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  1. Hindenburg is a kiting term but Underberg is a new one on me. πŸ™ƒ Great video as always πŸ‘
  2. RedSky

    Sysmic S3

    My dream is a kite made entirely from struts. xD The bridles on the Genetrix Hydra actually attach to the struts ( it's French ) to support the canopy resulting in an almost flat kite. Great for depower and speed.
  3. RedSky

    Sysmic S3

    Thanks, Joel. The truth is, and this is strictly between you and me, it doesn't quite fit in the boot with the swan neck in that position. πŸ˜‚ I just pretended it did. No, I'd have to push the swan all the way back for it to fit but that would have ruined the effect. That's why it's already half out of the car when I go to grab it. 🀣 Then of course you'd have to put the bolts in where it hinges. So not as smooth as I made it look but certainly the easest bug I've owned to assemble.
  4. RedSky

    Sysmic S3

    I convinced myself that I needed this bug for when I'm travelling abroad. The bug packs down into a bag. It is of course BS. When do I ever get to go anywhere? I'm averaging about one holiday every 15 years. πŸ˜‚ Truth is, I'm a sucker for shiny rims wrapped in fat juicy tyres, so I decided to get one after seeing both Haakon and Bobby O post pictures of theirs on here. Mmmmm, shiny rims 😡
  5. You could try here https://www.facebook.com/groups/kitebuggysale/
  6. 90km/h! Disability my arse. You have them fooled. πŸ˜€ Nice one my dude. πŸ‘Š
  7. Perfectly understandable. Looking forward to your continuing paticipation in the forum, sharing all your buggy experiences and knowledge with us. πŸ‘
  8. It’s true, kitesurfing is a hobby. 😝 Whereas kite buggy is an extreme sport. Few rise to the challenge. πŸ˜‰ Hope you find a wingman to join you. I hear there are some great beaches that way.
  9. That was a tight race with plently of give and take but you should have stopped to clean the lens. ☺️
  10. Jaysus! That ups clip! 😡 πŸ˜€
  11. Mmmmm tasty fish soup. Good rear camera action at 2:35 πŸ‘
  12. My advice, don't mention the flaw . 🀣🀐 ...sorry I don't know.
  13. Hey, thanks Jason!
  14. Yes! I never made the connection until you mentioned it. Haha.
  15. The first kitesurfing kites. I still have a (flown once) Wipka WIP! That kite scares me.
  16. Genetrix Shame that it's now out of business. I own both the 7m and 8m Genetrix Hydra and also a 9m that was stolen out the back of my trailer. The bar pressure is too high for most it seems but it is a beautifully stable kite. Built for extreme high wind, it was almost completely flat in flight thanks to its unique bridle support system that connects straight to the struts! It has an insane depower range and was perhaps the only tube kite that could safely be hot launched. It was the first kite to break both the 50 and 55 knot kiteboarding speed record at Luderitz and I was fortunate enough to take the UK buggy speed record back in 2019 using the 7m.
  17. Welcome to the forum both Chris and Steve. Years go by without a single member from my neck of the woods and then suddenly two guys come along at the same time. xD If you guys find yourselves heading for either Purley or Camber at some stage, then post up, If I'm not working I'll try and meet you there. Hey Chris, that's a sweet ride man. We'll have to meet up after lockdown and get you performing some burnouts. Cambersands is best. The clean wind down there will supercharge your progress. Inland is fine but it will frustrate no end, especially in the early days. You have a big advantage having already flown power kites and imo that's more than half the battle. You'll be laying down rooster tails in no time. Until then just jump in the bug and go. You'll soon figure it out. See ya Tom
  18. RedSky

    Sysmic S3

    Great looking bug! Look forward to a review, some pictures and maybe video when you finally get going.
  19. This is how it starts. Enjoy the journey!
  20. I know, the title sucks. This is a short video. Just me out riding while testing my new storm kite, a secondhand eBay special, a barely used 5m Cabrinha SwitchBlade. I have been wanting one for years but they've always been too expensive new and I have never known them to come up for sale second-hand in this size, until now. To be honest, this video is not worth watching expect maybe for the squall at the beginning which i found interesting. No speed run this time as the wind died down after the squall to about 24 -27 knots with a cross-cross-on direction which meant I was buggying almost directly downwind at times with the kite underpowered and stalling. Top speed of the day 53 mph, footage not included because wet sand obscured lens. 😏 This new kite is to replace my 7m Hydra that i used to achieve a PB in August last year. ( wind 45 knots gusting 57 knots ). So this 5m has a lot of potential. It is more efficient through the air to allow for an improved top speed by delaying the onset of being pulled downwind towards the end of the run, not to mention much safer in those high winds, but there is one small catch, it's probably all bullshit. It will not have the acceleration of a 7m and will therefore require more space on the beach which I do not have. I'm loving this new kite. She reminds me of her older brother, the Cabrinha Crossbow. That kite gave me my previous PB 9 years ago. The SwitchBlade like the xbow gives a lot of confidence for its tame nature and the bar pressure is much reduced when compared to the Genetrix Hydra which should help save my arms on multiple runs. Now for this national lockdown here to end and the winter storms to begin.
  21. Love that scenery! You're doing really well especially when you consider the less than ideal surface. Just one word of advice for future reference, please ensure that you capture all OBE's on video for our entertainment. This is a must. Keep them coming. πŸ˜ƒ
  22. Yeah I was watching it last night, a couple of times in fact. I was thinking you should be dragging a lawn mower behind you. You did better than my first attempt! I could only travel in one direction and then walk back. I was also curious to find your location on Google maps and realised that I past through the Geelong area when I was travelling around Australia back in 2009. It's not everyday we get to hear that someone has decided to start buggying, so I hope you keep with it and keep posting up your progress with more videos.
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