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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 08:41 PM
Wipeout on Buggy


This was the fastest I have been...or care to go. It was a wild ride. Not hurt in any way, but fun to watch.


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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 09:00 PM


awesome! I love the spinning wheel in the corner followed by "man down"



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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 09:16 PM


The wildest part was nobody saw it happen. I was so far down the beach, I finally called for the truck to come swap out to a 4.4 Reactor which still got me going 25 mph.

Man Down...just popped into my head. I had to lift the buggy off of me and roll out.

The sand....oh the sand. everywhere. I stopped for dinner on the way back to Dallas and looked at the mirror and there was sand all in my eyebrows and hair. And I ate lunch and got gas and nobody...not even my son said anything.




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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 09:19 PM


Because it's from the pilot's view, it's kind of hard to tell what happened. Details?

Glad you're OK.

For more chills and spills....

Landboard crash and burn at 35 mph. Note the safety gear.



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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 09:29 PM


Well Mike, I know the buggy spent a week at NABX doing the better part of 70mph, so..... maybe the tires were a bit low. HaHaHa
glad your OK.




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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 09:30 PM


Glad you're ok...I also liked the "Man Down" ;-)

Was wondering what happened as well....did you try to scrub off some speed and then hit a soft patch of sand?

...and talk about coming to a dead stop :wow:




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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 09:31 PM


Ha....you might be doing 70 mph. I'll be flying a hankerchief if the winds are that high. 30 is all I care to do. Besides, the playa doesnt sound as friendly as the sand.



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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 09:37 PM


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Originally posted by bigkid
Well Mike, I know the buggy spent a week at NABX doing the better part of 70mph, so..... maybe the tires were a bit low. HaHaHa
glad your OK.


i was headed for a bailout as i've done all day and it lost traction before the soft stuff. i go into more detail on the video but cut all that out due to lenghth. its about 10 minutes of me describing what happened and walking to the beach and trying to wash the sand off me...and calling for someone to bring me a smaller kite.




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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 09:41 PM


Geez Mike ... so glad to hear you are O.K. ... and glad to see the helmet .... was that your MG Croozer you flipped?



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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 09:51 PM


looks like you were bearing off downwind, got into softer sand, turned the front wheel a bit and the buggy just bit into the soft sand and over you went. You might want to carry a secondary kite or smaller rescue kite on the back of your buggy in a saddle bag or just strapped/bungeed to the frame. That way you can always go down a size if wind picks up or your have a problem with the larger kite.
I was expecting to see an impression like making sand cookies




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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 09:54 PM


YES, MG Croozer...nicknamed the Flipster. I've flipped XR+ buggies before, but never dreamed of this axle going over. Plus I'm a pretty big anchor to keep it grounded.



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[*] posted on 11-27-2011 at 10:03 PM


You were haulin...!!:evil:



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[*] posted on 11-28-2011 at 04:57 AM


Fun stuff. At least you came out okay. When I need to scrub speed, I quite often do something similiar, though bearing up wind and putting the kite up high also seems to work well.
Glad you were not hurt. Thanks for sharing the video.
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