_DEFINITION OF RECORD
This is for the Fastest Powered Street Luge.
This record is to be attempted by an individual or a team.
Measurements of the speed must be given in both mph and km/h.
GUIDELINES FOR ‘FASTEST POWERED STREET LUGE’
1. The luge used in this record attempt should meet the following specifications:
• The wheels should be connected to trucks that are steered in the standard
manner (i.e. by leaning).
• The tops of the wheels should not protrude above the height of the deck.
• The luge should be no greater than 60 cm in width at any point (including the
• All braking should be done by the rider’s feet making contact with the road
surface. No other forms of braking are permitted.
• Fairings should not extend over the rider to any extent (i.e. they may protrude
outward in front and behind the rider, but may not protrude over the rider in any
• The rockets may be of any type and may be placed on the luge in any
2. Record attempts made on public roads will only be considered when that road
has been properly and legally closed off to other traffic with the assistance of
local law enforcement officials (or other appropriate authorities). Written
confirmation of this fact must be supplied in the record claim.
3. Speed must be very accurately measured, by someone who is professionally
qualified to do so. If hand-held radar is used, for instance, it should be operated
by a police officer or similar who has been properly trained in its use. All
equipment must be of a very high standard of accuracy, and documentation
should be included detailing the specifications of the equipment used.
4. A written statement, on letterhead paper, must be provided by the person
measuring the speed, stating how they are qualified for the job, exactly how the
speed was measured, and exactly what speed was reached. (Note that car
speedometers, hand-held GPS units, cycling computers and similar are not