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Sunday, May 17, 2015
- May first half - jumping off cliffs may be deadly -
by Chraizy at 7:10 am

Hey guys it's Chris! May brought us a few interesting things already in the first half, unfortunately the SC player came pretty short this half. SCs are risky friends!

New Players

We got exactly one joiner this half, and he happens to be the 1000th listed Non-SC player on the site! Lorenzo Houweling joined the site with a complete timeset at a relatively high rank. He debuted at #212.

World Records

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Daniel Burbank set a new WR on FS 3lap, which is 0"01 faster than Matthias' time, but converted they are still tied in NTSC. However, Dan improved FS 3lap to a 2'00"44 (NTSC: 1'40"17)!

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No new WRs...

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The highest active player was #6 (6) Daniel Burbank, who improved his FS 3lap and also KTB flap by 0"02 seconds. He passed one player on each chart and cut 0.06 AF points. Dan is so close to William and the TOP5 spot, only 3 rank improvements are missing!
#13 (13) Beck Abney improved a mass of 11 PRs this half! With a lot of nice improvements, and a few TOP20 improvements Beck improved 0.9 points and is only 1.25 points away from Greg! The next few spots will be tough to reach, but Beck seems to be unstoppable when it comes to PRing. Keep it up!
#39 (39) Marcos Vinicius Alves played Choco Mountain and was able to improve both times into the TOP40. But not only this, he also reached both GOD times in the progress! He lowered his ARR to Legend + and doesn't need many more GOD times to be the next overall GOD. Marcos didn't pass anyone, but cut 1.6 AF points with those 2 PRs alone.
#58 (57) Jake Walter improved 6 PRs. The cuts weren't too big, but he still passed Nathan and Richard for the 57th spot with a 0.7 cut. He also reached his 10th GOD time on YV flap.
#124 (124) Naveen Selvam improved 11 records and passed 9 players with a 12 AF points cut. He got 5 new Legend times and improved his ARR to the King A status! Well done!
#130 (131) Josh McCambridge improved 17 records and got a lot of big cuts! He reached the TOP100 on FS flap and improved 5 King times into the Legend ranks. Josh passed 18 players with a 16.3 AF point cut and is not too far away from the next spot and rank promotion.
#141 (140) Leif Christian Tode improved 6 records to get a 3 AF points cut and pass 4 players. He mainly got flap PRs and also reached 2 new Legend times.
#182 (181) James Farrell-Shaw reached 18 new records, a lot of new TOP200 times and even a few new 150s. He achieved a new Legend time on KD flap and erased a few remaining Elite times, James has easily reached the TOP200 by passing 20 players with his big 16 AF points cut.
#413 (423) Mark Vizza improved 11 PRs and passed 11 players with a 8 AF points cut. He also reached the Pro D ranks in the progress.
#546 (561) Collin Nieuwold got a few big cuts and cut 17% of his AF with his enormous 121 AF points cut. He passed 155 players and easily reached the TOP600! His ARR went from Advanced F to Expert B!
#583 (583) Drew Harsanyi improved 6 PRs across all cups and got a 9 AF points cut. Drew passed 12 players and reached the Expert D ranks.


SC Movement

Only a single active player! This player was #227 (228) James Farrell-Shaw. He played some more RRd flap and sent us 2 times for FS. He passed 27 players and cut 9 AF points.

That's it guys! Join me again at the start of June!

~Chris

Sunday, May 03, 2015
- April 2nd half - MK8s 2nd DLC is just crazy. 200cc is just crazy. But everything else is... Chraizy! -
by Chraizy at 5:55 am

Hello guys! Welcome to a new episode of news updating! In todays episode we talk about all the cool stuff that happened in the last 2 weeks of April. A few WRs and maaaany new players. We actually have reached 999 Non-SC players this month, so that's pretty cool. Wonder who will be #1000? However, let's see what has happened:

New Players

Drew Harsanyi sent us a full timeset to join the site at #595.
Collin Nieuwold also sent us a full timeset and debuted at #715.
Justin Bradley Moore sent us 4 times to join the site at #862. SC: #356.
Chad Stambaugh sent us 22 times and joined the site at #869.
Adam Farrell-Shaw joined the site with 8 PRs at #960.
Eva Macfarlane sent us 2 Luigi Raceway times to join the site at #993.


World Records


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Daniel Burbank was the only Non-SC WR setter for this half! He landed his 3rd current, and 4th seperate overall WR with the new MR 3lap. It was a tie with Matthias time from January last year. Dan hit a superb sub and is only the third to do so, at 1'27"96 (NTSC:1'13"15)!

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Greg Ihnatenko is reporting back! With a long term goal of himself and a lot of hard work he was able to beat the time on his cartridge by a good amount and at the same time also hit a new WR! Greg bested VAJs old time to a 1'59"63 (NTSC: 1'39"49)!!
But Beck Abney was also on fire. With 2 new WRs he hit the most WRs in this update. The first one came on CM flap, where the already really strong Weathertenko time was improved again. The new time is a 3"16 (PAL: 3"80) and made the NTSC WR the overall WR again!
The same happened with KD, where he not only got a new WR, but also transferred it back to NTSC like CM. The new time is a 1'42"37 (PAL: 2'03"09)!!

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The highest active mover was #6 (6) Daniel Burbank who improved 3 PRs. A 0"3 MMF 3lap cut was reached, which sadly only cut one spot, but still is another sub 1'27 here! Apart from that he also reached a new KTB 3lap, which also reached the sub 1'36. Dan is only 0.15 points away from Lacey and the TOP5, from there it'll be tough to get any further...
#13 (13) Beck Abney improved his MR flap by 0"01 seconds and reached the 13th spot here. He still needs to cut like 2.3 points to reach Greg for the 12th rank, but he will definitely get there!
#24 (26) Michael Arends improved his BB flap another time and reached the 22nd spot here. He cut 0.15 points and is closing the gap to Cooper.
#40 (39) Marcos Vinicius Alves was playing some BC 3lap and got a new TOP40 time + his 22nd Non-SC GOD. Only 10 GODs left, and one of the hardest is already eliminated, will he get there?
#47 (46) Andreas Rudmarker reported 2 PRs after a litte break from MK64. He got 2 new records on KTB 3lap and YV flap. The KTB 3lap was a new GOD time, the YV flap was a new TOP50. Andreas is really close to pass Jason Whalls for the 45th spot.
#58 (59) Jake Walter reached 5 new times on 4 different tracks. The PRs weren't too big, except for WS flap where he passed 23 players. Jake made a 1.5 AF point cut and is closing in to Nathan and Richard in the AF lists. He is also close to the next rank promotion.
#72 (72) Mark Jones hit 3 new records on KD, RRy and YV flaps.KD and RRy were new GOD times, YV is now a Legend B time. Mark cut 1.8 points and is only 0.3 away from the next spot. He is also really close to the Legend B ranks, only a bit is missing!
#96 (97) Patrick Loseth hit 7 new records, with a new double TOP100 on KTB and 3 new Legend times! Patrick passed 3 people to enter the double digit ranks at 97th with a nice 5.7 AF point cut. Well done!
#132 (133) Naveen Selvam sent us 12 new PRs mainly on the Flower and Star Cup Tracks. He improved his already strong MR flap, but also brought his other weaker PRs to a higher standard. Naveen passed 15 players with a nice 12.4 AF point cut.
#135 (135) Kyle Begley improved his BC flap by almost 3 tenths and barely missed the Legend standard here. Kyle passed a player, but got passed aswell, so no rank change for him.
#143 (144) Leif Christian Tode sent us 23 new times, eliminating 3 Elite times and getting 2 new Legend times. Leif cut 13% of his AF this half, with a 25 AF point cut! He passed 27 players to reach the TOP150 with style.
#147 (149) Josh McCambridge got 16 new records across all cups, which resulted into a 16 AF point cut and passing 18 players to reach the TOP150. Josh also reached the King B ranks in the progress, congratz!
#194 (196) Anna Moon improved her RRy flap by another 3 hundreths and passed 4 players in the chart.
#199 (201) James Farrell-Shaw is slowly approaching the TOP200 with more nice PRs. He reached a Legend time on RRy flap and hit many more King times. He passed 6 players and cut 12 AF points.
#231 (233) Cole Horan improved 7 records, eliminating one Master time from his timeset. He passed 6 players with a 7.8 points cut, but is facing a few bigger AF gaps from now.
#423 (434) Mark Vizza played some more this half and improved 14 PRs. A few new Pro times have been reached and helped him to reach the Pro D standards! He also passed 7 players with a 10 AF points cut.
#621 (640) Israel Mendoza got 6 new records on LR, KTB, KD and SL, most of them were big improvements, and also a new Pro time was reached. He cut 28 AF points and passed 41 players to reach the TOP650.


SC Movement

Highest SC mover #2 (2) Greg Ihnatenko was able to hit the RRy 3lap SC WR and improved one rank here. He still got like double the AF of Vincent, but it is unlikely that he will lose the #1 spot in the next few months, if even years anyway.
#5 (5) Beck Abney is still on fire in SC and improved 2 WRs of himself and also set a new MR 3lap. He cut 0.15 points and is slooowly closing in to Karlo.
#13 (13) Matthias Rustemeyer hit his first ever Mylestyle SC on LR flap, which brought him an enormous cut in the AF charts! But also a new KD 3lap was done, which is a new Legend time for him and also a TOP15. Matthias passed Daniel on the charts for Germanys #2 spot.
#275 (255) James Farrell-Shaw sent us 4 new times and improved his RRd times. He passed 105 players with a 23 AF points cut.

That's it for now. Hope you enjoyed it ;)

~Chris

Friday, April 17, 2015
- April first half - I am so tired, I can't think of a proper title -
by Chraizy at 12:37 pm

Hey guys, it's Chris here after 2 weeks of vacation, completely fresh and ready to write news! Let's see what happened...

New Players

Tyler Simcoe joined our site with a full timeset at #729.
Vincent Kwiecien sent us LR and MMF dual times to begin on our site. He is ranked #985.


World Records

No new World Records...


Non-SC Movement

The highest active mover this half was #6 (6) Daniel Burbank. He was able to improve his MR 3lap by a bit. His BB 3lap also saw a small cut and gained him a rank, which makes it his 9th TOP5 time!
#29 (28) Finn Berger had a go at MR this half and presented us a double PR. His 3lap went down by over a tenth, giving him a 4 spot jump. The flap came closer to the GOD time, only 0"04 left to hit this! Finn cut 0.15 AF points to pass Tuomas for the 28th spot.
#40 (39) Marcos Vinicius Alves hit 3 new GOD times on RRy 3lap and BB dual. He also got a really strong 30th ranked RRy flap. Marcos passed no player, even though he made a 1.3 cut. He's in an AF graveyard currently, and 4 points are left to reach the next spot. Tough, but doable!
#61 (59) Jake Walter scored 2 new GODs on 2 Mushroom Cup 3laps: MMF and KTB. He also improved his KTB flap by 0"07 seconds and got a Legend B 3lap on CM which hit the TOP60. All in all he cut 2 AF points to pass 3 players and to reach the TOP60 with style, congratz!
#97 (97) Sean Sullivan improved his Sherbet Land times and both came close to the TOP100. He cut 0.6 AF points and maintained his position.
#104 (101) Lachlan Young improved his KTB 3lap and RRd flap. Both saw similar cuts and are new Legend times for him. He cut 0.3 AF points and is 3.3 points away from the TOP100. Keep going!
#135 (135) Kyle Begley improved his dual TT times and went for the MR and SL flaps. He cut a decent amount of time from his MR time and almost reached the TOP100 and a Legend F time here! He passed 7 players with a 3.8 AF points cut.
#150 (148) Naveen Selvam scored 8 new records this half, two of them are TOP100 times on MR. His KTB times saw big improvements from out of TOP200 to almost TOP100 and gave him a significant cut. All in all he improved 10.5 AF points and passed 11 players to reach the TOP150.
#162 (167) Josh McCambridge improved 8 of his PRs aswell, but with a smaller AF cut of 7.3 points. He has passed 9 players, including #165 (168) Anastasia Steingold, who is making smaller cuts, but more consistent ones, ranking wise. Stacy passed one player and eliminated 2 non TOP200 times on MMF 3lap and TT flap.
#170 (171) Leif Christian Tode improved 28 records, which included many new TOP200 times and big cuts. He passed 47 players with a huge 55 AF points cut! He also got 3 Legend times, which are his first Legends so far, well done!
#206 (207) James Farrell-Shaw continues his streak of consistent PRing and got another great week with 30 records, many new Elite and especially King times and his first Legend time on YV flap! James passed 37 people with an awesome 46 AF point cut and also reached the King F ranks in the progress!
#235 (239) Cole Horan got 18 new records, all of them cut similar AF points and gave him a total of 13.5 AF points to pass 14 players. He also reached Elite A in the ARR ranks in the progress!
#436 (441) Mark Vizza got 15 new records, of which one is a Master B time and the other one is even ranked Elite on MR flap! Mark passed 15 players with his 14.2 AF points cut.
#505 (512) Dan McMullan got 4 PRs on WS and BB dual which are all new TOP600s, except for WS flap which was ranked 598th. He passed 14 players and reached the Semi Pro D ranks.


SC Movement

#5 (5) Beck Abney moved to RRy this half to get another TOP5 time here with a 0"2 cut. He also improved his RRd flap, which is a new TOP5 aswell and cuts 4 ranks. Beck cut 0.28 AF points and maintains his rank.
I almost thought Beck was the only active SC player this half, but he got some warriors with him, #298 (340) Dan McMullan improved his WS SC times and passed 2 players with it.
#349 (361) James Farrell Shaw got a nice RRd flap PR and passed 43 players here to reach the TOP200. He passed 9 players in the progress.

That's it. Jojn me again next time!

~Chris

Friday, April 03, 2015
- March 2nd half - a lot of activity. USA is going strong! -
by Chraizy at 1:44 pm

Hey guys, it's Chris with yet another episode of MK64 news. Todays episode shows a lot of activity at the TOP, new rising stars, WRs and much more!
We had 20 active players this week. Kinda less than normally, probably everyone was preparing for easter... however, let's see what happened!


New Players

Valentin Vilas Boas sent us a complete timeset and joins at #323. SC: #166.
David Moreno joined the SC side of MK64 with 2 YV times at #448.

World Records

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Matthias Rustemeyer was able to hit another WR this half. He was able to push the DK flap a bit further and tied Jamies incredible NTSC and overall WR with a 42"41 (NTSC: 35"27) lap!
But Matthias also lost a WR, as Daniel Burbank just went full rage on MR. He had many 27"71 ties, but in the end finally got the run: a sub 27"7 PAL lap, with a time of 27"68 (NTSC: 23"02)!! As this lap is already insanely strong, this is one of the most impressive improvements by another player than Matthias! Congratz!

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Beck Abney was the spectacle of the SC WRs side. With 2 new World Records he catapulted himself to the 2nd spot in the SC WR tally, 4 WRs seperating him and VAJ with 9 WRs. He first improved the CM lap further and was able to get a 3"88 (NTSC: 3"23)!!
The next one is a really strong one. a 3/3 spiral hit and getting the insane good driving to beat this is really tricky. Beck was able to get it and improved VAJs old WR by 0"16 to a 3'56"36 (NTSC: 3"16"57)!!

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MK64 Non-SC Time Trial Champion Matthias Rustemeyer hit the DK flap WR, but also lost his MR Record (you know? MR Record?! Ok, I know that was a bad pun...) and stayed at the same AF. He still is only 3 AF points away from the perfect 1. Let's see if the A1A is able to keep it up.
#6 (6) Daniel Burbank however didn't suffer a loss of a WR and improved his AF sliiiightly by 0.03 points. He's not too far away from William tho and a few more WRs... or PRs could help to reach him!
#13 (13) Beck Abney also had a one time improvement this half, not as much as usual, but he played MMF, the most time and nerve consuming course in the game! He was able to cut 0"02 seconds off his flap PR and jumped to #7 in the flap charts!
#25 (26) Michael Arends also only improved 1 record, named BB flap. With the actual tie of the GOD standard he started the journey, and ended up 25 spots higher in the charts with a 41"30 lap at 28th! Sounds like a successful session, right? In the progress he also passed Zwartjes to come closer to the Worst GOD Ever! (and the TOP25 of course)
#40 (39) Marcos Vinicius Alves scored 8 new records and 3 new GOD times. His times ranged from 49th to 30th, but... wait! Is this the MR flap GOD?! Holy cow, he even beat it by 0"03 seconds! This is quite an achievment, as it ranks him at the 13th spot and makes it his highest ranked time! Well played.
#62 (62) Jake Walter improved his MMF and MR 3laps and both came really close to the TOP50. The MMF 3lap also came really close to the GOD standard. In ARR he is close to the Legend A standard, and in AF, he's really close to the TOP60! So many unfinished goals, easily reachable with a few more PRs. Push it!
#98 (97) Sean Sullivan PRd for the first time in 2 years on SL and was able to hit a new SL 3lap time. The time bumped him 22 ranks up on the chart and helped him to improve 0.6 AF points.
#115 (113) Patrick Blank got 4 new records, a nice dual MMF, a BC 3lap and a YV flap, which is also a new Legend time for Patrick, were reached.
#141 (142) Kyle Begley improved 4 records, 2 tiny improvements on MR and BC flaps, but quite big ones at FS and WS flaps. Kyle passed 2 players and cut 1.8 AF points.
#146 (149) Lewis Richards, the injured karter who still keeps karting even after a brutal crash, was able to hit 3 new records. His MMF 3lap looks a lot better after improving over 100 ranks here. It is a new King time for him aswell. Lewis also improved SL dual which saw smaller, but also notable cuts. All in all he passed 6 players to finally reach the TOP150. Congratz!
#157 (159) Naveen Selvam improved 20 records this half and scored 2 new Legends on RRy and KD flaps. His MR times look really good, the 3lap is even a TOP75 time and ranked Legend A! Very close to the GOD standard, and a few more hours investing into this course could bring him to the GOD!
#168 (169) Anastasia Steingold decided to visit Yoshi Valley for a nice ride and scored 2 PRs meanwhile. Stacy improved the 3lap into the TOP150, the flap into the TOP190, the flap a bit under her normal standard, but that could change with a bit dedication. Go for it!
#193 (195) Anna Moon scored a little PR on RRy 3lap and was able to push it into the TOP200. Anna didn't cut any AF due to the activity above and below, but hey! A PR is a PR, right? :)
#215 (218) Leif Christian Tode scored 17 new records across all the cups. Especially his BC times saw immense cuts. But the other ones also helped him to cut almost 50 AF points! He passed 49 players in the progress, meaning he reached the TOP250 with ease. Congratz!
#242 (244) James Farrel-Shaw improved almost his entire timeset except for MR flap and made immense cuts on all tracks. He scored 9 King times and made a few nice improvements from the Expert ranks up to Elite. He passed 209 players and easily surpassed the Master and Pro standards! He made an insane 209 AF points cut and is now ranked Elite B!
#251 (253) Cole Horan got not as many, but still 18 new records. He focused more on 3laps, but also got a few nice flap improvements. He passed 19 players with a big 13 AF points cut. He also came really close to the Elite A standard, not much left to get there!
#293 (300) Jed Grabman improved 11 times and passed 7 players to reach the TOP300. He got 3 new Elite times and also a TOP200 time on YV 3lap, his strongest time so far.
#446 (456) Mark Vizza got 14 new PRs this half and passed 7 players with a 9.1 AF points improvement. He is really close to the TOP450, he has to face a big 6 AF point graveyard though.
#621 (656) Ben Stoneman got 11 new records and passed 26 players in the progress. He started the half at Advanced D and "advanced" to Advanced B within the last 2 weeks! (Man...I am really bad at this pun thing) Ben is close to the TOP650, so a few more PRs should do it! Keep it up!


SC Movement

MK64s rising star #5 (5) Beck Abney is getting better and better. With a WR improvement, a new WR and a new YV 3lap he was able to cut 0.1 AF points and reduce the gap to #4 Karlo to exactly 3 AF points. He will probably make bigger cuts again, as he focused a lot at RRd 3lap, in the end it was worth it!
#6 (6) Alex Griessing had a shot at the RRy flap and improved it by 0"09 seconds. No AF cuts were made though, so he stays at the same position.
# (133) Jed Grabman improves his 2 RRy SC times and was able to pass 2 players in the progress.
# (138) Naveen Selvam sent us improvements for his WS times and made nice cuts here to a nice sub 10 lap and a close to PAL sub 1 minute. Naveen passed 12 players and secured his TOP150 spot.
# (370) James Farrell-Shaw got a new MR flap and moved 5 places up in the AF ladder.

That's it! I wish all of you (at least the ones of you who celebrate it) a nice easter weekend!

~Chris

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
- March first half - Jungle fights, beach parties and the beginning of spring! -
by Chraizy at 11:55 am

Hello guys! It's Chris with some awesome news! The spring has begun, at least in germany! The weather is so nice and... wait, this is about MK64! Fuck the weather, let's see all the WRs!

New Players

Spencer Trautmann joins the ranks with a complete timeset at #580.
Tyson Hill also joined with 32 times a bit lower at #700. SC: #282.
Jose Guzman joins the SC side with 2 WS times and debuts at #356. He is also the very first player from Bolivia, welcome to the site!


World Records

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Matthias Rustemeyer had a shot at the DK 3lap WR, he was able to get it from William with a 2'12"78 PAL time. Lacey quickly responded with a brutal 0"01 cut and landed at 2'12"77. But Matthias was eager and tried again, and improved it another time. The new WR stands at 2'12"74 (NTSC: 1'50"40)!!

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Beck Abney improved his KD 3lap, and was able to hit the very first 3/3 SC with a train pass aswell!! He improved Vinces old WR by over half a second and stands now at 2'03"11 (NTSC: 1'42"39)!!

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MK64 Non-SC Time Trial Champion Matthias Rustemeyer had a fight with Lacey in the jungle, but was able to successfully win the throne of the jungle. (for more information of how two people fight in the jungle, check the WR section). Matthias also tried to beat Jamies incredible flap on DKJP, but had to stop at a 42"45, which is still ranked 2nd, but closer to Jamie.
#5 (5) William Lacey was not only in the jungle, but made a trip to the beach after this really disappointing fight. He was relaxing his way to a sub 1'36 time and hit a sub 31 flap while chilling in the chair in the sun. All in all he improved 0.156 points and stands at exactly 7 points now.
#6 (6) Daniel Burbank also had a slight visit at the beach, but had to hurry because he didn't want to miss the spectacle at the stadium, which was.. driven by himself. A nice 7th ranked time was reached here. Dan also somehow landed on a rainbow, but didn't stop to race his way to the finish with 2 new records. Dan cut the same amount of AF as Lacey, and is not even half a point away.
#13 (13) Beck Abney showed up in the jungle aswell. He wasn't able to compete at the same level, but hey, he reached a #3 time which is really strong. He also improved his RRd times and hit a nice 0"9 seconds cut here. Beck cut 0.3 AF points and is 2.5 points away from Greg.
#26 (27) Michael Arends caught his parasol and went to the beach aswell. After watching William and Dan racing, he was motivated to try it himself and made a fantastic 0"09 seconds cut to improve his time into the TOP20. Michael is only 0.125 points away from Steven and the next spot.
#45 (43) Marcos Vinicius Alves had an awesome first half of March and showed us 12 new records. He got 5 new GOD times in the progress and improved his ARR to Legend A! He passed 10 players with a 6.8 points cut and easily entered the TOP50!
#47 (45) Andreas Rudmarker also had a fantastic half and got 16 new records! He got 4 new GOD times, also reached Legend A and ALSO passed 10 players. Talk about magic... no jk! Andreas got a 9 points AF cut and is close to Marcos, also reached the TOP50 this time!
#64 (62) Jake Walter improved his FS flap, BC and YV 3laps. The FS flap went to GOD status and is another time that helps him to reach the next standard. Jake pased 2 players with a 2.4 AF points cut.
#71 (69) David Moll enjoyed a train trip to the Desert. No wait, David hates traveling with the train, but not because of the annoying persons he drove with, not because of the expensive costs, but because of the fact that he missed the flap GOD time by 0"01 seconds! His FS flap is also really close to the GOD time. 2 times to shoot for in the next time, right? David passed 2 players with a 2 AF points cut. He is really close to the next promotion. Close behind is #73 (72) Mark Jones who is getting more and more nice PAL times. Mark got 3 new GOD times on LR flap and MMF dual. He cut 3.8 points with those 3 PRs alone and passed 6 players to reach the TOP75 easily! Mark is also not too far away from the Legend B ranks, let's see if he will make it till next time.
#95 (96) Brett Edwards made a little comeback and improved his FS flap slightly by 3 ranks. He didn't pass anyone though, so he remains at the same spot.
#116 (115) Patrick Blank had a nice half and sent us 8 new records. He got 5 new Legend times and got one really nice improvement on BC flap, which went from 160th to 71st! He passed 10 players with a 10 AF points cut and the next few players are close together, so that's a nice motivation. He is also very close to the Legend ranks, don't wait too long with new improvements!
#142 (144) Kyle Begley improved 3 records this half and reached a new Legend time on YV flap. He passed 2 players with a 1.3 AF cut, and he is very close to pass Jacob, who's only 0.03 points in front.
#149 (155) Lewis Richards improved 10 records of which 3 are new Legend times. Lewis' timeset is a bit unbalanced, remembers me a bit of Michael Arends timeset when he was around King B level, ranks all over the place, a few GODs here and there but still Elite times, kinda funny :D! However, Lewis made a nice cut of 24 AF points to pass 24 players, which is a rather huge cut. He also got a really nice FS flap, ranked 67th and Legend B!
#167 (168) Anastasia Steingold improved LR and WS 3laps and finally joined the club of 32/32 Kings! She made a 0.3 AF cut this half and remained at the same spot, but still, 32 Kings is a nice goal to achieve, congratz!
#171 (175) Josh McCambridge played a lot and gained 17 new records, including 4 new Legend times and a big 12 AF points cut! He passed 12 players and is close to a rank promotion to King C.
#192 (194) Anna Moon got 6 new records, 2 of them are new Legend times on KD and DK flaps. She passed 4 players with a 2.5 AF cut and strengthened her TOP200 position!
#200 (202) Naveen Selvam improved 11 PRs and made a strong 21 AF points cut. He passed 15 players and barely missed the TOP200! Naveen reached 3 new Legend times, and also skipped an entire standard to become the newest King D player!
#264 (267) Leif Christian Tode completely revamped his timeset and just sent us 32 new records! The thing is, he cut a monstrous 162 AF points with it!! Leif passed 158 players and cut 36% of his old AF. He passed 2 complete standards and went from Pro D to Elite C! He already has a few King times, but also a few Pros left. Great progress!
#266 (272) Cole Horan had a huge list of 27 PRs, and made a pretty nice 72 AF cut to pass 65 players! It's not as big as Leifs cut, but also a very nice achievment! Cole also reached a new standard and is now an Elite B player!
#599 (453) James Farrell-Shaw sent us 8 new records, and made a few nice cuts. He got a nice King F flap on MR, which is ranked 257th! James passed 6 players and is close to the TOP450.
#454 (463) Mark Vizza made a nice 22 AF points cut with his 21 new records and passed 17 players. He also reached Semi-Pro A in the progress!
#517 (524) Dan McMullan passed 81 players with a 67 AF points cut this half, with 14 new records he was able to leave the Expert F standards and directly jumped to the Semi-Pro F ranks!
#650 (682) Ben Stoneman improved his AF by 26 points and passed 31 players. He got 14 new records, his FS times were the best ranked around 550th.
#666 (728) Stephen De Winter improved 5 records and got a nice 17 AF points cut. He passed 21 players and got promoted to Intermediate A!
#961 (831) Ethan McCormac played a bit out of boredom and realized that MK64 can be quite a lot of fun. He shooted for a nice MR flap and was on it quite a bit, but in the end he was able to hit a Legend F flap and almost reached his first TOP100! He also reached Legend on MMF flap and King B on KD flap. Ethan passed 91 players with those 3 PRs alone, which resulted into a big 71 points cut!


SC Movement

#5 (5) Beck Abney got the KD 3lap WR by hitting a very rare 3/3 SC run (see WRs section)! He also improved his RRd 3lap, which is ranked 2nd and got him another nice AF cut. He cut 0.2 points in total and is 3.1 AF points behind Karlo now.
#58 (60) Patrick Blank sent us 2 times for his timeset for KD, which are ranked 26th and 38th. He also improved his YV flap and hit a new GOD time here! Patrick passed 9 players with those PRs, and entered the TOP60 in the progress.
#84 (95) Lewis Richards played a bit SC and was able to hit a dual PR on LR and RRy. He also improved his YV flap and hit a GOD time, his 3rd SC, and 4th total GOD time! Lewis passed 16 players and entered the TOP100 with style.
#142 (150) Naveen Selvam sent us also 2 times for KD and now got a complete timeset.
#299 (341) Dan McMullan improved his RRd flap and passed one player in the AF ranks.


That's it! Join me next time for some hot weathe... nice news!

~Chris

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
- February 2nd half - The month of pros! -
by Chraizy at 9:28 am

Hey guys, Chris here. Sorry for the delay, I got a lot of stuff to do lately, therefore wasn't at home and couldn't write the news. However! Here I am now and present you the last 2 weeks of February, with so many MK legends active, this was really awesome!

New Players

Nobuki Harata joined the site with a complete timeset at #332.
Cole Horan joined with a complete timeset aswell and debuted at #337.
Leif Christian Tode joined with 32 times a bit lower than the other two at #425.
Austin Spillman is the last joiner with a complete timeset. He debuted at #807. SC: #439.

World Records


Non-Shortcut

Matthias Rustemeyer improved Dans 3lap WR on FS again and slightly improved the time. The new WR is a 2'00"45 (NTSC: 1'40"17)!!

Daniel Burbank was able to improve his own WR on FS flap. A pretty huge cut of 0"05 seconds on this already maxed lap, and it was speculated to be hard to beat... however, the new time is a 38"40 (NTSC: 31"94)!!


Non-SC Movement

Mario Kart 64 Time Trial Champ Matthias Rustemeyer improved his FS 3lap and gained 0.03 AF points with the new WR (see WR section).
#5 (5) William Lacey got 4 new records, 2 of them were new TOP10s. William is still far behind Zoran and the 4th spot, but he gained 0.4 AF points though.
#7 (6) Daniel Burbank got 7 new records, one of them was an improvement of his own FS WR (see WR section). His second best time was a #2 time on YV flap, pretty strong! He got 3 new TOP10s in total and finally passed Jamie in the AF lists for the 6th spot with his 0.6 AF point cut! He's also only 0.5 points behind William and the TOP5, will he go for it?
#26 (27) Michael Arends improved his KTB flap and scored a new TOP30 time to push him 2 places further in the AF lists.
#57 (56) Andreas Rudmarker had a fantastic end of the month, scoring 22 PRs in total and getting many many new high leveled times. The highlight was a 35th ranked TT flap. He scored 7 new GOD times and passed 22 players (!) in half a month! He also became the newest Legend B player, great work!
#66 (64) Jake Walter played some flaps and LR 3lap, and scored 5 PRs in total. He had a small cut, since a lot of his PRs got beaten by Andreas, nonetheless he made a 0.6 AF cut to maintain his position. Just as Andreas, he reached the Legend B status this month!
#127 (125) Patrick Blank got 7 new records this half and scored a new Legend time on KTB flap, which was also a new TOP100. Patrick is closing in to the Legend status and passed 4 players to reach the TOP125!
#145 (146) Kyle Begley got 6 records and got 2 new Legends. He successfully entered the TOP150 by passing 8 players with his 8 AF points cut. He also left the King C ranks and joined the King B players!
#166 (168) Anastasia Steingold played a bit this half and got 3 new records. She made a massive cut on FS flap and reached Legend and the TOP100 here. She passed 5 players in the AF ranks and also reached the King C ranks!
#178 (179) Lewis Richards tested his new HORI pad and is on his way to the TOP. However, he really accomplished a nice goal on DK flap; his very first GOD time! Well done! Lewis passed 18 players in total with a 14 AF point cut. He also moved up to the King D ranks!
#182 (187) Josh McCambridge reached many new TOP200 this half and secured his TOP200 position with them by passing 13 players. He cut 14 AF points and like Lewis, he reached the King D status!
#195 (198) Anna Moon scored 9 new records this half and a few nice cuts. With her 4 AF point cut she was able to close the gap to Rene Bauer.
#212 (217) Naveen Selvam scored a YV dual PR. The 3lap was a new Legend, while the flap became his very first GOD time! Naveen scored a 2 AF cut and passed 3 players in the progress.
MKDD Pro #368 (262) Aron Langerak decided to try his hands again on this game and scored 28 new times. He showed us that he got a lot more potential with a few TOP200 times, some are already close to TOP100 even! Aron passed 82 players with his monstrous 82 AF point cut! He jumped from Master C directly to Elite D!
MKSC World Champ #387 (390) Andy Lundeen decided, after he noticed a typo in his timesheet to play MK64 on the Wii of a friend. He improved his RRy time and easily scored a TOP400 time. He passed 9 players with this PR and reached the Pro B ranks!
#465 (480) Mark Vizza scored 23 new records this half with a few nice improvements into the TOP500. Mark passed 27 players and reached the TOP500 this half! He also became the newest Semi Pro C player.
#575 (592) Daniel Plaumann improved 15 records and passed 25 players with his 17 AF points cut. Dan reached the TOP600 with style and he already got a few TOP500s, so there's more to come!
#579 (605) Dan McMullan improved his complete timeset, with a few promising times for example a 538th ranked MR flap! He passed 48 players and reached the Expert F ranks!
MKDS Pro #690 (713) Ben Stoneman scored 27 new times this half and is also on a very good way to the higher ranks, already scoring TOP500 times. Ben passed 111 players with a 96 AF points cut, and is close to the TOP700.
#680 (749) Stephen De Winter got a dual PR on CM and RRd and scored a few nice ~600th times. He passed 10 players with a 9 AF points cut and has reached the TOP750!


SC Movement

SC and Universal Time Trial Champ Vincent Tolhuis got a new YV flap PR with his HORI pad and cut 0.1 AF points.
#5 (5) Beck Abney improved his KD 3lap with a very rare 3/3 SC run! Insane achievment, but sadly, it wasn't enough for the WR. He also got a DK 3lap which is ranked 8th, and scored a 0.3 AF cut.
#67 (64) Michael Arends improved his RRd flap with the spiral and passed 8 players to reach the 15th rank here.
#69 (69) Patrick Blank played CM dual and MR flap, all at King level. Those PRs helped him to pass 2 players with a 3.8 AF points cut.
#93 (87) Anna Moon improved her DK flap to a sub 5 NTSC (and sub 6 PAL) and passed 4 players with that PR.
#101 (111) Lewis Richards had a SC PR spree after his DK GOD success and scored 8 new records. He passed 8 players with a 5.5 AF cut and is closer to the Elite B standard.
#219 (241) Daniel Plaumann improved his YV dual times and passed 6 players with a 2.5 AF cut.
#302 (342) Dan McMullan got 13 PRs, 4 of them were new entries. Dan passed 50 players with a nice 9.1 AF points cut.

Well, that's it! Cya next time ;)

~Chris


Tuesday, February 17, 2015
- February first half - Without practice comes no success. -
by Chraizy at 5:11 am

Hey guys! It's Chris with a brand new news update! I'm on vacation so this one comes a bit earlier than normal hehe ;). We got a lot of stuff this time with new GODs, new TOP5 members and more! Let's see...

New Players

Dan McMullan sent us a complete timeset and joined at #653. SC: #392.
Adam Nitsche sent us a complete timeset aswell and joined a bit lower at #735.

World Records


Non-Shortcut

Daniel Burbank hit the only non-sc WR this half, it was once again on his beloved, or hated FS, where he was once again able to strike back. The new time beats Matthias by 0"03 and stands now at 2'00"46 (NTSC: 1'40"18)!

Shortcut

Vincent Tolhuis was able to tie the FS WR by Marcos and Myles on FS flap, which means another FS WR in half a month! The time was a 5"88 (NTSC: 4"89)!!
But Beck Abney was also able to hit a new WR. Well it was a tie aswell, but on a different course. He tied the YV flap SC of Myles and got the 5"75 (PAL: 6"91)!


Non-SC Movement

The highest active player was once again #5 (5) William Lacey, who got 3 PRs on MMF dual and FS 3lap. MMF saw a clear sub, right into the 1'26"6 range and the flap is a new TOP10. The FS 3lap tho barely missed the sub 2'01, but still cuts 2 ranks. William cut 0.2 AF points and distanced himself more from Jamie... and #7 (7) Daniel Burbank, who will probably challenge him soon here. The mass of PRs he sets recently are a clear sign that he definitely hasn't reached his full potential. With reclaiming the FS 3lap WR, getting 5 new TOP10s and 7 PRs in total he had an amazing half this time. He cut 0.8 AF points and is only 0.25 AF points behind Jamie. However, he was able to pass the other Daniel to get his highest Non-SC AF ranking so far at #7!
#13 (13) Beck Abney set a mass of 11 PRs this time. You think this guy is getting to his limits now?! Hah, no way! He still gets big cuts, and beats some of his weaker times easily. 3 new TOP10s, a 1.3 AF cut and passing 2 players speaks for itself! Beck is facing an AF graveyard now though, 2.8 AF points wait in front of him, without any player to pass. At the time he was moving forward though, this should still be no problem for him at all!
An unexpected comeback from our old friend #16 (17) Alex Griessing this half, who sent us 4 PRs on MMF 3lap, FS 3lap and BC dual. His FS 3lap is only 0.14 seconds behind the last GOD time he needs, and therefore make him the next non-sc GOD! He is so close, and since the FS hype lately he got a lot of footage to learn from. For now, he has passed Andre and Michael for the 17th spot and is close to the 16th rank.
#26 (29) Michael Arends the most enthusiastic MK64 forum member finally set in stone what he wanted for a while! With the FS dual and BC flap, he reached the 19th overall non-sc GOD rank! The 3lap went from 39th to 15th (!), the other times saw smaller cuts, but still gave him a nice cut overall. He improved by 0.9 AF points, which helped him to come closer to our respected member Finn, who himself hit a few nice times lately aswell! Michael has passed Zwartjes and Tuomas in the WRL though, being 26th there now!
#53 (53) Marcos Vinicius Alves improved 3 PRs which include FS and YV 3lap and DK flap. All of them saw nice cuts, especially the YV 3lap, which is a new GOD time for him! Marcos passed the AF graveyard... almost. With a 1.8 AF cut he is almost out of it, but still needs 0.7 more to get to the kart legend Nicola Torre.
#66 (64) Jake Walter improved 3 records aswell, but on LR flap and KD and DK 3laps. For him, the flap was a new GOD time, his 6th so far! Jake passed 1 player in the progress, and also came incredibly close to the Legend B ranks!
#70 (70) David Moll improved his KD times into the TOP70, the flap went sub 39.7, and is close to the GOD time. David got a 0.4 AF cut, but didn't pass anyone with it. He's not too far away from Jake though, which could probably be a nice rivalry in future!
We saw a nice comeback from Swedens #2 #76 (78) Andreas Rudmarker this half! Andreas, the former MKDD World Champ decided to make a comeback to MK64 with 5 new PRs on KTB dual, KD flap and FS dual. All of them are new TOP100s, the KTB 3lap being a new Legend time and the flap almost reaching the GOD time! Andreas got a 5.6 AF cut and passed 4 players in the progress. He also reached the TOP80, and the TOP75 is only one point away...
#130 (129) Patrick Blank improved 5 PRs on KD flap, FS and YV dual. He got 3 new Legend times and a new TOP100 on the YV 3lap! He passed 5 players with a 5.5 AF points cut.
#153 (154) Kyle Begley scored 11 PRs this half mainly in Mush and Star Cups. Kyle defeated a few of his last remaining TOP200 times and also came really close to a TOP100 time on RRy flap, which reached Legend C with his new PR this half! Kyle cut 10.4 AF points to pass 11 players and only needs 4 points more to reach the TOP150!
#160 (159) Tim van Ham improved 5 PRs on LR dual, KD 3lap and CM dual. All of the saw big improvements well into the TOP200, CM being ranked 105th and is even a new Legend time for Tim! He cut 13 points to pass 16 players in the progress. He also reached the King C status!
#171 (174) Anastasia Steingold set 3 PRs on KD dual and BB 3lap. She got 2 new King and TOP200 times and got a nice 2.7 AF points cut to pass 3 players and reach the TOP175!
#192 (197) Lewis Richards set 5 new records this half including a really nice Legend A time on DK flap, which is ranked 64th! Lewis also hit the Legend on RRy flap which is his 7th Legend time now. He passed 9 players and reached the TOP200 in the progress!
#196 (198) Anna Moon secured her TOP200 spot with 8 new records, mainly dual records. She cut 5.2 AF points and passed 2 players. Not much left until she surpasses the 200 AF points mark!
#197 (200) Josh McCambridge sent us a mass of 25 PRs, all of them pretty big cuts! He passed 28 players with his astounding 37 AF points cut, reached the TOP200 and also reached the King F status! If that's not a successful update for him, than I don't know what could be! :)
#251 (204) Alain Studer, switzerlands #4 made a little comeback with 10 PRs. His flap on TT seems like it was updated as an NTSC flap, which caused a dramatic drop in the ranks from him here! But also many other times went into the TOP100, like his LR times or DK flap. He reached 5 new Legend times and cut 37 points to pass 26 players! So close in front of the TOP200!
#216 (220) Naveen Selvam sent us 8 new records across all cups, which included a new TOP100 for him! The time was YV flap, which also is close to the GOD rank! Apart from that, Naveen cut 7 AF points to pass 5 players. The next few spots aren't too far away and the TOP200 shows a few nice contenders to compete with if he keeps up the pace!
#602 (456) James Farrell-Shaw improved his LR times, both saw really nice cuts and are both Elite times. James passed 3 players with his 5 AF points cut.
#491 (507) Mark Vizza set 11 new records and passed 15 players with his 7.9 AF points cut. He's only 9 AF points away from the TOP500 though, so a few more PRs should get him there!
#591 (617) Daniel Plaumann set 30 new records, almost his complete timesheet except KTB and SL flaps got renewed! Dan passed 74 players with a huge 62 AF points cut! His times are really consistent, RRd being his best times, both in the TOP500!
#813 (775) Mike Ma improved 4 3laps which saw pretty decent cuts. All of them range around 450th and 500th, and gave him a pretty nice cut of 30 points! He passed 30 players and reached the TOP800 easily!


SC Movement

SC and Universal Champ Vincent Tolhuis set a new WR tie on FS flap, which brought him a little 0.05 AF cut.
#5 (5) Beck Abney finally made the jump into the TOP5! with 4 flap PRs he was able to cut 1.3 AF points, 13% of his AF, and surpass Myles and Alex! He got a few big jumps, for example LR from 20th to 5th or YV from 10th to 1st. The next step is probably taking more time, as he's facing a huge gap now to reach Karlo, who is 3.7 points away! Will he go for it aswell?
#6 (6) Alex Griessing sent us a new SC flap aswell on MR. It was a tiny cut, but still pushed him to 9th on the charts there. Unfortunately he lost a spot due to Becks incredible rise through the ranks.
#67 (65) Michael Arends sent us 2 RRd PRs with a successful spiral jump in it! Both times went down into the TOP25 range and made him pass 3 players in the progress!
#73 (71) Patrick Blank got a TT dual PR. The 3lap saw a smaller cut, but the flap was a good improvement, almost reaching the TOP50 here. Patrick passed 1 player with his 0.5 AF points cut!
#93 (91) Anna Moon improved 8 records, within was a new GOD time on FS flap! But not only this, the success of the spiral made a double GOD on RRd possible! That means 3 new GODs with one update, sounds like a good progress! Anna passed 25 players with her 20 points cut and also reached the Elite B ranks!
#111 (119) Lewis Richards reached 2 new GODs on CM flap and RRd flap! CM is a 25th ranked flap, pretty nice for his standards! He passed 17 players with his 10.2 AF points cut in the progress.
#150 (150) Naveen Selvam sent us 2 new times for DK which directly landed in the TOP200. He also sent us a RRd flap which saw a nice cut to Elite B. Naveen passed 19 players with his 9 AF points cut.
#225 (247) Daniel Plaumann sent us 6 records, 2 of them are new times. He cut 8 AF points to pass 31 players.

Well, that's it folks! Seems like February will be an epic kart month~

~Chris

Tuesday, February 03, 2015
- January 2nd half - Groundhog Day, hue -
by Chraizy at 11:20 am

Hey guys! It's Chris here. A bit busy atm, but I probably would have no time tomorrow, so I squeezed it into this day to write the news... hope there are no mistakes in it. Well, let's see what happened:

New Players

Spencer Strautmann sent us a full timeset and debuted at #710.
Mike Plaehn (joining Non-SC) sent us a full timeset aswell and starts at #798.
Ben Stoneman joins the ranks with a complete timeset at #822.
And the last joiner is Johan Hanrahan, who also has a complete timeset and sits at #855.

World Records

Shortcut

Vincent Tolhuis improved an old favorite, he worked hard for this WR in the last weeks, and he finally nailed it! The course was WS, the 3lap - a pretty risky and hard to perform 3lap - has been improved to a really strong 14"70 (NTSC: 12"23)!! Insane WR!

Non-SC Movement

The highest active player was #5 (5) William Lacey who sent us a few new records. 6 to be exact, and they were set on MMF dual, KTB and FS flap, MR and WS 3laps. He got a new TOP10 on the MMF 3lap, which was almost a sub 1'27 time! William passed Jamie for the TOP5 spot and is now back in the elite four... wait. If the last of the elite four is the champ... does that mean, Lacey is the champ?! That must be the reason, yes! (dumb pokemon references)
#9 (7) Daniel Lunczer made an impressive cut on YV dual, apart from that he also improved KD flap and BC flap. His YV times both are now TOP10 times, the flap is even ranked 2nd! He was surprised himself aswell, and damn, he's getting consistent on every course he touches! If he keeps it up he will land in the TOP5 in no time!
One spot behind, #7 (8) Daniel Burbank got passed by Dan and is 8th again. He PRd 5 times nonetheless. He got a new TOP10 on WS 3lap and a 4th ranked time on MR 3lap! Dan cut 0.09 AF points and only needs the same amount to bypass the 9 AF point mark!
#15 (17) Beck Abney scored a mass of 24 PRs this half. It's incredible that he still goes that strong in such a high place, 3/4 of his timeset in the TOP20 is incredible! Beck got 2 new TOP10 times, a 8th ranked MMF flap and a 6th ranked DK 3lap! He said he got splits that are even a second faster, which would easily be a TOP3 time. In AF, he passed 2 players and scored a 4 AF points cut! Keep going!
#29 (28) Finn Berger scored a new LR flap, which is his strongest time now! He cut 0"06 seconds to pass the 37"80 barrier and get a 37"76 time, which is ranked 13th! Finn is very close to pass Tuomas in the AF lists, only a cut of 4 ranks is needed to do it!
#28 (29) Michael Arends got 4 new records this half, on MMF and BC dual. 3 new GODs were reached, which brings him to a total of 30/32 GODs! Michael is also the newest TOP30 member with his 2.8 points cut! Only BC 3lap (actually not anymore, it seems to not have been updated) and FS 3lap are left. FS, proven to be the hardest 3lap GOD will be a tough, but not undoable challenge for him. Keep at it (and don't stop like Sami did back then with MR flap!).
#55 (53) Marcos Vinicius Alves scored 6 new records, resulting into a 3.5 AF points cut. He passed 4 players and is closing in to the TOP50. He scored 3 new GODs and his ARR is almost at Legend A. Only a bit more!
#60 (59) Darius Austin got 3 new records, a dual PR on LR and YV flap. LR saw pretty strong improvements, a 24th ranked 3lap and a 18th ranked flap! The 3lap is a new GOD and the flap his ne highest ranked time! Darius cut 2 AF points to pass 1 player.
#66 (65) Jake Walter improved 6 PRs and got a few nice improvements, mainly on 3laps. He passed 2 players with a 1.6 AF points cut.
#70 (70) David Moll scored 2 new records on CM flap and RRd flap. The CM flap saw a nice improvement of over 30 ranks and is a new TOP70 time. He cut 1.1 AF points and passed Noah for the TOP70 spot!
#80 (81) Stacy Needham improved MR flap and SL 3lap this half, with a really nice cut on MR which is a new TOP100! SL saw a smaller improvement, but it's nonetheless a nice improvement. Stacy improved by 1.2 AF points and needs only 0.9 more to pass Christopher to reenter the TOP80.
#137 (134) Patrick Blank improved 3 PRs on BC flap and BB dual. His BB times saw big cuts, both landed in the Legend range, his 3lap is almost TOP100 while the flap easily landed at 83rd! Patrick passed 4 players with a 5.1 AF points cut.
#164 (165) Kyle Begley improved 13 records and passed 9 players with a nice 10 AF points cut! Kyle reached the King C ranks aswell, and scored a new Legend rank on DK flap!
#171 (175) Tim van Ham improved 9 PRs this half, 4 of them are new Legends. He got a few close to TOP100 times, and passed 20 players with his big 16 points cut! Tim has also passed #172 (176) Anastasia Steingold, who was active aswell with 8 new records. She balanced her timesheet a bit more by getting a few more TOP200s. She got 3 new King times and passed 12 players in the progress.
#200 (200) Anna Moon passed 5 players this half and finally reached the TOP200 with 12 new records! DK flap saw a strong cut and almost reached the Legend ranks! The rest were smaller cuts, but gave her a nice 7.1 AF points cut.
#201 (206) Lewis Richards played a few of his weaker tracks and scored 7 new records. The most notable ones were KTB dual, which both came from ~350th and are now 156th and 126th! The flap is a new Legend time, and all in all he scored a 22 points cut to pass 17 players!
#206 (207) Tom Galindo improved every single flap in his timeset and made a few nice cuts in the progress! He got 2 new Legend times and erased many Pro and Master times. Tom passed 91 players with an enormous 94 AF points cut! In ARR, he jumped from Elite D straight to King F!
#220 (225) Naveen Selvam scored 9 new records mainly on the Flower and Star Cups. Naveen got 2 new Legend flaps on FS and YV. YV was also a strong time ranked 126th! Naveen passed 4 players with a 8 AF points cut.
#226 (228) Josh McCambridge got 22 new records this half, with the most notable cut being FS flap, which is ranked 159th and a Legend time! Josh got a 36 AF points cut and passed 37 players with it, nice!
#303 (303) Johannes Fiebich got 3 new records on KTB flap and FS dual. The cuts weren't too big, but it was enough to improve his AF by 0.5 points.
#602 (459) James Farrell-Shaw sent us 28 records of which 18 were new ones. James passed 416 players and reached the Semi Pro B ranks in the progress!
#501 (522) Mark Vizza got 10 new records this half. He was practising a lot on MR, where he set his first Elite time! He cut 6.5 AF points and also reached the Semi Pro F ranks.
#641 (673) Israel Mendoza improved 22 PRs, of which 12 are new times. He improved his ARR to Advanced C this half and also reached the TOP700 with a nice 94 AF points cut!


SC Movement

SC and universal Time Trial Champ Vincent Tolhuis scored a new WS 3lap WR (see WR section) and improved his AF by 0.05 points.
#7 (7) Beck Abney got 3 PRs on WS, DK and RRd flaps, which resulted in a 0.3 AF points cut. He's coming closer and closer to Myles and Alex, and becoming the next TOP5 member!
#14 (14) Matthias Rustemeyer sent us 2 SC PRs this half on KD flap and CM 3lap. KD is a new GOD time for him, while CM was his first successful 3/3 hill jump PR! He cut 1.8 AF points and passed 2 players to enter the TOP15!
#22 (24) Pat Bertovich improved his LR 3lap and passed 5 players here. He cut 0.15 AF points, but didn't gain any ranks.
#55 (55) Stacy Needham also tried the SC of MR while he was at it and got a decent cut of 0.6 AF points, He passed 2 players in the progress.
#126 (136) Lewis Richards played some WS this half and got a few decent improvements. The flap is a new King time and also a new TOP100. Lewis passed 10 players with a 11.1 AF points cut.
#163 (169) Naveen Selvam sent us 4 missing times and improved 3 of the already displayed times. Naveen sent us 4 missing 3laps for LR, TT, YV and RRd. He cut 15 AF points and passed 25 players.
#200 (210) Mike Plaehn sent us 14 missing times and improved his strong FS 3lap, which is now a TOP50 time! Mike passed 143 players and is close to the TOP200!
#240 (245) Steffen Hagelskjaer got a new really strong CM flap which is ranked 6th! He was able to hit the weathertenko and is now one of the few guys who hit it. Well done!
#384 (372) James Farrel-Shaw scored 4 records, 2 of them are new RRd times. He passed 114 players with a 13 points cut.


That's it for now. We got a lot of activity this time! Keep it up guys!

~Chris

Saturday, January 17, 2015
- January 2015 first half - The first activity of the new year -
by Chraizy at 7:45 am

Hey guys! Chris here with the news of the first half of 2015! The year started with heavy activity, WRs have been hit. 19 active non-sc, 3 active SC players and 3 different WRs in total! Let's check it out:

New Players

Josh McCambridge joined our site with a full timeset at #265.
Mike Ma joined our site with 28 times, only FS and RRd dual missing. His debuting rank is #802. SC: #338.
Not exactly a new player, but Michael Arends joined NTSC with 4 times at SL and RRy dual.
Michel Talisson joined with the first 4 tracks of Mushroom Cup and debuted at #883.
Mike Plaehn joined the SC site only with 2 FS times and debuted at #353.

World Records

Non-Shortcut

Matthias Rustemeyer set a groundbreaking WR this month! After Daniel Burbank was able to tie the old MR flap WR with a 27"71, which was still a tie overall but a PAL WR, he attacked it and managed to improve the old time from 2008 with a 0"01 cut from Dan's WR! The new time is a 27"70 (NTSC: 23"04)!!

Shortcut

Beck Abney tried his hands on the 2/3 Weathertenko and finished one! But before he was able to also improve the flap PAL WR, barely missing the overall WR, with a new time of 3"93 (NTSC: 3"27)!!

And the first successful WT 2/3 was also hit by him, with a 10 seconds cut, it now stands at 53"18 (NTSC: 44"23)!!

Non-SC Movement

MK64 Non-SC Time Trial Champ Matthias Rustemeyer visited MR flap after Dan showed his impressive skills on it. He spent quite a few days streaming, but yesterday he was able to hit the 0"01 cut that was needed to pass him and Luke. The reason was probably the insane Mushroom cut he performed, but watch it yourself, the vid should be posted soon on the boards, or you check MRs streaming channel.
#3 (3) Vincent Tolhuis appeared out of his 2 week retirement to send us a sign of life with a new MMF 3lap which cut one rank.
#8 (7) Daniel Burbank improved his MR flap and got the WR tie before with Matthias and Luke, but sadly had to pass it to Matthias. He still cut one rank and maintained his rank.
#10 (8) Daniel Lunczer improved his CM and BC times. BC saw a nice 0"4 cut and is a new TOP10, almost even TOP5! Dan passed Karlo for the 8th spot in AF and is coming closer again to the other Dan!
#17 (17) Beck Abney had an amazing week again, mostly improving 3laps. He got 17 new PRs, even though most of them weren't too big, but he managed a 2.4 AF cut out of it, which is pretty big for this level! Beck passed 4 players to reach the TOP20 and is only 9 ranks away from the TOP15! Notable PRs are his FS 3lap ranked 12th and BC 3lap ranke 15th!
#57 (57) Marcos Vinicius Alves improved his MMF 3lap and MR flap. The MR flap saw a nice TOP40 improvement with a PAL sub 28! He cut 0.6 AF points and almost passed Richard Karlsson for the 56th spot.
#61 (60) Darius Austin improved his LR times and got 2 really nice TOP40 times here. His 3lap is now ranked Legend B and definitely a strong time! He passed 2 players and reached the TOP60!
#69 (67) Jake Walter got 6 PRs on LR and DK dual, on MMF and KTB flaps. Jake got 3 new GOD times and passed 2 players with a nice 2.7 AF cut. He is almost holding the Legend B status in his hands, only a little bit is missing to reach it!
#84 (83) Christopher Zartler got 7 new records this half and got a pretty big 9.3 AF points cut! He passed 11 players and also reached a GOD time on RRy flap! Chris is inbetween a few big karters right now, like Andreas, Stacy, Stephen, Kevin and Mark. 10 points are seperating him from the TOP75, can he do it by this month?
#172 (172) Pat Bertovich improved FS flap and RRy 3lap, both were tiny PRs which helped him to cut 0.2 AF points and pass one player in the progress.
#185 (188) Anatsasia Steingold improved 13 PRs this half, with new records on every cup. Her best time was a 124th ranked FS 3lap, which is now her strongest time. She passed 12 players with a 10.5 AF points cut and also reached the King D ARR in the progress!
#192 (195) Tim van Ham improved 3 PRs on MR flap and BB dual. He cut 7.4 AF points and passed 1 player and is away from the AF graveyard. He also reached King D in the progress with 2 new King times on BB and a very nice King A time on MR!
#204 (205) Anna Moon improved 22 PRs this half which is enormous! Many of them are close to the TOP200, and 6 of them are new King times! Anna passed 19 players with a 23 AF points cut and is not too far away from the TOP200. Go for it!
#213 (223) Lewis Richards improved 5 PRs on KTB and RRd dual and RRy 3lap was also improved. Lewis still got a few lower ranked times like KTB flap which still hasn't passed the TOP350 mark, but also some incredibly good ones, like his RRd times which are both Legends and almost TOP100! Lewis passed 13 players with a 17 AF points cut.
#228 (229) Naveen Selvam got 10 new records, almost all of them were dual PRs except for KD and MR, which only saw flap improvements. He got 3 new King times and also got a promotion to Elite A! Naveen passed 14 players with a nice 12.5 AF points cut.
#320 (324) Pascal Schmidt got 10 new records aswell and improved mainly his weaker 3laps. He got a few nice Master and Elite times and reached the Elite ARR this half! In AF, he passed 17 players with a 15.3 AF points cut.
#512 (531) Mark Vizza improved 21 of his times and got a nice 29 AF points cut! He passed 30 players and easily reached the TOP550. He also became an Expert A player in the progress, well done!
#898 (653) Paul Fisher is continuing to improve his BB times, now he reached the TOP100 with both times and got a double Legend C rank! I wonder when this guy will start hitting those kind of times on other courses, he definitely shows TOP100 potential now!


SC Movement

#7 (7) Beck Abney was the highest active SC player, getting 4 PRs on TT and CM 3laps and KD and MR flaps. TT was a new TOP10 and KD a new TOP5. His MR is now in the TOP20 and as already mentioned, CM was a new WR! Beck is only one point shy from Myles and Alex to reach the SC TOP5!
#23 (24) Pat Bertovich improved his WS flap and almost reached a sub 3 lap here! He passed Noah for the 24th spot in AF and is half a point away from Jason and the next rank.
#87 (81) Daniel Burbank was active in SC aswell and sent us 2 LR times in which are directly ranked Legend D and King F! His TT and MR flaps looked sharp aswell, MR being a new GOD time! Dan passed 6 players and the Worst God Ever Cooper sits right in front of him and the TOP80 entry!

That's it for this half. Hope you enjoyed it! Seeya next time :).

~Chris


Friday, January 02, 2015
- December Second half - END OF 2014 - A great year! Thank you guys! -
by Chraizy at 8:10 am

First of all, a happy new year to all of you! I hope you started well into it and had fun at fireworks/with your family or whatever you did. When you look back, what have you experienced? Are you happy with your achievements? Have you reached your goals? Well, whatever you finished or is left unaccomplished, 2014 was still a great year, with many new rising stars, many nice WRs and even a new overall GOD! It's been a while since we had the last one with Greg, but here we go again and congratulate Beck Abney! Even for me this year was really special, as my MK64 times are over for a while, but all this activity gave me some sort of motivational boost, and I just started again. Might be a bit rusty, but hey! You need to start somewhere eh? :)

Well, let's start with the last activity of 2014. Not too much happened compared to the last month, but it was still ok!

New Players

Tom Galindo joined our site with 32 times at a pretty high rank: #297.
Israel Mendoza joined the site with Mush and Flower cup times, and half of the Star Cup was sent too. He debuted with 20 records at #785.
Naveen Selvam joined the SC side of MK64 this half and scored 14 records to debut at #194!

World Records

Shortcut

Beck Abney was active on CM again, this time in the NTSC version! He played again for the weathertenko and was successful, with a lap 3 hit! He got a double WR here of 53"37 (PAL: 1'04"17) and a overall WR tie with VAJ at 3"26 (PAL: 3"92)!!

Non-SC Movement

MK64 SC and Combined Champ #3 (3) Vincent Tolhuis improved his MR 3lap by 2 hundreths and maintained his rank.
#8 (7) Daniel Burbank had a massive PR streak for the end of the year and scored 12 new records. Most of them happened in the Flower and Star Cups. He got 5 new TOP10s and even a #3 MR flap which is only 0"02 behind the overall WR! Dan passed 4 players and finished the year in the TOP10!
#10 (9) Daniel Lunczer passed TJL, but got passed by the other Dan, so he remained at the same spot. He cut a good amount of AF tho with his 5 PRs. His FS PRs show some bigger potential, especially the flap which he beat step by step and is now ranked third!
#29 (32) Michael Arends is coming closer to the TOP30 with a 1.7 AF cut, only half a point short of passing me. His 4 PRs were FS flap, SL dual and BC 3lap. He got a really impressive SL 3lap, which is ranked third and his strongest time by far! Apart from that he achieved 2 new Legend A times and is coming closer to the 0.000 ARR.
#59 (57) Marcos Vinicius Alves improved 5 PRs on MMF flap, KD and SL dual. His SL is a new dual GOD, which brings him to 6 non-sc GODs. Marcos passed 2 players with a 3.1 AF cut.
#69 (69) Jake Walter improved his RRy flap and scored a GOD time here! He cut 0.8 AF points with it alone and is close to the next spot.
#92 (94) Christopher Zartler has entered the double digit ranks by the end of the year and scored 8 new Legend times. Chris passed 6 players with a 9.8 AF point cut. He got a few nice TOP80 times which show potential!
#115 (114) Pier-Yves Lemire worked on his LR and DK flaps and cut 0.7 AF points to close the gap to Combined MK Legend Mickael Smolen.
#140 (140) Patrick Blank scored 2 records on CM and achieved a new Legend time on the 3lap. He passed 5 players and has entered the King B area!
#173 (174) Kyle Begley scored 2 new records on LR 3lap and FS flap. LR saw a tiny cut, while FS went sub 40 PAL and is a new Legend time!
#195 (196) Tim van Ham also scored 2 PRs but on RRy dual and passed 3 players to secure his TOP200 spot. He also reached a Legend flap on RRy!
#199 (200) Anastasia Steingold achieved her TOP200 goal just in time with 7 new records, mostly on 3laps. She scored 5 new King times and also became the newest King F player!
#222 (224) Anna Moon improved her RRy time and also achieved the Legend time here!
#229 (235) Lewis Richards scored 8 new records and achieved a pretty nice DK flap which is TOP100 and Legend C! Lewis passed 17 players to reach the TOP250!
#243 (243) Naveen Selvam got 10 PRs and improved many of his weaker times like a non TOP400 LR 3lap, which is now ranked 258th. But also other times which were outside the TOP300 are now in the lower 200 area. Naveen cut almost 30 AF points to pass 35 players!
#535 (561) Mark Vizza scored 24 new records and got a few nice Semi-Pro times, and even a Master time on RRy flap! Mark passed 39 players with a 27 AF points cut.
#896 (656) Paul Fisher scored a new BB 3lap which is ranked 140th and King B. He didn't pass anyone though, so same rank as before.


SC Movement

#7 (7) Beck Abney got as already mentioned the CM flap WR and also improved his RRy 3lap and DKJP 3laps. Both are new GOD times and now... Beck has reached as sixth person ever the GOD status in SC! But... if you remember, a few weeks ago he also got the Non-SC overall GOD, so he is our 5th overall GOD aswell! Huge congratz Beck!!
#11 (11) Jake Walter scored 2 PRs on WS 3lap and YV flap. The flap is a #2 time and brought him a nice cut of 0.7 AF points!
#13 (13) Daniel Lunczer improved his TT 3lap but didn't cut any ranks and maintains his current position.
#15 (16) Matthias Rustemeyer also wanted a PR this month so he decided to grind down some easy SC PRs. His choice went to FS 3lap, which he improved by 0.2 seconds and brought him a new Legend time!
#73 (72) Patrick Blank improved his DK flap which is now 84th and a King C time.
#100 (87) Daniel Burbank sent us 5 new records, one of them is completely new on YV flap, which is an instant GOD for him ;)! But he also achieved his first 3/3 spiral on RRd, which is a new TOP10. His TT times look sharp aswell and all in all he cut 10 AF points to pass 13 players and join the doubledigit ranks!

Well that's it for 2014! I hope to see many of you in 2015 again! Maybe for a rivalry... there's a lot activity around me hehe :)

~Chris

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