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First run with > 8 mph average!
« on: December 20, 2018, 11:53:58 AM »
I'm so pleased with myself that I just had to crow about this. We had great downwinding conditions today in SW Florida (20-30+ mph sideshore to slightly offshore) and I managed to do 13.14 kph / 8.16 mph over 16 km. I was on the 14x27.25 Fanatic Falcon. Prior to this my best average speed on a downwinder was 11.91 kph, so this feels like a big leap. I think more speed would be possible with a little better strategy and work on skills like ambidexterity with regards to goofy vs. regular take-offs and rides.

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Re: First run with > 8 mph average!
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 12:12:35 PM »
it must have been a good ride FloridaWindSUP and wow that's fast at distance 16.3 km Time 1:14:27

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Re: First run with > 8 mph average!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 01:40:33 PM »
Very impressive. That must have been some very consistent conditions. It is not easy to have this kind of average speed, you are definitely doing plenty right. Drooling here......
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Re: First run with > 8 mph average!
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 02:16:04 PM »
Ya brudda! That's ripping in FL!
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Re: First run with > 8 mph average!
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 03:36:13 PM »
That's smoking fast. My best lately on the south side of Maui has been 7.
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