Since the Ice board project started 2011, the Ice board has remained relatively unchanged. The only thing that we did was changing the Original longboard trucks to Caliber downhill trucks. The reason for the change was to solve the instability and wobbling tendencies in high speeds (+35 knots).
Ice board 1.0 – Summary 2012 and 2013
Since we changed to Caliber downhill trucks we haven’t had any instability or wobbling tendencies whatsoever. The setup works really great, both on the slalom track and when it comes to pure speed.
During the season 2012/2013 we used the small slalom board most of the time which is good for speeds of +42 knots.
Ice board 2.0 – Updates for 2014
For this year we will give the Ice Boards more flex to better absorb level differences in the ice. Today the Ice Boards are approximately half Hibernas weight and that´s great when it comes to acceleration. However, you will need some extra weight to keep speed through windholes and to build top speed. We will also change the skate solution. The new setup and added wheight will give the Ice Board better snow performance. Ice board 2.o – New ice board blade setup.
Ice board sails – How to choose the right one
If you are new to Ice boarding any windsurfing rig will do. You can use your ordinary windsurfing rig or your old windsurfing stuff, not used for 10-15 years. With that said i’m pretty sure that you soon enough will start to compare you speed and alphas with your buddies. To choose the right windsurfing sail from start when it comes to iceboarding is simple, however when you are chasing that last knot it can be quite complicated. Here you can read some thoughts about how to choose the right ice board sail.
Ice board – To cut the corners
To cut the corners when it comes to the Ice Board building process there are quite a few ready made parts on the market. One of the things that will give you most plug and play for your hard earned money is production iceboard blades. On our Ice Board 2.0 we are using Hiberna blades.
Windsurfing on ICE – Ice Board project 2011 – 2014
>> Ice Board 1.0 – Project summary DIY
>> Ice Board Trucks
>> Ice Board Blades
>> Templates and body work
>> Ice Board – Metal work
>> Ice Board Sails
>> Ice Board – Body armor
>> Ice Board GPS SPEED
>> Production Ice Boards
The Ice Board in action – New videos added!
Added some music. A mast mounted camera and cracks in the ice wasn´t a great combination (sound vise;).