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[*] posted on 2-23-2016 at 09:09 PM
On the ice with the buggy


Had a ride Sunday afternoon on the ice at Ghost Lake with my buggy. Wow those "studded" tires are noisy.https://vimeo.com/156505739

Prussik is blasting past me in the background with his kitewing.

Looks like this will be our local "snowkiting" until the ice is no good. Usually go until late April.




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[*] posted on 2-24-2016 at 08:55 AM


NICE !

Glad to see you are getting some seat time in on the " stud buggy " ! Looks like the transition was easy?

I wonder what Prussik thinks about your set up?

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[*] posted on 2-24-2016 at 08:58 AM


Nice! Riding ice with studded tires is on my bucket list.
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[*] posted on 2-24-2016 at 12:15 PM


Really want to ice buggy some day! Awesome!!



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[*] posted on 2-24-2016 at 08:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bladerunner  
Glad to see you are getting some seat time in on the " stud buggy "


I like to think that all my rides are in a "stud buggy". :karate:




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[*] posted on 2-26-2016 at 08:58 AM


Considering the fact that the idea of using conventional skis for slick and hard ice doesn't get much traction (judging by my routinely solo outings and common complaints about lack of snow), this seems like a great alternative solving the problem for those less appreciative of the beauty of frictionless kiting with small foils. It is an easier adaptation then blades, with an additional advantage of immunity against cracks. It should also be possible (unlike with blades) to traverse drifts - may be with some downwind deviations. There may be a question of durability of studs used - replacing them is something one probably would not want to do often. As long as my hip is holding up, my preference is for standing up rather than sitting but it is good to know that there is a excellent alternative for tougher times ahead.
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[*] posted on 2-26-2016 at 01:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Prussik  
As long as my hip is holding up, my preference is for standing up rather than sitting but it is good to know that there is a excellent alternative for tougher times ahead.


I here you on this! Being able to switch to seat time also allows me to get a longer day in without being worn right out.

On a perfect day in summer I get some board time, blade time and seat time all in! :thumbup:




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[*] posted on 2-29-2016 at 08:37 PM


in the early day of buggying a friend studded up his wheels with nuts and bolts - when he was out rolling on the ice, like you said, it made a lot of noise. We called it the Mad Max buggy
Nice to see the different bugs getting out on the ice and snow lately, thanks for posting the video -it's always fun to tang along for the ride




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