Here we are into week 3 and Guy Lebrun is taking full advantage of his current speed conditions, breaking the 70 mph barrier and taking 1st place for the third week in a row!
Again, well done Guy!
Anyone who has either broken the 70 mph mark or has tried to knows how hard it can be. Looking at Guy's tracks he had multiple runs in the mid 60 mph range and it is clear he has the conditions, the drive and the skills to push the envelope.
His 70.87 speed is the average of the multiple data sources he supplied as per the HWK Global Speed Ranking rules.
Richard Loeppky and Brian Beveridge round out the top three spot this week as they seem to being going head to head out there in Manitoba. All three top spots are being held by Canadians this week which I think is a first in the GSR. Robert Bocik is the top U.S. rider this week beating out some of the fastest riders in the ranking and almost taking 3rd place held by Brian Beveridge. Nice work Robert!
On a side note we want to give Jim Cline a shout out and congratulate him on reaching 15,000 snow kite miles logged since he started snow kiting. Amazing!
We already have submissions coming in for week 4 and we will continue to take week for submissions until Jan. 29th. Please remember to use the GSR entry form for all speed ranking submissions.
Thanks again to everyone who entered a speed this week. We appreciate your participation and really enjoy watching people progress!
Deadline for week 4 submissions is Jan. 29th!
WOW! Well what can we say? Guy has "come out swinging" for week 2 and has taken full advantage of his local conditions to throw down some serious speed for so early in the 2016 ranking. Looks like Guy is the fox to chase this season so far. It will be interesting to see how the season shapes up as more riders get conditions. Still waiting on someone from the other side of the pond to throw in their hat. With Guy's speed the North Americans are looking solid. Effort fantastique Guy !
Veteran Gary Kjelleren came in second place, we suspect while riding a postage stamp patch of ice given the lack of ice making conditions so far this season. Chris Krug brought in the third place spot in an effort to trash his knees on a mixed surface of snow whales punctuated by glass while trying to take Gary down, only to fall short.
Robert Bocik managed to make a respectable first showing while setting his own personal best during his first snow kite session of the season. Also squeezing Paul Morse out by .20 MPH. :-) WELL DONE ROBERT.
Week two brings out our first snowboarder of the season as well. Mike Hostrawser made his debut this week out of Waconia, Minn. Welcome to the ranking Michael!
We want to thank everyone who was able to submit a speed this week and we look forward to seeing you all again next week!!! PIN IT!!!!!
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.