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[*] posted on 10-25-2016 at 06:20 PM
Kite buggy dilemma


There is the Folder all welded up. No cracks. I'm hesitant to ride it though as it might crack again. I like it; just wish it was more durable. Kinda reluctant to sell it off.




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Gusty/Stormy: Sting 1.7, 2.4, 3.3
Main: Hornet 2, 3, 4
Alternate: Flux 2, 3, 4, 5
Light Wind: Reactor 5.5 or JOJO 9

Extra Variety: Yakuza 2.2, 2.7 - Soulfly 1.5, 2.2, 3.3, 4.4 - Beamer 2, 3 - Ozone Quattro 1, 3 - Flow 2, 3, 4 - HQ Alpha 3.5 - Cross Kites 4.5 - Rage 1.8, 2.5, 3.5, 4.7 - Blurr 3.5, 5 - Reactor 2.2, 2.8, 3.5, 4.4
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[*] posted on 10-25-2016 at 08:46 PM


Most of us are more impressed w/ the van than the buggy
I think




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[*] posted on 10-26-2016 at 04:14 AM


Quote: Originally posted by abkayak  
Most of us are more impressed w/ the van than the buggy
I think


This^^




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[*] posted on 10-26-2016 at 09:18 AM


If you don't trust the welds, doesn't it become folding lawn furniture by default?

Maybe a cat hammock. :eureka:

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[*] posted on 10-26-2016 at 09:37 AM


It's not that I don't trust the welds; it's more of where will it crack next. I think it must have flexed and work hardened the metal. It was trouble free the first few years. Now it's at least once a month.

Granted I didn't used to ride as hard or as fast and I'm pretty sure I fly a size or two larger kite then I used to given the same winds.

Now if someone just cruised around with it or rode it on a smooth beach; it would probably never break on them. All welds were TIG'd by someone who welds for a living and none of the weld repairs have ever failed.




Current setup-

Gusty/Stormy: Sting 1.7, 2.4, 3.3
Main: Hornet 2, 3, 4
Alternate: Flux 2, 3, 4, 5
Light Wind: Reactor 5.5 or JOJO 9

Extra Variety: Yakuza 2.2, 2.7 - Soulfly 1.5, 2.2, 3.3, 4.4 - Beamer 2, 3 - Ozone Quattro 1, 3 - Flow 2, 3, 4 - HQ Alpha 3.5 - Cross Kites 4.5 - Rage 1.8, 2.5, 3.5, 4.7 - Blurr 3.5, 5 - Reactor 2.2, 2.8, 3.5, 4.4
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[*] posted on 10-26-2016 at 03:14 PM


It will most likely break wherever there is a stress riser. Or ,at the toe of a weld where the heat affected zone is. I really think it was meant for bada$$ kiters. More for someone starting out,that had not gotten to the point they need a van or truck. I'd ride it!




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