Tag Archive for 'Kites'

World Speed Record

Here goes Tilmann Heinig unofficially breaking the world speed record in perfect austere conditions in Westerhever, Germany with wind speeds between 35 and 45 knots. It was January 26 and it looks icy cold! Being closer to frozen wind often feels more powerful when it’s cold so perhaps this worked to his advantage.

Over a 500-meter course he averaged 50.9 knots. This world record breaking speed was recorded on his GPS and is recognised by gps-kitesurfing.com. He clocked a top speed of 55.2 knots (102 km/h)!

Read more about it here.

Susi Mai

I remember seeing something on a forum a few years back that said something like: “Naked Pictures of Susi Mai.”

I didn’t know who she was but the thread obviously got lots of attention. I think it was some bloke trying to sell gear or something.

Since then I’ve known that she’s an attractive professional kitesurfer. I saw her pictures in magazines occasionally.

But I didn’t know anything about her or see any of her footage. Then I found this video on YouTube that tells a bit of her story. Inspiring stuff.