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Iceratz



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Set the controls for ...Luderitz Speed Reply with quote

Wow! These guys just had perhaps one of the best speed weeks in windsurfing history!

http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/

Many new top speeds over 50 knots! Truely incredible accomplishments.

Although these speeds have not surpased the Kiting world, they do indeed reach near our best Iceboard reuslts!

Antoine Albeau has posted 53.52 knots max 2 sec peak, with 500 meter course at 51.96 knts.

Meanwhile, in another part of the world, Nambia, the Outright World Speed Record has been broken by this high tech bit of machinery....Vestas Sailrocket 2...59 knot average speed over 500 meters, peak 2 sec speed at 64.78 knots (74.55 mph, 120kph).

http://www.sailrocket.com/

...bye bye kiters....and the rest!

Luderitz Speed for laughs...because 'light speed' is just too slow...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk7VWcuVOf0
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should we send a "Hope you get well soon" card to Rob Douglas? Laughing
He better up date his website!!!! http://www.cornerfive.com/

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is pretty recent. Today's NY times.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/2012/11/23/sports/100000001895658/kite-with-the-wind.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121124

the speeds these guys in all these disciplines is unbelievable.

It's official. I am slow as sh**

ed
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broken again.

The Vestas sailrocket smashed the record again. 68 Knots 1 second and 65 knot 10 second run.

Un-freaking-believable.

I saw this on sailing anarchy and thought you guys would like it.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luderitz still rockin on, A2x reaches 100km barrier!

My best Iceboard speed 2 sec time is 103.94km.....guess I better polish up my runners!

Amazing speeds by Sailrocket2 ! Litterally out of everyone's league!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love this picture of it!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to see:
1) There is not much if any sail twist
2) Rake to windward of sail to produce lift of leeward hull completely out of water
3) windward ride is on foils, after planning up on pods

What an incredible machine!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, Brownie's got it right.

I suspect less twist because at that speed in 30kts of wind, there is less vertical gradient of the apparent wind.

at 2.5x the wind speed even downwind is upwind.

I love how the leeward float isnt in the water. So cool.

His torso is faired in nicely in the cockpit. That is a huge advantage over flying Black Dogs and frozen, flying Iceratz.

Have a great season Jeff! Go fast and stay safe. That goes for everyone.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the bird in the picture. You think it got killed? Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here comes Bjorn Dunkerbeck!

http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=user&val=111375&uid=6023

Only 2nd day at Luderitz , and says "starting to feel comfortable"... Cool


Also official GPS World Record awarded for Antoine!

52.91 knots/ 10 sec run!

http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=forum&forum=1&val=43772

Well that beats my 52.65 knts on ice!
Amazing!
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