Congratulations and welcome back Kai Schroeder! It looks like winter finally showed up in Oulu Finland and Kai (Winner of the 2014 and second place in 2015 GSR) has taken the opportunity to get his first submission of the season this week and in doing so hits 61.2 mph and takes first place!
We also want to say "Well done!" to Gary Kjelleren for his second place spot and top speed of 59.3 mph on hard ice covered with an inch of water. Anyone who has been in those conditions knows how hard it is to get up to speed on a water covered riding surface. After he achieved his top speed, Gary swapped from skis to kite board and spent the rest of his day boosting huge over the unfrozen parts of his riding area.
We make the best of the winter that we can right?
Jim Cline and Saulius Muliolis were off by just 1/10th mph. Pretty remarkable given the difference in gear choices and surface conditions. Jim Cline on his 2005 Ozone 5m Frenzy and Saulius on a 13m Ozone R1. Not sure how deep the snow is in Michigan but they must be getting a heck of a lot more than we are here in NH. Pretty wide spread in kite technology for such close speeds.
Once again, Thanks to everyone for participating in this week's ranking!
ENTRIES FOR WEEK 6 ARE DUE BY FEB.12TH.
Current Overall Standings
Hardwater Kiting GSR
This ranking has been created in the spirit of the original Stormboarding World Speed Ranking sponsored by Rachael Miller/Stormboarding host of the original Snow kite speed ranking and New England Kitestorm event.