Simpson Desert

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 21:39
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Hi all,

Is it worth packing a "boogey board" for the Simpson Desert?, last time I was at Robe (SA) the kids had a ball going down the dunes. Not sure if it's similar in the Simpson.

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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 21:41

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 21:41
LOL, what a great question, definitely something I never thought of.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 21:43

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 21:43
Big Red on a Boogy Board. WOW !!!!
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 21:47

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 21:47
I am SO MUCH wanting to be your friend!!

Can I come? Can I come? Can I come? Can I come? Can I come?

I'll go and wax my board.........

Cheers

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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 22:56

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 22:56
Phil, there aren't a great deal of steep live dunes with long runs like you get at Robe. The kids could have a little play on Big Red but it would barely be worth carrying the board all that way. The Simpson dunes are flatter & alot more vegetated. Cheers Craig...................
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 23:09

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 23:09
Phil, I reckon they could have some fun with spinifex at the bottom of some of the dunes. Might keep them awak at night after....
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Reply By: Karsten from Birdsville Studio - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 00:36

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 00:36
I'm sure you'll be able to find plenty of satisfying runs to choose from.

Boogey board is definitely the way to go, Wolfie ruined my favourite skis on Big Red......

We were thinking about renting Boogey boards out at one stage, but the extra public liability insurance.......

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Reply By: Member - Jack - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 06:26

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 06:26
Would a piece of masonite be a better option? Just thinking aloud here.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 13:23

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 13:23
masonite would probably work OK - Mum lives at Stockton, so we've spent a fair bit of time on the sand.. We bought some old snow ski's from the recycle centre, put a seat across the middle joining them up, a foot rest at the front (also made the two skis rigid), and handles on the seat to hold - work quite well. (oh, and chopped the back end off to shorten them)

The problem with a piece of masonite etc is keeping the forward edge 'up' so that you don't nose dive - can be done mind you ;-)

Masonite would pack a whole lot better than a boogy board. Stockton definitely better than the Simpson for this (read Craig's post), but then the kids might spend a whole lot longer trying!!!

Have fun!! - anyone interested in the ski idea, I can send a photo to..
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Reply By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 11:06

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2004 at 11:06
I reckon take the board 'cos when the kids give you the *hits, stick 'em on it and tow 'em.
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