As most readers of this blog know, I am a huge kiteboarding fan and have had many times when I just wanted to get on a plane and end up at the ocean and kiteboard for days on end.
It is now official (well, as of Oct 2) that the speed record has been broken! Rob Douglas went 49.84 knots (57.35 mph for those of you who are nautically challenged). That is stupid fast! Congrats to Rob and Cabrinha kites (my personal favs for kites too--love them).
If you are interested in what kettlebells and Z Health can do for your kiteboarding, check out this older post HERE.
Oct 2, 2008
Its official. Kitesurfing is the fastest sailing craft on the planet! Rob Douglas, from Martha's Vineyard (USA) has just broken the world speed sailing record in Luderitz, Namibia on a Cabrinha Crossbow kite. The record, previously held by Antoine Albeau on a Neil Pryde windsurfing rig was just shattered by Douglas with an official posting of 49.84 knots.
With his record breaking run, Rob had this to say. "The 7 meter Crossbow IDS is the perfect engine...... every run...... a Ferrari for sure!" Rob worked together with Cabrinha designer, Pat Goodman to outfit a production Crossbow canopy with a specially tuned bridle and control system for top end speed. The result of this collaboration speaks for itself.
Rob's incredible rise to the top of the speed chain did not come by accident. Rob is one of the most professionally equipped and methodical kitesurfing athletes we've seen in a long time..... perhaps ever. He is joined in Luderitz by Olympic silver medalist Mike Gebhart who has acted as coach, trainer and equipment assistant during the campaign. At 5'11 inches and yielding a solid 225 lbs of muscle, Rob is the perfect candidate for speed sailing.
The celebration period will be short lived for Rob as he now gets back to business and sets his sights squarely on the coveted 50 knot benchmark. According to Rob, the 50 knot ceiling will fall by the end of this event.
Five Finger Death Punch-New Video and live show!
The boys in Five Finger Death Punch will be here in Minnesota this Sat Oct 11 with Bury Your Dead and In This Moment at First Avenue. Below is their new video (may not be kid or work friendly if you are easily offended). Any "knuckleheads" that are going to be at the show, drop me a line.
In related music news, the new In This Moment CD is really really good also. Other CDs as of late I am enjoying are: Scar Symmetry, Slipknot, Poisonblack, Opiate for the Masses, Kataklysm, and Paradise Lost (new live double CD/DVD).
Five Finger Death Punch "Never Enough"
Upcoming Z Health 3 Day Training in Minnesota
Note: If you are in town for the Z Health Training at the end of this month, I have a few open slots for Z Health assessments (improve performance, reduce pain, learn the movements in detail), so drop me a line. First come first serve. I will be there all day Sat and Sun helping instruct, so please say hi.
One of the most frequently asked questions by Z trainers is, "How do I incorporate Z into my current training and that of my clients?"
This workshop will answer that question and give you a new approach to utilizing your complete Z-Health toolbox. You see how easy it is to incorporate R, I, and S Phase techniques into EVERY training session. And learn why simply applying this to your client practice can dramatically impact not only the results you get... but quickly bump up the cash you take in.
Since we're cramming 14 days of certification material into three days, we are truly creating a "best of" approach for learning the practical application of Z-Health. And you'll find all of this presented in "layman's terms" that will provide you fresh ideas for introducing, utilizing and integrating Z-Health in both personal and client training sessions.
Here is a chance to GET YOUR REPS IN and hear and see material presented in a new way. And, at an incredible discount! As a current Z-Health trainer, you can attend this workshop at a full 50% off.
Some of what you can expect:
New takes on old lecture topics:
- Body movement map
- Arthrokinetic reflex
- Startle reflex
- Neural hierarchy (visual, vestibular, proprioceptive)
- Visual muscles vs visual acuity vs field vision
- Movement template
- Practical programming tip
- Simple self assessments
- Personal practice
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to experience Z-Health in a new way. And with a full 50% discount for current Z-Health certified trainers, this is a very cost effective introduction and/or review of your R, I, and S-Phase Z-Health training.
50% Z-Health Certified Trainer Tuition: Only $398.50
To register, contact Dragon Door at www.dragondoor.com/zhealth or call 1-800-899-5111. You MUST reference discount code ZHDD08 to receive the discount.