anyone want to provide information if waterborne adapters would work on a dinghy?
I want to have a smaller deck for transportation purposes.
I already have the back and front adapter.
Anything... I know I'm missing something, all I use is generic maps and weather. Maybe we can all find something new. Thanks!
So I got an off-brand 22'' penny-like board off Amazon. My biggest issue with it is that it's too small to fit my feet (I'm 165 lbs and size 8.5) and I feel very unstable (I also have flat feet that contributes to balance issues). And it's probably because I'm overweight or because the off-brand deck isn't strong enough, but the feeling of the deck flexing underneath your feet is a bit weird.
Overall a 22'' doesn't feel comfortable to ride on. I plan to upgrade and buy a proper Penny brand Nickel board or a Landyachtz cruiser like the Dinghy. I have trouble deciding between the two.
I don't plan on buying/building a trick board. I just want a smooth and fun ride across campus. I know that many people suggest picking the Dinghy over the Nickel board but I like the aesthetics of the Nickel.
Does the deck on the Nickel flex? I'm preferring a Nickel over Dinghy because 1) Aesthetics 2) Price (Nickel is cheaper by around 30 dollars). What do you guys think? Should I go with the Nickel or the Dinghy?
Not sure if people would recommend trying to get into a sailing club first. I know they often have people just for weight distribution, but I'm 310lbs, so I think I'll weigh them down more than anything lol.
Just looking for an afford, approachable way to get on the water with one or two friends ideally, outside of kayaking.
Live by Tampa, for what it's worth.
I have plenty of pack rafts and for any serious whitewater I'm going to be taking my alpacka or kokopelli rafts. I also have plenty of boats for new pack rafters or friends who don't have their own yet.
There is something appealing about a Sub $300 raft. Especially as the lowest cost rafts I have are the Uncharted Supplies Rapid Raft. I have 2 of them and the RTC is finicky (although if I can ever master the closure to reduce air getting out it'll be a great little boat for mild class III or less)
I have a bunch of friends (in this case, a "bunch" means 6, so we can stay covid safe) coming this June to get a little introduction to packrafting and enjoy 3 different rivers over a 9 day period. We'll be covering some alpine terrain, a man made alpine lake, with Little River, Clinch River and Holsten River all being visited by us here in VA during their stay.
Each segment of the trip will be self supported with the first 2 days being a in and out hike with paddling component in an alpine lake, the second and third days putting in at little river, linking up with clinch river, and hiking out at pinnacle state park, and the final portion of their visit will be hiking along the creeper trail, and looping back through the Holsten River.
3 of my guests want to buy the Klymit Litewater dinghy and 1 of them wants to buy the Advanced Elements Packlite Kayak. Both rafts have 'some' supporters on YouTube but there isn't really any definitive reviews yet on their durability, capability to (not) handle whitewater.
Obviously they can't compare to real pack rafts but for what they are, are they a good buy? If you were taking a bunch of new rafters out on mild class 1 and class 2 water, would you opt for one or both of these budget rafts? Right now, when I take a group out almost everyone is in a different boat because I don't have a lot of duplicates. In terms of training, these seem like they might give everyone a similar feel to a pack raft with handling comparable to a supai or other ultralight pack raft at a considerable savings.
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Hello all, so I got my Dinghy Blunt now for almost a week and I’m so much in love with it (I came from a longboard Landyachtz Drop Hammer) which was boring for me, since I could only push and roll forward etc.
Now I can Ollie and I did even a halfpipe and other ramps on the park, and a pump track, and I had fun going down from stairs lol! I was a skateboarder before so I like to do crazy stuff sometimes! And I also did a 20 km trip which was pretty comfortable and I figured out how to surf on it as well since I have loose trucks (maxed loose).
Now my question is, for how much mm wheels should I go? I like all the crazy stuff I mentioned above without having wheelbite since I cruise very very loose! My weight is 80 kg and I’m 1,83 long and have 11 shoe size!
I have 150mm polar trucks with the 60mm wheels! I don’t think a upgrade to 63 is worth it? How about 65mm? Not sure if anything around 70mm is to big? And should I continue with 78a?
I was planning to list this on eBay but wanted to share here first because I'd rather it go to someone from this community.
I'm selling this board and it's still in new condition with tags, never ridden. Mine came with 105mm Polar Bear Trucks, and 63mm Fatty Hawgs (in black).
I bought it and wanted to exchange it for a Tugboat but Landyachtz charges a 20-30% restocking fee so I just bought a Tugboat separately and held onto the Blunt for the past month.
I'm trying to sell it as a complete but I'm open to selling the individual parts as well since it looks like the trucks and black fatty hawgs have been sold out on the site
No particular reason. I have the spaceballs that came with the board, and they are fairly broken in, but I actually have not ridden a board yet that has a different kind of bearing, and I hear a LOT of good things about bearings like Bones Reds. Is it worth the switch, and is the difference really that noticeable?