skateboarding on the playa

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skateboarding on the playa

Postby thesandman » Tue May 25, 2010 9:34 pm

looking at using a skateboard or something like that on the Playa don't know if it can be done or not and may be a electric motor on it, know that may need bigger wheels but just trying see if it may work

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Postby Playa Foot » Tue May 25, 2010 9:56 pm

The playa is soft, your wheels will sink into the surface but if you can find some bigger wheels it might work. Bikes are the best transportation but a skateboard will not take up too much cargo space. If it works, cool, if it doesn't, throw it back in the car and go on with your burn.

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Postby FIGJAM » Tue May 25, 2010 9:59 pm

Ive seen pics of boards customized with what looked like dolly wheels.
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Postby Ogdenhousedj » Tue May 25, 2010 10:01 pm

I have a skater X that has alterain tires and a 52cc motor that im bringin this year. It will be bad ass

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Postby Snow » Tue May 25, 2010 10:04 pm

You'd want to try a mountain board not a skateboard. Think of it as an off road skateboard. I have been dying to try one on the playa in conjuntion with a kite.

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Postby teardropper » Wed May 26, 2010 7:16 am

I saw some wind surfers last year. Assume they had some kind of board but it was pretty windy, read: practically whiteout, and didn't see it. You would have to have some all terrain wheels. And don't forget the dust traps. They will throw you off your bike, I can only imagine what it would do if you were being towed by a kite. I really want to see you do it, though.
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Postby ygmir » Wed May 26, 2010 7:33 am

I think there are some sort of restrictions on wind powered rides......location or some sort. you might want to check that.

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Postby Bob » Wed May 26, 2010 7:37 am

There are rules on skateboards, kites, what you can operate inside or outside BRC etc.

Read carefully for intent, it's rather badly written.

http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/playa_vehicles/no_driving.html
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Postby Ogdenhousedj » Wed May 26, 2010 7:49 am

I'm glad that it's a blm law that I can bring my motorized skateboard. It's gonna be so damn fun on the playa

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Postby ygmir » Wed May 26, 2010 7:53 am

Ogdenhousedj wrote:I'm glad that it's a blm law that I can bring my motorized skateboard. It's gonna be so damn fun on the playa


a BLM "law"?..........
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Postby teardropper » Wed May 26, 2010 8:31 am

Ogdenhousedj wrote:I'm glad that it's a blm law that I can bring my motorized skateboard. It's gonna be so damn fun on the playa


OK. Those little scoots with motors (motorized skateboards with handles) are good 'cause they don't have seats. I dont know about BLM law. 51 weeks a year you can scoot around the playa in any damn thing you want. I think it's BM rule.
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Postby ygmir » Wed May 26, 2010 8:35 am

yeah, nothin' like those motorized scooters zipping by at 20 mph, weaving in and out of traffic........makes for hours of entertainment.......They do look fun, and, if the person riding, has good skills, quite the spectacle...
and, if their skills are not so good........wellllllll, still entertaining..........
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Postby Snow » Wed May 26, 2010 8:37 am

Idoubt my first attempts would be during the burn. Too many things/people to worry about dodging
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Postby ygmir » Wed May 26, 2010 8:38 am

Snow wrote:Idoubt my first attempts would be during the burn. Too many things/people to worry about dodging


yeah, but, that's when the betting gets most interesting.......along with scorekeeping........
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Postby trystanthegypsy » Wed May 26, 2010 1:41 pm

My friend has a motorized mountain board. It's pimp. But then it broke on thursday. So bring a bike too.

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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed May 26, 2010 1:47 pm

am i allowed to bring my ice skates?
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Postby misfit » Wed May 26, 2010 2:26 pm

we have a half pipe set up on the 3:00 side, usually placed at 2:15 and G. close to med station...... 8)
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Postby bm_cricket » Wed May 26, 2010 4:55 pm

Fire_Moose wrote:am i allowed to bring my ice skates?


If you manage to use ice skates as ice skates in September I think the climate change problem will be even worse than anyone thought.

But feel free to bring'm. You can sharpen them and use them to carve the roast pig on Saturday. Everyone has a roast pig, right?
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Postby dragonpilot » Wed May 26, 2010 6:14 pm

Ogdenhousedj wrote:I have a skater X that has alterain tires and a 52cc motor that im bringin this year. It will be bad ass


Bring your skater X with alterain tires, but please leave your noisy irritating frickin' 52cc motor at home...thank you very much!
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Postby thesandman » Wed May 26, 2010 6:54 pm

i was hoping for a quite manual drive or electric drive no gas and 5mph cruising on the playa

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Postby ygmir » Wed May 26, 2010 6:57 pm

thesandman wrote:i was hoping for a quite manual drive or electric drive no gas and 5mph cruising on the playa


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Postby Snow » Wed May 26, 2010 9:59 pm

dragonpilot wrote:Bring your skater X with alterain tires, but please leave your noisy irritating frickin' 52cc motor at home...thank you very much!


Yeah I can barely hear my neighbors generator.
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Postby thesandman » Thu May 27, 2010 11:27 pm

I am looking at what's called a Mountain board with 8" tires may work but not 100% if the tires may still dig in to the playa.

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Postby Snow » Thu May 27, 2010 11:32 pm

that really depends on the playa conditions, which vary with: the year, location and even traffic.
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Postby Isotopia » Thu May 27, 2010 11:55 pm

am i allowed to bring my ice skates?


I think roasting a whole pig in front of PeTA camp and then doing a impromptu tap dance (to Joy Division) on the thing would make for a fucking great food camp.

Camp Carnitas.

It just seems so...right.

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Postby Ogdenhousedj » Fri May 28, 2010 12:25 am

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Camp Carnitas.

It just seems so...right.[/quote]

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Postby Snow » Fri May 28, 2010 12:34 am

Isotopia wrote:
am i allowed to bring my ice skates?


I think roasting a whole pig in front of PeTA camp and then doing a impromptu tap dance (to Joy Division) on the thing would make for a fucking great food camp.

Camp Carnitas.

It just seems so...right.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Fri May 28, 2010 6:36 am

misfit wrote:we have a half pipe set up on the 3:00 side, usually placed at 2:15 and G. close to med station...... 8)


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Postby capjbadger » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:58 pm

Snow wrote:
Isotopia wrote:
am i allowed to bring my ice skates?


I think roasting a whole pig in front of PeTA camp and then doing a impromptu tap dance (to Joy Division) on the thing would make for a fucking great food camp.

Camp Carnitas.

It just seems so...right.
AWESOME!!!! I'm so there! Luau time!

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Postby Popobumm » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:41 am

A bit similar but kind of off-topic...

Would normal scooters work (ie. Razor scooters)? Bike's take up so much space in the car so i'd rather just bring a scooter if that's not too silly or inconvenient on the playa floor. I figure the wheels are a bit larger than skateboard wheels


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