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Author Topic: Speedkiting Contest 13.-15.04.2012 - Dornumersiel (Germany) - First Results  (Read 1178 times)
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« on: April 17, 2012, 09:53 AM »

Hiyas,

just returned from our fantasic weekend of speedkiting.

The full result listing will come in the next days, but for a teaser, the top 3 of the class 1.

1. Michel: 188km/h Tiger 2 Mylar TS
2. Tom: 183km/h Gargomel 20
3. Andre: 181 km/h Scalpel

You can find a lot of pictures and video links here in the german forum thread for the contest:
http://www.drachenforum.net/forum/Speedkiting-Contest-13.-15.04.2012-Dornumersiel-t70340-p360.html
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 11:40 AM »

Awesome, congrats all!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 12:44 PM »

188kph=117mph
That is smoking!
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 12:52 PM »

Indeed,
a lot of very high speed runs in the send half of the contest.
And boy 3 minutes can be really long if you have to fly such a missile on strings precise across the radar. And they don't pull a little either,
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 02:02 PM »

Wow! I guess that if you dare blink you can kiss your kite goodbye!
You must be flying like this for the whole 3 minutes... Huh

What sort of lines do you fly with?

And also what wind speeds generate those kite speeds?

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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012, 02:16 PM »

Well,
the flying time is setup like this:

You have 8 minutes total time to get a measurement in, how you are spending the time is basicly up to you.
But once you call the IN that you are ready for measurement, you have 3 minutes flying time up to the total time of 8 minutes.
So in theory you can spend 7 minutes 45 trying to get your kite into the air and do a single pass in front of the radar and be done with it in the 15 seconds you have left. However that is not a wise move since winds change and you want to get as many runs in as you can to maximize the change for a guest in that right moment.

Most people fly Liros lines since its the most direct one, with the smallest diameter and it can be spliced. Strength depends on kite and wind of course..

We had top winds at slightly over 40km/h during the top speed runs, but good speed kites get into the 3 digit range at about 10-15km/h winds.
Of note here is that kite speed does not scale linear with wind speed, much more effective in the factor speed/windspeed at lower wind speeds then at higher windspeeds.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012, 02:46 PM »

Sounds fun.  I still wanna check out some of that Liros line.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 09:38 AM »

Complete Results - Class 1

Place - Pilot / Best speed 1st round / average speed of the 10 best runs (Best of Ten - BoT) - 1st round / Best speed round 2 / average speed BoT / kite

1 - Michel Rohé 121 107,8 189 176,8 Tiger II Mylar [TS ] Long Duong
2 - Thomas Hewing 86 183 176,1 Gargomel 20
3 - Andre Eibel 88 82,3 181 159,2 Scalpel Mini race
4 - M. Cornelißen 82 72,1 178 169 Isotop 140
5 - Christoph Fokken 95 89,3 178 168,6 Lycos 2.5 Competition
6 - Mark Rauch 73 174 168,5 Gargoyle Race
7 - Michael Strobl 90 92,8 168 151,4 S6 Lo 160
8 - Ingo Storm 168 146,5 St. Lycos 2.0
9 - Dirk Spliethoff 92 83 167 157,3 Lycos 2.5 Competition
10 - J. Kleinblotekamp 82 72,6 166 152,4 Liquid 170 Strong
11 - Nils Röder 102 97,7161 149 Armageddon 165
12 - Jens Frank 92 88,4 156 151 Razorback
13 - Stefan Gesell 153 148,3 Razorback
14 - Long Duong 92 85,5 153 146,8 Tiger Light
15 - Marco Stoschek 108 96,8 151 145,5 Tuxal
16 - Laurent Morale 86 79,7 151 145 Panther 144
17 - Michael Schulz 78 72,8 149 140,8 Lycos 2.5 Competition
18 - Stefan Schlegel 76 72,1 148 138,8 Speed Topas Prototyp
19 - Thorsten Kabelitz 85 78,1 148 133,4
20 - Bernd Stephan 90 79,2 146 141 Tavor 160
21 - Mario S. 84 74,3 141 137,4 Wilder Willy
22 - Raphael Koop 94 88,2 141 129,9 Panthère II Medium
23 - Florian Walter 74 67 141 124,1 Liquid 140 Mylar
24 - Joachim Nelz 88 77 132 125,5
25 - Heiko Eickenberg 95 89,4 127 123,5 Alpha S
26 - Michael Tiedtke 61 126 120,5 Wilder Willy
27 - Tom Klar 114 60,4 Matte Prototyp
28 - Patrick Vorndran 79 73,3 Cougar II
29 - Bernd Koop 74 67,6 Wilder Willy

And thanks Bernd for this video !

Speedkiting Contest Dornumersiel 2012

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 03:13 PM »

Matthias put up his pix:

click it
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012, 03:13 PM »

Congrats Michel!!!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 06:02 AM »

Bravo Michel...  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 03:58 PM »

And now the official report inclusive all results, enjoy:

(in german)
http://www.speedkiting.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21&Itemid=31
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