Just when you thought nothing could be crazier than the snowboarding aerobatics at the Winter Olympics comes the setting of a new Guinness World Record for, ‘fastest speed on a snowboard towed by a vehicle’ at an amazing 149.65 km/h.

British snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow was towed behind a Maserati Levante S to set the record on a frozen lake at St Moritz in Switzerland.

They would love to have reached 150 km/h, with one run actually getting to 151.57 km/h, but for obvious reasons the Word Record rules require two runs in opposite directions, so the average fell agonisingly close to 150 km/h.


Fascinatingly, daredevil Barrow had been forced to retire from the British Snowboard Cross team in 2013 with a serious back injury…

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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