its got heaps of photos, information even how to build your own board

 
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On 9/17/2001 JR wrote in from (63.201.nnn.nnn)

grinch - I believe the board you're looking for is the liberator. Two companies sell this shape, Venemous and Payaso (Payaso also sells it as a 3 truck longboard). The shape is called the flying spear and it will hopefully be available on my site soon at www.sandskate.com

 
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On 9/17/2001 JR wrote in from (63.201.nnn.nnn)

It's outstanding to see this forum added to the ncdsa site. For those of you who have questions about sandboarding I would recomend you visit www.sandboard.com, and those of you that would like to watch some videos from demos, and past compatitions please check out my site www.sandskate.com As many of you may not know there are many companies/people involved with ncdsa that are also involved with sandboarding. People like myself, Jack Smith, and Tim Oates. Thanks Adam, and if you have time check out the yahoo sandboard club.

 
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On 9/17/2001 The Sandman wrote in from (152.163.nnn.nnn)

Hey JG, I did get the action figure, thanks...it is so cool. I'll get a picture of it up soon.

 
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On 9/17/2001 Nic wrote in from (203.96.nnn.nnn)

Also be sure to check out the yahoo clubs sandboarding and sandboarding Australia.

Sandboardings probably the cheapest boardsport to get into, heaps of fun and most of the slams don,t hurt too much. Wristguards are recomended though.

 
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On 9/17/2001 grinch wrote in from (63.195.nnn.nnn)

ok, how come i used to be able to find this one board on the venomous website, i think it's called the liberty, liberator, something like that? i dunno, it was pictured as white with blue tips, and three blue stripes from those tips coming in towards the bindings. any clue, anyone? a real snowboard shape, and i've only heard good things about this board. help, if you can.....

 
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On 9/17/2001 JG wrote in from (152.163.nnn.nnn)

Action Jack,
Jack Smith...if you got the action figure I bought for you from Howard- your sherrif jack nickname will fall by the wayside. How about posting a shot of the action figure? We couldn't style his hair to match yours.

 
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On 9/17/2001 duh wrote in from (216.102.nnn.nnn)

Adam had it right

 
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On 9/17/2001 Glen wrote in from (216.102.nnn.nnn)

check out
www.sandboarding.com

 
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On 9/17/2001 Adam wrote in from (66.121.nnn.nnn)

What is sandboarding? Check this.

 
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On 9/17/2001 Timmy The Talking Toilet wrote in from (209.180.nnn.nnn)

I may be a dumb country boy from Iowa, but what exactly is Sandboarding?

 
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On 9/17/2001 Mr.Nitrate wrote in from (216.102.nnn.nnn)

Henry,
that's nothing, I invented sand.
I remember when the beaches and deserts were covered in rock.

 
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On 9/17/2001 Henry wrote in from (209.68.nnn.nnn)

I was the first guy to sandboard and have a sandboard manufacturing company. Back in 1953. Don't listen to Jack Smith. He's nobody in the sandboarding world!

 
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On 9/17/2001 The Sandman wrote in from (216.207.nnn.nnn)

Thanks for this page Adam. I just have one question...when do you sleep?

 
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