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Stunning speeds of the pros
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:30:41 PM »
There were some big fish in my small river last Saturday for 6.44 km (4 mile) race downriver then back upriver. It was an interesting race format where teams of four were scored by their total times, but didn't necessarily have to finish together.

http://jimbodouglass.blogspot.com/2018/11/race-report-imperial-river-challenge.html

The winner, pro-level Eri Tenorio, did it in 37:54, with an incredible average pace of 10.21 kph. I wouldn't have believed that was possible if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.

The next two guys, Florida's top two amateurs, did it in 39:12 (9.87 kph) working together in a draft pair.

They were all on 14x22 or 14x23 Flying Fish sups.

My fastest ever time on the same course was 40:40 (9.47 kph), but I was a lot slower than that Saturday because I'm de-trained and because I was going slower so my buddy could draft the whole way to improve our cumulative team time.
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Re: Stunning speeds of the pros
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 11:16:28 AM »
on a 12'6" or 14'? on a 14' such speed on that distance is easy to achieve...
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Re: Stunning speeds of the pros
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 02:32:43 PM »
  Don't consider those absolute times in a vacuum. Tenorio is very close to the speed of the best pros.

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Re: Stunning speeds of the pros
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 07:35:48 PM »
on a 12'6" or 14'? on a 14' such speed on that distance is easy to achieve...
Frankly, thatís a preposterous remark. 99.99% of SUPers will never achieve that speed even on a 14. So how can it possibly be said to be ďeasyĒ?

Are you just trying to show off?

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Re: Stunning speeds of the pros
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 11:13:12 PM »
..... The winner, pro-level Eri Tenorio, did it in 37:54, with an incredible average pace of 10.21 kph. I wouldn't have believed that was possible if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.

The next two guys, Florida's top two amateurs, did it in 39:12 (9.87 kph) working together in a draft pair.

They were all on 14x22 or 14x23 Flying Fish sups.

My fastest ever time on the same course was 40:40 (9.47 kph), but I was a lot slower than that Saturday because I'm de-trained and because I was going slower so my buddy could draft the whole way to improve our cumulative team time.

Yup.  Until you see the speed of top Elite firsthand -> you have no clue how fast they actually go.  Amazing really.
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