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07-01-2014 04:35 PM
alchemy that poor Jamie Lynn board
07-01-2014 11:00 AM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by larrytbull View Post
yeah got same answer this weekend, when I picked my kids up there
FWIW my kid was telling me that it was pretty much a straight-line board, but with a lot of extra effort, if you got one edge up in a carve, you could get it to turn, but it was hard.
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Originally Posted by Cr0_Reps_Smit View Post
you dont have to get it on edge to turn but it does take a lot of control
Now that you mention it, In a couple of those YT vids where the kids were riding outside, It did seem like it took some effort for them to turn. You also could see them doing a lot of little "hops" like some 1/6th of a 180 to get them going in another direction.

I guess if they really were practical for use outside of Woodward we'd be seeing them all over!


Nice try tho Slyder!
07-01-2014 09:31 AM
Cr0_Reps_Smit you dont have to get it on edge to turn but it does take a lot of control
06-30-2014 09:05 PM
larrytbull yeah got same answer this weekend, when I picked my kids up there
FWIW my kid was telling me that it was pretty much a straight-line board, but with a lot of extra effort, if you got one edge up in a carve, you could get it to turn, but it was hard.
06-30-2014 09:01 PM
slyder So just a quick update. I heard back from Woodward. :
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Originally Posted by Woodward
Sorry for the delayed response. Our Parkboards are not for sale anywhere. They are trademarked and used specifically for Woodward.
I guess that about sums it up....
06-27-2014 09:32 PM
larrytbull Yeah.. but u get props for your prototype and run in the park.... makes for a good drinking story
06-27-2014 09:12 PM
slyder Larry here is the reply I got from those guys.

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Originally Posted by ILboarder
Our decks consisted of custom made brackets that held inline skate wheels and axels. there were 3 wheels outside both bindings and two in between the bindings. A big key with the outer wheels the middle one was straight while the other two wheels were angled outward such as this \ I /

This provides straighter tracking for the board. We also found that wide boards were more durable because more material was holding it together as well as cambered boards tracked better.
sounds logical I'm just not sure I'm going to pursue this any farther than what I have
06-27-2014 11:25 AM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by slyder View Post
Wish it worked but again a good exercise in physics, fabrication and real life
When I was a kid I made a directional microphone out of half a globe and some Radio Shack parts. Screwing around with stuff like this is its own justification.
06-27-2014 10:36 AM
slyder as much as everyone posted the video's out there are clearly snowboards with wheels.
For me it was partially trying to make it work. At my age I will not be taking up skateboarding nor do I have any desire to even ride one in my own driveway

This is clearly a tool designed and tested by ppl in a great training facility. This was an attempt of an average old man to try it out. Yes I might have looked goofy in a skate park if this worked but no more goofy then a 47 yr old guy learning to ride in the park on snow.

Wish it worked but again a good exercise in physics, fabrication and real life
06-27-2014 05:52 AM
Rotcoddam411 [Q UOTE=Cr0_Reps_Smit;1739258]The actual park boards are a lot of fun, I ride them at Copper almost everyday with my campers and I've gotten way more comfortable airing out of the pump track and even dropped in the skate bowl on it the other day. I am able to turn it but it takes a lot of control to make it do what I want without losing balance.



I think having the wheels on the edges is key and it seems like the boards are actually built thicker then a normal snowboard as well as much shorter which probably makes it more maneuverable.[/QUOTE]



It's called a skateboard



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