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New Kite Buggy Beach Speed Record, and Fastest LEI in a Buggy

2014 is ending with a bang, Stephan van Bommel, has raised his own shared World Beach Record by just 1km/h to 68.98mph – 111km/h , but that 1km/h puts him above everyone one on the planet, tremendously well done Stephan, he also at the same time broke the record for the fastest LEI in a kite buggy.

Brilliant work by Stephan, Peter Lynn, Landsegler and GT Race Buggies

Santa came early this year!

Today I proved the power of the Peter Lynn Fury by breaking the world speed record for beaches!

Going out on my Fury 6m in 45 knots I raced to 68.98mph – 111km/h at the beach of Ijmuiden.

ijmuiden

ijmuiden

 

No further explanation needed, I rest my case.
Set up: GT-RACE, Landsegler Manufaktur, PETER LYNN

Kite Buggy Beach World Speed record 2014 Stephan van Bommell

Kite Buggy Beach World Speed record 2014 Stephan van Bommell


Oooops I Did It Again….Kite Bike Record Raised

Oooops he just did it again, serial record holder Peter Foulkes aka Gannet from New Zealand, just raised the bar on his own World Kite Biking Record to an outstanding 54.75mph or 88.10km/h, congratulations again Peter for continuing to push the sports boundaries.

The New Kite Buggy Stats

The New Kite Buggy Stats

 

Hi Carl

Moose land trip after work, pays off
Kitebike speed 88.1 km/hr – 54.75mph
10/12/2014
Witnesses; Rob Walton
Wind; NW 23 gusting 30 knot
Kite ; Ozone prototype Chrono 7m

 World Record Kite Biker, Peter Foulkes aka Gannet

World Record Kite Biker, Peter Foulkes aka Gannet

 

New World Record – Furthest Distance Travelled in the Dunes 12hrs

Sand Yeti aka David Lees held this record for a number of year at 182km, but yesterday that record was blown away by Peter Foulkes NZ aka Kitezone Muriwai at the Moose Weekend

The Data

The Data

 

Hi Carl

We just had a mini Moose weekend in the Dunes, I did the Furthest distance traveled in the Dunes within 12hrs
Starting at 6.40am Saturday to 640 pm
Distance; 309km
Witnesses;  Lawrence Simpson ,Rexton Lamb , Conrad Stephens , Deano Beano
Wind; WSW 15 to 20 knot
Kite ; 2 of Ozone prototype Chrono
Peter Foulkes aka Kitezone Muriwai

Peter Foulkes aka Kitezone Muriwai

Peter Foulkes aka Kitezone Muriwai

Peter Foulkes aka Kitezone Muriwai

Many congratulations Peter, well done


New Female Speed Record for a Dry Lake – Tami Fraser

Tami Fraser recently became the fastest woman on a dry lake bed with a speed of 49.50mph, and almost broke the women world buggy speed record held by Britta Berg G2296 81.50km/h / 50.40mph. Britta’s record was of course set on a beach which as we know is much harder to do with the extra rolling resistance.

But that takes nothing away from Tami who must have shown nerves of steel to reach almost 50mph on a surface resembling 40grit sandpaper

Tami Fraser

Tami Fraser

From Tami “Delamar dry lake in Nevada. It was back on July 20. Wind was gusting to about 35mph out of the south. I was making runs to the NE. About 2/3rds the way through each pass there were 4 deep ruts from a vehicle which drove there when it was soft. I tended to skid out on these. And then there are the power lines up at that end of the playa.

I think in reality you would be leaving the playa and hitting a fence by the time the power lines were a problem but it still made me nervous every run.

I was flying my Viper S 2.6 m. The day before at Delamar I spent the whole day on the 3.9. The wind was a bit stronger so I was using the smaller kite. The wind shifted and gusted a lot both days so I wasn’t using a Vapor.

Tami Fraser Record

Tami Fraser Record


Stephan Pops the Question, then Makes Dust on the Playa

Brian Holgate has made a great video of Stephan van Bommels recent visit to Ivanpah dry lake Primm, Nevada.

Stephan van Bommel & Fon Custers

Stephan van Bommel & Fon Custers

Stephan also used his trip there wisely and popped the question to his girlfriend Fon Custers, congratulations to you both from all the buggying community.

Stephan van Bommel

Brian captured some great footage of Stephan and Bobby Muse creating dust clouds as they race across the playa on their Landsegler Wheels, if you would like to experience some of the same,  you can join them and loads of other kite buggy enthusiasts at the IBX event on March 31st – April 4th 2015, where Stephan’s bugging partner Dirix Mano will be joining him….I was lucky enough to be there the last time these two hit the playa together in 2012….you guys are in for a real treat.

 

To find out all the details about the IBX check out their new website http://ivanpahbuggyblast.com




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