skateboarding on the playa

Bikes, trikes, personal mobility and mutant vehicles - this is the place to discuss general transportation issues. For ride and RV shares, please go to Share Resources.

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
User avatar
thesandman
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:43 pm
Location: Tempe arizona

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.
Playa Foot
 
Posts: 141
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:26 am

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

Ive seen pics of boards customized with what looked like dolly wheels.
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me
User avatar
FIGJAM
 
Posts: 7072
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

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
Ogdenhousedj
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:31 am

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.
User avatar
Snow
 
Posts: 643
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:15 am
Location: Lost in duststorm

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.
\^/
/..\ Furthur
User avatar
teardropper
 
Posts: 1215
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:33 pm
Location: Oregon
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: The late Lazy Fucks. Now Orphan Eaters.

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.

Always happy to see powered skateboards zooming around, wind or engine........
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25989
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

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
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

"Let us say I suggest you may be human." -- Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam
User avatar
Bob
 
Posts: 6762
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:00 am
Location: San Francisco
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: Royaneh

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
Ogdenhousedj
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:31 am

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"?..........
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25989
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

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.
\^/
/..\ Furthur
User avatar
teardropper
 
Posts: 1215
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:33 pm
Location: Oregon
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: The late Lazy Fucks. Now Orphan Eaters.

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..........
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25989
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

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
"Art Is Not A Mirror, It Is A Hammer" - Jon Griersam
User avatar
Snow
 
Posts: 643
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:15 am
Location: Lost in duststorm

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........
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25989
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

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.
User avatar
trystanthegypsy
 
Posts: 269
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:01 pm
Location: the frozen North (edmonton, Canada)

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

am i allowed to bring my ice skates?
2K8 Burning Man Virgin 2K11 Camp Envy
2K9 Camp Envy 2k12 Fucking Flamingoes
2k10 Stag Camp 2k13 Camp Envy
User avatar
Fire_Moose
 
Posts: 2486
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:40 am
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

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)
Be happy while you're living, For you're a long time dead.
User avatar
misfit
 
Posts: 465
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:45 pm
Location: norcal
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: wish you were here

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?
)'(
User avatar
bm_cricket
 
Posts: 577
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:06 pm
Location: My mind is on the road to BRC
Burning Since: 2008

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!
Don't bore your friends with all your troubles. Tell your enemies instead, for they will delight in hearing about them.
User avatar
dragonpilot
 
Posts: 1389
Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 12:53 pm
Location: Seattle, WA
Burning Since: 2005

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
User avatar
thesandman
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:43 pm
Location: Tempe arizona

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


Image
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25989
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

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.
"Art Is Not A Mirror, It Is A Hammer" - Jon Griersam
User avatar
Snow
 
Posts: 643
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:15 am
Location: Lost in duststorm

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.
User avatar
thesandman
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:43 pm
Location: Tempe arizona

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.
"Art Is Not A Mirror, It Is A Hammer" - Jon Griersam
User avatar
Snow
 
Posts: 643
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:15 am
Location: Lost in duststorm

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.
User avatar
Isotopia
 
Posts: 2813
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:26 am

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

[quote=

I think roasting a whole pig in front of P[i]e[/i]TA
Camp Carnitas.

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

Im so down to help
Ogdenhousedj
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:31 am

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.
AWESOME!!!! I'm so there! Luau time!

there is a PETA camp? how do they feel about bacon?
"Art Is Not A Mirror, It Is A Hammer" - Jon Griersam
User avatar
Snow
 
Posts: 643
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:15 am
Location: Lost in duststorm

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)


Are you with punk rock camp?
2K8 Burning Man Virgin 2K11 Camp Envy
2K9 Camp Envy 2k12 Fucking Flamingoes
2k10 Stag Camp 2k13 Camp Envy
User avatar
Fire_Moose
 
Posts: 2486
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:40 am
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

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!

there is a PETA camp? how do they feel about bacon?


People for the Eating of Tasty Animals? :D

-Badger
Arrrggg!! Avast ye fucking fluffy bunny shirtcockers! Haul your drunken hairy fat ass out of our sight or prepare to receive a hot buttered hedgehog fired up your aft quarters!

Honey Badger don't care. Honey Badger don't give a shit!
User avatar
capjbadger
 
Posts: 2692
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:17 am
Location: Horus' Left Armpit
Burning Since: 2005
Camp Name: Lamplighters

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
Popobumm
 
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 5:34 pm
Location: Orange County, CA

Next

Return to Transportation

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest