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[*] posted on 1-1-2016 at 09:09 PM
Scored my first buggy and have a few questions


I scored a Peter Lynn st for 200 bux. It will need a new seat at some point, are all the Peter Lynn seats interchangeable? I'm thinking a stronger seat might not be a bad thing. Where is a good place to buy parts like tubes and bearings and what not? I'm hoping for wind tomorrow so I can give it a go.



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 12:05 AM


Try Briskites http://www.briskites.com.au/index.php?l=product_detail&p...

Buggybags in the UK make aftermarket seats for most bugs.
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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 05:22 AM


Congrats on the buggy.
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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 08:11 AM


first id ride what i have till it broke or made lots of noise
than id hit up Big Kid or Kent/ awiindofchange.com
depending on where you ride maybe some butt protection is in order so that may play into the seat???
more importantly did you get a kite to pull this off?




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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 08:52 AM


Welcome to the fray of addicted individuals,... If you thought you were hooked on kites, just wait till your first good buggy session. I'm sure you'll be able to buy a replacement seat from any of the dealers that sell the buggy new.



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 10:43 AM


The reason for the seat is as I bought it used the seat bottom has previously seen some wear. It will definitely need an upgrade. I'm thinking a seat with a plastic bottom sort of skid plate might be a good idea. Yes I have a viper to pull me around and a buster for higher wind days. I'm still looking for the bigger kite to fill my quiver.



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 10:49 AM


Quote: Originally posted by woodneers  
I'm still looking for the bigger kite to fill my quiver.


I couldn't help but notice your use of the singular noun "kite" in this sentence as compared to "kites". I'm going to assume this was a typo cranked out in a hurried rush. No thinking man could possible fool himself to thinking he could sustain his addiction with a mere three kite quiver! :evil:




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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 11:04 AM


Quote: Originally posted by woodneers  
The reason for the seat is as I bought it used the seat bottom has previously seen some wear. It will definitely need an upgrade. I'm thinking a seat with a plastic bottom sort of skid plate might be a good idea. Yes I have a viper to pull me around and a buster for higher wind days. I'm still looking for the bigger kite to fill my quiver.


Are you the one that picked up my old 5.3 from rofer?
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Yes sir sure am! Im also open to opinions on a good harness. I'm new to the buggy so I'm like a sponge soaking up knowledge from you guys. What do I need. Btw my neighbors caught me being pushed around in he buggy probably thinking what he heck is he doing. I wanted to get a feel for it. I can tell this will be fun.



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 11:25 AM


Did I do good on the price of the buggy? It's nothing special but I felt it was a fair deal.



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 12:41 PM


Yea you did fine w/ the bug..a rock bottom price as long as you get a year or more out of it
Shoot for 10...now any cheep harness a back or seat will be fine cause its all may change w/ time as you sort your kiting out...I will tell you about Cheeseys harness super quality will last a long long time...it's in the for sale now...only doing this to remove the temptation from myself. I own way too much stuff and admit to being addicted to buying





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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 03:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by woodneers  
Yes sir sure am! Im also open to opinions on a good harness. I'm new to the buggy so I'm like a sponge soaking up knowledge from you guys. What do I need. Btw my neighbors caught me being pushed around in he buggy probably thinking what he heck is he doing. I wanted to get a feel for it. I can tell this will be fun.


cool, you'll like it. That ozone sb that abkayak mentions is a great harness. I had one and regret selling. Where are you located? If clean wind then you might get away with fixed bridle and harness. If inland I personally wouldn't recommend hooking in with fb.
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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 03:32 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
Quote: Originally posted by woodneers  
Yes sir sure am! Im also open to opinions on a good harness. I'm new to the buggy so I'm like a sponge soaking up knowledge from you guys. What do I need. Btw my neighbors caught me being pushed around in he buggy probably thinking what he heck is he doing. I wanted to get a feel for it. I can tell this will be fun.


cool, you'll like it. That ozone sb that abkayak mentions is a great harness. I had one and regret selling. Where are you located? If clean wind then you might get away with fixed bridle and harness. If inland I personally wouldn't recommend hooking in with fb.


Have to agree that using handles, strop, harness, and a traditional fixed bridle kite can be a nerve wracking experience with inland janky winds. An exception to this (and a passion shared by ssayre) are the wonderful Born-Kite NASA Stars. These kites are also technically FB essentially flying off of two lines with all bridle lines tied into them on each side with a third central line that when pulled on scrunches up the nose of the kite somewhat diminishing its pulling power. You can get such kites here:

http://www.born-kite.de/

I've got one or two and really enjoy them. Great for hooking in with a harness. Lots simpler than four or five line DP kites and a lot safer to fly hooked in than traditional FB kites when the winds are squirrely IMHO. Others will surely disagree.




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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 03:42 PM


if the seat is in ok order you can just get a belly pan or even cheaper, you can make one



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 05:51 PM


Honestly the wind is pretty clean on the plains in western kansas. I got sideways today in the buggy but other than that it was a great experience. Winds were at ten or so with the viper. The wind was a little light but it was still a good learning experience. I really want a flysurfer peak or speed as I really wanna hit a board of some sort.



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 06:30 PM


If the seat just has a little wear then you d be fine with just a belly pan (or even without)... People make them all the time out of sheets of plastic and the like, ... Use the forum's search function to search for belly pans... I don't personally use one because I don't ride in spots that warrant one.

You did awesome on the price of the bug by the way, I usually see them used in the $300-400 range. My first bug was a new PL with a rail and seat upgrade and I paid 4x what you paid. :o

That 5.3m Viper is an AWESOME buggy kite too btw... Super fast, super stable, with awesome upwind capability!!!

Congrats!!!!




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Flying-- HQ Symphony 2.1.4 (its old), 2.5m & 4m Born Kite NS2, 6m Flysurfer Peak 1 (a minty fresh Gift) and 12m Flysurfer Peak 2 (the gnat fart catcher).
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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 07:25 PM


If your not getting sideways your doing it wrong...have fun



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 07:26 PM


Sideways was quite fun! I am liking this!



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 07:30 PM


Now you know...never sell a kite if you can help it, hoarding is the best route



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 08:39 PM


Have to agree with the hording! Haha. I already have a small collection of kites and only today did I have my first successful buggy run. I think you did pretty good on your buggy price. I picked up a Libre V-max for more than double that. What's your initial take on the Viper? Been eyeballing one myself.



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 10:24 PM


That viper is a very well behaved kite so far. I'm really enjoying it. Tuesday we're suppose to have 15 to 20 mph winds and I think the 5.3 will be happy there.



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[*] posted on 1-2-2016 at 11:00 PM


Has anyone made a backrest for these? Some support back there would be great I'm a big guy.



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[*] posted on 1-3-2016 at 06:50 AM


Yes, the backrest is an absolute necessity in my opinion. I made one and it works great. There are many many good ideas though. I'll dig up a link

http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=29208

That's what I did but there is also another link in that thread to other versions. There are many ways to do it, but it is worth having one way or another.
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