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Speed freaks!!!

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Created by shi thouse 1 month ago, 17 Oct 2019
shi thouse
WA, 835 posts
17 Oct 2019 8:13PM
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Seriously impressive speed.....

forceten
823 posts
17 Oct 2019 11:18PM
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Seriously impressive forum name. It's wa ykool

LeeD
894 posts
18 Oct 2019 12:48AM
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Great stuff!
Reminds me why I keep it slow and safe now, at age 70.

musorianin
QLD, 237 posts
18 Oct 2019 12:53PM
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I don't get some of these guys who have no helmet. I'm not keen on wearing a helmet, but I think I would if I was doing that

DavidJohn
VIC, 16163 posts
18 Oct 2019 2:30PM
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Awesome..

da vecta
QLD, 2437 posts
18 Oct 2019 5:25PM
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That's nuts

Jacko51
SA, 179 posts
18 Oct 2019 9:12PM
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Already been posted on the GPS / Speed forum last month.
www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Gps/Luderitz-Video?page=1#lastpost

ozelhospital
1 posts
19 Oct 2019 5:31AM
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Seriously impressive forum name.


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duzzi
110 posts
19 Oct 2019 8:22AM
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shi thouse said..
Seriously impressive speed.....



I want speed strip in the SF Bay Area!!!!!!!!

LeeD
894 posts
21 Oct 2019 1:29AM
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Doran on NW winds
Larkspur on summer thermals upwind by Paradise.
Oyster and your 'stick.

Coops052
QLD, 10 posts
21 Oct 2019 5:12AM
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How is the guy at 1:52 being filmed? Camera mount? Drone?
Nothing appears to be connected to the board. rig or sailor? I couldn't imagine a drone flying that fast and accurate in those conditions?

ausbinny
85 posts
21 Oct 2019 6:55AM
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Coops052 said..
How is the guy at 1:52 being filmed? Camera mount? Drone?
Nothing appears to be connected to the board. rig or sailor? I couldn't imagine a drone flying that fast and accurate in those conditions?


360 camera - the pole disappears by some kind of magic

peterowensbabs
NSW, 233 posts
21 Oct 2019 11:14PM
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Coops052 said..
How is the guy at 1:52 being filmed? Camera mount? Drone?
Nothing appears to be connected to the board. rig or sailor? I couldn't imagine a drone flying that fast and accurate in those conditions?


He is a good friend of mine from back in Ireland Oisin Van Gelderen, Irish speed record holder (46.21 knots ratified at Luderitz). The camera is a 360 degree jobbie that edits out its own pole mount. Oisin developed the harness mount and has perfected it. His father was a famous wildlife cinematographer who developed mounts back in the 50's so its in the blood. This video shows the beginning of that clip and you can clearly see the shadow from the pole giving a clue how it functions at about 10 secs in.

peterowensbabs
NSW, 233 posts
21 Oct 2019 11:20PM
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musorianin said..
I don't get some of these guys who have no helmet. I'm not keen on wearing a helmet, but I think I would if I was doing that


I think you will find that in spite of looking seriously quick these runs are 'only' warm up laps. When shaving points of a knot off the guys ditch any misplaced weight or windage (even using one sided booms) and will don the helmets to avoid the smashes.

Imax1
VIC, 2312 posts
21 Oct 2019 11:41PM
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Why don't they dig another channel for the goofy foots ?
It would double the sales of one way fins

Subsonic
WA, 1806 posts
21 Oct 2019 9:13PM
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peterowensbabs said..


musorianin said..
I don't get some of these guys who have no helmet. I'm not keen on wearing a helmet, but I think I would if I was doing that




I think you will find that in spite of looking seriously quick these runs are 'only' warm up laps. When shaving points of a knot off the guys ditch any misplaced weight or windage (even using one sided booms) and will don the helmets to avoid the smashes.



Having had a whoopsy doodle myself a few times, at half the speed these sailors are doing on their "warm up" runs, i still find the lack of a helmet/impact vest quite disturbing. Especially with all that hard stuff close by.

Shifu
QLD, 1319 posts
28 Oct 2019 12:29PM
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Wouldn't they get better wind if the leeward side of the trench was lowered? That pile-up of sand on must be messing with the flow of air at windsurfer level.

Ian K
WA, 3002 posts
28 Oct 2019 10:57AM
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Imax1 said..
Why don't they dig another channel for the goofy foots ?
It would double the sales of one way fins


Good point. I'm surprised no manufacturers, other than starboard, have introduced one way boards?



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