Tilman gets 50knots!

.... for geezers who like to go way too fast!
Tone
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:05 am

Tilman (dont know his seconds name) from germany has hit 50knots in ankle deep water :o

more info here :http://www.kiteforum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2334500

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Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:41 pm

Tilmann Heinig
Date : Thursday, December 07, 2006 Spot :
Westerhever, Germany
Board : Home made Halfmoon Kite : Caution Answer 9.0
Fin : Home made Stainless Steel 4
5 Average speed : 46.58 knots (48.8 47.6 46.6 45.3 44.6)
Max. GPS (display) : 50.8 knots
Max. 2 sec.(software) : 50.6 knots

100 m run : 49.6 knots 250 m run : 48.8 knots 500 m run : 46.8 knots


David Williams ( Davo) making him 4th in the world of in GPS KiteSpeed
Date : Thursday, December 07, 2006 Spot :
Hunstanton, United Kingdom Board :
Shape Shifter Speed Board : Made by Me :-D :-D :-D
Kite Globerider sonic 8.0 Fin : Maui Fin Co. competion wake
5 Average speed : 43.76 knots (44.2 44.0 43.8 43.6 43.1)
M ax. GPS (display) : 46.9 knots
Max. 2 sec. (software) : 47.0 knots

100 m run : 45.9 knots 250 m run : 43.9 knots 500 m run : 42.1 knots

Nigel Bowley 5th
Date : Sunday, October 29, 2006 Spot :
Walvis Bay Speed Strip, Namibia Board :
Custom Black Death Pro Model Kite : Naish Raven 8.0 Fin : Naish Custom
5 Average speed : 43.39 knots (44.4 43.9 43.4 43.0 42.3)
Max. GPS (display) : 45.1 knots
Max. 2 sec. (software) : 45.1 knots

100 m run : 44.6 knots 250 m run : 44.3 knots 500 m run : 42.3 knots


http://50knots.xs4all.nl/gps-kitesurfin ... l=52&uid=4

http://www.kiteboarder.co.uk/kitesurfin ... hp?t=15314
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:26 pm

ho ho this is hotting up.
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:34 pm

GO, Nigel, GO!!
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:38 pm

I thought Nigel was on a Lost Cause Custom Board?
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:01 pm

he is

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Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:36 pm

Whats Davo's top speed ?
Tone
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:58 pm

hmm so this is a heavy guys sport.

i should enter.
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:13 pm

You heavy Tone...........?????nah!!
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:33 pm

Chipmunk check the photos form the event all is clear there. nothing to read into so dont try.

awsome speeds Davo!

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Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:43 pm

Tone wrote:hmm so this is a heavy guys sport.

i should enter.
Tilmann is only 78 kg, that's pretty light. Some of the other riders are pretty big guys though (110 kg +).

The speed record windsurfers were always big guys. I forget the exact math but it was something to do with the fact that their righting force increased more than the drag associated with being a larger size - hence big guys could go faster than smaller, lighter windsurfers. I wonder if this applies to kiting?

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Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:47 pm

Time you took your finger out of your arse James
I did not fill in the profile sheet.

So what dose it say then ?????
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Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:48 pm

Also, take a look at the #9 rider on the GPS. She does not look like heavyweight to me.

http://www.geocities.com/sjoukjebredenkamp/index.htm

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Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:52 pm

kitesurfer007 wrote:
Tone wrote:hmm so this is a heavy guys sport.

i should enter.
Tilmann is only 78 kg, that's pretty light. Some of the other riders are pretty big guys though (110 kg +).

The speed record windsurfers were always big guys. I forget the exact math but it was something to do with the fact that their righting force increased more than the drag associated with being a larger size - hence big guys could go faster than smaller, lighter windsurfers. I wonder if this applies to kiting?

Ed
I should imagine a big fat lump will be less pulled around by the kite so the board will be riding smoother and so be faster.

And Eduado Bellini was superlight and fricken quick on a windsurfer.
Go figure.
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