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by Wolfgang
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Heavyweight Kiter to defend Worldchampion Title
Replies: 13
Views: 2564

Re: Heavyweight Kiter to defend Worldchampion Title

More pics of the fight... http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,1240555,00.jpg http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,1240553,00.jpg http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,1240558,00.jpg http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,1240541,00.jpg http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,1240550,00.jpg http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,1...
by Wolfgang
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Heavyweight Kiter to defend Worldchampion Title
Replies: 13
Views: 2564

Re: Heavyweight Kiter to defend Worldchampion Title

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Tough fight.. leading by points and knockout in # 11... Congretulations to Wladimir... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
by Wolfgang
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Speedkiting 102 km/h Timann Heinig's world record video
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: Speedkiting 102 km/h Timann Heinig's world record video

srrc wrote:Dear Mr Heinig

You are a very brave and skilled man, well done.
Just one little suggestion, next time you are at 50 knts please send the kite. I'm very interested to see how high you will go.
Better not... steering upwards at such speed... :o :o :o
by Wolfgang
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Speedkiting 102 km/h Timann Heinig's world record video
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: Speedkiting 102 km/h Timann Heinig's world record video

passing among those wooden poles at 100 km/h seems quite scaring to me :o :o Yeah... this is certainly nothing to try at home... 8) Tilmann also said that his helmet + neck stabilizer probably saved his life or prevented major injuries when he lost control in the slow down phase, still at high spee...
by Wolfgang
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Speedkiting 102 km/h Timann Heinig's world record video
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Speedkiting 102 km/h Timann Heinig's world record video

passing among those wooden poles at 100 km/h seems quite scaring to me :o :o Yeah... this is certainly nothing to try at home... 8) Tilmann also said that his helmet + neck stabilizer probably saved his life or prevented major injuries when he lost control in the slow down phase, still at high spee...
by Wolfgang
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Speedkiting 102 km/h Timann Heinig's world record video
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Speedkiting 102 km/h Timann Heinig's world record video

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by Wolfgang
Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in El Gouna last week?
Replies: 32
Views: 10472

Re: Fatality in El Gouna last week?

I have heard that once they got to him, his QR was not released.
Important to know to be able to understand what happened.
True... What is strange is why would a kite loop 100+ times if a QR is not released and the bar is OK??? Something special must have happened to the bar..
by Wolfgang
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in El Gouna last week?
Replies: 32
Views: 10472

Re: Fatality in El Gouna last week?

I heard from an eye witness that the kite looped continuously, more than 100 times in total, and the kiter was dragged a long distance. At first it appeared as if he was conscious and by-standers wondered why he didn't release. Later, as the kite was seen looping continuously, it was suspected that ...
by Wolfgang
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: UK Accident
Replies: 58
Views: 8650

This kid could have been dead, easily... Authorities appear to have quite a tolerant attitude at this location... At many other places such an accident could have served as a "welcome reason" for new kitesurfing bans... Many times I have observed that the quick release is used much too hesitant by m...

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