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[*] posted on 4-3-2018 at 12:24 PM


Thanks a lot!
The wheels are like Landsegler wheels, selfmade by my friend Rinus (the guy in the other videos with number H268). We call them Rinuswheels ;)
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[*] posted on 4-4-2018 at 12:14 PM


I love your videos Juan!




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[*] posted on 4-6-2018 at 06:24 AM


Thanks Randy:thumbup:
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[*] posted on 4-24-2018 at 07:36 PM


Fantastic as always, Juan. You guys have way too much fun :thumbup:



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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 06:49 AM


Some fantastic videos!!! I love those beaches!!!!



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[*] posted on 5-13-2018 at 09:40 AM
Les Hemmes 05/2018 part1


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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 06:25 AM
part2


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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 07:41 AM


Watching these helped me decide on a GT... :thumbup: I wanna be like you when I grow up :D



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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 02:53 PM
GT-Race


Thank you, Cheezy!
Yes, the GT-Race is a nice one!
I am just an average hobby rider - if you want to learn, better check out the much better competition riders.
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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 03:25 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Juan  
Thank you, Cheezy!
Yes, the GT-Race is a nice one!
I am just an average hobby rider - if you want to learn, better check out the much better competition riders.


I would settle for that level of hobby riding :thumbup: Do you know Jon Muzas..?




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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 10:55 PM


I know he is a spanish rider, but I don't know him personally.
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[*] posted on 5-18-2018 at 05:48 AM
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[*] posted on 5-18-2018 at 09:05 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Juan  
I know he is a spanish rider, but I don't know him personally.


I bought his Landsegler wheels. Want them black like your Rinuswheels. Very slick. :thumbup: How close are you to this beach...?




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[*] posted on 5-18-2018 at 09:51 AM


Quote: Originally posted by cheezycheese  
How close are you to this beach...?


Around 430km. From Germany via Belgium to northern France.
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[*] posted on 5-19-2018 at 12:36 AM



Hey Juan, what site do you use to figure out what days are good for Les Hemmes? The page I used to use doesn't exist any more.
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[*] posted on 5-19-2018 at 01:51 AM
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For checking out the coeff I use:
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[*] posted on 5-19-2018 at 11:18 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Juan  
Quote: Originally posted by cheezycheese  
How close are you to this beach...?


Around 430km. From Germany via Belgium to northern France.


Like myself, this is quite a commitment to buggy. Almost 4-5 hrs driving for you to buggy in supreme location. These videos are just recreational riding...? You guys seem pro level riders for sure. I see why you do 3 day sessions. It seems a camper is almost necessary investment for buggy lifestyle. I noticed in many European videos this is a common accessory.




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[*] posted on 5-19-2018 at 12:06 PM


Yes, just recreational riding. Relaxing!
Some of the guys in the videos are competition riders or on a very high level. My skills are on a much lower level! A pro rider told me that the only way for learning how to ride on a high level is to do races. I dont do any races...
A camper is very useful for traveling to the spots, but its no must have. I use a tent or I rent a mobilehome at the camping.
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[*] posted on 5-22-2018 at 02:49 AM


This spot is only 80km away from me:
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[*] posted on 5-22-2018 at 05:19 AM


:thumbup::thumbup: Looks like a great spot



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[*] posted on 6-25-2018 at 02:43 PM
Les Hemmes 06/2018


The day before the 8h race:
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[*] posted on 6-25-2018 at 04:34 PM


Awesome video:thumbup::thumbup:



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[*] posted on 6-26-2018 at 07:57 AM
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[*] posted on 6-26-2018 at 02:57 PM


Fantastic race, Juan! Great filming/editing as always.

Out of curiosity, can you tell me more about it? Who puts it on, where does everyone come from, how many laps etc... Is this like a major European thing, or just a bunch of friends getting together? Did you guys finish however many laps you needed to, or do they just count how many laps you do in 8 hrs?

Is that one of those popup kickstarter tents in the poster frame on your video? Do they work as advertised? :)




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[*] posted on 6-27-2018 at 02:08 AM


Thank you, Jeff!

The event was hosted by the french buggyclub Les Islandais. Its a funrace, no official championship, but the best european riders compete there. I am glad that slower hobbyriders are welcome, too.;) The riders come from france, netherlands, belgium, germany, UK, spain and of course colombia. OK, the colombian team consists of german colombians:D
Yes, they count the laps the teams do in 8h. I dont know how many because the results are not online.

I think the tent is a standard one. Maybe a quechua from the shop decathlon...
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[*] posted on 6-27-2018 at 06:19 AM


Good video :thumbup: I don't follow the racing side of things, so I'm surprised to see that you all fly depower. There was a time when no one flew depower. I guess they started to win races?
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[*] posted on 6-27-2018 at 07:27 AM


I think it started around 2013 with Ozone Chrono. Nowadays you can not compete without a depower racekite. The 8h was dominated by the brandnew Peter Lynn Aero2.
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[*] posted on 6-27-2018 at 08:14 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Juan  
I think it started around 2013 with Ozone Chrono. Nowadays you can not compete without a depower racekite. The 8h was dominated by the brandnew Peter Lynn Aero2.


I'm curious if any bonefide racer takes the Born-Kite SS RaceStar series seriously? Have any shown up on the racing circuit? It has a 6:1 AR, similar I believe to the leading DP race kites out there but I don't know if there are any advantages for SS in a race. Packing small, being light weight, and taking off / staying aloft in low wind just don't seem to me like advantages for racing, but I have zero exposure to the race circuit for kite buggies. Any insight on this topic would be appreciated.

Sorry right up front for the temporary thread hijack. I love your videos and watch each of them as you post them and absolutely share your stoke. Your own beer bottles! Outstanding. :thumbup:




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[*] posted on 6-27-2018 at 11:06 AM


Great video Juan,

I do miss buggying at Les Hemmes, especially when the tide is low enough to ride out to the tower.
Pretty much everyone is on de-power foil kites for racing now.
Fixed bridal race kites are just not competitive any more. The de-power foils have such a larger wind window which is the main reason for them staying ahead of the pack.
On a 2-3 mile course the wind changes pretty much all the time so it makes sense to be powered up all the time using a de-power foil.
They are easier to fly too.




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