For the first time ever in the GSR a woman has taken the top spot!!!
Molly Savard had a speedy day on Lake Sunapee here in New Hampshire.
The surface was rough but she made it work on a zippy little 4m Ozone Access V6.
Molly was followed by Robert Goodwin for second place and narrowly beating Herb Cuene by .2 mph.
We always smile when we see Jonas Axelsson tempting 50mph on his skates. When things go bad on skates there is little chance to recover. Very exciting. ;-)
This week's t-shirt winner is Mike Lapukta!
Once again, great job out there everyone. We know some of you are losing conditions fast but keep those entries coming as long as you can. But remember, it's for fun and bragging rights.
Be safe out there and don't chance it if the ice is too far gone.
See you all next week!
WEEK 7! There seems to be a lapse in the Canadian domination of this season's ranking and this week US riders have taken the top spots. There seems to have been a little battle between Robert Cook and Robert Bocik out in Wisconsin with Cook coming out just slightly ahead. Very cool to see the two riders competing on the same kites. Almost "one design" racing out there this week. :-)
Die Hard Dave Armovit, one of our most dedicated participants rounds out the top 3.
This week we received our first entry from Scotland! Dougal Ranford had to do some climbing to get to some snow but he got the goods and got his first submission in. Winter hasn't been kind to Scotland this year and his submission took some substantial effort to bag. (See pic below.)
Now the rules state that you have to be on a flat surface, we know. But Dougal submitted his speed based on an uphill run and he went to a lot of effort so we will let this one fly. :-)
This week's t-shirt winner is Herb Cuene out in Green Bay Wisconsin!
Thanks again to everyone who submitted! We are looking forward to seeing you all next week!
Week 6! We can't believe we are halfway through the the 2017 GSR. Guy continues to dominate but Robert and Dmitry gave it a good shot out in Wisconsin on their current fast conditions. And again we see more ties this week! Bruce and Dave are tied for 10th place while Alden and Chrissy are tied in the 14th spot. We rarely see ties and here we see multiple ties, 2 weeks in a row.
The winner of last week's t-shirt was Mike Glaser out at White Bear Lake.
This week's winner is Alden Strong up in Maine!
We are still working on the overall ranking. Please be patient.
Thanks again to everyone who submitted the week. We appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you all again next week!
Deadline for week 7 submissions is 2.18.17
2017 Mid-Season GSR Master List
Week 5 is in the books!
This week we had 28 participants in the ranking. But wait, 28 entries but only 25 spots?
YES! That's right! This week was apparently the week of ties for the GSR and we had 3 of them.
6th place was taken by Lonny Heiden and Timothy Lilya. 15th place is shared by Jeff Jacobs and Micheal Hostawse and 16th place was shared by Vanessa Woroniak and Craig Schiefer.
Vanessa and Craig missed a 4 way tie for 15th place by just .9 seconds and Mike Glaser missed beat it by .1 second!!!
This is the first time we've see so many speed so close together or tied. Alden, Ted and Rob almost had a 3 way tie. Even Bill Pyle narrowly missed a 3 way tie by .7 seconds.
Very close competition this week!!!
Next week's submission are due by the Feb. 11. Thanks again everyone for playing and see you all again next week!
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.