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alex a
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Speed Kiting in Hawaii!

Postby alex a » Thu May 31, 2012 6:24 pm

http://youtu.be/HQifoNTgPz0



This was really fun!
Does anyone know what the official World record speed is for the mile??
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Re: Speed Kiting in Hawaii!

Postby ronnie » Thu May 31, 2012 7:52 pm


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Re: Speed Kiting in Hawaii!

Postby ronnie » Thu May 31, 2012 9:28 pm

Looked pretty choppy.

Some riders fit dampers on the nose to cut down vibrations. You can see Alex attaching one to his speed board in this.


alex a
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Posts: 169
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Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: Beaches on Maui like Kanaha, Hookipa, Lanes, etc.
Favorite Beaches: Hookipa
Kanaha
La Ventana
Most beaches in Florida
Style: all kinds
Gear: Aguera Boards
Cabrinha Kites
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Re: Speed Kiting in Hawaii!

Postby alex a » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:06 pm

ronnie wrote:Looked pretty choppy.

Some riders fit dampers on the nose to cut down vibrations. You can see Alex attaching one to his speed board in this.



Yeh Ronnie,
It is always choppy in Hawaii! That is why are speeds are so slow compared to other top speed venues around the world. We have the wind but not the flat water..
Thanks for the nautical Mile records I see it is possible to beat the Kite Mile record at 36 but the Windsurf record (Bjoern D) is at 41 and the overall is an amazing : Nov 2009 Alain Thebault FRA Hydroptère 50.17 kts Hyeres, France . I believe Anders Bringdal was on the boat when it did this time. Holy shhh that is fast for a mile!!

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Re: Speed Kiting in Hawaii!

Postby ronnie » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:16 pm

With that amount of chop ( especially in your run Alex), that is very fast!
Maybe you need a flat bottom boat to flatten the water for you? :D

I think the WSSRC records are on a set course with their representatives overseeing the record ( at least that was the way they were done). Dont know if they accept GPS yet, but they do for Hydroptere (apparently its got a super sophisticated GPS).

The GPS kite record is the 40.3 by Heinig Tilmann.

alex a
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Re: Speed Kiting in Hawaii!

Postby alex a » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:08 am

ronnie wrote:With that amount of chop ( especially in your run Alex), that is very fast!
Maybe you need a flat bottom boat to flatten the water for you? :D

I think the WSSRC records are on a set course with their representatives overseeing the record ( at least that was the way they were done). Dont know if they accept GPS yet, but they do for Hydroptere (apparently its got a super sophisticated GPS).

The GPS kite record is the 40.3 by Heinig Tilmann.


That is very fast for a mile. Not sure I can get that record but might try next time I go over there. Damien Leroy just left Florida to go to Martha's Vineyard and train with Rob Douglas. It will be interesting to see how my boards/Damien do against the record holder! They are both getting ready for next month's Kite Speed Saiing World Championships in France.
Wish I could go and check it out! To busy making boards...

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Re: Speed Kiting in Hawaii!

Postby ronnie » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:35 pm

This might be the best spot in Hawaii, but its 650 miles from you and I suspect they may not allow visitors.

http://www.joshuacripps.com/seascape-ph ... -large.jpg
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alex a
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Style: all kinds
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Re: Speed Kiting in Hawaii!

Postby alex a » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:55 pm

ronnie wrote:This might be the best spot in Hawaii, but its 650 miles from you and I suspect they may not allow visitors.

http://www.joshuacripps.com/seascape-ph ... -large.jpg


Looks nice!

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Style: all kinds
Gear: Aguera Boards
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Re: Speed Kiting in Hawaii!

Postby alex a » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:00 pm

Damo and Rob Douglas are going fast at Marthas Vineyard this weekend. I talked to them yesterday and Damien hit 50.96 (personal best) and Rob hit 52 something as top speeds. Rob was hitting 44 for 20 second runs. They are both getting ready for next months Kitesailing Speed Worlds in France.
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