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[*] posted on 9-28-2015 at 06:57 PM
Silly Kite Buggy Trailer crash at Ivanpah last Thanksgiving


Yea, I know this is the IBX forum. But, it has been 4 months since anyone posted here!

I am driving out on Friday, November 20th and meeting the wife in Vegas on Tuesday, November 24th.

I will be bringing two buggies (Libre & Flexifoil) and three trailers (Kite Kooler Karriers) to pull behind the buggies.

I have time off work and need to test run all the stuff to make sure it works.

With that said, anyone want to join me out there? I am mildly worried about being out there all by myself. It would be good to have someone to chase and entertain while I try to make my own parade of carts.

I plan on flying/riding all day Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Let me know if you might be interested in making a mini IBX!

Paul (jeepersjoey - xBAN 2013, IBX 2014 & 2015)
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[*] posted on 9-28-2015 at 07:13 PM


Hey Paul,
3 of us are at Ivan now for a week. Kinda wishing we had waited for a cooler spell. Hope you hit get good winds and temps.




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[*] posted on 9-29-2015 at 06:57 AM


Okay...I'll bite....what's a Kite Kooler Karrier ? Pics?

BTW...Where are you driving out FROM?
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[*] posted on 9-29-2015 at 07:19 AM


I don't have anything booked those days. I'll try to get out there with you as much as I can get away.



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[*] posted on 9-29-2015 at 07:54 PM
Leaving from Denver


I am driving from Denver.

The Kite Kooler Karrier (did not realize it was three K until I wrote this...oops...gotta change the name now!) is a two wheel buggy (Baby Jogger to be exact) that I connect to the back of the buggy.

It carries my cooler. Gotta have cold water out the there!

Super-cool. I took a few pics this past weekend. I guess this post is useless without a pic. I will try to get it tomorrow since I downloaded to work.

The key to any trailer is the hitch. You do not EVER want the hitch to let go.

Picture tomorrow!
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[*] posted on 9-29-2015 at 07:57 PM


Thanks Bob. And thanks again for helping me store buggy at your house 2 yrs ago!

I will connect with you once the time gets closer.

Paul.
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[*] posted on 10-1-2015 at 06:45 PM
Pic link?


Let's try this. Here is a link to a pic. You may be able to scroll left/right to see all 36 pics.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/117979074637414700720/posts/1WkV...

Let me know if there is a better way. I tried to join a picture sharing site but the spam turned we away ("click here to enroll in our daily wallpaper!")

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[*] posted on 10-1-2015 at 07:02 PM


I might be interested in joining... Talking to the wife now, as I've never hit Ivanpah and have wanted to. Will the wind be decent in November?
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[*] posted on 10-2-2015 at 06:02 AM


Fall can be the other good wind season. There can be days of calm but winds are generally good in the fall. They tend to come from the NW as things cool off.



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[*] posted on 10-3-2015 at 03:25 PM


I may just have to come out and join you if the winds cooperate, haven't been buggying since IBX.
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[*] posted on 10-3-2015 at 06:22 PM


Timing is everything! I'm going to be in Las Vegas for a conference November 12 - 17. I was planning on driving down from Utah for this and bring my buggy and kite gear. Would anybody be interested in getting out on Ivanpah November 16th and 17th? Dang! One week too soon. Do you think the American Academy of Ophthalmology will be willing to push back their annual meeting one week to line these trips up better? :evil:



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[*] posted on 11-15-2015 at 06:23 AM
Time to see if you can join me next weekend!


I arrive in Primm Friday night.

I plan to fly all day Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

It would be GREAT if any of the locals would be able to join me. I will send Beemer Bob and UtahTami a message. I hope to see you both.

Anyone else THINK they will make it out for any part of this time? Let me know and I will watch for you.

Paul.
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[*] posted on 11-15-2015 at 08:06 AM


I'm in Vegas too. I was planning on heading to the Playa this afternoon as well as Monday and Tuesday afternoon. There is a high wind alert both today and tomorrow.

Great time to be there or suicidal time? Smallest kites in my quiver are a 4m Peak-2 DP and a 2.5m NS3 FB.




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[*] posted on 11-16-2015 at 07:42 AM


Paul - hope you have a great time! I am headed to el Mirage Nov 26 - 30. If things work out I will try to stop by but the forecast (subject to a dozen changes) isn't promising. Let me guess, you'll be the Rage flying high.



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[*] posted on 11-16-2015 at 08:03 AM


Quote: Originally posted by jeepersjoey  
I arrive in Primm Friday night.

I plan to fly all day Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

It would be GREAT if any of the locals would be able to join me. I will send Beemer Bob and UtahTami a message. I hope to see you both.

Anyone else THINK they will make it out for any part of this time? Let me know and I will watch for you.

Paul.


Paul, as you will likely have read by now I was out yesterday. Had a great time. The rain came through at the end but was a blast right up to that point. Actually, packing up as the place shut down was pretty fun in its own right in sort of an extreme sort of way. I suspect the wind got up well over 40 mph for a short spell there as the front end of the storm got to us. I've got Lord only knows what sort of mess in the well of my front passenger seat as I had a 3m LongStar on the ground when I pulled up the tent pegs and had to throw everything into the SUV pretty much as fast as I could and it ended up there. Will deal with her later today.

I don't know how much rain fell and what that does to the Playa in the hours afterwards. Would 18 hours of no rain but lots of wind dry it out or is today a bust? I could come to Primm this afternoon and Tuesday afternoon, or only Tuesday afternoon if today is a bust. You're our eyes on the ground out there today Paul, what do you think?




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[*] posted on 11-22-2015 at 09:09 AM


Got to enjoy all Ivanpah has to offer yesterday with JeeperJoey. It's been awhile since I got to ride. Wind blew in the teens to lower 20s all day. Logged 64 miles. Just the perfect kind of day to get confidence back after a layover. I'll be ready to go fast next chance I get. Playa is butter smooth south of IBX camp location. Tires get quiet on it. Reminded me of El Mirage. JJ it was great to share the playa with you yesterday. Stoked!



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[*] posted on 1-19-2016 at 08:46 PM
My first attempt at a Kite Buggy Trailer...


Well, it has been a few months since I got back from my 5 days riding on Ivanpah in November.

Great first day. Ok 2nd. Nothing the third or fourth days. A little too much the fifth and I ripped the back out of two kites.

Broke my speed record by 2mph going 48.8 mph. 30+ mph felt smooth and effortless this time. My, how things change!

As for the buggy trailer...well, I need to make some changes by lowering the center of gravity! However, watch my video and you will get a big laugh!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=crCLyhTsJdU

And/or search for "Paul Glasspoole trailer"

Looking forward to IBX this year!
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[*] posted on 1-19-2016 at 09:38 PM


How did that happen to the two kites?
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[*] posted on 1-20-2016 at 10:01 AM


You could also widen the trailer like we do to buggy axles to lessen the roll over tendency. It was fun riding with you!



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[*] posted on 1-20-2016 at 10:41 AM


that roll over video is fantastic - love it!

Sorry but I could really feel the ride and as frustrating as it may have been for you it was it was fun to see you taking it so well and going back to collect everything - the ice got less and less, the dust and dirt got more and more and things flew further each time but the cooler kept on going - I think opening a shaken beer would have crowned the video nicely.

I hope you get it sorted - nice looking trailer. You may well just incorporate something between that back rest and rear axle as a smaller storage area - put some cargo net back there and strap down a smaller cooler.




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[*] posted on 1-21-2016 at 06:42 AM


Quote: Originally posted by rtz  
How did that happen to the two kites?


I am an experienced flier but had a bad crash (Out Of Buggy) at 46 mph a few years ago. My strop kept getting wedged between the pulley and the bar causing it to lock and stick in place. Three times it threw me out of the buggy.

I have not used a strop since.

My technique of turning the kite has evolved to the point where I really struggled to turn the kite as sharply as I do when not stropped.

The result was that I slammed them into the ground several times.

Even after 5 days and 140 miles, I still had troubles turning the kite as sharp as when I am not stropped. This is not technique, but rather understanding that I will be restricted when stropped.

Glad you all liked the video. I was laughing the entire time. Good fun. And, I built three trailers...perhaps I can donate one at IBX this year!
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[*] posted on 1-21-2016 at 07:18 AM


Great video! Too funny. I know it wasn't funny at the time, but the spirit of the video was spot on. Getting a look inside the cooler after flip 2 was something I could have done without. I thought I was looking into the kitchen of a Waffle House; splattered and battered! :D



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Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 1-23-2016 at 08:29 AM
Easier link


Let's see if this is easier for you to view:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=crCLyhTsJdU
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[*] posted on 1-23-2016 at 08:44 AM


here you go:


hmm not sure why it links but looks like the a font conflict some how corrupting the linked video




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