Not content with simply being one of the finest skiers Britain has ever produces, Graham has today announced at the Geneva Motor Show, plans to become the fastest man ever to travel on skis, clad in a unique suit and propelled by a twin micro jet pack.
By donning a specially adapted suit and harness that will contain the jets, Graham hopes to reach speeds of over 160mph and has already begun training for the record by skijoring behind a Jaguar F-Pace at over 100mph on a frozen lake in Jaguar’s winter test facility in Arjeplog, Sweden.
Graham said: “As lead technical partner in the attempt, Jaguar will provide the aerodynamic expertise to develop the Iron-Man-style suit I need, as well as helping me acclimatize to speed and external forces using high performance vehicles including the Jaguar XE AWD - designed to provide maximum traction in adverse conditions including snow and ice.”
Ian Anderton, Head of Jaguar Land Rover Aerodynamics, added: “As engineering challenges go it doesn’t get more unique than this, so the next few months are going to be very exciting.”
Graham’s Guinness World record attempt in 2017 will be for the Fastest Man on Powered Skis. Although there is no comparable record, the current World Downhill Speed Skiing World Record is currently held by Simone Oregone at 156mph.
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