hi and welcome, thanks for popping in, it's taken a long time just to get to this point, but i can safely say i am well on my way to breaking the land speed record, i have paid in full for the most powerful Jet Turbine engines available for their size, that are currently being built and should be arriving here by the end of December or early January.
I have already spent over $38000 on just the engines alone and will be in debt till i'm 60 by the time i'm finish, but we all have demons we need to vanquish, this so happens to be one of mine, i have dreamed of this since 2003, though back then it was rockets i was looking at, i came to the conclusion that having something that is uncontrollable attached to my board was a bad idea, hence when i thought of a Turbine motor.
Years later but no closer to my goal a good man by the name of Joel King set the land speed record at 184.6kph the lucky bugga, i knew i had to really pull my finger out, i contacted every major and minor sponsor in Australia and in the US to see if anyone would help me with my quest, but to no avail, at times it's it does seem ludicrous to me to pursue this record but it's not something a can just switch off, streetluge, just like this jet luge are in my blood and i am not myself if i am not perusing both.
i still have allot of testing to go and will be working on getting trucks wheels and bearings sorted, as at the moment i have none of any to sit my board on, unfortunately with the design of my board i have to build it around the trucks so construction cannot begin till i have the sett of trucks i will be using for the record, the problem i have now come across is the trucks i want to use are no longer made and i am told another version will not be available till mid winter, i think another alternative may need to be sourced.
i have ordered two different types of wheel that i will be testing to see what one handles high speeds under load the best, i will video my test and show you all the results, i can't wait to break stuff hehe.
bearings are sorted and i will be running ceramic bearings, i have raced on these bearings for years and i love them, they have never let me down once, i just hope the one time the may let me down is not at 200+ kph, well we'll find out ;)