Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2013.

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Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2013.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » December 17th, 2012, 6:42 pm

After some discussion with Rachael Miller, owner of Stormboarding and host of the original Stormboarding World Speed Ranking we have decided to continue the tradition here at Hardwater Kiting.

This is strictly for fun, GPS measured and is based on just "flat out" GPS measured top speeds. No measured courses, no average 10 sec runs, just a GPS in you pocket and your best top speed at the end of you session. Participation in the Stormboarding ranking was strong and world wide. After Stormboarding closed their doors in pursuit of more noble ventures like saving the oceans (http://www.rozaliaproject.org) there was a hole left for those who had participated in the ranking. We hope to fill that void and give people from around the world interested in pushing thier personal limits as well as some friendly competition a venue to compete with others, around the globe or in thier own back yards.

We encourage you to submit any speeds you have.

The contest starts Dec. 31st 2012. Please check out http://www.hardwaterkiter.com/snowkite- ... rules.html for rules and details.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

We look forward to seeing you in the ranking.
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Re: Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2013.

Postby tungsten » December 17th, 2012, 7:10 pm

Great idea! Can I just download some wind please... pleeeeeeeeze... gimme 5GB of 20kn+... been infested with dry dock for 6 weeks now... aaaaaaaarrghhhhhhh
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Re: Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2013.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » December 22nd, 2012, 3:31 pm

Okay T, New Years is comming up, the days are getting longer and somewhere in the world there's snow on the ground and ice in the lakes.

I'm sending wind your way so gram your GPS and send me something!

In the meantime if you get a chance, take a look at the submission form and lemm know if any changes are needed if you don't mind. =)

Thanks and Happy Holidays!
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Re: Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2013.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » December 31st, 2012, 3:24 pm

Happy New Year everyone!

The HWK Global Snowkite Ranking is active as of today so if you have a gps, take it out when you go play and let us know what your up to out there.

Any questions please feel free to ask either here via u2u or through the website http://www.hardwaterkiter.com/index.html

We look forward to hearing from you and good luck.
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Re: Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2013.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » January 15th, 2013, 1:37 am

HWK Speed ranking results week #2

Another week of competition hampered by winter's lack of commitment to actually being winter. None the less a few people managed to get out before the warm spell and get some riding in with Paul Morse coming out on top.

A few people tried to get out last Thursday and carnage ensued. The winds here in the Northeast were pretty exciting to say the least.

Week two results for the Hardwater Kiting Global Speed Ranking can be found here...

http://www.hardwaterkiter.com/snowkite- ... sults.html

We aren't officially tracking distance but Jim Cline put in 123 miles in today in one session so he's set the bar if anyone wants a shot at the distance title this season. ;)

Thanks again for those who were able to participate.
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Re: Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2013.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » January 22nd, 2013, 12:45 pm

Week 3 results are in and on the site. Seems we're all still out of synch condition wise and participants can't seem to get a break. Schedules and conditions just aren't meshing but people are having fun trying and that's what counts.

Charles Meding has reclaimed the top spot in week 4 with Jim Cline close on his heels. Brian Beveridge is still giving us a strong showing out in western Canada while Rob Bocik out of Green Bay managed to get a good run in through the rough snow conditions in his part of the world.

We're happy to see Saulius Moliolis back in the ranking and with a good first showing for the season.

We're especially proud of Vanessa Woroniak's submission since it's her first ever entry to the ranking and a great first entry for a new kiter.

Please see the ranking here.....

http://www.hardwaterkiter.com/snowkite- ... sults.html

Thanks again to everyone who participated and for those who have been considering it, grab a GPS and see what happens. Until next week.....
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Re: Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2013.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » January 29th, 2013, 4:08 pm

Things are heating up. American Gary Kjelleren tops out the week at over 65mph while Petri Lehikoinen of Finland comes in a tight second with a speed of 61.45 followed by Bryce Johnson at 57 mph.

Week four results are here...
http://www.hardwaterkiter.com/snowkite- ... sults.html
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Re: Hardwater Kiting Snowkite Global Speed Ranking 2013.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » February 5th, 2013, 7:38 pm

Arcs are taking back the top spots in the rankings. This week's leader was a die hard Flysurfer rider before he got into Arcs and now the Venoms are his "Go to" for high wind days. The guy is an animal on the things. =)

Week 5 results.....

http://www.hardwaterkiter.com/snowkite- ... sults.html

Surface conditions continue to be an issue for a lot of kiters. We have boiler plate and glass ice here which is great if you are equipped for riding that sort of stuff but not good for others.

Good conditions for speed here in New England.

We have our first Kite Sled entry into the ranking this week!
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