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On The Wind: Sporting Sails

Posted on 16 March 2011

Soaring and gliding has long been the domain of birds, squirrels, kite-flyers and windsurfers.

A new product, sporting-sails, brings that experience out of the sky, off the water and onto land, its parachute-like material developed to allow wind-riding on skateboards, skis and snowboards.

The rules for using sporting-sails? Pretty simple:

Fasten lower straps snuggly around both legs on ankles, calves or thighs.

Securely loop top straps over both hands between thumb and forefinger.

To increase air resistance and stability, stand tall and extend arms outward.

To decrease air resistance and increase speed, draw arms in and tuck.

[Be safe, responsible and experiment; have fun. Because there’s always a lawyer around: wear a helmet and be ready to bail.]

Given all the wind we have here, it looks like it might be worth a go on a longboard. Try for inspiration.

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