The highest status of cool
When your friends show up with their duneboards, you know your day is about to get EPIC!Duneboarding has become the latest craze among the hip and young folk in Melior, especially in regions that have large sand dunes along the coast - or better yet, the biiiiiig dunes in the desert (EVERYONE wants to master those). The sport involves “surfing” down sand dunes on a wooden board or sled, either strapped in or balancing on your own. There’s no shame in having straps or tethers on your duneboard - if you fall off, your board could go soaring away and it would take ages to get it back again - the more time you're on the board, the better. A custom made duneboard makes a fantastic gift, and is a popular choice among the the Nurbotu Scarfolk in Anvil as they are within walking distance of the red hot dunes of the great Nurbotu desert.
Models & DesignsThere are many different variations when it comes to design and having your own bespoke board makes you even more badass as you kick up a spray of sand clouds behind you while soaring down the dunes. Sleds are often very smooth - some have higher sides so you won’t fall out and others have a higher front as a face shield against the sand (you'll get more street cred for wearing a bandanna over your face instead). Standing boards are the best though, it takes real skill to balance standing up on one. Some have curved up edges that not only help prevent digging into the sand and faceplanting, but they can also be used for tricks and grabs. The bottom side is always perfectly smooth and often waxed, but the topside can be painted or carved into with unique designs or patterns that suit the rider.
Professional SportDuneboards aren’t just for young folk though, the real pros have much bigger boards, some even sporting really long duneboards as big as a surfboard, but those can only be taken to the biggest desert dunes to get the full speed out of them. Some folks have been experimenting with artificial wings and kites to aid their agility after seeing the flying folk like ardeans use their natural acrobatic skill to achieve new moves. Sporting events are based on a variety of categories, including: speed races, longest jumps, fanciest tricks, and slope slaloms. Coastal events often involve a constructed ramp or dune at the end for participants to soar stylishly into the sea.
The Nurbotu Scarfolk
An outcast society relishing in a new lifestyle of self-expression and trust.
Scarfolk Birthday Celebrations
The Nurbotu Scarfolk birthday custom of the Rule of Two gifts.