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Mountainboard Top Speeds..

Post by Daleyg3 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:33 pm

Been getting really into going fast on the Longboard recently.. then I thought why haven't I tested my top speed on a Mountainboard? Fastest I've been on my Longboard is 35mph but my mate is yet to take me to a run that you can get 50mph on.

Anyone ever recorded their mountainboard top speeds? I reckon I know a run I could get very close to 30mph on..

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Post by Brennig » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:31 pm

The fastest I have gone is 35-40 mph (on road), but legend has it that Pete Tatham got to over 55 mph. (I'm pretty sure I heard that on here somewhere). Off-road I find that 30 mph can be a comfortable speed but anything higher and those rocks and roots seem a whole lot bigger.
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Post by Ben » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:44 pm

this is my fastest timed run. cant say i was going that speed for long though...

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56383827" width="1000" height="563" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56383827">fast run 37kph</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/smeeb2000">Ben Frankel</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>just for kicks, measured distance and time and got 37kph/ 23mph.</p>
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Post by leapb4ulook » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:06 pm

Fastest we've ever measured on a mountainboard is 46mph.
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Post by Brennig » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:15 pm

Yeah, mountainboards aren't really built for speed, I'd say the main restriction is bindings, you can't get a decent speed tuck with fixed feet. On you're average run you won't get much over 20-25 mph without tucking. As I said, mountainboarding isn't really about going very fast, you can't really take a corner going over 30 mph. But a longboard could take a corner on a decent road (e.g. Angie's curves, that road gives me goosebumps) going 55-60 mph.
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Post by fenboy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:51 am

I hit 32 whilst getting dragged behind a horse

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Post by barxx » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:34 pm

fenboy wrote:I hit 32 whilst getting dragged behind a horse


You hit 32 what? Hounds? Other horses? Why were you being dragged behind a horse? Had you stolen from ye olde market again?
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Post by Daleyg3 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:57 am

barxx wrote:You hit 32 what? Hounds? Other horses? Why were you being dragged behind a horse? Had you stolen from ye olde market again?


Lmao.. and if I wanted to know how fast a shitting machine went, I'd just google it.

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Post by fenboy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:30 am

barxx wrote:You hit 32 what? Hounds? Other horses? Why were you being dragged behind a horse? Had you stolen from ye olde market again?


Lol, 32Mph on skate trux at the three counties show,got involved with that horse boarding malarkey the a couple of years ago. Think I'll stick to downhill.

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Post by Brennig » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:29 pm

I just noticed that your avatar is a pint wielding mountain boarding Teletubbie.

Not bad Fenboy, not bad.
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Post by fenboy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:02 pm

Brennig wrote:I just noticed that your avatar is a pint wielding mountain boarding Teletubbie.

Not bad Fenboy, not bad.


Pretty much sums me up

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Post by belac » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:53 am

noticed this, might help budding speed infusiasts.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.longboardmobile.speedmeter

I was told I was hitting about 60kmh last year but now I read the above I wander if they were right. long alpine style board with rock hard t2's and springless setup is what I was using. could probley go faster on 10" hubs I guess. but had a big smash around Christmas time that made me reconsider balls out riding. chill runs are where its out whilst your trying to stay out of hospital :p

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Post by leapb4ulook » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:52 am

Brindy's top speed during the comp at the weekend was 29.5mph measured by phone gps app.
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Post by Mikael » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:20 pm

On dirt, that is hauling balls.

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Post by Flexboardz » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:59 am

for downhill mountainboard, the trick is to find the right place long enough and not too bumpy (otherwise, on road, record is probably similar to skate)...

Powerkite has not such problem (plenty of beaches) and there is a speed record list going on on kitecrowd.com/ ...

50+ mph
Akkrew rider = 53.19mph (gps) Libre Longrider & Flysurfer Speed 4 8m http://youtu.be/IcVwtRCbWCc
Spooky = 52.7mph (gps) D-Ex + 6m Access. 30-36mph winds NE Scotland

40-50 mph

Butch = 49.2mph (GPS) Quadrolution & 8m Ozone Manta III
DS1 SWAT = 48.7mph (gps) (dirtsurfer&kitewing)
airjunkie = 46.8mph (gps) 11m Frenzy + "The Plank"
Blade Magnet! = 46.5mph (GPS) D-Ex with Revos and 6m Access2
ArcAngel = 46.4 mph (GPS) 10m Venom + "The Plank"
DS2 Froggy = 45.4mph (GPS) (dirtsurfer&kitewing (4.8))
Kitecrazy = 44.5mph (gps) 10mtr Blade vertigo and scrub pro 90
Angoose = 43.7mph (gps) (short trampa skate deck & 9.5m Best Kahoona)
Jugglerjon = 42.0 mph (GPS) Core 16 + 16 Venom 2.
DS3 Foilman = 41.8 (gps) (Dirtsurfer & Phantom 9m)
captain caveman = 41mph (gps) 13m venom CKB on skates
ArdK = 40.8 mph (=65,7 km/h) (gps) MBS Comp95, 12m Ozone Catalyst, wind 20-22 knots @ IJmuiden, NL
Jfitz = 40.5mph (GPS) with 7m frenzy and a trampa (skate trucks)
The Saminator= 40.0mph (GPS) 7 1/2st person, Revos + 2m Elliot magma

SD should do the same...

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Post by Ben » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:23 am

would be pretty cool actually. dont think many people have an accurate way of measuring though. might be wrong though, maybe with a smart phone app?
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Post by Flexboardz » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:50 am

Yes phone Gps app can do it at least for average speed (not sure for peak speed)... otherwise dedicated gps are now quite cheap.

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Post by Matt_Brind » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:15 am

On my iphone I useMotionX-GPS and on my old Android I used MyTracks. I would recommend both! Fastest I have recorded was JC at Whinlatter last year - 36.35mph

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Post by McCarver » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:51 am

Mountainboarding with an I-Phone in your pocket? You Britts must have a surplus of disposable income. Mind loaning a guy a few bucks? ;)
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Post by Matt_Brind » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:58 am

I need it for the music! Force of habit I guess, it used to be an old nokia and we all know that wouldn't break!!

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