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Luderitz Video

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Created by sailquik 1 month ago, 25 Sep 2019
sailquik
VIC, 4750 posts
25 Sep 2019 8:12PM
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If you were undere the mistaken impression that the Luderitz Channel is super smooth and flat....... :

WaynoB
NSW, 347 posts
26 Sep 2019 9:51AM
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Struth thats gotta hurt, major pain.......

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6796 posts
26 Sep 2019 1:52PM
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I can't believe how many of them don't wear helmets!

decrepit
WA, 9610 posts
26 Sep 2019 12:29PM
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sboardcrazy said..
I can't believe how many of them don't wear helmets!


There's two thoughts on helmets. I tend to go with protecting the head from impact, but the other danger, is the increased head area,causing greater strain on the neck when slammed into the water.

I think I'd be with the full on hockey helmet.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6796 posts
26 Sep 2019 2:38PM
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decrepit said..


sboardcrazy said..
I can't believe how many of them don't wear helmets!




There's two thoughts on helmets. I tend to go with protecting the head from impact, but the other danger, is the increased head area,causing greater strain on the neck when slammed into the water.

I think I'd be with the full on hockey helmet.



Yes I noticed that one..Makes sense..

Tardy
3176 posts
26 Sep 2019 1:01PM
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great vid ..and great sailing ....only 2 where smiling ....

ausbinny
85 posts
26 Sep 2019 2:47PM
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decrepit said..

sboardcrazy said..
I can't believe how many of them don't wear helmets!



There's two thoughts on helmets. I tend to go with protecting the head from impact, but the other danger, is the increased head area,causing greater strain on the neck when slammed into the water.

I think I'd be with the full on hockey helmet.


there's three thoughts actually, helmets aren't cool

Tardy
3176 posts
26 Sep 2019 5:26PM
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i wonder what he was thinking at this point ??

decrepit
WA, 9610 posts
26 Sep 2019 6:02PM
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ausbinny said..
there's three thoughts actually, helmets aren't cool


I'm not sure I classify that as a thought.

Ben1973
282 posts
26 Sep 2019 6:52PM
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Tardy said..


i wonder what he was thinking at this point ??


'Should have taken up kite surfing'

fangman
WA, 890 posts
26 Sep 2019 7:29PM
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Just showed the family on the big screen. Daughter thought it was awesome. The wife now not at all keen on GPSTC. Wants me to just to go for a paddle on my sup instead...

Swindy
WA, 314 posts
26 Sep 2019 8:08PM
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My wife just booked me a one way flight to Namibia.

Stretchy
WA, 484 posts
26 Sep 2019 9:22PM
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I want a hockey helmet

decrepit
WA, 9610 posts
26 Sep 2019 10:36PM
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will it fit?

sailquik
VIC, 4750 posts
27 Sep 2019 10:14AM
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ausbinny said..
there's three thoughts actually, helmets aren't cool


well they do keep the head warm, that is true.

Spotty
VIC, 1396 posts
27 Sep 2019 11:52AM
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There is Luderitz, and then there is LUDERITZ. Pep's vid just shows how brutal it can be when its on, if you have a shocker you want to be at your fittest as high level care is a long, long, way away .

No helmet not too much of a problem when the course has just enough wind 33knot av to get down it, your not going that fast and have time to get close to the edge to suss things out.

When it's on though and sand and pebbles are starting to fly, its best to wear a helmet of sorts without large edges for the water to catch. Just don't want it to rip your head violently as connects with the water.



Spotty
VIC, 1396 posts
28 Oct 2019 7:03AM
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Channel looking prepped well with upwind ponds and sand bags for ground sand drift catchment and wave attenuation.

Leeward bank looks like what I suggested to Seb on a napkin back in 2013, lower, flatter and wider to help with air flow.

Would like to see some footage from a vehicle fanging on it along side a rider

sailquik
VIC, 4750 posts
28 Oct 2019 8:42AM
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since you asked Spotty...........

www.facebook.com/luderitzspeedchallenge/videos/484603405472700/

Daily blog posts on FB and Youtube

elmo
WA, 7981 posts
28 Oct 2019 8:27AM
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Max Headroom has come out of retirement

choco
SA, 3470 posts
28 Oct 2019 4:01PM
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sailquik said..
since you asked Spotty...........

www.facebook.com/luderitzspeedchallenge/videos/484603405472700/

Daily blog posts on FB and Youtube



Pff plant some Lake George weed in there and it will be the ultimate spot

JulienLe
80 posts
10 Nov 2019 5:38PM
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If you aren't on Facebook, a few videos of last wednesday which you can view without an account :

- Oisin Van Gelderen's POV : www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2393326447462809
- Raimundo Sala's POV : www.facebook.com/raimundo.sala/videos/10157986778944236/
- Gunnar Asmussen's run : www.facebook.com/gunnar.asmussen/videos/10158049269997708/
- Heidi Ulrich's run : www.facebook.com/heidi.ulrich.94/videos/10220476840851897/

JulienLe
80 posts
12 Nov 2019 11:41PM
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Three more :

- Vincent Valkenaers's POV : www.facebook.com/vincent.valkenaers/videos/10221179526023686/
- Pep Bonet's cinematic :


- Twan Verseput at Diaz Point : www.facebook.com/twan.verseput/videos/10219553706771722/

ned321
44 posts
Wednesday , 20 Nov 2019 2:30AM
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Andy Laufer
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