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    .Joel 84.6 km/h By .Joel (edited)


    Record Info

    • Speed: 84.6 km/h | 52.57 mph
    • Pilot: Joel Theodore (Australia)

    • Kite: Flysurfer Sonic-FR 9.0M
    • Buggy: GT-Race Rapide ++ on Discs
    • Location: Sandy Point, Australia
    • Wind: 20 - 25 Knots
    • Surface: Beach
    • *GPS images, click to enlarge.

    The Day's Summery:

    Amazing day, wind was blowing nicely with @nigel fully powered on a 10M Scorpion and my father on a 2.5M Star3.  The beach had been quite eroded and rough due to cross-shore winds creating large half-meter troughs running from the dunes to half way down the beach so it limited the amount of room to use.  However with a bit above 20 knots blowing @mezzararty assisted me in launching the Flysurfer Sonic-FR 9.0M, which I took for a run and achieved a bit over 80km/h.

    There was a stretch of beach about 2km long that I would consistently average over 80km/h, I found throughout the day the rest of the beach to be noticeably slower.  However this stretch produced consistent top and average speeds.

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    Overall for my first fly of the Sonic-FR 9M in considerable winds I was impressed with the result, I've now removed the chicken loop to bring the kite in closer and re-center my mass in the buggy.  

    Edited by .Joel

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    Maybe in the record information, you can ask people to add the date the record was achieved (I know your photo upload says 2nd April 2016, however people may not upload their data chart) , that way then we can all look back eventually with submissions and see what time of year - and the wind strength patterns. 

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