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by mjamero » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:55 pm

The "Wind Weapon". Why didn't this catch on? :D

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by adam2 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:56 pm

It's because they were an impractical gimmick. They only really worked on super nuker days, they were apparently quite difficult to sail (note there's no footage of anyone slogging) plus I imagine they were somewhat more dangerous and fragile having a fixed mast sticking out the top of the board. Besides if you watch any of the good big air guys at the Wall or Hatchery, they're jumping higher than anyone on the Wind Weapons in the above video.
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by Slappy » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:31 pm

They kind of live on as KiteWing http://kitewing.com/

A simpler version that people use with snow.
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by AdrienGrelon » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:42 pm

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by Michael » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:55 pm

That's awesome, love the punishment.
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by ezzylover » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:25 am

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by Roxstock » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:12 am

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by Alton » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:44 am

Roxstock wrote:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RefEfaStjhE&time_continue=778&ebc=ANyPxKouhOGqXMaiv3sd8BPx2CIBXGsuo-xr_NEwG8-ONuiqAvoopJATr3ZWZ3lpkOTgwBUFIQCgSQPOX1NEncuGg7B5jiKsIg

Hilarious :lol:

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by gabrielb » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:19 pm

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/weather/topsto ... ailsignout

"sea level winds were reaching almost 170 mph...These winds are powerful enough to generate waves of more than 45 feet in height as "air bombs"
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by gabrielb » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:52 pm

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one of the videos above, at that exact moment (500 meters away from shore, 10 meters from gear)... not easy.
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