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Great App for the Phone

Kite Tracker One of the first apps to include Kite Buggying in the list of sports…..and its Free http://www.kitetracker.com/gps/livemap This App allows you not only to check the position of other riders worldwide with their details like speed, average speed, rate of climb, total ascent and descent, altitude, distance, etc. but also to log your […]


2013 CLASS 8 – KITE BUGGY EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Its that time of the year again, when all the top racing pilots from Europe compete against one another to become the king and Queeen of Kite Buggy Class 8 Racing. The 2013 European Championships of kite buggy Class 8 under FISLY-rules will take place in Germany on the beautiful island of Borkum. The German […]


New Record Broken, The Youngest Person to Break 50mph in a Kite Buggy

Wexler Muse held the record for the youngest person to break the 50mph barrier at just 16 years old in 2011, Wexler has since gone onto achieve  58.30mph – 93.82km/h. Now the record has been broken….the NEW age for the youngest person to break the 50mph barrier is 14 years and 12 days, set by Nicolas […]


Kite Line Loops

These line loops, believe it or not take less time to make than sleeving and knotting, or sleeving and sewing…..imagine all your kite lines are within 1mm. Watch the video at the top of this blog post for the simple instructions on how to make these spliced loops. PLEASE NOTE:- There is an upgrade to […]


The World 24hr Solo Disance Record Broken Yet Again….Amazing

This morning 5th Aug 2013,  I have received news from Stefan Berkner from Germany, proclaiming to be the solo 24hr distance record holder…..to be honest, I am not going to lie, I thought this can’t be true, it will be a spoof or there will be World Record Criteria missing. Well, all the criteria is […]


Splitter MK Race, Piece of Mind

If you have never heard of a MK Splitter Race, its not surprising, these marvellous pieces of kit have been kept mainly in Germany. They are the result of Maik Kaminski’s hard work, helped by Gerd Tschampel, it was constructed after a serious OBE, and have been around a few years now, there are approximately […]


From a Beach Cruiser to PKA Open winner in 12 months.

James Martin K31 I stepped into my first race buggy on my birthday weekend in august 2012, I was invited over to Les Hemmes France by some of the members from SEKA, “South East Kiting Association” some of which turned out to be masters & open pilots who raced in the PKA National series. I […]


Keep it in the Family – 24hr Solo Distance World Record Breakers

24th June 2013, Information is coming in of an amazing double world record….Two years ago Gerd, broke the solo 24hr distance record, but Gannet from NZ, a few months ago smashed that record, and now Gerd age 52, has added well over 100km to the Gannets record, and his wife Petra age 52, broke the female world record too. Gerd […]


Maikel Boels Equals the Records 110km/h – 68.35mph at Les Hemmes

Maikel Boels, from the Netherlands flying a  4.5m Yakuza GT has today (15.06.13) matched  Stephan van Bommels 110km/h – 68.35mph on the beach of Romo in Denmark 2013 Maikel now equals European Buggy Speed Record, Worlds Fastest Buggy Speed on Sand Worlds fastest speed for Bigfoot Tyres With an incredible 110 km/h r – 68.35mph  on the beach of Les […]


New World Record – Backwards Buggying 54.25mph – 87.30km/h

Randy Oldenbürger, messaged me a few days ago claiming a new backwards world record, but I wasn’t happy that some of the crucial criteria had not been met, Randy understood completely and that was the end of it. Yesterday, I received another message from Randy heyyaaa 😀 did it again, today 😉 just have to work […]


Fastest Speed on a Beach has been Broken

Windjammer (UK) had held the record 68.10mph for a number of years, but today there was no stopping Kite Buggy Master Stephan van Bommel from taking the record. Today SVB broke a few world records, he became The fastest pilot on European soil, The fastest pilot in the world on sand The fastest bigfoot tyres 110 km/h 68.35mph at Rømø Denmark, The […]


What is Trail?

Trail is the horizontal distance between your forks steering axis and the center of the front tire’s contact patch.  Setting the trail too long or short can make a huge difference to how your buggy performs and stears Learn more about trail  Wikipedia. When making a set of forks for a buggy, the rake and trail must be […]


NO BARRIERS 13, The UK event of the Year

Time and tickets are running out fast, do not miss this GREAT Land sailing event of the year….TICKETS NOW ARE LIMITED 25th – 27th May 2013 is the very first year for the land sailing event No Barriers. This event is run by members of Carmartheshire Land Sailing Club (CLSC) for the land sailing communities […]


New 24hr Solo Distance WORLD RECORD

He’s done it again….. From 26th to 27th  April 2013 Peter Foulkes aka Gannet aka Kitezone Muriwai 24hr Solo Distance Record; 704km / 437.44 Miles Kites; Ozone prototype race kites , sizes 2.3m , 3m, 4m. Witnesses and support team;Daniel Spiegel, Paul Crafar and Karen Conner Location; Mooseland, New Zealand Wind; W to WNW 15 to […]


Windseeker Holidays

Looking for a Kiting Adventure Holiday, What about Iceland on the 10th May, so coming up pretty soon. There are 3 laces left  to fill, this will bring the group to 15, so will be an ideal size group to hang out together on the glacier for the week. The price is £900 all inclusive of nigh stay in Reykjavik, […]


New World Record – One Buggy, Two Pilots, Two Kites

News came through to me yesterday of a new kite buggy world record, some of you will have seen the side buggy before, it has been around a few years now, well a few days ago, they set a new top benchmark speed for this very unusual buggy, a one of a kind as far as […]


Criteria For Guinness to Recognise a Kite Buggy World Record

If you wish to make an ‘OFFICIAL’ Kite Buggy World Record, this is the criteria you will need to follow, please download the criteria from Guinness World Records below Guinness – kite buggy – fastest speed World Record Evidence Required As we all know as a kiting community, Brian Holgate USA, holds the ‘unofficial’ world speed […]


Brian Holgate Raises Kite Buggying Profile Again

Part of the article from http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/mar/19/kite-buggy-enthusiast-waiting-wind-redemption/ “My whole drive on all this is I want to have the record videotaped. I want  to have it documented properly and be the first person to put it in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records,’” Holgate said. “That will kind of redeem  myself, not so much for them, but […]


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No Barriers 13 – The UK Event of the Year

Find out more details and registration form on FACEBOOK, but be quick, the tickets are selling fast


Popeyethewelder on Facebook

For those of you who would like to get more involved with this website there we have set up a few Pages and Groups on Facebook, and would love to see you get involved.   PTW Buggies – Think Outside The Box This is a Page mainly promote my own buggies, things I am working […]


Auto Quick Release setup

Thanks to Jeff, many buggiers now will have the peace of mind they will not be launched  if things go wrong, check this video out. Thank you Jeff for sharing your idea


Polishing and More Polishing

This is the process, going from Mill finish (if your buggy is not polished or bead blasted, it will be mill finish) to mirror finish, yes its a long laborious task and yes a very dirty one too, but the rewards are there at the end smiling back at you.   Find out the process […]


Windy Season Is Here, Contemplating going for a World Record

Winter winds in Europe, and blasting winds are now starting to hit the dry lake beds in the US…..Record time is here again, equipment checked, kites finely tuned, bearings lubricated and safety gear scrutinised you are ready to go. For the pioneers of speed among us, the guys who go out when some of us […]