Photo: The average of the two runs (62.05 mph or 99.87 km/h) was good enough to break a Guinness World Record.
The Guinness World Records world record for the fastest speed on a towed snowboard was 61 mph (98.17 km/h) by Jason Buchanan towed by Leon Maya (both USA) at Mammoth Lakes, California, USA, on 30 April 2011. Buchanan was towed by snowmobile.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most participants in a snowboard race was 88 at an event organized by The Rock FM and Mount Hutt at Mount Hutt in Christchurch, New Zealand on 6 October 2007. Chris Sheedy adjudicated.
Britain’s fastest snowboarder (94.2 mph; 151.6 km/h) went to the frozen lake of St. Moritz in Switzerland with the intention of writing history.
On January 28, a diesel-powered Mitsubishi ASX crossover towed Jamie on his snowboard at 62.65 mph (100.84 km/h) on the out run.
The return run saw the human-machine combo reach 61.45 mph (98.9 km/h), slightly less than on the out run. Nevertheless, the average of the two runs (62.05 mph or 99.87 km/h) was good enough to break a Guinness World Record.
Clearly proud of his newly set record, 22-year-old Barrow declared, “I do think though that I could’ve easily handled going a lot faster if it wasn’t for the soft snow due to unseasonably mild weather.”
“I’m really looking forward to returning and attempting to beat my own record with the Mitsubishi ASX when there are more favorable weather conditions!”