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[*] posted on 2-16-2003 at 09:07 AM
Crossing Antarctica With Kite Buggies


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January 2 2003 by doomwheels 

Two Irishmen will begin the 650-mile journey from the South Pole to the edge of Antarctica using kites and specially designed buggies.

Read the full story:
http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/12/30/offbeat.antarctic...

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[*] posted on 2-16-2003 at 09:08 AM


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January 3 2003 by doomwheels

So it appears that the wind gods have frowned upon our Irish friends and they have had to abort the attempt.

Here is the news from their website:
http://www.icekites.com/news.htmhttp://www.icekites.com/news...

Maybe next time!
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[*] posted on 3-10-2004 at 05:35 PM


give me a call 861-1083 or 503-791-1136

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[*] posted on 11-16-2005 at 07:13 PM


good advise-buy one,save time and time and time ;)



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[*] posted on 11-17-2005 at 05:58 AM


I agree, buy one. I thought about building one before I bought. If you build it right anyway, you will have as much money in it.

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[*] posted on 11-17-2005 at 12:04 PM


Howdy,
The issue is not whether or not to build your own buggy,
the real question is: WHY?

Commonly, many think they can build cheaper than those store-bought models.
Truth? Build only because you are a fabricator.
You already know the first one won't be "right" but the second will be closer.

To do an even half-decent job, you'll copy the geometry of the PL buggy.

But your motives probably won't include issues like portability.
Why go to all the trouble to make the buggy dissasemble easily?
Just weld the darn thing up and let's go!

Cutting corners might lead you to believe bicycle parts are a great way to adapt without having to make the complicated bits (like a fork).
But bike components are usually designed to absorb shock vertically, while the buggy generates lots of horizontal energy.
Bike wheels, particularly, can be prone to "taco" under those loads.

So... Know yourself.
Build for the right reasons.

Most home-builders I have met, who are still buggying, ride store-bought now.
Buy a great design once and ride for the rest of your life.


Safen Up! Buggy On!

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[*] posted on 11-22-2005 at 06:23 PM


Sounds like you are doing it for the right reasons then. YOu can buy wheels from just about anyone who sells buggys. Also you can probably buy the correct size bold hardware to go with them. It may cost you a bit, but like I posted above, you will have good money in it. Wide Flexifoil wheels with bearings will cost somewhere around $50 each and then shipping. Just something to think about.

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[*] posted on 1-8-2006 at 02:59 AM


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Originally posted by ExtremeAirStore
Just thought i would let you all know that we got pretty big back stock on Flexifoil Sabre's so the prices are marked down to about 10% above cost. this means something along the lines of a $1300 kite for about $850.

Just lettin ya know, this is only while we still have models in so check us out.

http://www.extremeairstore.com/


...And over here on the East coast, we also have some Sabres that need a good home. I have one 9.5 and three 11.5's left. I'll do better than the web site price. Give a call or email. We'll likely not stock Sabres anymore, so this is it for the Sabre deals.




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[*] posted on 10-3-2006 at 11:22 AM


Do they come with bar or handles???
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[*] posted on 10-3-2006 at 04:50 PM


:rodent: alert
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[*] posted on 11-11-2006 at 05:04 PM


Are these kites.

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[*] posted on 11-11-2006 at 05:21 PM


Hmmm. This looks phishy. :thumbdown:
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[*] posted on 12-15-2006 at 05:49 PM


please put these on e bay not here



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[*] posted on 12-15-2006 at 05:50 PM


please put these on e bay not here



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[*] posted on 12-15-2006 at 05:50 PM


please put these on e bay not here



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[*] posted on 12-15-2006 at 05:50 PM


please put these on e bay not here



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[*] posted on 12-15-2006 at 05:51 PM


please put these on e bay not here



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[*] posted on 12-29-2006 at 12:48 PM


Do any of the items you listed fly.
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[*] posted on 12-29-2006 at 12:49 PM


How are these kite related.
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[*] posted on 12-29-2006 at 12:49 PM


How are these kite related.
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[*] posted on 12-29-2006 at 12:50 PM


How are these kite related.
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[*] posted on 12-29-2006 at 12:50 PM


How are these kite related.
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[*] posted on 12-29-2006 at 12:51 PM


How are these kite related.
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[*] posted on 12-29-2006 at 12:52 PM


How are these kite related.
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[*] posted on 12-29-2006 at 12:52 PM


How are these kite related.
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[*] posted on 12-29-2006 at 12:53 PM


How are these kite related.
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[*] posted on 12-29-2006 at 06:27 PM


i hope someone gets rid of this guy
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[*] posted on 1-25-2007 at 06:33 AM


nobody wants to hear this here.



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[*] posted on 2-10-2007 at 09:49 AM


echo.......aj



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[*] posted on 2-22-2007 at 09:31 AM


Nothing against God or anything, but there is a time and place for things like that. Does Jesus like to Kite Buggy? If so it's relevant



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