The snow is falling the temps are down and snowkiters are already going fast all over the world.
In the first early season round up, Petri Lehikoinen
of Helsinki, Finland saw several runs over 50 to top out at 53.4mph last weekend. You can see a graph of his runs building up to the top speed on http://www.stormboarding.com/speedranking1011.html Garrett Sorensen
of Manitoba, Canada had a huge session on the last day of November and you can check out his tracks all over the lake he was riding on from his Google Earth image on Stormboarding's speed page.
We also have to acknowledge Saulius Muliolis
in Cleveland, OH for putting the middle of the US on the map as the first American rider on the list this year. Even if it was on a slightly snow-covered field. We posted his video of that early season session.
Check out http://www.stormboarding.com/speedranking1011.html
for all of the speed contest info, rules and speeds. Prizes will kick in soon and we have some more great ones this year from beanies to wallets to windsocks and more.
We are psyched the snowkite season has started around the world and hope to hear from more of you.
Have fun. Be safe. Ride fast.