Land sailing on a Blow-cart

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Land sailing on a Blow-cart

This may be something new for Randy. I picked up the brochure in Bonaire thinking you may want to give Blow-carting a try. I know you sailed a cart with a kite, but the Blow-cart appears to go upwind with ease. Windsurfing conditions were so good at Lac Bay, I never tried it.

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Re: Land sailing on a Blow-cart

Those have shown up at Jekyll the for a number of years. On the beach they work great and are quite easy to sail, from what I have heard. I'm not sure they would work as well at my local spots because the fetches are short and having a kite above the tree line may be an advantage. I'm thinking of trying my landboards with sail at the fairgrounds next fall to see if it would work. I could probably just mount a sail on my buggy. Here is a couple of ways it could be done. In the end though, I still like using my kites.

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Re: Land sailing on a Blow-cart

Relevant: BloKart 2016 Worlds

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Re: Land sailing on a Blow-cart

Land sailing can be anywhere from mundane to fun to absolutely frightening. 126 mph in a blinding sandstorm.

The guy who sets a record - no sound track. Lolling around a parking lot - Darude's Sandstorm. The irony is delicious.

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Re: Land sailing on a Blow-cart

Here is an interesting one. 50 MPH downwind in 20 MPH wind.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackbird_(land_yacht)

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Re: Land sailing on a Blow-cart

Been there, done that

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Re: Land sailing on a Blow-cart

What a difference HD makes. Compare the old Blow Carts to the new Go Pro HD.

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The difference in picture quality is shocking. The downside of HD compared to the older cameras is that it takes a lot more computer power, memory and storage to make a video now. My computer started to choke whenever I tried to make videos on Windows Movie Maker after I got an HD camera. Now I use some Linux apps that have much lower functionality - but they don't choke as much. Also the HD stuff eats up you storage space like crazy.

BTW - you can now buy action cams online comparable to the old GoPro's for $15-20.

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Randy wrote:

The difference in picture quality is shocking. The downside of HD compared to the older cameras is that it takes a lot more computer power, memory and storage to make a video now. My computer started to choke whenever I tried to make videos on Windows Movie Maker after I got an HD camera. Now I use some Linux apps that have much lower functionality - but they don't choke as much. Also the HD stuff eats up you storage space like crazy.

BTW - you can now buy action cams online comparable to the old GoPro's for $15-20.

Kind of like when my kids were little, they thought I grew up in a world of black and white, someday kids will think that we all needed glasses because our photos and videos were so blurry.

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That Go Pro was $100. I use Power Director to make all videos. I defrag before and after making movies and I never have any slow issues. I also work off a 1 Terabyte external hard drive. Never any issues. I have made about 100 videos. I love each and all of them. I have gotten fast at making these things too.

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I probably need to buy a new computer, though part of the problem is that I only need one for making videos and I'd probably have to get back into the evil Windowverse or Appledimension.

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Apple sucks as in they will take your money and run. They are very good at that.

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