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 Post subject: New Outright Kitespeed World Record 60 knots (112 km/h)?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:44 pm 
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From November till December there will be another World Record Attempt in Luderitz Namibia. The main goal for the kiter’s there is to break the 60 knots barrier. With a channel as in the picture the water will be extremely smooth but will it be possible to improve the current WR by over 4 knots? What do you think?

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 Post subject: Re: New Outright Kitespeed World Record 60 knots (112 km/h)?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:43 pm 
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the kitespeed record is at 72 knots (133.4 km/h), u meant kitesurf speed record?


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 Post subject: Re: New Outright Kitespeed World Record 60 knots (112 km/h)?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:55 pm 
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voodoospirit wrote:
the kitespeed record is at 72 knots (133.4 km/h), ...


Actually --- the Kite speed record was set by Brian Holgate last winter.
His speed was 84.4 mph. He did it with a three wheeled buggy, and
a 2.7 M--Vapor

http://www.drachen.org/blog/brian-holga ... eed-record

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 Post subject: Re: New Outright Kitespeed World Record 60 knots (112 km/h)?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:00 am 
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Jesus that is fast on a buggy.
Bet you could beat that record on a Dirtsurfer.
It doesn't even look like one of the wider lower buddy models that you normally see for racing.
Looks like the standard Peter Lynn buggy for tooling around.
Ballsy, ballsy, ballsy. :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: New Outright Kitespeed World Record 60 knots (112 km/h)?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:09 am 
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The buggy pictured in the article is not accurate. This is the buggy that was used:

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http://popeyethewelder.com/world-buggyi ... olgate-usa

http://popeyethewelder.com/types-of-kit ... -continued


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 Post subject: Re: New Outright Kitespeed World Record 60 knots (112 km/h)?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:14 am 
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Now that looks like a buggy that you could go 80 miles an hour on and not crash and burn.


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 Post subject: Re: New Outright Kitespeed World Record 60 knots (112 km/h)?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:47 am 
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Till a wheel falls off right.. the facbook vid was sick when that happened.


Funny when Brain and I talked abour going fast he thought me going 62.8mph on a snowboard was fast...

I would love a try at that buggy for sure.


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