Archive for November, 2012

Kite Buggying Records – Meet the Elite

Fastest Barrow Tyres – Luk Stanek (Canada) – 72.80mph, 117.16km/h Fastest Beach Racer Tyres – Tom Mulligan aka RedSkyHorizon (England) – 66.00mph, 106.21km/h Fastest Bigfoots Tyres – Stephan van Bommel (Netherlands) – 67.73mph, 109.00km/h Fastest Buggy Backwards – Richard Grimshaw aka Heathcliff (England) 49.90mph, 80.30km/h Fastest Buggy Pilot – Brian Holgate (USA)- 84.10mph, 135.34km/h Fastest […]


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 […]


Kite Bike mini moose 24th Nov 2012

A different angle from Gannet  


Did you Know….

The modern ram air parachute and paragliders were developed from a parafoil kite invented by the American kite maker Domina Jalbert in 1963.


Big ones and Little ones


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 […]


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, […]


Set 4 of 5 Sets…..the Nike Tick Forks

We have now made the forth of the five sets of Nike Tick fork plates More photos HERE


Google is ranked the #1 website

10.11.2012 Statistics Summary for popeyethewelder.com Popeyethewelder.com is ranked #2,092,921 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings.  The site’s visitors view an average of 7.0 unique pages per day.   We are pretty pleased with that figure, thank you for your continued support   source http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/popeyethewelder.com#


Photo of the Week


Advanced Buggy, Reflections

Dave Hobbs add his own comments about his new buggy after testing. Daves post trial comments added at the bottom of this page HERE


(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


Powerslide with Beach Racers


LandKite & Buggy SuperKiteDay

Big air time The UK’s best riders all meet up at one spot, Abe Alzouman invites some of the top names in Kitelandboarding and buggying to his home spot in Southampton England, Featuring Lewis Wilby, Ash Garwood, Adam Toms and AJ Philipsen. Thanks to eveyone for making this project happen, and thanks to Chris Walker for […]


The ultimate polar expedition

Commissioned by Antarctica expedition ’13 initiator Hans Wijnand, Rootbox facilitated the Antarctica kite buggy project named Aquilo. In 6 months time a student from the Aeronautical Engineering course (Delft, the Netherlands) designed the kite buggy for the expedition – setting requirements and transferred an idea into concepts and then into a complete detailed design with […]


Photo of the Week

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