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[*] posted on 7-4-2018 at 02:43 PM
Just Bought my first kite buggy


Hi I am Ethan and have been kiting for almost 5 years. I have been learning landboarding for about 3 of those years and I have a new deck for my landboarding in the mail, and have been getting into surfing on the water over the past 3 months.

I just bought a kite buggy on eBay for $100 with a depower kite that looks like a pansh possibly, and I haven't been able to identify the buggy either. I don't know if I'm allowed to post links but here is what I won.
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Kite-Buggy/202352721522

I am picking up the gear hopefully tommorow, and headed to the beach on Saturday for an all day kite day. Any good suggestions for me as what kite to use or general buggying principles?

My other kites are a 4.2 meter tensor, a 13m venom 2, and a 15m speed 3 deluxe.

Thanks


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[*] posted on 7-4-2018 at 03:23 PM


:thumbup: welcome!
i remember my first, like 5 ago just can't help myself...
you've been flying long enough to grasp this right away...
match the kite to the wind and fly what your familar with, try to run 90d to the wind each direction
sine wave to create power...unless you have enough as is...stopping? well thats something else
but don't send the kite behind you too fast...deliberate, and conservative flying..till your ready to rip
bang!...your a kite buggier
we like to stress...helmets




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[*] posted on 7-4-2018 at 04:02 PM


I have had the exact same buggy for over a decade. It is a wierd Flexifoil made by Peer Lynn or something like that. It has served me well. The super compact size fits my lifestyle. I have owned and sold bigger. It has been run over by a truck and still survives! I paid $250 for it used back then. One of the best $250 I spent in the sport.

2 things I HIGHLY recommend:
1st and foremost. Search " Spring back" buggy back rests and then make your own. The back board is nice but the straps that come down each side to your side rails does a great job of holding you in laterally. You NEED that with those straight side rails ( No other buggy after that had straight side rails ) . Next get a decent seat from Peter Lynn. They aren't too spendy and it will make a big difference.

Padding the side rails adds to comfort. Simple pipe insulation and groovey duct tape works well and is cheap to do.


The pictures are too small to see what kind of kite you got. Looks as old as the buggy so pre 2000's. I don't see any pulleys so think it is fixed bridle. Same with the bar. I suspect it is a " cross over " bar for FB kites. I think I see pulleys on it as a clue?

Everything is the same in the buggy as ATB in general. Turning is different but similar. Cut a bit upwind as you bring the kite u for transition. In that 1/2 second the kite is changing direction commit to the turn and come out of it as you are entering the power zone in the other direction.

Let us know how it goes!




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Flexifoil: 1.7m Sting, 4.9m Blade 3, 9m Blade 2.
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[*] posted on 7-4-2018 at 04:02 PM


Quote: Originally posted by EDBsKites  
I haven't been able to identify the buggy


Your buggy looks like an older Flexi, based on the front fork design and the bent rear axle




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[*] posted on 7-4-2018 at 08:33 PM


Congrats on getting your buggy.

Like many others I started out with an ATB and went to a buggy later. For me riding the buggy was really easier than ATB because balance wasn't an issue and steering is very easy and intuitive. Also, I was riding on grass, not pavement which is more forgiving. John Holgate did a video on how to kite buggy and there are some web pages that will be helpful. Just google them or search youtube. Good luck!




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[*] posted on 7-5-2018 at 03:38 PM


Hello and welcome Ethan
What beach you planning to go to?

I'll be at Sunset Beach in Oregon
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