Spent the weekend at Westward Ho watching the Kite Buggy racing. Now I want a go! Yeah I know I’m reactive, spontanious and waste my money, but hey it’s my money!
Right, shopping for a buggy:
Flexifoil Buggy with Bullet 4.5 (with Handles) Â£620
Buggy only Â£330 Kite Only Â£290 Huh? Some package, it costs the same as the components!
Flexifoil Buggy with Blade 4.0 (with Handles and all kinds of junk) Â£670
Buggy Only Â£293
Buggy with Wide Axle & Wide Wheels Â£356
Bullet 4.5 Â£220 Bullet 5.5 Â£260 Safety System for Handles Â£13
Do I need a harness?
Seems that, yes I do. All the info I can find points at the Quadritek harness Â£40
Right, questions outstanding at this point:
Bullet vs. Blade – Bullet seems favourite, I don’t need lift.
Size is everything! 4.5M or 5.5M? With my kite experience, I favour the 5.5 but I might be pushing my luck to learn buggying with it. Then again, don’t want to buy a second kite 5 mins after the first!
4.5M is sounding better. Any bigger isn’t going to be usable on windy days.
Wide axle + Wide wheels on Flexifoil Buggy – Do I want the wide stuff at all? In addition or instead of standard?
Wide wheels, yes. Buggy with them Â£329
Wide axle, hmmm. Think not. I’ll buy one in addition to the standard at a later point if I want to race it.
Total for favoured options
Buggy with wide wheels: Â£329
4.5M Bullet: Â£220
Safety Handles: Â£13
Grand Total: Â£602