Week 3 of the Hardwater Kiting GSR is complete! Reports from various regions state that recent warm ups and lack of wind are keeping a few regulars out of this week's ranking but we a few people lucky enough to have decent conditions have managed to get a speed in for the week.
Even here in NH the conditions have been less than stellar with extremely sticky soft snow hampering movement never mind any speed attempts. We went out Saturday and it was so sticky kites would simply stall out.
But it's all relative and still fun to see how people manage even in adverse conditions.
Leader of this week's ranking is Marcel Lepine at 50.6 mph. Followed by Robert Pelletier with 38.8 mph. The third place spot was won by American Bruce Genereaux with 42.9 mph.
We were surprised to see periodic regular Richard Baillargeon enter this week's ranking on skates as well. Tells us a little bit about the conditions just north of HWK Hq. :-)
This was a good week for HQ kites as nearly half the field (limited as it is) was on HQ product.
So once again, the Canadians dominated the ranking. We are looking forward to results for next week.
Good luck, go fast and have fun!
Winner of this week's T-Shirt drawing is Bill Pyle!!
WEEK 4 Submission period is from Jan. 22- Jan. 28.
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.