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New Windsurfing Speed World Record Set in Luderitz
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cagjr21150



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A2 pushes old record to 51.69...Many new members in the 50+ Club

https://twitter.com/luderitzspeed

http://www.facebook.com/luderitzspeedchallenge
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Ugly_Bird



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cgoudie1 wrote:
Does it really matter? Kites are fast on the water,


I don't know. Powerboats are fast on water too. Laughing
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LeeD



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very few windsurfing accidents happen where you skull get's hit.
Most of the time, you face get's the impact. How many helmet protect your face?
And if it does, how do you protect your neck and hands?
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DanWeiss



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's so amazing to me about AA's technique at the end was how it illustrated the importance of hip control when windsurfing. Before bearing off, he carved upwind then down to bring the board under him, then pushed forward with his front hip to commit to the rail. Beautiful.
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is more than one kind of record. The official worlds record requires the timing be done by a special team from Europe who charge a lot to be there.
The run is timed over a set of marks on the course, not usually the part where you went the fastest
Wind doesn't blow for days, then the costs pile on, until you give it up and release the timing crew.
Next day it blows like hell.
The kiters have focused on GPS records which allow you to just sail around until the unit on your arm shows that you had a fast little burst somewhere.
In the Eric Beale Speed Series and the Navman Speed Trials here in Maui we use the GPS method to determine the Maui Speed Record.
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KevinDo



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anybody else think something is odd about this picture of AA?

http://www.neilpryde.com/images/stories/news/2012_nov14_a_02.jpg

look at the tail of the board. Photoshopped?
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LeeD



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't tell. Appears boom is under the tail of the board.
Is that a single rear strap? Like a winger rounded pin tail of yore?
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windward1



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KevinDo wrote:

"anybody else think something is odd about this picture of AA?"

Yep. The cutaway at the tail there shows the little jet pump engine that goes by the name of "kitekatcher".

Laughing
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coachg



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KevinDo wrote:
anybody else think something is odd about this picture of AA?

http://www.neilpryde.com/images/stories/news/2012_nov14_a_02.jpg

look at the tail of the board. Photoshopped?


You mean other than the fact that the board and sail in this picture are different than the board in the video?

Coachg
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MrFish



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He pushed it up again...AA went 52.05 knots now.
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