The cool thing about streetsurfing is

that windsurfing tricks, eg.
Heli Tack, Reverse Monkey-Jibe,
Duck-Jibe, 360° Clew First,
Duck Tack, Push Tack ..


are so easy to do or to learn on asphalt. Tricks which pro-
bably never will do the average windsurfer well on water
in his whole surferlife can be checked fast on the street.




Reverse Stance

Reverse Stance

360°

That is simply caused by the fact

that the skateboard is easier to balance
and to control as a surfboard
.. and the power moves already work
in light winds and lower speeds



slamin' and kickin' ...


New Cool Moves

Besides classic windsurf elements streetsurfers
also use kick techniques of the skateboarding
The combination of both has created a lot of new
tricks eg.
Slam 360° Flip, Backwind Spin 360° ..
Also the complicated windsurf freestyle of the
new school -
Willy Skipper, Volcan, Spock .. can
be simulated on a windskater without any problems

Slam 360° Flip

Slam 360° Flip


Spock

Spock
FAQs
[frequently asked questions]



wave riding ...



bottom up

Facing the lip ..
Asphalted tubes

Suitable waves for surfing are
not only existing on the water!!


Asphalted dams, half- and quaterpipes in the funparks and (as you can see on the pics) protecting walls of the port promenades are ideal to train the "dry cut-back"

Vertical
Vertical


speed ... speed ... speed


Because of the low friction of the skateboard

you already can attain a good speed in light winds of 1-2 beaufort

Speed

Speed ...

Speeds of 30 mph are easy to reach

... therefore you should think of protective equipment in any case

pushing the limits ...



Big Air One-Handed

One-Handed
Jumping, Big Airs

It's possible with foot straps, but it's better for you not to imitate this!

Our young eagle also did some table tops, but after his first attempt of a "land loop" he had to stay 2 weeks in hospital because of a back injury!!!

Big Air

Big Air


street rippin' ...


Duck Tack

Duck Tack

Streetsurfing is a good altenative to windsurfing

'cause you don't have to spend so much money
(we advice only second-hand equipment)

it can bring the "necessary" fun even in colder seasons without freezing to death or if there is no bloody water near you ..
and who hasn't got an asphalted parking lot around the corner?

action ... action ... action ...


Inline-Surfing

Also with Inline-Skates you can do Windskating.
(see picture above)

Therefore special sails (Skatewing) are used
which are pressed by a small stick on the inline-shoe.


[videoclips]

Go for Speed

Inline-Surfing



Inline-Kiting

Inline-Kiting
Now we start taking about the Kite:
The newest form to use the wind as a engine !!

Doing Inline-Kiting you usually use handles (in contrast to the trapez bar on the picture). Therefore you get an optimal handling as one doesn't stand with the chest to the kite but in direction of the traffic.

More information about the kite choice



take a kite and fly away ..


Kiteskating

Certainly you can let you pull on the skateboard by a kite. This dry variant of kitesurfing gives you high speed.
There are no limits for taking off.
More information about Kiteskating

Find your personal style of streetsurfing !!

[videoclips]

Stylish Jump

Stylish Jump


Kiteskating

Kiteskating
Power directly from the sky

If you can't find good concrete areas check out the "Cross-Country" variant. Just use a Mountain- oder Grassboard. The power of your kite you can use everywhere ..

Find your personal style of streetsurfing !!



.. and what doing if there is no concrete?




Big Air

Big Air
Grasskiting

Stylish way of riding


A free meadow you can find everywhere e.g. a soccer ground. But the cool thing is that with an grassboard (originally designed for snowboarding in summer) stylish kiting is also possible in the high uncut grass or in the damp meadow.
Freestyle

.. and even jumping becomes more easy, as you are upholstered quite well at the landing. So it doesn't hurt so much, if your kite is overpowered ..

More information about grassboards
[ www.grassboard.com ]

Grasskiting

Grasskiting


... and what doing if there is no wind ?


Cable-Scooting: What else ?

Carving behind a car


To maximize fun use a long flexible rope (take it double): The tension energy let you fly over the asphalt like a bumerang!!

Ideal protective equipment:
Motobike clothes + helmet

Cable-Scooting

Cable-Scooting


Big Turn

Big Turn
360° - no problem

You can even do tricks: If you use the energy of your rope in the right way, you can do a 360° behind the car.

You only need 15 mph on the car speedometer for going off. If you do more your knees become spongy .. bets?


[videoclips]


... und what is going off in the winter ?




Icesurfing

Speed in glittering lights
Windskating on Ice

Real sucking


Icesurfing is well known for getting high speeds (60 mph and more !!) as there is a very low friction on the ice. Therefore it's easy to pump up your adrenalin.

The risk of injures is quite low because of wearing thick winter clothes and a helmet. The dangers are rather breaking through a too thin ice sheet :-)
Freestyle

On the smooth ice surface you usually getting often spin-outs doing jibes or tacks. But you can also do radical freestyle moves eg. Duck Tack, 360° Clew First .. if you use short, bevel-installed skates ( called "Icewinder") that cut deep in the ice like normal skates while doing curves.

[Icesurf videoclips]

Icesurfing

Radical 360°


... but we can top that !!




Skate sailing on Ice

Carry sail on the back
Skate sailing

A particularly radical variant of icesurfing. Therefore you use long and tough ice skates like the ones of a ice fastrunner.

At strong gusts due to the low mass and the extremely low gliding resistance unbelievable accelerations can be obtained which probable are unchallenged in the whole surfing world.
But the most crazy still coming up:

The sail is carried all the time backside in the backwinds that means on the back on the wind turned away side. Everyone can image that you need a lot of experience and sensitivity not to be simply pushed away at strong gusts!!

For jibing the sail is pushed over the head.


[Speed movies]

Skate sailing on Ice

Highspeed in a slant position


... ride & surf the powder ...


Snowsurfing

The white freedom


The company ITW France developed the snowfunboard that is a construction of two skies attached to a board. It's works fine in stronger winds or using a large sail (7mē) even in deep powder. It's possible to do race-jibes and duck-jibes like on the water.

Powdersurfing

Powdersurfing


Speed

Snowsurfing
no limits ..

It's also possible to ride frozen or tightly stepped snow on a rollsurfer which huge wheels and rough tire tread. It's fun controlling the spin-outs by doing radical jibes.

[videoclips]


... and what about kites in the winter ?



Snowkiting - that sucks

Rip the powder


It's really easy to do it on good snow (temperatures below zero !!) and it's quite similar to the kitesurf feeling on water.

There is only one thing:
As your legs are fixed to the snowboard it's useful to have a good de-power system at your kite.

Kite-Snowboarding

Kite-Snowboarding


Speed

Kite-Skiing
going for speed trips ..

Using skies you can reach very high speeds 'caus it's easier to convert the cross forces of the kite as you have two parallel attachments to the ground.

Both ways of snowkiting enable high jumps (and hopefully soft powder landings)


[videoclips]



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