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 Post subject: The "Gypsy Wakeskate Project"
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:21 pm 
mantis
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Hi troopers !

I'm building boards during my spare time, and I'm in the wakeskate fancy atm.

Got an idea today. I wondered if it could be fun launching a project like the following:

-I build a (sick 8) ) wakeskate
-I send the skate to a scooper, for a month or so
-the scooper rides it, and then gives it to another scooper ( hand to hand, or by post)
-a month or so later, he gives it to another scooper
-and so on...

resulting in a sort of gypsy board, travelling around the scoop world...

-I'm not asking for anything in return, the only thing I want is the idea that a board is having fun around the world ( and maybe happy feet riding it! ), so that we can see spots, riders or anything. no brand advert, or sponsor shit behind that, just for fun. ride with a kite, winch, cable park, anything...

-in the principle, maybe only asking scoopers to make a photo of the board in different places, riding or not ( if not a riding pic: board + tight girl required for example ). or maybe a vid, if you're into it...

I've started building one, so I can make two in a row!

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epoxy, airex foam, supa durable ABS sheet on the bottom for jib or slider stuff

tell me if you like the idea, or if it's just stupid (I think it could be fun !! )

cheers

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:26 pm 
mantis
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Sounds pretty badass. Good way to get design feedback and check out riding spots from around the world too!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:33 pm 
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send it to the mid atlantic mate. Shit will get around mass around hatteras

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:49 pm 
mantis
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yup very cool idea, send to great lakes june '09


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:04 pm 
mantis
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Location: San Juan, PR
Sounds awesome! the "hoe-board project"
Ill send in a custom kite for the same purpose if you drop it down here. Need people to test some nice stuff coming soon!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:08 pm 
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Cool ! If you like the idea, I'm ready !

It will take a few weeks before I build it. we could start by the end of january !

The only thing is: I won't be able to afford for the shipping every time it moves ! I can send it at the start, but then it's up to the rider to send it again, or to give it to another mate! ( so before you get it, you know you may have to pay for the shipping later )

my dream is to see it under skilled riders feet on sliders and stuff like that, but if you're a wakeskate beginner, it's good too (the aim is to get fun on a skate, only that )

The only thing I fear, is that someone keeps it too long or never send it again. I hope it can go on as long and as far as possible, and the ideal would be giving it hand to hand, or when traveling abroad with kiters goin on a kitetrip...

well, anyways, i'm happy some of you like the idea, I'm gonna do badass graphics, and put a scoop troop sticker on it !

I start it this week!

What size do you want ? I won't have time to make concaves or fancy work on the bottom. Hope it's not necessary for a kite wakeskate.

If you got ideas for the outline, just feel free to tell me ( I think I know what to do, but if you have preference )
or just any preference, just tell me !

as for the deck, skate grip or epoxy grip (like on windsurf boards: windsurf board is ok ? just tell me! )

edit: I don't do it for testing purpose, I'm 100% underground amateur shaper, but having feedback is always awesome ! and good idea Da' Breadman to sent kites for testing !!!! we coud do a scoop lab !

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:13 pm 
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yo man, sick Idea!!
always wanted to try a wakeskate but can't afford it :x :P
So if you want to send it to Belgium, let me know!
would be nice

I think epoxygrip will last longer.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:16 pm 
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Dude, I really like this idea. You should get everyone to draw or write or sign it with a location and keep it going. Thing would be a graffiti art piece.

PM me your address and I'll get you some Scoop stickers/stencils to throw on it!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:24 pm 
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I'm in !


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:34 pm 
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Great idea!! hope I can see this skate in mexico! :thumb:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:36 pm 
mantis
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noice !!

getting motivated to finish it quickly !

ok Stone ! I send you my address ( I grabbed a few scoop stickers lately, but if you have new stuff ). I'll do a decoration leaving place for extra pimping !

now tell me :

size ?
type of outline ?
2 fins option ?
4 fins option ?
2+4 fins option ?

My rocker table is nearly ready, but there won't be choice for rocker : 3 stage : fast in the middle + extra rocker on the tips

I start next week!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:42 pm 
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jando wrote:
Great idea!! hope I can see this skate in mexico! :thumb:


if everybody plays the game with shipping, everywhere is possible. The best would be to follow the wind seasons depending on your area, but that's the principle: goind as far and in as much places as we can !! :pimp:

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 Post subject: genius idea!!!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:00 pm 
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Entertainment/recreation on the way!!! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:22 pm 
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badass idea! hope it reaches the uk climes!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:36 pm 
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Location: yUK!!!!
yea, perhaps make 2.

one for the americas...one for europe?

sick idea.

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