San Francisco Magazine (Best of the Brave/New Bay Area) - They Reinvented Flight - Nearly 30 years after deft-footed downhill skateboarders pioneered their sport in the Bay Area hillsides, Billy Smith, 25, a designer and developer of wetsuits for Patagonia, and Nick Smith, 21, a business student at the University of Southern California—the Wright brothers of landsurfing—came up with a novel way to control the ride. Their new Sporting-Sail attaches to the rider’s ankles or knees and loops around his hands, creating a kind of parachute effect when deployed—and making the rider, for many magnificent moments, feel like a bird. (Photo: Nick Smith makes the most of a wind farm in Hawi, Hawaii, with one of his new Sporting-Sails creations; by Billy Smith)
Long Distance Skateboarding - Downhill Skate, Ski, Snow Body Sails, Parachutes, Capes & Kites - Bird Man Longboarding Wing Suits, Longboard Wing Suits - Nick & Billy Smith - As Seen On LegalZoom TV Commercial!Original Artwork by Charlie Donalson
Downhill Skateboarding, Skiing & Snowboarding Wing Suits, Body Sails, Parachutes, Kites & Chutes - The Original Downhill SPORTING-SAIL - Skateboard, Ski, Snowboard Wingsuit, Body Sail, ParachuteSPORTING-SAILS is a member of 1% For The Planet © 2007-2015 Sukräfte, LLC (Surf + Skate = Sukrafte) - A California Company - All Rights Reserved - Patent No. US D613,316 S - Deploy & Enjoy!