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What is your PB and where do you want to go from there

shehatesmyhobbies - 2-13-2018 at 06:33 PM

Well as it says in the title, what is your personal best and where do you want to go from there?

I will start. I was stuck at a little over 40mph on the beach bouncing around at 40, 42,42.9 and usually the conditions held me to that speed for almost two years whether it was wind speed or direction.

This past fall at WBB the first day, all the conditions were almost perfect. Winds were right around 25mph, the direction was SSE giving me an almost perfect wind angle for some blistering beach runs. I launched my 9m phantom original and went for it. First pass was 52.4, then 52.7 and then 52.9 mph. Let me say hat I was beyond thrilled and then the wind died down a little. I tried different lines, major kite attack in the air and short of changing kites I was not going any faster. I was prepared to change kites but decided that I was having way too much fun and just road like I stole it for about an hour before I took a nice break and had some dinner

From there I still want to break the 65mph mark on the beach. One day I will be there.

shehatesmyhobbies - 2-13-2018 at 06:34 PM

With the next wildwood buggy bash coming up I cannot help but think about setting my next PB

Randy - 2-13-2018 at 07:30 PM

You realize of course that anyone slower than 52.9 isn't going to tell their number.....;)

indigo_wolf - 2-13-2018 at 09:33 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Randy  
You realize of course that anyone slower than 52.9 isn't going to tell their number.....;)

We'll leave this here as it somehow seems oddly appropriate now...


RedSky - 2-13-2018 at 11:13 PM

I'm calling center in my very best innocent cessna voice. :D

The faster you've gone before the smaller the increase you can expect. Its a spiral of ever decreasing increments.
I've been stuck for several years at my current PB. I first achieved 66.0mph in 2011 and have been trying desperately to improve on that ever since. On most occasions, I either match that speed or get close but rarely better. After countless attempts, an extra 0.3mph is all I can claim today.

I've tried everything to go faster but nothing is working. Changed buggies, changed kite, changed kite size, changed wheels from discs to BFL's to BF's. Changed from cambered wheels to straight and back again. I even placed weights on the bug. My latest video "The Need for Speed" I added 30Kgs behind the seat in an attempt to stay upwind for longer. It did nothing to improve things. I've even tried laying flatter in the bug for the sake of aerodynamics.
Its no secret that I often go out in ridiculous winds yet my current PB was achieved in more moderate weather. Damn it! I think I deserve better for the risks I've taken. :(

I touched on this subject on the extremekites forum. There must be an upper limit for each and every location around the world.
My beach for instance won't allow me to achieved speeds more than 70mph. I'm almost certain of this. Yet I'm falling way short. It may only be 4mph but the gulf is just too wide to cross. Of course, others may fair better, but ultimately and just like every other location around the world, I believe that my beach has an inherent upper speed limit that no amount of tweaking or pilot skill or nerve can overcome. That's my excuse anyway. :D

Despite this depressing realization, I actually derive a lot of satisfaction from pushing the limits of what my location can offer, so much so, that, if I'm honest, I'm not all that interested in going faster anywhere else.
Okay, I tell a lie, sure it would be very nice but for me it would feel kinda fake. As far as I'm aware, I am the fastest person to have ever ridden at my beach. It sounds corny, but I have this relationship with my local strip of sand. We've been through it all together and any increase now would be amazing, even and extra 0.1mph would have me punching the air.

Seven years and counting....Its been a long long time since first hitting those speeds. The knowledge that my location point blank refuses to give it up, makes the challenge all the more sweeter.

I think I'm getting closer though. Last weekend I adjusted the rear wheel setup. I had been riding with them towed in and by quite a margin.
Replaying my previous videos, they're skipping down the beach. Hopefully I got them perfect now but it took a whole weekend of lining up the frame with tightly wound bits of string and precision measurements. Now the wheels don't seem to align with the frame from which ever angle you view them but the maths don't lie.

New kite arriving next week. Just need some good winds and then maybe, who knows or, dares to dream. :)

Chook - 2-14-2018 at 02:21 AM

I find that my best speed is always in the first few minutes after starting off a session for the day.
No matter how hard or long I press, it never betters the early top speed.
58mph on a beach and cant crack 60mph or =100kmh.
Sysmic 2 buggy on Midi XL's with an Ozone 7mtr R1 on 25mtr lines.

at 57sec

shehatesmyhobbies - 2-14-2018 at 03:20 AM

Randy I realize that everyones conditions differ and I totally respect that we all progress differently but we all progress at some point and I am no different I remember when I could not get over 30mph but even then I was stoked to beat my previous speed even if it was only by 1 mph As anyone who knows me also knows I am the first one to be right there giving a high five to anyone who has their best run to date. I remember many days standing on the sidelines watching guys rip it up while I was no where near putting a kite in the air due to the wind speed

Red I have seen a few of your videos and was always impressed by your courage and willingness to give it a go in the craziest conditions. You have been one of my inspirations to push myself when the conditions warrant trying to improve my best run time. Good stuff sir congrats

Chook I also find the same as any run that day with the same kite proved to be just as good or under The only way I was going faster was with a bigger kite congrats on your speed as well sir.

My favorite times on the beach while in a buggy are when a couple of the guys are going back and forth pushing each other to get that extra tenth of mph. Konrad, Craig, Francois, Michael, Howard and who ever joins us always give good reason to turn back downwind again and again and even though our speed may not change by much the comradarie at the time is tops

abkayak - 2-14-2018 at 05:35 AM

i think I've been up to or over 40...no clue don't care
as long as theirs sand in the teeth alls good...would like to know my distances
maybe someday ill take care of that

shehatesmyhobbies - 2-14-2018 at 06:46 AM

Brandon you are by far the most laid back buggy pilot I have ever met. It is always a pleasure riding the beach with you no matter how fast or slow we are going if you ever get the desire when the winds are up i will pass you my gps and you can track your distance and speed

skimtwashington - 2-14-2018 at 07:12 AM

PB ?..... just for speed....?

... if just speed, how 'bout fastest speed on different modes (on sand, ice , water...asphalt...)....
(If not just speed, there's a lot of different PB's.......)

B-Roc - 2-14-2018 at 07:19 AM

52 mph on skis with a 2.5m JOJO Instinct

skimtwashington - 2-14-2018 at 07:40 AM


52 mph on skis with a 2.5m JOJO Instinct

Impressive Bri..
.....I will assume on snow?...or was it bare ice?

shehatesmyhobbies - 2-14-2018 at 09:55 AM

Brian, great idea, post about any PB any surface any kite related sport, does not matter to me. Hell it may give me more ideas

Broc that is awesome. I cannot even imagine going that fast on skis

B-Roc - 2-14-2018 at 10:16 AM

Quote: Originally posted by skimtwashington  


52 mph on skis with a 2.5m JOJO Instinct

Impressive Bri..
.....I will assume on snow?...or was it bare ice?

Yes it was on snow (maybe 2 inches) that was firmly packed and super edgeable - nearly perfect conditions. I knew I was going fast but the edging was so firm and the wind so consistent that I was quite surprised to find out the truth.

My prior best was 46 mph with a 8.5m Blade III on a standard 3-line bar also on snow and skis. That was terrifying as it occurred in a strong and prolonged gust that took me all the way across the pond I was on leaving me with the thought that when I am forced to redirect I will probably end up over the house at the end of the pond. Deciding that would not be good I dropped the bar to the single kite killer that served as a safety and the kite and I eventually came to rest in the yard at the far end of the pond. That was in 2006 when no one around me had seen kite skiing. Needless to say, the ice fishermen and snowmobiles were amazed and I played it off like I was trying to go fast. Then I packed up my kite and a snowmobiler drove me back up wind to my launch location where I packed everything up and went home for the day.

bugymangp - 2-14-2018 at 03:15 PM

54.7 mph in pl folder buggy way back in the day at nabx
I always wanted to hit 60mph but never got there
Now I'm happy at 20 to 30 mph I'll leave the faster speeds
To the young guys lol
I hit 57.8 in my manta

RedSky - 2-14-2018 at 04:05 PM

Quote: Originally posted by shehatesmyhobbies  

Red I have seen a few of your videos and was always impressed by your courage and willingness to give it a go in the craziest conditions. You have been one of my inspirations to push myself when the conditions warrant trying to improve my best run time. Good stuff sir congrats

Wow thanks man! Don't push it too hard though. I don't want to be responsible for you hurting yourself. :)

My inspiration came from a guy called Ben Bonnerjea aka afro.
A very unassuming and skilled landboarder. He demonstrated to me some high wind riding that I previously thought impossible.

The short videos below are from my hard-drive. I uploaded them just now. In the second video from 2011, you can see him on the right, giving way to me with his kite parked at 12 o'clock in atrocious conditions with winds gusting to 70mph. No joke!

Unlike me, he does not feel the need to entertain you by posting a video of himself whenever the wind is blowing a hooley. To him, riding those winds are simply routine. Crazy crazy man.



Take it easy.

Cheddarhead - 2-16-2018 at 12:22 AM

55.1 mph with skis on bare ice. 40mph winds, 6 meter LEI. I was perfectly content with that speed at the conclusion of last winter, but this winter I continue to have that itch to go faster. It wasn't until I started flying LEI's that I felt truly comfortable in strong winds. They gave me tons of confidence and made managing gusty conditions so much easier. Felt like cheating compared to foils. This year has been difficult to find the right recipe on the right day. Seems like the more I chase it the harder it is to find. Frustrating.

BeamerBob - 2-16-2018 at 07:32 AM

I was lucky to have 6 years living in the Las Vegas area. When I moved there, my fastest beach speed was ~35 mph. At nabx I had broken 40 mph my first year and 45 the second. After moving there and had gotten my Apexx buggy, my confidence crept up as did the speeds. I broke 50 and then 54 and even had a run that just broke 60. As mentioned above, I found that for me (and others have confirmed) Ivanpah buggy riding seemed to have a wall at 60 that was hard to get past. I learned how to push past it but the wind, risk, and effort had to be way higher to approach and pass 60. Brian Holgate was out there with me one day and the flags looked like they had been coated in fiberglass, they were flying so hard and straight. I was chicken to go out in the conditions and he talked me into going out with my Vapor that he had just broken the record with. It still had his crazy heavy lines attached and a strop with only 5-6" of travel. I went out and lined up for a few runs. I was hitting 57 and 59. I could hear pebbles hitting the side of my helmet on the upwind side. One run seemed to all come together and my run made that familiar arc from perpendicular to the wind to a more downwind path and I knew it was fast. I fine tuned my angle to maximize the speed, not daring to look at the gps during the run. As I was running out of lakebed surface, I eased the kite up and started edging back into the wind to slow down. When I was able to check the gps, I saw I had gotten into the 100 kph club. I wasn't greedy and didn't do the disastrous "one more run" thing and went back to camp. That was maybe a more proud moment that when I hit my last pb of 65.6.

In the years to follow, I ended up with maybe 30-40 runs over 60 mph. Many while chasing a friend Gary Weddell in his Standart landsailer. We had fun challenging each other even though the speeds came easier for him than me in the buggy. On the perfect runs, I could edge past him. He would always congratulate me if I got past him and would say he didn't have anything else to do to go faster.

soliver - 2-16-2018 at 09:25 AM

Im not ashamed to admit my PB is 28.8 mph on Saint Simons Island Ga, with a 5m NASA Star 3...

Im not so inclined to push it to go much faster than that... Im not so sure that I could with the kites that I prefer to fly, and Im ok with that.... we all know the story that when you cheeks are 4 inches off the ground, 25 mph can feel like Mach 5.

And Im always glad that I wore my brown pants.

Fun thread!

OffAxis - 2-16-2018 at 09:53 AM

Current PR: ~32mph in a kite trike flying my HQ Apex III 7.5m on a Sunday morning at WBB when everyone was leaving. I'm assuming that the app on my phone was not deceiving me because it sure was scary.

There is no way I want to try that again until I get a better buggy.

shehatesmyhobbies - 2-16-2018 at 05:06 PM

Red, it's all good, I am addicted to going fast anyway. Been 150Mph+ on two wheels without blinking an eye. Been 140mph on four wheels. Only difference , both those vehicles had brakes lol.

Cheddar, great stuff. We don't get ice thick enough here to ride anything on. The speed is definitely addicting.

Bob, excellent story! Living near one of the best spots on the continental USA has its perks. I hope to get into the 100km club tea soon. Just need the right conditions and enough beach to safely slow down.

Spencer, no shame at all in your PB, it's your PB, ride it like you stole it! As long as you are enjoying yourself, it's all good. Definitely a fun thread.

OffAxis- it always seems that the last Sunday or Monday end up being one of the best days of the event. Time will come where you will have the buggy to give it a go. Give me a shout when you want to ale mine for a spin, night and Day! See you soon I hope.

Chook - 2-16-2018 at 07:11 PM

Speed is great for raising my adrenaline levels but I really like to just cruise.
Just being out there chillin and using nature to propel me along is gold.

I'm lucky enough to get out 2 or 3 times a week onto our local salt lake that is less than 2 kms from my home. I also haunt the beaches when tide and wind conditions align. (Our beaches are fairly narrow as they quickly drop into deep water here on the south coast of Western Australia.)

I GPS log my distances and speeds just for my own personal achievements. Even at social kiting events I try and make the most of my time there, kiting at every possible moment. There is plenty of time to socialize when conditions aren't right or of an evening.

Travelling huge distances to events I make the most of my time there. Road trips interstate to South Australia (2,600 kms just to get there), are huge fun and great to catch up with like minded people as I buggy by myself here at home.

My person goal is to cover as much distance each year using wind power. Either in my kite buggy or landsailing. I design and build my own Mini5.6 landyachts.

In the last 3 years the conditions have been really good and have managed over 10,000 kms "wind powered" each year. Last year was my personal best of 11,329 kms travelled in a calendar year.

Most sessions I try to achieve 100 kms travelled, just to have an aim and the challenge of eking out that last few kilometers with the wind dying off. It's improved my flying a huge amount and I now find myself the only one flying/sailing, some days due to the very light conditions.

My best day was 2 years ago on my buggy while in Yeppoon in Queensland. I got a top speed of 93.1 kmh (with 8 runs over 90kmh) and the distance without stopping was 362.9 kilometres. Took me just over 8 hours using my 7m2 Ozone R1 in 19-23 knots of wind.
You can see in the graph early on, where I always slow down to say "g'day" to people who are walking with their dog along the beach.

My PB.jpg - 74kB
Distance covered in 24 days while on holidays in Yeppoon QLD
My GPS.jpg - 45kB
I fell 62 kms short of the total distance across Australia at it's widest part. Had I know this at the time, I would have gone for it.

mougl - 2-17-2018 at 09:07 AM

48.6 JI beach

VTT Black Widow Buggy

PL Vapor 4.4

Wind 24-28 mph

Want to break 100 k/h next!

Now if you want to talk motorcycle speed....thats a different story.

197 mph

Modified 2016 BMW S1000RR

We will say it was somewhere in Mexico...

shehatesmyhobbies - 2-19-2018 at 04:26 PM

Chook, great stuff! It does seem to be more of a race against yourself most of the time, kidding like beating the arrival time on the GPS to a location, I got this! Put some cones on a beach though and watch the magic happen!

Scott, that's impressive for JI, we know the winds had to be optimal to get those speeds, being at the right place at the right time makes for a great set of runs! Good stuff!

mougl - 2-19-2018 at 05:36 PM

Quote: Originally posted by shehatesmyhobbies  

Scott, that's impressive for JI, we know the winds had to be optimal to get those speeds, being at the right place at the right time makes for a great set of runs! Good stuff!

Rich, you were there! :lol::lol::lol:

Edit: At least I think you were. I did it in a VTT Black Widow

soliver - 2-19-2018 at 05:57 PM

Scott was that the year that Van brought his 2 VTT buggies?

mougl - 2-19-2018 at 06:25 PM

Not sure if he had both or just the BW. Was the year Todd brought the big black PL tent and Flyjump was there.

Chook - 2-20-2018 at 02:06 AM

Hmmm dumb fingers. Sorry guys.

Chook - 2-20-2018 at 02:11 AM

Quote: Originally posted by shehatesmyhobbies  
Chook, great stuff! It does seem to be more of a race against yourself most of the time, kidding like beating the arrival time on the GPS to a location, I got this! Put some cones on a beach though and watch the magic happen!

Yes I totally agree with you. I travel away to compete racing International 5.6 landyachts, both circuit racing and also 90minute marathons. It's huge fun. But more importantly I get to meet great people along the way. I've even been lucky enough to win a few titles as well.

Morrie Williams - 2-20-2018 at 07:42 AM

My PB was 46 mph at Ivanpah on a P/L Comp using a Quad 25 (approx 18 square feet). Winds were howling, but don't know the speed.

Now I prefer to just cruise, like Glenn said i'll "leave the speed to the young guys".

Kober - 2-20-2018 at 11:01 PM

good topic ...


Buggy : I think it was about 46mph
Snowboard : 32 mph
Skis : 38mph
Kiteboarding jump : 45'

My adventure in a buggy started in 2011 with KiteTrike that got me to about 25mph and that was it until I got propper buggy , MG Supra got me to 45 about 2 years ago and last WBB i beat that with ~46.
I was always trying to get that healthy competition with Reach and it was always few miles difference between us but this year gap got big with Rich getting 53mph... so .... my goal is .... 54mph lol

I think stable buggy makes big difference when going for speed . When looking at kites I think you can achieve big speed numbers with whatever you got . LEI are good in gusty conditions and I think make attempts feel safer than any other kites. Race kites get you there faster but make experience more extreme .
Now when I am hitting speeds above 40pmh I am thinking more and more about safety. I started using my dirt bike helmet and planning to get more protection for fututre speed runs .

flyguy0101 - 2-21-2018 at 07:09 AM

Well I guess I am the slow guy- personal best at wildwood was only 42.5 mph...on my Mtn board and 36.5 at Jekyll island on my mtn board. as for in the buggy not really sure but had a reading of 48mph on the gps riding at my local field so not convinced it was accurate since the field is only ~3 football fields long and think that might have been more from the gforces as I was sliding through the turns which were in a gravel parking lot with 30+ feet slides -woohoo. As for big jumps 40+ feet but the landing was not very clean:D and I still feel it most days.

Blitzhound - 2-21-2018 at 11:48 PM

PB in the Buggy: 41.7mph This happened early in my buggy life. I was still new had no idea what I was doing. Yet decided it was a good idea to go out buggyin in a storm. It turned out to be one of the fastest and only onshore wind sessions i have ever had. I still had my Libre Vmax Buggy and I was flying a 10m PL Venom. Ripping down the beach with one hand on the bar and the other hand holding onto the buggy haha. I did several runs. According to gps I covered 21.3 miles with a top speed of 41.7mph. Since getting the mg my PB is 39.4mph

shehatesmyhobbies - 2-22-2018 at 03:30 PM

Fla Scott, yes I think I was there after reminiscing.

VA Scott, nothing like watching you pass buggies on your board, I will never forget the phone cal I got from you when you got lofted either. You're a lucky dude for sure.

Konrad, it is always a blast on a windy day when we get together and compare speeds and bust each other's nuts one way or the other. Great times indeed and looking forward to the next go around

Blitz I wish I had gotten that good of a start lol. That MG will give you plenty of confidence when the wind comes on strong and you feel it's time to go for it again.

hiaguy - 3-10-2018 at 12:26 PM

Hi Guys... I've been off-line for a while and feel a need to catch up.
Although 59.3 km/h (36.8 mph) is my top recorded speed, I don't consider that my best. To this day, I don't know how I stopped before the copse of trees that I was headed towards. I'd like to hit 64.4 (40 mph), but it's not a priority for me.
My best is when I can spend time at the beach with friends and buggy for days feeling calm and relaxed - I'd say in control, but we all know better. Several days in a row without incident is my best. That's what it's about for me; I'll leave the top speeds to those with better medical insurance than mine :-)

Glx - 3-11-2018 at 04:12 PM

Hi guys. It feels like this PB thing keeps inching up. Currently got in my head that I NEED to get up to 40 mph. About 3 months ago hit 29.8mph on the wide axle flexi. Somehow that did not even feel that fast until I tried to replicate it, and then it felt like everything was about to fall apart.
Three weeks ago was happy to break that record with the Supra hitting 30.3 mph with winds in the mid teens.
Yesterday got over that too getting to 32.9 mph. Very gusty wind and not from the best direction but I think I could have squeezed a little more if I had not lost my nerve.

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shehatesmyhobbies - 3-11-2018 at 06:02 PM

Howard, I've seen you progress so much through the last couple years, it's been a pleasure to see that smiling face every time you have a great session, and yes the smile is bigger when you get your speed on! Keep doing what you are doing my friend. Hope to see you soon!

GLX, can't wait to see you on the big beach with that beast. The comfort level will soar soon and your ability and confidence will go up a reasonable amount. Soon, 40moh won't seem like anything. See you soon! Congrats on the new PB

RedSky - 3-11-2018 at 06:57 PM

Quote: Originally posted by hiaguy  
To this day, I don't know how I stopped before the copse of trees that I was headed towards.

fear and common sense :)

Quote: Originally posted by Glx  
It feels like this PB thing keeps inching up.

Long may it continue. Congratulations :thumbup:

Glx - 4-7-2018 at 05:47 PM

Another day, another little progression. Today was a good day, and while i did not get to 40 mph moved the needle up a bit more to 34.9 mph.

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Windstruck - 4-7-2018 at 06:03 PM

Hi 41.0 mph on Ivanpah on Tuesday. Man, that felt fast!!! It came with a 5.5m Born-Kite LongStar2 and some wind that I suspect was in the low 20s or there abouts. I have HUGE respect for anybody getting over 50 mph. The fact that my good friend Tami (utahtami) his 56.8 mph a few years ago is just the stuff of the Pantheon.

shehatesmyhobbies - 4-8-2018 at 10:19 AM

Windstruck, great stuff! It always feel good to go fast, well as long as that's the intention. Heading for WBB in the morning, hoping to inch mine up a little higher.

shehatesmyhobbies - 4-8-2018 at 10:19 AM

GLX, get to WBB before Thursday midday, get that number up a little more. Great stuff dude, keep on pushing the envelope.

Glx - 4-8-2018 at 11:03 AM

Thanks Rich. I am leaving Mass at 630 am on Thursday so hopefully I am there by 1PM.
Today was another awesome day. Had a few good runs getting in the thirties, and then bam 38.5.

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Stopped, took a breather to calm down and change my shorts and jumped in the buggy again.
A couple of runs after hit 39.9mph. So close, but ran out of beach and I am glad that I started slowing down when I did because would had careened into rocks if I had pushed the envelope further. Man, that sand comes at you quick once you get above the low thirties.

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shehatesmyhobbies - 4-8-2018 at 11:53 AM

Do t worry, come Thursday you can stretch those legs out a little with more sand!

RedSky - 4-8-2018 at 08:30 PM

Feels good doesn't it? :thumbup: I predict 44.3mph next.

Glx - 4-10-2018 at 02:38 AM

Amen to that.

Demoknight - 4-11-2018 at 11:49 AM

I have never carried a GPS on me when I buggy, but the best I can claim is pacing with Mark on Jekyll Island floating between 45-50mph under my 12m Charger 2. I tried to use my cellphone gps to track a few rides on my local beach in Chicago before it started flooding, and I only topped out around 37mph there because of how bumpy the beach is. Literally had to keep one hand between my legs hanging onto the down tube to keep the seat under my ass.

shehatesmyhobbies - 4-12-2018 at 04:44 AM

Nothing worse than hitting ripples on the sand at speed. Good stuff Demoknight.

Hoping to up my PB today. Conditions will be very close to idea with wind direction and the wind speed is forecast to be above 25mph. Should be a wicked day here at WBB

Anthonyshopguy - 4-22-2018 at 10:52 PM

Ok what the heck. Met Beamer in a restaurant after an online contact. Told me all about IBX. Never had been in a buggy. Screw loose was nice enough to loan me his very fast ride for my first time. Two days later hit 42Mph by my phones GPS 7m Waroo winds upper twenty-five. Year two no other occasions to ride. Morrie was nice enough to loan me a PL comp. But winds didn't favor last year and the ride did not inspire confidence. Year 3 still no other occasion to buggy. Found a PL big foot locally it's first ride, IBX 2018 ye ha. Thanks to Dirk and Sean my competitive juices were flowing. But I don't know about the rest of you but a big foot with full sand tires was never meant to go over 30ish so what the heck phone said 44, 9m Best Nemesis low 20s wind. Thought the tires were going to explode. But as some one else in this thread said an LEI gives you a great feeling of control. I had more go juice but I wasn't sure the buggy did.:D. Now my home turf is snow and speed is not my main goal but I did hit 27 with Utah Tami at my kite lake SB 15m Turbine 15+ winds. My phone isn't WP so no guess but probably no more than 20MPH 6 mile lake Mojave this Feb. My 11m PL Escape 20ish winds:thumbup:

Anthonyshopguy - 4-24-2018 at 07:27 PM

This could really fill this post. New PB Grand Mesa co 16 to 20 mph from the North 28 MPH Snowboard slush turning back to Ice. Very fast.!!!!

utahtami - 4-24-2018 at 07:57 PM

Are you still on a frozen lake?

XXL - 7-14-2018 at 05:21 PM

mougl was that vapor a vapor 2?

New kid on the block

cheezycheese - 8-2-2018 at 05:00 AM

First recorded PB. Done in some real sketchy conditions. I'm coming for you guys.

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slapbasswoody - 8-2-2018 at 06:25 AM

51.4mph is my best set about 10 years ago.

Since then I have been racing and not had a GPS on or conditions haven't quite been right.
Who knows maybe at this years SOBB I can get a few speed runs in and see if I can break it.

My buggying at the moment consists of just getting out there and playing around and enjoying myself.

jeepersjoey - 8-2-2018 at 06:12 PM

Is that the Manta I traded you?

You got my manta, I got your Libre.


Quote: Originally posted by bugymangp  
54.7 mph in pl folder buggy way back in the day at nabx
I always wanted to hit 60mph but never got there
Now I'm happy at 20 to 30 mph I'll leave the faster speeds
To the young guys lol
I hit 57.8 in my manta

Snake - 8-2-2018 at 08:29 PM

Wow some you have gone fast in a buggy. I've never actually measured my top speed in the buggy but I can't imagine it being much more than 20mph. I can't seem to get the pull I need without the rearend kicking out and scrubbing off all my speed. On the land boarding though my PB is 33mph with my 13m venom measured with a gps app on my phone. This winter I definitely want to try out some skis on glare ice and see how fast I can really go. :D

soliver - 8-2-2018 at 09:02 PM

This most recent JIBE, I could not find my GPS before we left Atlanta, but Howard says he was certain I was over 30 mph... meh... whatev

Fun stuff

Randy - 8-3-2018 at 05:02 AM

I hit mine a JIBE in May as well. What was interesting is I was really trying not to go so fast. :)

mougl - 8-3-2018 at 10:48 AM

Update: New PB set at JIBE 2018 53.1 mph

Buggy: Windspeed Pro (Ivanpah) Thanks Davis!!!
Kite: Ozone Frenzy UL 9m

Cant wait for next year!

Glx - 8-20-2018 at 05:57 PM

Great company and awesome day at Nahant yesterday. To boot it got to set a new PB at 44.7 mph even though was not trying to because there were other people at the beach. It's fun to read some of the posts from a few months back when low thirties felt too fast. Dangerous addiction!

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jeffnyc - 10-11-2018 at 11:45 AM

Finally feel like I can post to this thread... 35.6 mph top speed on my flexboardz haize and phantom 1 12m at WBB yesterday. With flyguy0101 blowing past me the whole time yelling at me to lean back and go faster :D Definitely pick up some good tips watching him.
This was on the Strava app, so no idea how accurate it is, but the downwind legs were definitely fast, and I increased my comfort level considerably.
More into cruising and seeing how far I can go, so also a PB there... estimate 38 miles the first day, and 22 miles yesterday... previous was 11 miles, so shattered that.

Randy - 10-11-2018 at 11:49 AM

Quote: Originally posted by jeffnyc  
Finally feel like I can post to this thread... 35.6 mph top speed on my flexboardz haize and phantom 1 12m at WBB yesterday.

I still have a way to go to get that. I remember looking down at my GPS at Jekyll and seeing my PB. From the corner of my eye I saw a couple of the famous Jekyll Island turtles smirking just as I was starting to raise up a triumphant fist.

shehatesmyhobbies - 10-12-2018 at 10:15 AM

Jeff, it was great to meet you at WBB. Glad you was able to get some miles up on your board. I hope WBB was all Brandin and Zcheezy told you it was.

Congrats on your new PB's.

Glx - 10-20-2018 at 07:03 PM

Another great day at Nahant and another PB. Winds were in the mid to high teens gusting to the mid 20s. Still did not get to my goal of 50 but hit 46.4 mph.

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shehatesmyhobbies - 10-20-2018 at 07:50 PM

Quickly approaching that 50mph mark I see. It only gets more comfortable each and every time. Looking forward to a great spring event with opportunities being high for more PB's

Keep up the good stuff! Winds forecast to be mid 20's here tomorrow, I'm cleared as healed so I may give my local spot a go.

jeffnyc - 10-21-2018 at 02:35 PM

Sorry Rich, missed this post a few days ago... Really great to finally meet you as well. Stay mended up, want to ride with (way behind) you next round.
I guess I picked the right couple of days, was perfect. So nice to have miles of relatively empty beach to play in!


Jeff, it was great to meet you at WBB. Glad you was able to get some miles up on your board. I hope WBB was all Brandin and Zcheezy told you it was.

Congrats on your new PB's.

kiteboyza - 11-5-2018 at 09:49 AM

Top Speed

kiteboyza - 11-5-2018 at 09:49 AM

55.6 mph on a beach, cant figure the pic, click top speed link

kiteboyza - 11-5-2018 at 09:50 AM