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24hrs of IBX 2017

A 24 hour montage of Ivanpah dry lake bed during IBX 2017 and the storm that ensued.

24 hours on Ivanpah

A 24 hour montage of Ivanpah dry lake bed during IBX 2017 and the storm that ensued.

Posted by HQ Kites & Designs USA on Sunday, 2 April 2017

thanks to HQ Kites & Designs USA


Fastest Kiter on Earth – Respect to Felix Kersten & his Cabrinha Switchblade 6qm

Felix Kersten

Propably fastest Kiter on Earth!!!! ~142kmh / 88.23mph over 5sec by ski and kite.

Comparison against buggying records

  • Modified Buggy Record – 135.34kmh / 84.10mph Brian Holgate USA
  • Standard Race Buggy Record – 133.40km/h / 82.89mph  Arjen Van Der Tol
  • Freestyle Buggy Record – 101.71km/h / 63.20mph Ginge aka Will McKean UK

My Mission in Norway was not finished with the win of Redbull ragnarok 2017. I always had the dream to go faster than 120km/h which i did two years before.

So i always was looking for some conditions to do a try. First i tried it on a lake and reached 110km/h by my Ozone r1 v2 7m², but more was not possible. So i thought maybe a tube would be faster. 😀Cabrinha Switchblade 6qm ( don`t know what would be faster in theory ) On flat it was not possible to get on faster. Snow was not flat enough. Then i decided to search for an hill and did some crazy runs. For a second i maybe got 150km/h. (a pitty that i took just one good gps [qstarz 1000xt] device which tracks by every seconds)Didn’t want to change the kite again, because my stay at Halne was 10km away.
The wind was probably around 30kn and i went 50 height meter down.
Big Thanks to Kite-Events for giving me the kite and help by the landing later. Also thanks for the ski Ronny Michael😉

Wind was anything around 30kn and i went~ 50 height meter downhill

Snow was hard but not really flat. Hardest part was to brake because the waterlevel of the lake was low so the ice was up and down.

 

Next time i need an prepaired ski slope and and maybe someone who films it and makes better clips than me.

I have spoken with Felix who said the gradient was just 50m over the 700m that he covered

On behalf of the Kite buggying community, we salute your great triumph and bravery, this is now the bench mark for every kite powered sport to beat, and I am sure the Buggying community will now be after the title again,

CONGRATULATIONS

Video of the Week- Icebuggy

Some great footage here on the ice from from Daniel Lü

| Icebuggy | THF-Kiter at the Rangsdorfer See | Feb. 2017 | Germany from Daniel Lü on Vimeo.

We love Icebuggy !
On 28th January we went to the Rangsdorfer lake just south of Berlin. We ha a couple of weeks temperatures below 0 degree Celsius. The ice was not perfect flat and black but still good enough for us ?. Around 13cm thick ice. The wind was very low at 3-5 knots. Alfred used a 11m Vapor and 14m Yakuza, I used my 12m Diablo and 8m Diablo.

IVANPAH BUGGY EXPO 2017

Its that time of the year again

…..Come on wind sport enthusiasts around the world,

get involved

IVANPAH DRY LAKE RECREATION AREA

Primm Nevada USA

 MARCH 27TH – MARCH 31ST 2017

 

HERE WE ARE KICKING OFF OUR FOURTH YEAR OF IBX

 

 

If you’ve been once or twice, we appreciate your presence and support.  If you haven’t been to IBX yet, we hope this is the year you are considering making the journey to join your friends on the playa.

This is an event by and for the kite traction community and to include all others that enjoy the power of the wind.  Everyone that attends, adds their personality to the community on the playa.  When you leave, you’ve shared a bit of yourself and gained something from the rest of us (and maybe a little dust).

Come join the fun, the learning, the competition, and most of all the friendships that are waiting for you at IBX 2017 on Ivanpah Dry Lake.

 

Playa Dreams of Ivanpah from Captainwow on Vimeo.

From March 27th – March 31st Kite Buggiers, Land Boarders, Land Sailors, and other Wind Enthusiasts will gather at one of the most incredible spots in the WORLD. We are hosting an industry event for everyone to come out and try out the latest gear. Whether you are a seasoned vet, beginner, or spectator there will be plenty of toys to play with.

Find out all the information regarding this premium event click on the links below

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VOTW – Buggy kite – Land & Sky sessions

It’s been a while, but this video is worthy of being Video of the Week

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