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Its Finished

        Ken Shaw’s amazing account of this years ‘non event’ at Ivanpah NV On behalf of the Buggying community around the world thank you Ken, for this fantastic tale


Part 2 of Ken Shaws Amazing Story

A voyeuristic account of Greasehopper’s annual journey through The RedNek Decompression Chamber a.k.a. NotX 2013, XbaN 2013, Slopped my Dripper 2013 Under a Mildly Amusing Moon


Probably the Greatest Kite Buggy Account Ever Told

Under a Mildly Amusing Moon A voyeuristic account of Greasehopper’s annual journey through The RedNek Decompression Chamber a.k.a. NotX 2013, XbaN 2013, Slopped my Dripper 2013 Any similarities to actual persons, places or non-events, alive or dead, real or fictional is merely coincidental and the product of a failing memory. Many of the names have […]


Have a Little Tweet..!

I am new to Twitter, and still learning its ways… Follow @popeyethewelder   Building Kite Buggies– popeyethewelder.com fb.me/1XvRaTfWF — popeyethewelder(@popeyethewelder) March 11, 2013


Popeyethewelder.com Gets Hacked

Thank you for bearing with us the last couple of days Late on the 7th Jan 2013 popeyethewelder.com was hack and almost destroyed by a well known Hacker who has hacked into hundreds of websites, probably via a robot that targets random sites. I woke on the 8th to find the site completely unusable, only […]


AlterAventuras, an agency dedicated to adventure tourism, including Kite Buggying

Thought you may be interested in this website AlterAventuras is the only company in Brazil offering kite buggy trips! Jericoacoara – the perfect spot for the kite buggy Jericoacoara is well-know for the trade winds that make it a perfect place for the practice of wind-based sports. Add to it more than 30 sand dunes, […]


Is there kite buggying on Formentera?

Not the first place you would think of for kite buggying FYI – Formentera  is the smaller and more southerly island of the Pitiusic Islands group (comprising Ibiza and Formentera, as well as various small islets), which belongs to the Balearic Islands (Spain). A while back I was asked by Alberto Borja Mena to make […]


Balancing a Buggy

Is the rear end of your buggy braking / slipping out.? The Problem Is your tow point (effective center of pull from the kite your center of lateral resistance (CLR) so you have a yawning moment. The CLR is approximately the same as your longitudinal CG – although there are 2 wheels at the back […]


Congratulations to Stephan van Bommel

He said he would…..with a 18 month rest from racing, Stephan van Bommel is back. I was literally blown away by the big mans kite buggy skills a NABX 11 and even more so at the event in 2012. When he said he was getting back into racing, I was excited a the prospect, I could not […]


Ohhh nooooo, RAIN

It had been planned for over a month, the weekend of 7,8 & 9th Sep 2012, the thread on the racekites forum had buzzed for weeks, the facebook meet thread had also been buzzing with excitement…..I was really looking forward to this weekend. My youngest sons 22nd Birthday is on the 7th, so that would mean […]


Site changes

There have been a few slight changes within the site, for a start the three headers at the very top right of the site have changed, the  popeyethewelder header has now moved to the side menu, and the Records header has been removed, this header was already on the side menu anyway. The two spare […]


Xxtreme Popeye

Finaly got the front fender resprayed More photos of the finished fender HERE


Want answers to questions

On popeyethewelder.com, we allow no comments, we have created a popeyethewelder.com Facebook Group, for you to ask all your kite buggy realated questions. It is also a place to give us feedback, to let us know what is and what is not working,  we have invited hundreds of experienced kite buggy pilots that could possibly answer […]


Inside Buggy Pilots

I would just like to thank everyone so far for submitting to “Inside Buggy Pilots“, but I would just like to high light one I received today from Jeff Earl aka bigkidkites, not many people will know him outside the USA, but I have had the pleasure of meeting him twice, both times at NABX. […]


Flexi Buggy, Harness Attachment Point

Another idea for an attachment point on a Flexi Buggy See more details HERE


A 32 Mile Run Mayhem and Madness in 2010

It was fun for some and not such fun for others….read what happened HERE from an adventure a couple of years ago


Welcome to my Crib

I love to look around other people Garages and sheds, call it being nosey, well here’s a look around my Crib Forget the buggies for a second, Welcome to my Crib


New Entry in the Elite Club

                              Congratulations Bob….you did it ! It gives me a tremendous amount of pleasure to announce a good friend of mine and one of this sports greatest ambassadors, a true gentleman, Bobby Muse has only gone and broken the 100km/h barrier, with a […]


Ladies and Gentlemen…..and the NEW WORLD KITE BUGGY SPEED RECORD…

135.34km/h – 84.10mph It gives me great pleasure to announce the WORLD KITE BUGGY SPEED  RECORD has been broken on the 6th March 2012, by the Peter Lynn Freestyle rider from the USA, Mr Brian Holgate, he was using the PL Speed Buggy, and a 2.7m PL Vapor kite. Everthing HAS been checked and confirmed […]


American Buggying Archives

What a little gem this is, very interesting reading by Corey Jenson American Buggying Archives                                       Also for some more nostalgia from 1995-2001 Check out NorthWest Buggy Pilots Association


Stainless Garmin Etrex GPS Holders

  This stylish laser cut Etrex holder holds the Etrex firmly and snugly and fixes to the swan neck or down tube of the kite buggy. It is made from 1mm 304 grade stainless, fixed by two 6mm counter sunk bolts …..more info here


A 100 Miles

Well a 104 (167 kms) miles actually is what I did yesterday,  sat  for  6½ hours running the dunes & sabkhas during good winds. This ride included what we call the Fence run because it runs over 40 kms from the ghaf tree through the desert before arriving at a camel fence were there is […]


Going Captive

Taking the step from kiting and buggying,  just using your arms, to a harness is a big one. Many people are apprehensive of being physically attached to the kite….or hooked in. Once the decision has been made though, its a choice of which harness to choose from, there are hundreds out there, and dont just […]


Wind Powered Greenland Crossing – Snowbuggy

Follow their progress http://www.snowbuggy.nl/ Dutch kite team to cross Greenland using a snowbuggy. In 2006 Eric “MTwater”, initiator of the Snowbuggy Team, started dreaming of crossing Greenland using wind power and kites. Many crossings were and are still done on skis with the aid of wind powered kites. Eric’s novel idea was to modify a […]