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Nick Jacobsen breaks Kite Tow-up World Record: 277 meters!

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Professional Danish kiter Nick Jacobsen set together with Team Brunel the world record for highest Kite Tow Up at 277 meters above sea level. The successful record attempt was done in the Table Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jacobsen, with the help of Team Brunel and their VO65, set the new Tow Up World record at 277 meters, beating the old record, 244 meters, from Jesse Richman by 33 meters.

More than 500 meters of line was dragged behind the boat, where Jacobsen connected himself too. The speed of Team Brunel took care of the actual lift. After reaching the maximum length, Nick safely paraglided down to the water in 66 seconds.

When Jacobsen, 30, reached the maximum length, he let go of the rope and started a slow descent down that lasted 66 seconds.

We had different signs, and I could feel as I was going up that if I moved my hand, Kyle, who was in charge of the rope, would do exactly what we had planned,” explained Nick Jacobsen.

The previous world record of 244 meters (800.5 feet) was set by Jesse Richman in 2013. Back then, the Hawaiian kiteboarder was towed up by a speedboat.

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