What about that guy who got lofted in Maui? It was caught on film as they were taping Top Hat on Kite Beach- he seemed to be up there for at least 20 plus seconds-
Isn't that the record?
dude didn't have a board. It was a record lofting.
ahhh- good point
This is the video that is refered too
and I'm going to have to disagree that it should only be considered lofting.
Erik Eck is the dude that went up. If you listen to his interview he says "There were a pair of lines infront of me and I jumped up in the air over that
, and I went up to about five feet and hung there for a second..."
15 seconds into th video Top Hat says "Whoo, look there's a guy up there." and that's the first time we see Erik and the Lastime we see him is when he disapears behind some trees and 50 seconds. That's 35 seconds in the air. But we still didn't see the take off or landing so really he could have been in the air 1 or 2 seconds longer. May be more. That's close to doubling Jesse Richman's time.
So true Erik didn't have a board on him, but he did initiate the jump. And he did say there was a gust that hit at the same time. Some one also said that Jesse Richman told them that he coul feel something weird in the air.
So do you need to have a board to qualify for hangtime? Erik probably had 25lbs on Jesse even with out a board. And if some one does a big jump but doesn't do a kite loop will that not count? or will that just be considered lofting?
Good for Jesse Richman, but personally I think that the record belongs to Erik Eck.
*** I spelt Jesse's last name wrong... sorry.