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NEW World Record – Fastest Female Buggier on the Planet K53

Massive respect and congratulations to my friend Karen Cutbush aka Special K for once again capturing to the No1 spot in the world. The Fastest Female Kite Buggier in the world with 55.50mph or 89.31km/h, using a 3m Brooza at Pembrey Beach.   Carlos, please can you submit the speed I reached today on Pembrey. […]


My Bugging Days are Over, For Now

It has been a while since I have written a personal log in this blog, and today I have chosen to formally let you know, that I have now officially finished with my kite buggying. I have also stopped completely building buggies. Let me explain the reasons behind these decisions, Firstly building buggies, as you […]


Britta is Flying….New World Record

Bulli Britta, has done it again, the fastest kite buggying woman in the world has just raised her own World Record from 81.50 km/h to a fantastic 85.50km/h – 53.13mph. This record was achieved using a 2.5m PKD century 1  in Denmark Hey, i increased my personal top speed yesterday smile emoticon sorry about using […]


New World Record – Furthest Distance Travelled in the Dunes 12hrs

Sand Yeti aka David Lees held this record for a number of year at 182km, but yesterday that record was blown away by Peter Foulkes NZ aka Kitezone Muriwai at the Moose Weekend   Hi Carl We just had a mini Moose weekend in the Dunes, I did the Furthest distance traveled in the Dunes within 12hrs […]


Britta Berg G2296 Worlds Fastest Female Buggier Breaks 50mph

Only a week has gone by when Britta became the worlds fastest female kite buggier with a 80.10km/h, now she has raised the bar again to 81.50km/h or 50.64mph Britta Berg G2296 The First Woman to Break 50mph in the World 81.50km/h – 50.64mph  


Extreme Buggier Gannet has been Pushing Hard Again-New Zealand Record & Shoots into the 100km/h Club

Peter Foulkes aka Gannet never stops pushing the limits and today 30th November 2013 he has not only claimed his rightful place into the elite 100km/h club, he has also broken the New Zealand Speed record with 108.00km/h. Peter not only has nerves of steel, he is a proficient buggy builder ALWAYS thinking outside the […]


Landboarders….Its Here

Over the years, I have been asked countless times for a place to log the landboard records, well now the time has come…there is not much to see at the moment, but this will obviously grow. There is a dedicated link on the right hand side menu making it easily accessible. The World Record was […]


Carbon Kite Buggy Axles

I (that’s me on the left Frans Noordhuis) started experimenting with carbon in 2012. I made the first axle with a carbon tube from a friend. Wall thickness was about 1 mm and I was really surprised with the strength. In the end I wasn’t too happy with the looks of it and I decided to build […]


Ivanpah Buggy Blast – Event Announcement

It gives popeyethewelder.com great pleasure in being able to announce what will become THE KITE BUGGY EVENT to go to….THE event for fun, THE event for friends, The event for laughs, THE event for speed. The Ivanpah Buggy Bash or IB2 has been founded by two of the most respected and passionate US buggiers, Bobby […]


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 […]


Having a Clear Out

After 10 years of buying, using and selling kite gear, and seemingly buying more than selling over the years, We have decided to have a good clear out, and make some much needed space We will over the course of the next 4-6 weeks sell all sorts of items, from a Parastorm Buggy, to stainless buggy plates, […]


Kite Bike – Double Record holder, Gannet is chasing ‘Auto’ Andrew down for the Speed Record

Peter Foulkes – Kitebike Speed Run Sunday morning, the plan is to kikebike the 50 km of Muriwai beach and return or as we call it, “nukes the moose”. (The northern end of the beach we call the mighty Mooseland). Al calls in at my place wit…h his Razor kitebike, we load up with kites, […]


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 […]


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 […]


The BIGFOOT KING – Stephan van Bommel

Congratulations to Stephan van Bommel for breaking the Dutch speed record on 25th Nov 2012, the racing on the Saturday was cancelled for lack of wind, and then on the Sunday for too much wind……cue for Stephan to have some fun and ended the day with a 109.00 kh/h, 67.73mph. Stephan was at Brouwersdam using his GT […]


Kites = Green Energy

Trial to test whether kites can generate green energy Green innovation news – by GreenWise staff 13th November 2012 Trials have begun in Germany to test whether kites can be used to generate renewable energy to power homes and businesses. Kites could in future compete with wind turbines as a form of renewable energy, according […]


(Reports) The most advanced production buggy on the Planet

Feedback from trials at Speed Week, Sandy Point Australia from Clive and John Holgate UPDATE Reports sourced PowerKiteForum


The most advanced production buggy on the Planet

The Concept To design a full size buggy that could be assembled and disassembled within a matter of minutes without tools and eliminate the need for trailers or buggy racks on the back of your car’ and for this reason the rear axles were designed as they were and not as an integral part of […]


PTW Buggy Breaks the 100km/h Barrier

Well have have to say, I am almost as proud as if I had done it myself, but the fact is Tom aka RedSkyHorizon broke the 100km/h barrier using the Dominator 4 buggy today, Tom himself has already been much faster as he continues his quest to become the fastest kite buggier in the world on sand. […]


Railways blames kite ‘strings’ for train delays

Not really buggy related but interesting non the less The Times of India reports KOLKATA: The arrival of Vishwakarma Puja has made Eastern Railway officials busy. They are now racking their brains over how to tackle the menace of kite strings, which often get entangled with railway overhead wires and cause power to trip, thus […]


Flexifoil Navaro

Well done Kieron, it was worth the wait, and congratulations Flexifoil on the vivication of the new buggy Navaro £595.00 RRP