Power Kite Forum
Not logged in [Login ]
Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
Author: Subject: Sysmic S3 Buggy
OffAxis


Avatar


Posts: 200
Registered: 2-23-2016
Location: Central PA
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 2-24-2019 at 05:35 AM
Sysmic S3 Buggy


I contacted Sysmic about purchasing a S2 buggy and they referred me to the S3 model that is coming soon. S3 is an aluminum and fiberglass buggy that is lightweight and foldable. You just have to dig a but deeper in to your pockets and find $1250EUR +VAT+Shipping. Umm no.......

I hope the S2 Steel is not discontinued because that price didn't break the bank and it had the level of performance I desired for the two times of year that I find my self buggying.

The hunt continues....

http://www.buggykiteshop.com/ or google search "Sysmic S3"




PL Venom II 16m, HQ Apex III 7.5m, Pansh Flux 2m & 4m
MBS Sol 16 ATB, Kite Trike
Blake - US35

With much blessing comes great responsibility.

Snowkiting: The time of the year when the landscape around me turns into a huge playground.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
RedSky


Avatar


Posts: 1402
Registered: 9-7-2009
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 2-24-2019 at 03:14 PM


Maybe you can buy the S3 frame only. That will save on shipping weight.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
shehatesmyhobbies


Avatar


Posts: 3641
Registered: 2-23-2009
Location: Clayton, DE
Member Is Offline

Mood: Serious Buggy withdraws!

[*] posted on 2-24-2019 at 04:39 PM


I know you are leaning towards the sysmic, but a sweet deal just popped up on the Powrkiteforum FB page on a libre Hardcore. A great buggy for sure. I'll send you an invite to that page on FB so you can check it out





Rich
NAPKA President
US 66
www.napka.org

302 480 6008

Phantoms!
My ride: GT Rapide
Check out the Wildwood Buggy Bash Facebook page!
View user's profile View All Posts By User
indigo_wolf


Avatar


Posts: 5089
Registered: 12-25-2008
Location: Washington, DC area
Member Is Offline

Mood: Weaned by leopards, raised by wolves...

[*] posted on 2-25-2019 at 03:16 AM


That's a very sexy folding buggy.






Bonus points to the person that tries to get that on a plane as carry-on ;)

ATB,
Sam





"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12 - Jesus, does anyone?" - The Body by Stephen King
View user's profile View All Posts By User
OffAxis


Avatar


Posts: 200
Registered: 2-23-2016
Location: Central PA
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 2-25-2019 at 06:11 AM


Yup. Sysmic just confirmed that they sold their last S2 last month and have discontinued the product. Looks like S1 or S3 are the only Sysmic options anymore.

I'm trying to get a quote for a S3 less tires so it all fits in a bag to reduce shipping costs.

Quote:

Maybe you can buy the S3 frame only. That will save on shipping weight.


But those rims are totally worth it.




PL Venom II 16m, HQ Apex III 7.5m, Pansh Flux 2m & 4m
MBS Sol 16 ATB, Kite Trike
Blake - US35

With much blessing comes great responsibility.

Snowkiting: The time of the year when the landscape around me turns into a huge playground.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
khaakon


Avatar


Posts: 102
Registered: 3-4-2015
Location: Oslo, Norway
Member Is Offline

Mood: In one of his moods, again..

[*] posted on 3-20-2019 at 03:10 PM


It is now for sale on their website. Twelvefifty euros. It'll still be quite a bit more after shipping and toll to Norway. But it can be taken with on overseas flights, this one. (!!!)

http://www.buggykiteshop.com/index.php/buggy/sysmic-s3.html

I dearly want one. Before christmas. Indeed.




# Flysurfer Peak 4 /4m /5m /8m /11m
# Flysurfer Speed 5 /9m # Ozone Subzero /7m # 3, 6 & 12m line ext. # Ozone Ignition /2.5m trainerkite
# Libre V-Max full race Buggy /18" Midi's # MBS Comp 95 ATB # Elan Skis
# Underwave seat harness w/Dynabar, 2 rings sliding on rope # POC helmet & G-Form pads
View user's profile View All Posts By User
ColinW




Posts: 185
Registered: 4-12-2015
Location: Victoria BC
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 3-20-2019 at 06:06 PM


Great looking engineering, but the back axle profile looks tiny. I'd be worried about bending it just sitting down.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Juan


Avatar


Posts: 116
Registered: 2-13-2016
Location: Germany
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 3-20-2019 at 09:16 PM


I would be worried about an alu buggy combined with stainless parts/screws and contact with salty water. Best conditions for corrosion! Better go for an Xxtreme Basixx or GT Raw for less money?
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Windstruck


Avatar


Posts: 3077
Registered: 5-16-2015
Location: Park City, UT, USA
Member Is Offline

Mood: Itchin' for my new NS4s!

[*] posted on 3-21-2019 at 04:02 AM


Quote: Originally posted by ColinW  
Great looking engineering, but the back axle profile looks tiny. I'd be worried about bending it just sitting down.


I admit to thinking the same thing. Gravitationally challenged friends think alike! I dare say Small Bear that this buggy may just not be for you... (me neither). Still, gotsta love that a company continues to innovate in the tiny little kite buggy world; I'm all for it even if I can't benefit from it directly.




Born-Kites:
RaceStar+ (3.0m)
RaceStar (5.0m, 7.0m, 9.0m, 11.0m)
NasaStar-4 (2.5m, 4.0m, 5.5m, 7.0m)
NasaStar-3 (custom 3.2m)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn BigFoot+ nose & tail; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; home-brewed AQR

Skis:
Icelantic Keepers 193s

NAPKA Member US2815
SWATK Member UT0003
View user's profile View All Posts By User
OffAxis


Avatar


Posts: 200
Registered: 2-23-2016
Location: Central PA
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 3-21-2019 at 05:32 AM


Just to clarify, the rear axle is fiberglass.

is the xxtreme website still exist? I can't find any current pricing on those models.




PL Venom II 16m, HQ Apex III 7.5m, Pansh Flux 2m & 4m
MBS Sol 16 ATB, Kite Trike
Blake - US35

With much blessing comes great responsibility.

Snowkiting: The time of the year when the landscape around me turns into a huge playground.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Windstruck


Avatar


Posts: 3077
Registered: 5-16-2015
Location: Park City, UT, USA
Member Is Offline

Mood: Itchin' for my new NS4s!

[*] posted on 3-21-2019 at 06:47 AM


Quote: Originally posted by OffAxis  
Just to clarify, the rear axle is fiberglass.


I get it and mostly I was just kidding around with my buddy Colin whom I look forward to riding with at IBX in the beginning of April. He and I are both somewhat, err, plus-sized.

I appreciate that an axle made of fiberglass would be designed to flex and it is a most interesting material to use in this setting. I'd be curious to learn if its use confers some sort of beneficial shock absorption. That would be interesting. A little "sag" of the rear end wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing so long as you don't start dragging your seat like certain Vapor-Trail folks I know... :saint:




Born-Kites:
RaceStar+ (3.0m)
RaceStar (5.0m, 7.0m, 9.0m, 11.0m)
NasaStar-4 (2.5m, 4.0m, 5.5m, 7.0m)
NasaStar-3 (custom 3.2m)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn BigFoot+ nose & tail; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; home-brewed AQR

Skis:
Icelantic Keepers 193s

NAPKA Member US2815
SWATK Member UT0003
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Juan


Avatar


Posts: 116
Registered: 2-13-2016
Location: Germany
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 3-21-2019 at 06:47 AM


Good question - not sure if xxtreme still exists...:puzzled: But maybe you can get a used one?
GT Race Raw should be available on demand. Contact Martin Faber more information.
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Randy


Avatar


Posts: 1330
Registered: 5-20-2014
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 5-24-2019 at 09:08 AM


I've contacted them about shipping costs. The price has gone down to $1050 euro though might be more depending on how it is configured. I don't think the VAT should apply and the euro is pretty low now (~1.12 or as they would say 1,12 ;))

BTW - there is a product called Tefgel which can be used to prevent aluminum and stainless steel from getting stuck. (Have to use that on my windsurf foil).




NPW Test Pilot -US99
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Windstruck


Avatar


Posts: 3077
Registered: 5-16-2015
Location: Park City, UT, USA
Member Is Offline

Mood: Itchin' for my new NS4s!

[*] posted on 5-24-2019 at 09:10 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Randy  
I've contacted them about shipping costs. The price has gone down to $1050 euro though might be more depending on how it is configured. I don't think the VAT should apply and the euro is pretty low now (~1.12 or as they would say 1,12 ;))

BTW - there is a product called Tefgel which can be used to prevent aluminum and stainless steel from getting stuck. (Have to use that on my windsurf foil).


I believe you are right about VAT not applying. When ordering kites from Born-Kites this is not included.




Born-Kites:
RaceStar+ (3.0m)
RaceStar (5.0m, 7.0m, 9.0m, 11.0m)
NasaStar-4 (2.5m, 4.0m, 5.5m, 7.0m)
NasaStar-3 (custom 3.2m)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn BigFoot+ nose & tail; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; home-brewed AQR

Skis:
Icelantic Keepers 193s

NAPKA Member US2815
SWATK Member UT0003
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Demoknight


Avatar


Posts: 1124
Registered: 6-7-2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Member Is Offline

Mood: ADIDAK

[*] posted on 5-28-2019 at 06:16 AM


VAT is only applied to EU citizens. When you make a purchase in EU, VAT is included in the price, but you can fill out the form to get a refund at the airport on your way out of EU.



NAPKA US8008

Kites:

Flysurfer Speed 3 Deluxe 19m
Peter Lynn Charger 2 12m
Peter Lynn 2013 Reactor 5.5m
Peter Lynn 2013 Reactor 8.6m
Prism Tensor 5.0m

Ride:
Weird Beard VTT Custom
View user's profile View All Posts By User

  Go To Top

Hosted by: Mad Moose Studio