Mach-Speed Pacman (aka Fino) Starts Lure Coursing

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Little “Pacman”  is all grown up and living with a great family from Spain in Pasadena, California.  This pup, from our first breeding at Mach-Speed, was one of the 7 boys from that litter of 8 in Spring 2012.  He is now well over 1 year old and is starting to train in Lure-Coursing.

This is Fino/Pacman on TWA:   http://thewhippetarchives.net/details.php?id=157009

Here are some pics from his first Lure-Coursing training in Southern California:

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Photos courtesy Jose Recio and Family  (Fino’s family)

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Nice Sighthound Music Video Clip! (in German)

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This video is easily cool and pro enough to post and share!

Turbostaat – Tut es doch weh

Short Film: Rocket Doing an Everyday-Type Frisbee Reception

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I havent put up a post in so long.  I will try to start doing more, but i suppose they won’t be very regular till March.

Thanks Max and Phillip from Germany for the filming.

Two Guinness World Record Attempts in Early November

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Thanks in advance for any help you can give us…  like sharing our promo material with others, hitting “like” on our posts, and if you can, maybe even show up and/or volunteer in some way.

Here is general info about the event as can be found in the description of the Facebook event:

with:

Mach-Speed Whippets & glennSKii Meyer
www.machspeedwhippets.com

Erin Hemmings
Professional Disc (Frisbee) Athlete.
Holds the world record for longest thrown (non-velocity aided) object.
Set with an Aerobie in 2003 with a throw of 1,333 feet (more than 1/4 of a mile)
http://www.gizmag.com/go/7171/
Alan Adler – Inventor of the Aerobie  (among many other inventions)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Adler
www.aerobie.com
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* Watch Erin Hemmings and Rocket the Whippet set a new
official world record for “Farthest Thrown Object Caught
by a Dog” (they will be using an Aerobie)
* Watch Erin Hemmings and 3 of the Mach-Speed Whippets
attempt to set a new official world record for “The
Farthest Thrown Disc (Frisbee) Caught by a Dog”
* See “The Whippster”, a new carbon-fiber racing sulky
prototype. Mach-Speed Whippets is planning on setting
a world record for top speed for dog-powered vehicles.
This is the first vehicle of its kind built for speed.
* During the breaks:
– see how far you can throw a frisbee (distance
measured with a laser)
– meet Erin, Dr. Adler, glennSKii, and the Whippets.
– learn about the Aerobie and discs (Frisbees),
Whippets, dog-sulkies, inventions.
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The present standing records (for both records) were set with a disc(frisbee):
390feet1inch (118.9meters)
Human Athlete: Mark Molnar
Dog Athlete: Cheyenne the Whippet (owner: Irv Lander)
October 12th, 1994 in Pasadena, CA
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ATTENTION! Please don’t bring your dogs. They will not be allowed onto the field area! Among other reasons, they would highly distract the dog that is trying to set the record! THANK YOU!* Rain Date: Monday Nov 12th, 2012 (same place and time).
* We are looking for volunteers to help us with this event. Please contact glennskii@gmail.com if you would like to join us and help.
* After-Party will planned for organizers, volunteers, and sponsors for the evening on the day of the event (Friday).
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more info will be added here as the date approaches

The World Record Attempt for Autumn 2012

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The World Record Attempt for Autumn 2012

The World Record Attempt for Autumn 2012

Downhill Cycling with Dogs

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Check out this downhill cyclist with his Vizsla!  Great dog!  Imagine this sport with a sighthound!

Here is their YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/norcorider2005

MachSpeed Whippets on the Beach in MuiNe

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Astro, Rocket, and Lajka on the beach at Surfpoint Kitesurfing School. Feb 2012. Made by Adam Borys of HamTien Productions

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